Chakras represent and govern each of the centers of spiritual power within our bodies. When a chakra becomes “stuck” a buildup of energy collects within that area of power; creating emotional turmoil, and physical manifestation.
It is important to understand the interplay and careful balance that governs a free and flowing energy center.
The Root Chakra, located near the tailbone, represents security and is blocked by fear. Many times, deep rooted trauma lies within this center blocking flow; leaving behind a sense of fear and insecurity that can lead to depression.
The Sacral Chakra, located near the navel, represents pleasure and is blocked by guilt. This can lead to issues pertaining to sexuality, emotional vulnerability and pain. Traumas dealing with sexual assault/mistreatment commonly block this energy center.
The Solar Plexus Chakra, located in the solar plexus region, represents power and is blocked by shame. Many people carry feelings of unworthiness will find this chakra blocked. When this area is not aligned, we find it difficult to try new things, we lack the confidence to speak our truth, and we easily find ourselves in unbalanced relationships.
The Heart Chakra is the “connector” bringing together the lower three energy centers with the higher three. The heart chakra represents love and is blocked by grief.
The Throat Chakra, located in the throat area, deals with truth and is blocked by lies. This typically corresponds with other blockages such as solar plexus, or sacral. Many times, when we don’t believe in our truth, when we don’t feel worthy to be heard, we avoid speaking it or make up things that are not true to “protect ourselves”. Many times, we don’t even understand why we withhold our truth, it just seems natural. If you were to meditate on this area and it was blocked, you might picture black ooze from your throat as a sign that you have blockages.
The Third Eye Chakra is located between your eyes on your forehead. This deals with enlightenment and is blocked by illusion. If you are too focused on what others think, if you don’t take enough time in quiet endeavors such as meditation, or if you just don’t listen to your inner voice, your third eye might be blocked. During meditation, you can picture your third eye like a crystal ball, and watch as the smoke and debris clear out.
The Crown Chakra is the final energy center in your body. It deals with pure cosmic energy and is blocked by earthly attachment. The more you practice letting go, accepting and finding peace within whatever storm might be brewing, the more you will find your Crown Chakra opening and clearing.