Why The Chakras Are Important For Healing

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If you feel “off” but can’t pinpoint why, your chakras may be out of balance.

Any blockage in the seven chakras can cause physical and emotional manifestations across the body. However, you have the personal power to heal yourself from within by clearing your chakra energy centers and keeping them balanced and vibrating with full life-force energy.

Let’s take a closer look at the concept of chakra healing and how it can positively impact your physical wellness, emotional stability, and spiritual potential.

What are The Seven Chakras?

The chakras are part of an ancient belief system that recognizes the power of life-force energy that flows throughout the body. There are seven chakras located in your body that have the potential to be blocked. Each chakra handles as an aspect of your physical, mental and spiritual health.

  1. Root Chakra (Muladhara): Located at the base of the spine and is responsible for helping us feel grounded.
  2. Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana): Located in the abdomen about 2 inches below the navel and responsible for passion, pleasure and sexual drive.
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura): Located in the upper abdomen, right below where the ribs come together, and responsible for our self-worth and confidence.
  4. Heart Chakra (Anahata): Center of the chest, just above the heart, and responsible for love, compassion and inner peace.
  5. Throat Chakra (Vishuddha): Located in the center of the throat and responsible for communication and self-expression.
  6. Third Eye Chakra (Ajna): Located in the center of the forehead, between the eyes, and responsible for intuition, perception and wisdom.
  7. Crown Chakra (Sahasrara): Located at the very top of the head and responsible for connection to spirit, beauty and transformation.

To learn more, you can watch this video on What are the Chakras and Why Do They Matter?

What Is Chakra Healing?

Chakra healing is a method of energy awareness and active healing that restores vitality to the mind and body. Someone who is feeling weak, depressed, angry, tired, and limited by physical ailments can re-energize themselves by healing chakras.

Can a Blocked Chakra Affect Your Health?

Chakras are responsible for the functions in our body, so an imbalanced system leads to a number of physical manifestations. In general, most physical ailments will show up close to the proximity of the chakra. Chakras can also create mental and emotional imbalances. Long-term chakra imbalances may lead to chronic issues like depression, anxiety and disease. Chakra balancing brings more than a peaceful state of mind or positive self-esteem. They affect your body-wide energy and prevent you from experiencing full physical wellness and electric flow of energy within the human body. During an imbalance, you are much more likely to have illnesses, pains, discomforts, and symptoms that hold your body back from optimal functioning. Read more about how chakras impact your health on my blog, The Significance of Chakra Alignment for Energy and Health.

Benefits of Balanced Chakras

A person who achieves full balance has no chakra blockages or closed-off areas. For them, no single chakra is more or less open than another, and no chakra is spinning faster or slower than another. With every chakra active and strong, they all hum along in perfect harmony. Balancing your chakras sets the stage for improved overall health and an ability to heal from any illness or injury much faster. Deep sleep is easier to accomplish when your chakras are in balance. You’re less prone to nightmares and other sleep disturbances, so you feel more energized in your waking life. People with balanced chakras have better awareness, concentration, and the ability to remember things. They feel creative and resourceful because they have nimble thinking and keen insight. They’re also more open to new experiences and can maintain a more positive outlook on life. You can check out more on this topic with The Power of Chakra Healing for Mind and Body.

Manifestations of Balanced and Imbalanced Chakras in the Body

Now let’s look at the difference between a balanced and imbalanced state of the chakras and how this manifests across the body.

Root Chakra

A body with balanced chakras feels solid and stable, grounded to the earth through the Root Chakra, or First Chakra, which is located at the base of the spine. There is a feeling of security and ease with yourself, and you are in touch with your own body and feelings. An overactive Root Chakra causes anxiety and will leave you feeling jittery in normal daily situations. It’s like having someone shouting, “Watch out!” even when there’s nothing to fear. On the other hand, if your Root Chakra is underactive, you’ll feel unable to focus.

Sacral Chakra

You are confident in your own sexuality and creativity when you have a balanced Second Chakra or Sacral Chakra. This center is intimately connected to sexual feelings. When it is unblocked and in balance, you are easily able to express your wants and desires without going too far. You aren’t demanding or timid if your Sacral Chakra is in a healthy balanced state. An underactive Sacral Chakra causes a lack of sexual awareness and an inability to feel true pleasure in creative expressions. However, if this chakra is overstimulated, you may exhibit inappropriate sexual behavior and feel insatiable in your pursuit of worldly pleasures.

Solar Plexus Chakra

You are not easily overpowered by your own emotions and have a sense of free-flowing control over your life if your Solar Plexus Chakra is balanced. The Third Chakra is the foundation of confidence, wisdom and gut feelings. You will be able to trust your gut and feel empowered to act on your beliefs. An overactive Solar Plexus Chakra affects your temper and makes you quick to anger and make biting comments to others. An underactive Solar Plexus Chakra can be just as destructive because it leaves you needy and codependent on others for your own identity.

Heart Chakra

With an open Heart Chakra, you experience a loving and compassionate approach to life. Your Fourth Chakra helps you have deeply satisfying, healthy and loving relationships. You also feel connected to animals and nature. Beware the imbalanced Heart Chakra because it can affect everything from your interpersonal relationships to your cardiovascular health. Overstimulated, it can allow you to put others’ needs far ahead of your own and do foolish things in the name of love. Understimulated, the Heart Chakra can leave you feeling lonely, depressed and unable to love yourself.

