Seven chakras point to our humanity and how we live as individuals in our emotional and physical well-being.
When they're in harmony, we feel happier, grounded, and less stressed. But there are many signs to watch out for to signal that they're out of balance; then, you can correct them and get back to living a full, happy life. Here are seven signs your chakras are out of alignment.
The root chakra represents your identity, security, and grounding, meaning whether you can feel "at home" in places other than your home.
This chakra sits at the base of your tailbone and is typically associated with red. If you feel insecure about your financial or home situation, your root chakra may be blocked. You may also experience physical blockages, like arthritis and constipation.
If you move a little higher up your spine, you can find your sacral chakra just below the belly button. This represents pleasure and creativity. The color for this chakra is orange.
If you're creative and your sacral chakra is out of alignment, you may experience a mental block in your creative process. You may also experience other issues in your organs or urinary tract infections.
Above the belly button is your solar plexus chakra, displaying a yellow hue and representing self-esteem and confidence.
If you find yourself being passive or indecisive in critical situations, your solar plexus may be unbalanced. You may also have digestive issues, like indigestion or IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
The heart chakra is in the center of the chest and pairs with green. This chakra characterizes love and compassion for yourself and others.
If out of balance, you may feel lonely or isolated in some way. You may put others before yourself, filling others' cups while yours sits empty. Or you may experience weight issues or find it challenging to connect with others.
The throat chakra is in the throat and is often affiliated with blue, representing communication. Do you have trouble speaking your mind? Or do you find yourself gossiping more than you'd like? Or perhaps you have dental or vocal issues—these may be signs your throat chakra is out of alignment.
When your throat chakra is healthy and open, you may communicate better in person and on paper. You can listen to others with empathy and express your needs and wants more clearly.
The third eye lies between the eyes and has indigo shades, representing intuition. Do you often ask others for their opinions or insight? Or perhaps you have trouble focusing on specific tasks. Watch out for these signs that you have a closed third eye.
The crown chakra is at the top of your head and is white, and it connects to your self-awareness and intelligence.
If you're quick to be skeptical or narrow-minded, your crown may be misaligned. Open your crown chakra to make it easier for your other chakras to open as well. You may tap into your spiritual potential to assist you in this process.
Watch for the above seven signs your chakras are out of alignment. When open, you can experience harmony and tranquility in every area of your life.