Chakra Healing: What are Chakras and how to unblock them

I firmly believe in the power of mind-body connection. In fact, I believe that every physical ailment is rooted in some emotional issue that went unnoticed and is now drawing your attention through your body. For instance, if I have knee pain, I intuitively know it is because I am being too rigid about an aspect of life and there is a need to “surrender to change”.

But how did I start?

Years ago, I chanced upon a crystal pendulum. Little did I know that I will connect with it so deeply. Soon after I picked it up, I realised that the seemingly ordinary pendulum was moving in specific patterns. Some Google search introduced me to the world of Chakra Healing. As I studied the subject more deeply, I realised that not only did it explain physical ailments, but also determine the root cause of any and all emotional issues one might be experiencing.

A branch of Reiki, Chakra healing involves clearing and balancing energy centers in our bodies. Picture these Chakras as revolving balls of light, located at different parts in the body. Each chakra governs a different set of organs as also aspects of life. A perfectly healthy body is one where all the seven major chakras are open and balanced, letting life energy flow freely through them. An imbalance or blockage in any of the Chakras manifests itself in the form of physical and emotional ailments. For instance, someone with migraines, eyesight issues or poor instinct most likely has a blocked Third Eye Chakra.

The seven chakras are shown below:

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Let’s dive deeper into the seven major chakras, their characteristics, and easy tips on how you can heal imbalances, within limits.

The first three Chakras are most important for our well-being and should ideally be opened and aligned before work is done on the upper chakras.

Please note: It takes a professional healing session to decipher which of your Chakras are out of balance, and to fully open them and align with the others. If you’d like to know which of your chakras are blocked and/or unblock and heal them completely, reach out at sonam.ch@gmail.com to book a private session.
The tips below should be used with discretion and only if you are sure your chakra is blocked.

Root Chakra

Sanskrit name
Muladhara

Location
Base of the spine

Color
Red

Element
Earth

Signs of an open Root Chakra
Security, a sense of belonging, feeling grounded, financial abundance, high immunity

Physical associations
Bones, teeth, reproductive organs

Symptoms of blockage
Anxiety, joint pain, teeth problems, low immunity, laziness, depression, financial dissatisfaction

Tips to open
Wear the color red, walk barefoot, dance, worship Lord Ganesha

You can read more about Root Chakra here.


Sacral Chakra

Sanskrit name
Svadisthana

Location
Abdomen – two fingers below belly button

Color
Orange

Element
Water

Signs of an open Sacral Chakra
High self-esteem, creativity, openness to change, inspiration, able to express freely, sexual confidence

Physical associations
Reproductive organs, lower back, kidneys, stomach, skin

Symptoms of blockage
Lack of creativity, addiction, fear, sexual dysfunction, boredom, inability to express emotions, allergies

Tips to open
Wear the color orange, eat orange foods, reconnect with water, worship Lord Vishnu


Solar Plexus Chakra

Sanskrit name
Manipura

Location
Upper abdomen

Color
Yellow

Element
Fire

Signs of an open Solar Plexus Chakra
High energy, confidence, drive, motivation

Physical associations
Stomach, intestines, pancreas, gall bladder

Symptoms of blockage
People-pleasing, lack of confidence, diabetes, weight gain, digestive system disorders, desire to control others, anger

Tips to open
Wear the color yellow, eat yellow foods, work with yellow crystals, worship Lord Shiva


Heart Chakra

Sanskrit name
Anahata

Location
Chest area

Color
Green

Element
Air

Signs of an open Heart Chakra
Unconditional love, forgiveness, compassion, ability to trust, loving relationships, empathy

Physical associations
Heart & lung disorders, shoulders, asthma

Symptoms of blockage
Mistrust, holding onto grudges, judgement, jealousy, selfishness

Tips to open
Wear green or pink, leafy greens and herbs, work with green or pink crystals, worship Lord Krishna


Throat Chakra

Sanskrit name
Vishuddha

Location
Throat

Color
Blue

Element
Ether/Space

Signs of an open Throat Chakra
Unconditional love, forgiveness, compassion, ability to trust, loving relationships, empathy

Physical associations
Heart & lung disorders, shoulders, asthma, teeth & mouth

Symptoms of blockage
Mistrust, holding onto grudges, judgement, jealousy, selfishness

Tips to open
Wear green or pink, leafy greens and herbs, work with green or pink crystals, worship goddess Saraswati


Third Eye Chakra

Sanskrit name
Ajna

Location
Forehead, between the eyebrows

Color
Indigo

Element
Light

Signs of an open Third Eye Chakra
Good imagination, strong intuition, clear insight, clairvoyance

Physical associations
Eyes, pineal gland, nervous system, 5 senses

Symptoms of blockage
Headaches, eyesight issues, stubbornness, confusion

Tips to open
Wear indigo blue, meditate, pay attention to your dreams, worship Lord Shiva


Crown Chakra

Sanskrit name
Sahasrara

Location
Top of the head

Color
Violet/Purple

Element
Cosmos/Thought

Signs of an open Crown Chakra
Feeling oneness with the Universe, wisdom, inner peace

Physical associations
Brain, pituitary gland

Symptoms of blockage
Feeling unsupported, alone, disconnected to the Universe, lack of purpose, apathy, narrow-mindedness, depression

Tips to open
Visualization, fasting, silence, meditation, work with white crystals


While these are easy steps you can follow on your own, a bigger blockage in your Chakras will require a Chakra clearing done by a professional. A Chakra Healing session lasts about an hour and is done using a Reiki pendulum and healing crystals.

I have been doing Chakra Healing for 10+ years now and have helped innumerable people move past their blockages, connect with their higher selves, and find inner peace.

To learn about how it helped me, read If you ever fall sick..

If you would like to book a private session, please get in touch with me on sonam.ch@gmail.com

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