The Meaning of the 7 Chakras and How to Unblock Them

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The seven chakras are an important part of the human body. They play a role in our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. If one or more of the chakras are blocked, it can lead to all sorts of problems.

In this blog post, we will discuss the meaning of each of the seven chakras and how to unblock them.


What are the 7 Chakras?

The seven chakras are the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras.

Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means wheel. It refers to the seven main energy centers in our body. The chakras are located along the spine, from its base to the top of your head.

These seven chakras have a significant impact on our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. A blockage in any of the chakras can lead to problems related to the affected area.


The 7 Chakras and Their Meaning

Each of the seven chakras has its own unique meaning.  Below, let's take a look at each of the main energy centers and what they mean.

what are the seven chakras

Root Chakra

The root chakra is located at the base of your spine. It is the energy point that governs our connection to the world.

Also known as Muladhara, it controls our feelings of groundedness and stability. When blocked, it can cause deep fear and insecurity. A balanced root chakra makes you feel confident in your abilities and secure about your well-being.


Sacral Chakra

The sacral chakra is located in your lower abdomen, just a few inches below the navel. It is also known as Svadhisthana and represents our connection to our emotions and the emotions of other people. It specifically relates to our sexuality, pleasure, and creativity.

A blocked sacral chakra can lead to emotional instability, mood swings, and sex-obsessed thoughts. When in balance, it allows you to feel comfortable in social situations and express your emotions without fear.


Solar Plexus Chakra

The solar plexus chakra is located just above the navel, near the top of your stomach. Also known as Manipura, it represents our personal power.

When blocked, the solar plexus chakra can cause feelings of shame, self-doubt, and low self-esteem. A balanced solar plexus inspires confidence and strength.


Heart Chakra

The heart chakra is located in the middle of your chest. It is the energy point that represents love for yourself and others.

Also known as Anahata, it promotes positive traits such as kindness, compassion, and generosity when energy flows freely in the chakra point. However, it can lead to feelings of loneliness, insecurity, anger, and lack of trust when it's out of alignment.


Throat Chakra

The throat chakra is located at the base of your neck. It represents our voice and how we express ourselves to others.

Also known as Vishuddha, it allows us to speak out with confidence. The throat chakra allows us to communicate clearly and truthfully. When blocked, this chakra can hold us back from expressing ourselves. It can also lead to issues such as gossiping, speaking without thinking, or overtalking.


Third Eye Chakra

The third eye chakra is located in the middle of your forehead, just above your eyes. It represents our ability to see beyond what is on the physical plane and into the spiritual realm.

Also known as Ajna, it allows us to tap into our intuition and make better decisions. A blocked third eye can lead to poor judgment, lack of insight, and overactive imagination.


Crown Chakra

The crown chakra is located at the top of your head. It is also called Sahasrara, which represents our connection with spirituality, higher consciousness, and our inner selves.

It is the energy center that allows us to connect with a higher power, whether it be God or the Universe. It gives us a sense of inner peace and fulfillment in life.  A blocked crown chakra can lead to feeling spiritually disconnected from others and the world around you.


What is Chakra Healing and Why Do You Need It?

As discussed above, when a person's chakras are blocked, it can cause various problems in your physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

Chakra healing is the process of clearing out blocked energy and allowing your chakras to flow freely again. It restores balance in our lives, which can lead to improved health and well-being.

When a person's chakras are balanced, they feel happy and fulfilled with life, have good health, clear thinking patterns, productive relationships, and feel confident in themselves.

Chakra healing is done through a variety of methods, including yoga poses, mantras, meditation techniques, essential oils, crystal wands, or chakra bracelets that can help balance your energy centers. You can also use all these techniques together for better results.

Below, we'll take a look at these methods in more detail.


How to Unblock Chakras: 6 Effective Methods 

How to Unblock Chakras: 6 Effective Methods

1. Yoga Poses

Each chakra is affected by specific yoga poses. When these poses are practiced, it helps to unblock the energy and allow it to flow freely.

For example, the root chakra is related to your legs, feet, and hips. That's why yoga poses that focus on these body parts are great for unblocking this particular chakra.

There are specific yoga postures you can practice daily so that each of your chakras is balanced.


2. Mantras

Mantras are Sanskrit words or phrases chanted repetitively. Their vibrations help to align your chakras and balance the energy flow through them.

Each of the seven chakras corresponds with a different mantra. For example, chanting "Om" is great for opening up your crown chakra and allowing you to tap into higher consciousness.

Mantras can be chanted out loud or silently, depending on your preference. Try to chant them daily in order to keep all seven chakras balanced and healthy.


3. Chakra Meditation

When you meditate, you focus your attention on a specific object or point in space. This helps to still the mind and allow energy to flow freely.

Chakra meditation is a great way to unblock your chakras. During this type of meditation, you'll focus on one particular chakra at a time. Each session should last around 20 minutes.

As you focus on each chakra, visualize light and energy flowing into it, opening it up to the flow of universal energy. This will allow your body's natural healing abilities to work in restoring balance to all seven chakras.


4. Essential Oils

Essential oils are a great way to unblock your chakras and restore balance. Each of the seven chakras is linked to a different essential oil that can help unblock it and bring about healing benefits.

For example, sandalwood is often used for crown chakra issues because it helps open up this particular energy center.

You can use essential oils in a variety of ways, including diffusing them into the air or applying them topically to your skin. Make sure you dilute with a carrier oil before using it on your skin and avoid getting it in your eyes or mouth.


5. Chakra Wands

Chakra wands are crystals that have been specifically cut and shaped to help unblock energy in the chakras. They come in a variety of colors, each corresponding to a different chakra.

For example, a chakra wand made of amethyst is perfect for clearing and balancing the crown chakra.

When using a chakra wand, hold it over the chakra you want to focus on and visualize energy flowing into it. The crystals will help amplify this visualization and bring about healing benefits.


6. Chakra Bracelets

Chakra bracelets work much like chakra wands. The difference is that they can be worn on the body for added benefits. Each color of the bracelet corresponds to a different chakra and helps balance that particular energy center.

When wearing your chakra bracelet, visualize healing light flowing from it into each of your seven energy centers. You can also rub the crystals on the bracelet over the chakra you want to focus on. This will help unblock and balance that chakra.


The Takeaway

Chakras are energy centers located throughout your body. When they become blocked, it can lead to a variety of health problems. That's why it's important to keep them balanced and clear of any blockages so that energy can flow freely through the body.

There are many different methods you can use to unblock your chakras. You can try one or a combination of these techniques for the best results.

If you feel that your chakras are blocked and out of balance, try some of these methods to help clear them and bring about healing benefits.

Celina Wang

Celina Wang, a seasoned Feng Shui and crystal healing enthusiast, shares a decade of expertise on the Buddha & Karma blog. Inspired by her travels in East Asia and love for nature, she guides readers through the transformative world of Feng Shui and crystals, infusing her writing with insights from her peaceful garden meditations.

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  • Sarah

    Thank you, I so needed this information.

  • Tania

    What are the oils that are used for each chakra?


    Do we have specific essential oil or any healthy oil can be used ?

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