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How To Tell If A Chakra Is Open
Signs Of Health, Balance And Alignment For Each Of The 7 Chakras
When your chakras are open, your physical body and your life are healthy and balanced. When any of the seven chakras are blocked or under-active, it can cause significant disturbances in your body or life.
(If you need a refresher on what chakras are, you can go here for a general overview,
or here for more detailed information.)
To be healthy and happy and continuing to develop spiritually, it's important to keep all the chakras open, smoothly exchanging energy with the cosmic energy and with each other.
But how do you know if each of the chakras is open?
How to Tell if A Chakra Is Open or Blocked
So how do you tell if you need to work on opening or balancing a particular chakra?
The easiest way to tell is to look at your body and your life. I prefer to keep things positive, so I'll present signs of health in each chakra; departures from that may signal a problem with that chakra.
But be aware that there can be huge variations in what indicates health for each individual person. Times of physical unhealth or life turmoil can actually signal progress--a life lesson being learned or a new spiritual level being struggled for. So take what follows as guidelines or suggestions, and let your own inner wisdom be your final guide.
Signs of healthy chakras might include:
First Chakra Health
A relatively healthy physical body with good vitality; a basic sense of security and safety in the world; grounded; practical side of life functions smoothly; healthy bones, feet, legs, colon, adrenal glands, elimination, weight.
Second Chakra Health
Balanced sexuality, neither under- nor over-active; creatively active; good life energy; can play; experiences joy; healthy emotions; open to change; healthy lower back, reproductive and urinary systems.
Sense of self-worth; ability to make things happen in the physical world; healthy relationship to personal power (neither shrinking from it or being domineering); right use of will; absence of diabetes, major allergies, hypertension; healthy digestion, adrenals, immune system, muscle system.
Fourth Chakra Health
Balanced, healthy relationships; compassion for others; sense of emotional fulfillment; kindness to self and others; able to grieve in a healthy way; can forgive; can accept others, even when they are different; connection to nature; healthy heart, lungs, thymus, arms, hands.
Fifth Chakra Health
Ability to express own truth; ability to express self; listens as well as talks; honesty; creative expression; healthy neck, shoulders, mouth, ears, nose, sinuses, thyroid, voice.
Sixth Chakra Health
Intellect balanced with other attributes of intelligence; insight; intuition; ability to see "big picture"; good concentration and memory; healthy vision; healthy eyes, pituitary gland, hypothalamus.
Seventh Chakra Health
Sense of meaning in life; sense of connection to a higher power or larger purpose, and to the rest of being, generally; highly developed consciousness; wise; inner peace; mentally stable; acceptance of others; healthy cerebral cortex, pineal gland.
How To Tell If a Chakra Is Open: More Resources
If you'd like lots more ways to tell if individual chakras are open or blocked, you may enjoy my book, Chakra Care: Do-It-Yourself Energy Healing for a More Joyful, Loving, Fruitful Life, which I wrote to help people understand the chakras. "Chakra Care" has several pages for each chakra, giving clear examples of how health and unhealth in each one might look in a person's life. It also gives over 500 activities that that anyone -- not just professional energy healers -- can use to balance, align and nurture them.
More Information About Chakras
There's also lots more information about chakras on this site. Go to the Chakras main page
to access 19 more articles. (Scroll down the page to find the table of contents and links.)
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Visit site of Anodea Judith, doyenne of Western chakra work.