As you read this, a powerful energy force is flowing through and around your body. The 7 Chakras of the physical body are the centers of focus for mental, spiritual and emotional energy. When your chakras are strong, in harmony, and flowing, you have an abundant resource of energy to draw your strength from.
When one or more chakras becomes blocked, it’s like a kink in a garden hose; you can still get water out, but now you’re down to a trickle. With your chakras blocked, the amount of energy that you have available to you is limited.
The Hindu concept of the chakra has its’ ancient origin in India. In the tantric tradition, it is believed that the energy that was brought forth at the creation, the Kundalini, is a serpent coiled at the base of the spine. Through the use of yoga and meditation, the Kundalini energy can be awakened to flow through the body and allow one to connect with the Creator.
Dr Hiroshi Motoyama, founder of the International Association for Religion and Parapsychology, says that “We may define the chakra as an energy center which spins like a wheel and opens like a flower.”
Dr. Motoyama has devoted his work to bridge the world of the scientific and the spiritual with the development of an instrument that can measure chakra energy changes by detecting tiny electrical, magnetic and optical changes around the body as a person focuses their attention on the chakras.
In another blending of science and the psychic, UCLA Physiological Science Professor Valerie Hunt, author of Infinite Mind: Science of the Human Vibrations of Consciousness, used an instrument to record the electrical activity of the muscles at the locations of the chakras.
Professor Hunt discovered what she calls ‘mystical personalities’ who have higher levels of human electromagnetic output than those who are not attuned to their chakras.
You can experience a blockage at one or more chakras at a time. Beginning at the top, the 7 chakras are:
* Third Eye Chakra – between the eyebrows, represented by a violet light
* Throat Chakra – at the base of the throat, represented by a blue light
* Heart Chakra – at the center of the chest – represented by a green light
* Solar Plexus Chakra – at the abdomen, represented by a yellow light
* Sacral Chakra – at the reproductive organs, represented by an orange light
* Root Chakra – at the base of the spine, represented by a red light
Here are 7 signs that you could have blocked chakras:
1. Difficulty concentrating
The third eye chakra provides energy for the intellect and our ability to see the truth. A blockage here will cause a lack of focus.
2. Sleep problems
The third eye chakra is also the center for awareness and light and it is where sleep and awakening are regulated. A difficulty with sleep can mean a blockage in this chakra.
3. Feeling helpless
The heart chakra regulates emotions and well-being. Stress can cause a blockage in the heart chakra.
4. Not being able to express yourself
The throat chakra is the center for verbal communication. A blockage in the throat chakra can lead to difficulty in describing your emotions and conveying information accurately to others.
5. Lacking motivation
The solar plexus is the center for physical energy that the body gains from nourishment. The sacral chakra represents creative energy and inspiration. A lack of motivation could be a block in either of these chakras.
6. Closing yourself off to others
The heart chakra is the energy center for our feelings. A blockage here means that we are closed off to becoming close to other people in both romantic and non-romantic relationships.
7. Not being able to accomplish goals
The throat chakra is linked to individual growth. Not being able to achieve as much as you’d like could mean a blockage in the throat chakra.
How to remove a blockage
If you believe that you are experiencing signs of a blocked chakra, there are a few things you can do to try to clear it.
* Take accountability for the missteps that we have made in our lives to get us to this point.
* Begin journaling to become aware of the blockage and the potential causes of it.
* Follow this guided meditation to cleanse the chakras of blockages and restore them to harmony.
By observing ourselves, breathing, and feeling the light within us as it moves through our 7 chakras and clears out our unwanted baggage, we can achieve harmony within our chakra system.