Throat Chakra

Through your Fifth Chakra, you can express yourself and speak your truth to others without fear. When others speak, you can easily listen and comprehend. A balanced Throat Chakra allows you to speak your mind without feeling the need to belittle others or overpower those around you. This leads to an overall demeanor of easygoing sharing and flexible back-and-forth creative expression. A Throat Chakra with too much stimulation turns you into a braggy, bossy person who interrupts others. But the understimulated Throat Chakra makes it difficult to express yourself. You may feel tongue-tied when it’s time to share your opinions and emotions with others. You may find yourself only echoing the thoughts and ideas of others, unsure of your own voice or perspective.

Third Eye Chakra

The Third Eye Chakra provides insight and intuition that infuses your life with wisdom. When a question arises, a balanced Sixth Chakra supports intellect to make smart decisions with a higher purpose in mind. An overactive Third Eye Chakra leads to dangerous assumptions and can even cause an obsession with the paranormal or psychic predictions. However, an underactive Third Eye Chakra takes you into dangerous territory with foolish choices due to a lack of access to your own inner wisdom.

Crown Chakra

Through your Seventh Chakra, you form a deep-rooted personal connection with the Divine. With an open Crown Chakra, you are open to the most mysterious and energizing truths of the universe. In the chakra system, the Crown Chakra can never be too overstimulated because it is the seat of universal energy and is by its nature infinite. An underactive Crown Chakra is simply the state of being human and always seeking a deeper connection with the Divine. However, a blocked crown chakra might manifest as an inability to mature spiritually, let go of physical desires or feel isolated. If your seventh chakra is blocked, you might experience depression, anxiety and an intense need to control your surroundings.

Upper or Lower Chakra Dominant

Imbalances come from a lack or overabundance of energy. This can create overactivity, underactivity, disconnection, overstimulation, absence or even extreme dominance that shakes up your life. Many people tend to be more dominant in half of their chakras, which causes certain tendencies in their lives.

Upper Chakra Dominant

If the upper chakras are heavier or more overactive, you won’t feel tethered to the world. In this state, your Root and Sacral chakras can’t provide you with the grounding and personal power you need to feel balanced. You may find yourself daydreaming and spacing out, unable to focus. People might call you flaky or a spaz because you often fail to follow through. The truth is, you need to work on strengthening and clearing your lower chakras.

Lower Chakra Dominant

Heavy lower chakras are particularly burdensome because they prevent you from maintaining a strong connection to the Divine and your inner wisdom. When your lower chakras are dominating your life-force energy, you may notice an inability to achieve creative insight. You may feel unable to find ambition for anything that requires foresight, patience or long-term vision. It could also manifest as an overemphasis on the more physical things in life-or a focus that only goes after base needs, like food, materialistic desires, sex and power. This can lead to feelings of spiritual loneliness, overtly sexual behavior, overbearing outspokenness and even a heavy, plodding walk that gives the impression of being weighed down.

Ways to Heal Your Chakras

Now let’s take the path toward healing your chakras and improving your health and mental outlook. Here are some reliable methods for restoring healing energy and chakra balance:


Chakra healing meditation is a spiritual practice that focuses your awareness on the energy flow throughout your body. I offer an easy way to get the most out of chakra meditation in this video. To begin meditation, first find a quiet spot away from the bustle of daily life. Breathe deeply and bring yourself to a state of pure awareness. Notice your thoughts and feelings, which throb and move throughout your body.


Affirmations are positive statements that promote a restorative connection between your mind, body and spirit to clear negative energy. For healing, focus on affirmations about well-being, such as: “I am whole and complete.”


Massage loosens blocked energy and restores flow through your body’s channels. In fact, massage can be a great first step in chakra healing because it supports meditation and other forms of healing.

Color Association

Each of the seven main chakras is associated with a color. For more on this topic, explore my article What are the Chakra Colors and Their Meanings?


Music is an important part of chakra healing because it creates vibrations you can use to open and restore energy flow.

Chakra Stones

Use chakra stones and healing crystals to welcome energy from the earth that will soothe and unblock your channels. I recommend reading How Chakra Stones Can Empower Your Life (And How To Use Them).


Yoga is one of the classic ways to open your body to self-expression and restore balance throughout the chakras. Focus on a particular area of the body or progress through a full series of movements to bring balance to your entire chakra energy system.

Essential Oils

Invite balance through the sense of smell with essential oils. To learn more about the exact oils you’ll need for chakra healing, please read Activate Your Chakras With Essential Oils.

Professional Energy Healers

When in doubt, consult a professional reiki healer. Energy healers specialize in helping people clear blockages and restore their natural balance across the chakras.

Final Thoughts on Healing the Chakras

This is not a “one and done” approach. Chakra healing must become part of your everyday self-care routine. We constantly face challenges that threaten to weigh us down or break our spirit. The practices we’ve shared in this article are simple, but they can make a huge contribution to your lifelong well-being. I created this brand new Chakra Quiz to help you find out which of your chakras are open, weak or closed. Take it now to get immediate answers!


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