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Recognising Imbalanced Chakras

Can you detect an unbalanced chakra?

If one of the chakras is unbalanced you may feel different or unwell emotionally or even physically. One unbalanced chakra can also unbalance other chakras, as all the chakras need to be open and working in harmony to create a free flow of positive energy.

Chakras and our bodies are constantly changing from balance to imbalance, so it can be difficult to become fully aware of unbalanced chakras. It is important to learn and understand the emotional and physical clues that you can look out for to help you detect an imbalance. 

Each chakra can be underactive or overactive which would cause different symptoms for the same unbalanced chakra. When a particular chakra is underactive the person will tend to express qualities that are associated with that chakra. When a chakra is overactive the person will tend to focus and live their life by those particular qualities to that chakra. 

The best way to detect an imbalanced chakras is by looking out for recurring negative patterns or in your life, or look out for recurring ailments in the body.


What causes a chakra to become unbalanced?

Experiencing a mental or physical stress or trauma can cause one or more chakras to become unbalanced. Also, personal bad habits such as bad posture or poor physical alignment, poor eating habits or a self destructive behaviour can also effect the balance of the chakras.

Can an unbalanced chakra effect your health?

An unbalance chakra can negatively effect your body physically in the surrounding area, including bones, joints, organs and tissues. An imbalance can also effect a person emotionally, causing sadness, anger, fear, indecisiveness, which can lead to mental illness such as stress, depression and anxiety.


Common signs of an imbalanced chakra


Root Chakra - Muladhara

Emotional Effects - a person with an imbalanced root chakra may experience nightmares, fears or anxiety disorders.

Physical Effects - may experience problems with the colon, bladder, lower back, legs or feet. Eating disorders may also be a sign, and prostate problems in men.

Underactive Root Chakra - a person may feel anxious, insecure and unsafe as they will be ungrounded.

Overactive Root Chakra - a person may be too attached to the material world. They may over-indulge in physical pleasures such as food or become too attached to money.

Sacral Chakra - Svadhisthana

Emotional Effects - a person with an imbalanced sacral chakra may feel uninspired creatively, suffer emotional instability or have a fear of change, they may suffer depression or suffer from addiction like behaviours.

Physical Effects - may experience reproductive problems, have stomach disorders or problems with the kidneys, spleen or lower back.

Underactive Sacral Chakra - a person may have lack of libido, or have hormonal or fertility issues.

Overactive Sacral Chakra - a person may suffer from addictions or they may experience emotional fluctuations from big highs to lows.

Solar Plexus Chakra - Manipura

Emotional Effects - a person with an imbalanced solar plexus chakra may suffer from low self-esteem, lack of confidence or may have anger and control issues, they also may find it difficult to make decisions, feel insecure or struggle to find a sense of purpose.

Physical Effects - may experience stomach or digestion issues and may feel nauseous or experience bloating, acid, heartburn or suffer with ulcers.

Underactive Solar Plexus Chakra - a person may experience self doubt and struggle with self esteem and self trust. They may have a weak will, be unreliable, unable to take responsibility and have a victim mentality.

Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra - a person may be power hungry and bossy, they may be competitive, overly aggressive and need to be right and self centred.

Heart Chakra - Anahata

Emotional Effects - a person with an imbalanced heart chakra may have feelings of grief, anger, jealousy, hatred and fear of betrayal.

Physical Effects - may experience poor circulation or high/low blood pressure, which may result in heart or lung conditions.

Underactive Heart Chakra - a person may be shy, antisocial, judgemental, suspicious or possessive. They may have a fear of getting hurt, a fear of relationships or feeling of loneliness or being unloved. 

Overactive Heart Chakra - a person may be overly empathetic or concerned. They may be jealous, clingy and have poor boundaries, or have a tendency to stay in abusive relationships.

Throat Chakra - Vishuddha

Emotional Effects - a person with an imbalanced throat chakra may find it difficult to find the right words or expressions to communicate their desires, thoughts, opinions and needs. Or they may feel anxious about speaking the truth, or fearful about people speaking the truth.

Physical Effects - may experience chronic sore throat, frequent headaches and neck ache, dental issues or mouth ulcers. May also escalate into thyroid issues, laryngitis or problems with the jaw.

Underactive Throat Chakra - a person may have poor rhythm, shyness, weak voice and suppression of feelings, and have a fear of expression or a fear of offending others.

Overactive Throat Chakra - a person may gossip or be an excessive talker, they may stutter, have a loud or dominating voice with a tendency to interrupt and inability to listen. They may also be overly critical or judgemental of others.

Third Eye Chakra - Ajna

Emotional Effects - a person with an imbalanced third eye chakra may have trouble accessing their intuition, trusting their inner voice, recalling important facts or learning new skills. Can experience feeling of paranoia, have issues focusing, have a closed mind or be stuck in rational or intuitive though processes.

Physical Effects - may have problems with the brain, eyes, penial gland or pituitary gland, which can lead to headaches, dizziness, poor vision, seizures or lack of concentration.

Underactive Third Eye Chakra - a person may be in denial, lack imagination, be narrow minded or have poor vision or memory. They may have difficulty seeing the future or the inability to plan or set goals.

Overactive Third Eye Chakra - may experience paranoia, nightmares and hallucinations. They may find it difficult to concentrate or have a tendency to space out or they may be obsessed with psychic vision.

Crown Chakra - Sahaswara

Emotional Effects - a person with an imbalanced crown chakra may feel energetically numb and feel a sense of disconnection which can result in a lack of direction and purpose in life. They can have an inability to connect with others and have feelings of loneliness or want to isolate.

Physical Effects - may have reoccurring headaches or migraines or suffer depression. May experience neurological disorders, thyroid or penial gland disorders, schizophrenia and delusional disorders.

Underactive Crown Chakra - a person may have learning difficulties or suffer a sense of isolation or separation. They may have a lack of belief in a higher power.

Overactive Crown Chakra - a person may experience confusion, but be overly intelligent and be overly concerned about humanity with a spiritual addiction and dissociation from the body.


So which chakra is unbalanced?!

If you're looking at the common symptoms and thinking that a bit of everything applies to you then this is totally normal! Even though each chakra has it's own distinct properties, all of the chakras work together in harmony. If one is unbalanced it will more than likely cause an imbalance to at least one of the other chakras too. Join us in our next blog, where we will be explaining where to start and what you can do to balance each of the chakras, so to create a clear channel for the prana to flow freely through all of them from root to crown.

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