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The Main Principles of Your Chakras

Why would it be influential to know about chakras and how to unblock them? The human mind has always been in charge of how things are experienced in existence, and it symbolizes everything we are capable of feeling. Your chakras must be open or harmonized to operate optimally. You may feel emotional or physical discomfort relating to a specific chakra if it becomes blocked. It is beneficial for people to know about their chakras, to understand their bodies, and enhance their spirits. 

Starting with the basics, what are chakras? As per several spiritual beliefs, our bodies are more than merely physical and mental; they also contain an energy system known as chakras. The word chakra means disk or wheel in Sanskrit, and it relates to your body’s energy points. These revolving energy wheels or disks correlate to specific nerve tracts and main organs. With the popularization of yoga and postmodern ideologies generally, chakras have also recently become much more known. This historic, sophisticated energy process originated in India. “They were first mentioned in the Vedas, ancient sacred texts of spiritual knowledge dating from 1500 to 1000 BC.” (Stelter Chakras: A beginner’s guide to the 7 chakras) Our psychological and emotional abilities are in each energy point. When someone encounters a physical problem, their emotional attitude suffers as well. When stagnant energy is released from the body, it helps relieve tension, soreness, and dysfunction in that area. Energy can flow freely when a body is regulated, and it can be stimulating, renewing, and calm. 

Seven primary chakras run through the middle of your spine, from the root to the center of the head. These chakras are the root chakra, sacral chakram solar plexus chakra, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye chakra, and crown chakra. Muladhara, or the root chakra, is positioned at the base of the spine. It gives you a solid basis for life and makes you feel centered and capable of overcoming obstacles. Your sense of stability and security is controlled by your root chakra. The Earth element is associated with this chakra. Svadhisthana, or the sacral chakra, is situated directly underneath the navel region. Your physical and creative energy is controlled by this chakra. It’s also tied to how you deal with your own and other people’s emotions. The element tied to this chakra is Water. The solar plexus chakra, also known as Manipura, is located in the lower abdomen. It’s in charge of your self-esteem and confidence, as well as making you feel in command of your life. It is associated with the element of Fire. The heart chakra, also known as Anahata, is housed in the core of your chest, near your heart. The heart chakra is primarily about our capacity for love and exhibiting compassion, which should come as no surprise. Air is the element correlated with this chakra. Vishuddha, or throat chakra, is located in the throat. The ability to speak vocally is related to this chakra. Between your eyes is the third eye chakra, also known as Ajna. This chakra is responsible for a powerful gut instinct. This is because intuition is controlled by the third eye. It’s also associated with creativity and pure spiritual energy. At the top of your head is the crown chakra, also known as Sahasrara. Your Sahasrara is a symbol of your spiritual relationship to others, the universe, and yourself. It also has an impact on the meaning of your life.

Each one of the seven chakras has its color, light, and element affiliated with it. The colors are violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red, which are also colors found in the rainbow. These seven chakras have a unique frequency that corresponds to their color. These vibrations influence our decisions and how we interpret and react to situations in our lives. As well as colors, each chakra has a mantra that when chanting it, gives benefits of singing and deep breathing, connecting with the elements, and digesting life experiences. Each chakra is full of symbolism and significance. 

Chakra 1 – Root Chakra | Muladhara | Red Color | Lam Mantra

Chakra 2 – Sacral Chakra | Svadhishthana | Orange Color | Vam Mantra

Chakra 3 – Solar Plexus Chakra | Manipura | Yellow Color| Ram Mantra

Chakra 4 – Heart Chakra | Anahata | Green Color | Yam Mantra

Chakra 5 – Throat Chakra | Vishuddha | Light Blue / Turquoise Color| Ham Mantra

Chakra 6 – Third Eye Chakra | Ajna | Dark Blue or Indigo Color | Om / Aum Mantra

Chakra 7 – Crown Chakra | Sahasrara | Violet or White Color | Om / Aum Mantra

When a chakra is out of balance it creates a physical and emotional weakness in the body. For each chakra, there are certain consequences on what happens due to the balance, and how to fix it. The following information is given by Tamara Lechner, a happiness expert, and Chopra-Certified Primordial Sound Meditation instructor. (Learn About Your Seven Chakras and How to Keep Them in Balance)


  • In Balance: Balance in the first chakra allows you to feel grounded and confident.
  • Too Much: Excess energy in this chakra leads to greed and cockiness.
  • Not Enough: Low energy in this chakra can leave you feeling unhinged or disconnected from your job, family, and true self.

