BY Elaine Cirillo
Keep the body's energy flowing for optimal health and well being
Your chakras can get blocked through any number of reasons ranging from debilitating fear, anxiety, loss and traumas, to emotional upset, negative self talk, stressful life situations and so on. Everything is energy so if you haven't processed something properly and held on to the energy instead of letting it flow you will have a block. If the issue is not addressed illness can ensue.
As part of your self-care you want to make sure that your energy circuits are clear and moving. Some of the ways that you can get assistance with moving this energy is through modalities such as Reiki, Reflexology and Rising Star Healing. A Rising Star Healing actually goes much further working on the chakra system for 21 days.
There are 7 major energy centers in the body called Chakras. Here's an overview that will help you determine what the function of each chakra is and if it is blocked or open.
The Root Chakra, located at the very base of the spine, it is the 'foundation' that supports all the rest of you. It deals with physical survival, safety, security, fear and insecurity. Physically, it controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. Kundalini energy rests here. If your root chakra is blocked you may often worry that you do not have enough resources (money, energy, stamina, etc.)
On an emotional level you may experience loneliness, anxiousness, lack of confidence, feelings of abandonment, indecisiveness, depression, insecurity, ungroundedness, phobias, obsessions
On an physical level you may experience fatigue, foot/leg pain, rectal/colon problems, circulation problems, eating, immune or bone disorders, chronic lower back pain, sciatica, addictions, kidney infections, etc.
The Sacral Chakra, located in our hips, sacrum and genitals. It is where we experience the joys of intimacy, creativity, pleasure, desires and sexuality. It deals with sex, power, money, gender, emotions, creativity, and procreation.
On an emotional level you may experience a lack of confidence, unbalanced emotions, lack of creativity
On an physical level you may experience infertility, painful period, constipation, gynecological cysts, impotence, addictions, low libido, eating disorders, dependency issues, urinary/kidney infections
The Solar Plexus Chakra, located along the spine in your abdomen above the belly button. It is the energy center responsible for personal power, self esteem and confidence. Physically, it supports your liver, pancreas, gallbladder, stomach and spleen.
On an emotional level you may experience a lack of memory, poor concentration,
fearful, uncentered, poor self-esteem, shame, embarrassment
On an physical level you may experience sugar addictions, eating disorders, insomnia, poor digestion, low blood sugar, stomach pains and stomach anxiety
The Heart Chakra, located along your spine right in the center of your chest. It deals with issues of love, compassion and belonging. Physically, it supports your heart, lungs, upper torso, shoulders, arms and hands
On an emotional level you may experience unforgiving, distrustful, hopelessness, uncommitted, detached, apathetic, faithfulness
On an physical level you may experience heart disease, high blood pressure
The Throat Chakra, located in the center of your throat. It deals with issues of honesty, integrity, truth, expression and communication. Physically, it supports your neck, jaw, teeth, gums, mouth, lower sinus, throat and thyroid gland.
On an emotional level you may experience nervousness, fear, anxiety, ADD, poor coping skills, feeling isolated, heart/mind disconnect.
On an physical level you may experience thyroid problems, sore throat, swollen glands, sinus problems, disorders of the throat, mouth, teeth or gums.
The Third Eye Chakra, located in the center of your forehead and deals with intuition, your sense of purpose and direction in life. Physically, it supports your upper sinuses, eyes, ears, and the outer layers of your brain.
On an emotional level you may experience depression, nightmares, neurosis,
personality disorders learning difficulties, lack purpose, overly active analytical mind.
On an physical level you may experience headaches, migraines, hormonal inblance
The Crown Chakra, located at the crown of your head, it deals with your connection to the divine within and without. Physically, it supports your central nervous system and deep brain functions.
On an emotional level you may experience depression, loss of faith, feel insignificant disconnected to a higher power, confusion, stuck,
On an physical level you may experience poor sleep habits, epilepsy, dementia,