There are 7 different Chakras in the body (though some cultures add a few 'higher plane' ones). When any of them are block or out of balance, it can throw off the health of all of the other ones. That's why an advanced blockage or out of balance Chakra can be hard to diagnose since it's likely other Chakras have been effected. Here we'll tell you the symptoms of an out of balance Chakra. If you're experiencing symptoms from more than one Chakra, we recommend treating all of the Chakras as it may be difficult to pinpoint which one is causing the problem.
The 7 Chakras of the Body
The 7 Chakras of the body are listed below from bottom to top. We've included their location on the body but you can also use the image to the right.
1. Base Chakra (red) - located at the base of the spine.
2. Sacral Chakra (orange) - located below the navel and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis.
3. Solar Plexus Chakra (yellow) - located between the ribcage and navel.
4. Heart Chakra (green) - located near the center of the breastbone.
5. Throat Chakra (blue) - located over the center of the throat.
6. Third Eye Chakra (indigo) - located between the eyebrows just above the bridge of the nose.
7. Crown Chakra (violet) - located at the top of the head.
Look over all of the common symptoms below to see if you're experiencing an out of balance Chakra. Keep in mind that one out of balance chakra can affect the health of the other ones. If you have multiple symptoms from different Chakras, we suggest treating all of them.
Symptoms of an Out of Balance Base Chakra
- • Feeling flighty
- • Low energy levels
- • Feelings of being disconnected from others or reality
- • Low enthusiasm
- • Lower back pain or leg pain
- • Lethargy
- • Easily fatigued
- • Lack of motivation and drive
The Base Chakra is located at the base of the spine and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical energy and spiritual energy for the body.
When it is physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. You may experience lower back pain, or suffer from leg pain or immune system disorders.
When its spiritual energies are out of balance, you will feel flighty, disconnected from reality, and distant. You may begin to doubt your beliefs, stop being loyal to long-term associates and organizations, or find yourself deriving little joy from physical pleasures.
How to Treat an Out of Balance Base Chakra
Crystals with the red color ray are helpful in restoring balance to the Base Chakra. We recommend using the Base Chakra Massage Oil with Red Jasper Crystal. The red ray of Red Jasper mixed with the combined aromatherapy healing of patchouli and clove. If you would like to pick your own scent, try our Base Chakra Crystal Candle instead. It comes with Red Jasper as well and you can choose your own healing aromatherapy scent.
Symptoms of an Out of Balance Sacral Chakra
- • Confusion
- • Repressing your feelings
- • Dependency upon others
- • Feeling frustrated or bitter
- • Fear of intimacy or sex
- • Lack of motivation
- • Unable to feel joy or happiness
The Sacral Chakra is located below the navel and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. It controls the flow of energy and is the center of gravity of the body. It is the center of the Life Force of the body. It is the reservoir of the life force and all life flows out from the Sacral Chakra. It controls the flow of information from the body to the mind and from the mind to the body. Gut feelings, intuition, and other "non-linear" communication come from this Chakra.
When it is out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as confusion, over dependency on others, repression of feelings, inability to feel joy, fear of sensuality or sex, and frustration and bitterness.
When it is in balance you have grace, feel pleasure in life, enjoy yourself, play, and find you are flexible in both body and mind. You can "go with the flow" of your life and times, and do so in good spirits.
How to Treat an Out of Balance Sacral Chakra
Crystals with the orange color ray are helpful in restoring balance to the Sacral Chakra. We recommend using the Sacral Chakra Massage Oil with Carnelian Crystal. The orange ray of Carnelian mixed with the combined aromatherapy healing of patchouli and sandalwood. If you would like to pick your own scent, try our Sacral Chakra Crystal Candle instead. It comes with Carnelian as well and you can choose your own healing aromatherapy scent.
Symptoms of an Out of Balance Solar Plexus Chakra
- • Low self-esteem
- • Increased fear
- • Fear of disappointment
- • Weak willpower
- • Frequent infections
- • Poor digestion
- • Gastrointestinal issues
The Solar Plexus Chakra is the energy distribution center, the first of the chakras of relationships. This chakra is located between the ribcage and navel. It controls the immune system and digestive systems. When in balance physically you have the strength to fight infections, are free of allergic reactions, and are able to use the nutrients you ingest.
When it is out of balance physically you will have a low tolerance to infection, suffer from hormone disorders, or have a low tolerance for many foods.
Spiritually, when the Solar Plexus Chakra is in balance you are free to interpret the world through your own thoughts and emotions and not live in fear of violating the dictums of others.
When the Solar Plexus Chakra is out of balance spiritually you will feel fear: fear of the displeasure of others, and disappointing others, or fear of subordinating your life and pleasures to the will of others.
How to Treat an Out of Balance Solar Plexus Chakra
Crystals with the yellow color ray are helpful in restoring balance to the Solar Plexus Chakra. We recommend using the Solar Plexus Chakra Massage Oil with Citrine Crystal. The yellow ray of Citrine mixed with the combined aromatherapy healing of mandarin and orange. If you would like to pick your own scent, try our Solar Plexus Chakra Crystal Candle instead. It comes with Citrine as well and you can choose your own healing aromatherapy scent.
Symptoms of an Out of Balance Heart Chakra
- • Tense in your upper torso
- • Wanting to fold your arms a lot
- • Holding onto grudges
- • Unable to let go of the past
- • Having issues trusting others or yourself
- • You're pushing others away
The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone. It regulates our interaction with the external world. It controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to keep neither too aloof nor too involved in the world around us. It balances our inner being - our "self" with our environment.
When it is in balance we are relaxed accepting, and interact easily with others and with the demands of the world. We also know when our needs are being compromised and we easily find a balance between external and internal needs. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
When the Heart Chakra is in balance we can understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We are able to sustain balanced relationships as a result: healthy, happy, and mutually nurturing.
