If you're anything like me, these days your daily routine also includes setting aside more time for your spiritual journey. Whether through reiki healing, oracle cards, meditation or yoga; your instructor, yogi, or spiritual guide might have identified one or more of your chakras being blocked. I didn't fully understand what my spiritual guide had identified until she began to describe the possible challenges that I was encountering through my everyday interactions, activities and thoughts.
Then my next thought was WTH is even a chakra and how do I further identify blocked chakras within myself?
Think of your chakras as "disks" or "wheels" that radiate spiritual energy corresponding with specific major organs and nerve centers. These energy centers or "chakras" are meant to function as a balance (spiritually, mentally, emotionally and even physically) throughout the overall health of your body. When your chakras are "blocked" or "less active" you can experience emotional and physical symptoms whereas you may notice that your "active" or "un-blocked" chakras tend to flow easily.
The basic fundamentals of our chakras is to provide a foundational base for our lives to help us conquer and withstand it's challenges. Throughout your spiritual journey it's important to be aware of what you are feeling both, psychological and physiologically, because together they can guide you to which chakras is off balance and help you to discover the root of what you maybe experiencing.
In this Chakra Series, we'll take a deep dive into each of the 7 chakras: their characteristics, how to unblock them and crystal healing recommendation— but before that, let's skim the surface with some cardinal knowledge of the chakras.
It's common to think the staring point of our chakras is the crown, after all, we are speaking in terms of spirituality and self, however the starting point is physical, which guides us towards an elevated spiritual mindset.
Location: Base of the spine or tailbone
Healing Crystal: Red Jasper/Goldstone
Location: Reproductive organs
Healing Crystal: Tiger's Eye
Solar Plexus Chakra
Location: Stomach or abdomen
Healing Crystal: Citrine
Crystal Healing: Aventurine
Element: Sound or music
Color: Turquoise or Light Blue
Crystal Healing: Lapis Lazuli
Third Eye Chakra
Location: Brow bone
Color: Dark Blue or Purple
Healing Crystal: Howlite
Location: Top of head
Element: Divine Consciousness
Color: Violet or White
Crystal Healing: Amethyst
Being aware of the 7 Chakras, how they interact with each other and the physical world is a valuable tool to have on your spiritual journey.
Stay tuned for upcoming posts to uncover the signs you may be experiencing and which chakra it may relate to— in the meantime, trust your intuition and join the discussion below to see if you can identify you open and blocked chakras!
What chakras do you feel most connected to on your spiritual journey?
Have you identified which chakra needs the most attention in your spiritual season?