To increase your root energy:

  • Wear red.
  • Walk barefoot in nature.
  • Dance, exercise, or garden.

To calm your root energy:

  • Get rid of items you no longer need.
  • Practice forgiveness.
  • Have a pedicure.


  • In Balance: Balance in the second chakra allows you to feel comfortable in your skin and accepting of your emotions. It also allows for the creative expression of self.
  • Too Much: When the sacral chakra is over energized, you may look past your faults and become hyper focused on pleasure. It can lead to excessive indulging and co-dependence.
  • Not Enough: Low energy can lead to creative blocks, feeling unloved, and emotional roller coasters.

To increase your sacral energy:

  • Spend time near water, such as oceans, rivers, or lakes.
  • Schedule some time in your week to do something that feels like play.
  • Get a massage.
  • Spend time journaling.

To calm your sacral energy:

  • Put clear boundaries around relationships at home and work.
  • Try Reiki or acupressure.


  • In Balance: Balance in the third chakra is indicated by high self-esteem, strong charisma, and confident decision-making.
  • Too Much: When the energy of this chakra is too high, tempers may flare and you may feel a need to control everything and everyone.
  • Not Enough: Low energy can lead to poor appetite, anxiety, disorganization, and difficulty staying on task.

To increase your sacral energy:

  • Enjoy spicy foods.
  • Get out in the sunshine.
  • Wear gold.

To calm your sacral energy:

  • Drink only room-temperature beverages.
  • Take slow, calming breaths.
  • Try a session in a floatation tank.


  • In Balance: When energy flows freely, you will experience compassion, love, and acceptance.
  • Too Much: If you are experiencing jealousy or feeling clingy, you may have too much heart energy.
  • Not Enough: Signs that your heart chakra may be blocked or low in energy include feeling shy or lonely, or experiencing an inability to forgive.

To increase your heart energy:

  • Use the affirmation I deeply and completely love myself.
  • Watch a romantic movie.
  • Wear pink quartz.
  • Keep rose essential oil handy and diffuse it or dab it on your wrists.
  • Try a loving-kindness meditation.

To calm your heart energy:

  • Write a letter expressing your gratitude.
  • Put your attention on uplifting emotions such as compassion, joy, and tenderness.
  • Look through an old photo album and savor your memories.


  • In Balance: When the throat chakra is in balance, you feel authentic and are a confident conversationalist and good listener.
  • Too Much: If you know the expression “all choked up” then you understand what too much throat chakra energy might feel like—an emotional overload. It is also associated with manipulative behavior, arrogance, and being too talkative.
  • Not Enough: When the throat energy is low, there can be a tendency to feel shy or reticent or to act in a passive-aggressive way.

To increase your throat energy:

  • Sing.
  • Chant.
  • Speak your opinions even when they might be unpopular.

To calm your throat energy:

  • Listen.
  • Drink warm tea.
  • Journal—write rather than speak.


  • In Balance: Ajna means “beyond wisdom,” and in balance, you experience expanded imagination, clairvoyance, synchronicity, and intuition.
  • Too Much: When the third eye chakra is overactive, the mind races. You can feel that buzzy energy of over-caffeination or sleeplessness. It can be difficult to concentrate or stay on task.
  • Not Enough: Low or blocked Ajna energy impedes your ability to remember and concentrate. Processing speed slows and you may be prone to procrastination and indecision.

To increase your Ajna energy:

  • Spend time in the sun.
  • Explore and release limiting beliefs.
  • Pay attention to your dreams.

To calm your Ajna energy:

  • Enjoy the scent of sage or sandalwood.
  • Spend time under the moon and stars.


  • In Balance: In balance, this chakra maintains your self-awareness, wisdom, and connection to the inner compass that guides you to your highest self.
  • Too Much: Signs of too much crown energy include materialism and rigid self-identity.
  • Not Enough: Low crown energy leads to depression, a sense of disconnection from life, and a lack of compassion.

To increase your crown energy:

  • Learn something new.
  • Meditate.
  • Wear purple.

To calm your crown energy:

  • Witness your thoughts rather than getting caught up in them.
  • Wear white

Knowing about one’s chakras, understanding one’s body, and enhancing one’s spirits are all useful. The human psyche has always controlled how things are perceived in existence, and it represents all we are capable of experiencing. To function properly, your chakras must be open or balanced. If a chakra becomes blocked, you may experience emotional or bodily discomfort as a result. While each chakra has its own set of characteristics, they are all supposed to work together as a whole. That is to say, if one is out of balance, it has an impact on the others.


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