When the Heart Chakra is out of balance you may find you are tense in your upper torso. You will find yourself sitting with folded arms a lot. You will not enjoy handshakes or hugs from others. When your Heart Chakra is out of balance you may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship. You may become critical of the little foibles of others. You may well find yourself having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli.
How to Treat an Out of Balance Heart Chakra
Crystals with the green color ray are helpful in restoring balance to the Heart Chakra. We recommend using the Heart Chakra Massage Oil with Unakite Crystal. The green ray of Unakite mixed with the combined aromatherapy healing of jasmine and sage. If you would like to pick your own scent, try our Heart Chakra Crystal Candle instead. It comes with Red Jasper as well and you can choose your own healing aromatherapy scent.
Symptoms of an Out of Balance Throat Chakra
- • Sore throat or tightness in the jaw
- • Stiffness in neck and/or headaches
- • Fear of speaking
- • Feeling isolated or misunderstood
- • Inability to express needs or opinions
- • Habitually lying
The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body. It is a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakra to be expressed. If it is out of balance or blocked it can affect the health of the other chakras.
When it is in balance we can express what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. When the Throat Chakra is in balance and open, we can bring our personal truth out into the world.
When the Throat Chakra is in balance we have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the sacral chakra through the solar plexus can continue its path enabling free expression of the values and needs expressed within the energy.
When the Throat Chakra is out of balance the physical symptoms may include sore throats, tight jaws, stiff neck, and headaches. When it is out of balance spiritually you might find yourself habitually lying, feeling fear and doubt about the intentions of others, or find yourself stammering or at a loss for words. You will likely have feelings of being isolated and misunderstood. You may well have symptoms of other chakras being out of balance. This is caused by the Throat Chakra blocking the energy flow from the other centers.
How to Treat an Out of Balance Throat Chakra
Crystals with the blue color ray are helpful in restoring balance to the Throat Chakra. We recommend using the Throat Chakra Massage Oil with Lapis Lazuli Crystal. The blue ray of Lapis Lazuli mixed with the combined aromatherapy healing of peppermint and lemongrass. If you would like to pick your own scent, try our Throat Chakra Crystal Candle instead. It comes with Lapis Lazuli as well and you can choose your own healing aromatherapy scent.
Symptoms of an Out of Balance Third Eye Chakra
- • Struggling to find meaning in things
- • Loss of intuition
- • Difficulty making decisions
- • Headaches and tension in the front of the head
- • Difficulty seeing things clearly, confusion
- • Things just don't seem to make sense
The Third Eye Chakra is the center of perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here. "We" are here. We relate to ourselves through this chakra.
We see ourselves and the external world, interpret what we see and are aware of ourselves and the world through the Third Eye Chakra. The Third Eye Chakra interprets the world - our inner world, and the world that comes into the body, primarily through sight. It is the codebreaker, the pattern maker, and the seat of understanding. It balances the important and the unimportant, sorting meaning from data and impressions. It commands the energy flow within the body.
When the Third Eye Chakra is in balance we see clearly and understand what we see. We are able to interpret visual cues and our perception is high. Our thoughts and internal communications with ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We have a perspective on events and ideas. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions. We can be quietly observant, and reflective. We can control the flow of energy within all the Chakras.
When the Third Eye Chakra is out of balance, the whole organism suffers. Without perspective, nothing makes sense. You will be confused, have difficulty seeing things clearly, and knowing what is important and what is not. You will not have command of your body or your thoughts. You will suffer headaches, earaches, and have vision problems. You will be unable to work through problems or puzzles. Things just won't make sense. You will be disoriented and confused.
How to Treat an Out of Balance Third Eye Chakra
Crystals with the indigo color ray are helpful in restoring balance to the Third Eye Chakra. We recommend using the Third Eye Chakra Massage Oil with Sodalite Crystal. The indigo ray of Sodalite mixed with the combined aromatherapy healing of poppy and lavender. If you would like to pick your own scent, try our Third Eye Chakra Crystal Candle instead. It comes with Sodalite as well and you can choose your own healing aromatherapy scent.
Symptoms of an Out of Balance Crown Chakra
- • Feeling stuck
- • Fatigue, feeling sluggish
- • Persistent stress
- • Feeling uninspired or uncreative
- • Unsure of yourself or who you are
- • Difficulty understanding concepts
The Crown Chakra is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs. It is the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence. It extends our energy beyond our bodies. It is the source of higher sources of information and universal energy and truth.
It is the source of our coordination - the relationship of movement between the parts of our bodies and the relationship of our movement through life.
When it in balance we are in balance. We are coordinated. We fit together. Our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe. We are flexible, and we understand the ebb and flow of life. We see things as they are, and are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life. We do not cling to outdated ideas or attitudes, but rather keep ourselves within the flow of life.
When the Crown Chakra is out of balance or its energy is blocked, you will feel clumsy, uncoordinated, and at sorts with life. You will stumble in both movements and thought. You will be uninspired and out of step. The world will seem to be spinning, and you will be unsure of who you are or why you even exist. You will be rigid in your thinking, and be spiritually adrift. Your consciousness will be limited, and possibilities will not appear to you. You will have difficulty understanding relationships, ideas, and dreams.
How to Treat an Out of Balance Crown Chakra
Crystals with the violet color ray are helpful in restoring balance to the Crown Chakra. We recommend using the Crown Chakra Massage Oil with Amethyst Crystal. The violet ray of Amethyst mixed with the combined aromatherapy healing of blue lotus amber and lavender. If you would like to pick your own scent, try our Crown Chakra Crystal Candle instead. It comes with Amethyst as well and you can choose your own healing aromatherapy scent.