The chakras allow specific channels of energy to flow in and out in a constant stream. It is the frequency state of our chakras that determines the direction our energy will flow as they either draw energy into our body or release it outward.
Each chakra is equally important for processing energy in the body so we seek to balance the energy in all of our chakras. In a perfect setting, each chakra is healthy, open, and balanced. As one chakra becomes unbalanced, it affects the other chakras of the body. Where one may be underactive, others may be overactive to make up the difference. In energy healing, the body’s vibrational energy is brought back to balance and harmony which allows for natural healing to occur.
When chakras are imbalanced, negative effects occur. These can be in the form of negative emotions or even physical pain and discomfort. Each chakra can present unique symptoms when unbalanced, whether it is over- or underactive.
The Root Chakra – When imbalanced, the root chakra can stir up feelings of insecurity, greed, materialism, fear, and an unwillingness to change or adapt.
The Sacral Chakra – When imbalanced, the sacral chakra can stir up feelings of heightened sensitivity, attachment or neediness, mood swings, isolation, low self-esteem or self-worth, or self harm.
The Navel or Solar Plexus Chakra – When imbalanced, you may experience more inclinations to be controlling, angry, critical, domineering, and even aggressive. Or opposite feelings of passiveness or indecisiveness may arise.
The Heart Chakra – An imbalance in the heart chakra can create an unrealistic need for affection, abandonment of self in a partnership, or a lack of boundaries. Adversely, a heart chakra imbalance can also lead to isolation and an inability to be vulnerable and form close relationships.
The Throat Chakra – An overactive throat chakra can cause one to be self-absorbed, condescending, and highly critical while an underactive throat chakra may cause one to be shy or unable to express their needs.
The Third Eye Chakra – Feelings of being aloof, exercising poor judgement, or inattentiveness can be caused by an overactive third eye chakra. An overactive third eye chakra can show symptoms of closed mindedness, skepticism, or anxiousness.
The Crown Chakra – Lacking direction, seeking too much or too little spiritual guidance, and having difficulty trusting one’s own ideas can be symptoms of an imbalance in the crown chakra.