If you’re not familiar with Chakras, I recommend heading over here to get a breakdown of what chakras are. If you are aware of what chakras are but need to find ways to unblock them, you are where you belong 🙂
When our chakras are blocked, we not only feel the blockages emotionally, we also feel them physically. That’s why it’s important for us to know the symptoms behind our blocked chakras and what we can do to unblock them, so we can be our highest selves.
Signs of blockage:
- Physically-Fatigue/Constipation/back pain
- Emotionally- Unsafe/Uncertain/lack of confidence/No drive/lack of concentration/anxiety
Yoga: Yoga poses are linked to chakra balancing. To open and elevate your Root Chakra, one to try is the Upward Facing Dog pictured below.
- Healing Crystals– Carrying healing crystals that help your root chakra are Garnet, Red Jasper, and bloodstone.
Garnet- A stone you’ll need to regain your balance, feel safe and protected, and if you want to harness your inner strength.
Red Jasper- A stone known to stimulate energy. It also brings problems to light before they fester, stabilizes the aura, and calms emotions.
Bloodstone-This stone increases creativity, dispels confusion, calms the mind, and assists in adjusting to unaccustomed circumstances
- Essential Oils- Using essential oils that aligns with the healing properties of root chakra balancing are just as vital. The top 3 to use are Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, and Cinnamon.
Ylang Ylang– Ylang Ylang produces a calming and sedative effect which is perfect for removing fear and nervousness.
Patchouli– Patchouli is known to effectively attract personal growth.
Cinnamon– Known as an anti-depressant, Cinnamon essential oil helps keep you centered, grounded, and optimistic.
Read the full breakdown of essential oils for each chakra here
- Say Affirmations- Repeat your Root Chakra affirmations, particularly during meditation.
Root Chakra Affirmations:
I feel deeply rooted
I am connected to my body
I feel safe and secure
I make healthy choices that are right for me
I am grateful
I nurture my body with water, good nutrition, and exercise
I love my life and the people in it
Signs of blockage:
- Physically-painful period/infertility
- Emotionally- Creative block/low sex drive/lack of sensuality
Yoga: As mentioned earlier, yoga is linked to chakra balancing and since your sacral chakra is the center of pleasure and intimacy, you’ll want to try yoga that makes for better love-making. Go here to see the top yoga poses for better sex.
Healing Crystals- The healing crystals recommended to have are Carnelian, Citrine, and Zincite.
Carnelian-This crystal is excellent for restoring vitality, creativity, and motivation.
Citrine-This crystal is awesome for its powering ability to raise self-esteem, self-confidence, and enhances creativity and self-expression.
Zincite- A stone that resonates with the lower chakras, it reenergizes the entire body while stimulating creativity and fertility.
- Essential oils: The top essential oils to use are Lemongrass and orange.
Lemongrass– This oil is known to heighten awareness, improve positivity, and support clarity of a busy mind.
Orange- This oil is known to heighten your sensuality.
Sacral Chakra Affirmations:
I honor my body
I embrace my sexuality
I am radiant
I give myself permission to release my sensuality
I weave creativity in my life
Signs of blockage:
- Physically-Poor digestion/low blood sugar
- Emotionally-Lack of willpower/low self-esteem/No confidence/lack of vitality
Yoga: A yoga pose to try for unblocking your solar plexus chakra is the Boat pose, pictured below.
Crystals– the perfect crystals to use to help unblock your solar plexus chakra are Citrine, Amber, Yellow Topaz.
Citrine- As mentioned earlier, this crystal is awesome for its powering ability to raise self-esteem, self-confidence, and enhances creativity and self-expression.
Amber- A grounding stone for high energy. It also clears depression and brings stability to your life.
Yellow Topaz- Recharges you spiritually and physically and also strengthens optimism. It helps you recognize your abilities and promotes the drive to achieve.
The best essential oils to use for your solar plexus chakra are Grapefruit and Rosemary.
Grapefruit- Known as the “pick-me-up” oil, Grapefruit improves mood and lifts your energy.
Rosemary- This oil is known to help one connect with their inner strength, promote willpower and confidence.
Solar Plexus Affirmations:
I stand for justice, truth, and freedom
I have a right to live in this world
I can do anything I set my mind to do
I stand courageous and empowered
Signs of blockages:
- Physically: High Blood Pressure/heart disease
- Emotionally: Fear of love & intimacy/Lack of empathy
Yoga: A great yoga pose to try for unblocking your heart chakra is the camel pose, pictured below.
Crystals: The perfect crystals to use for your heart chakra are Aventurine, Jade, Rose Quartz.
Aventurine- Aventurine is a comforter, a heart healer, and it balances male/female energy.
Jade- A stone that channels passion, it can be used to harmonize dysfunctional relationships.
Rose Quartz- This is the crystal of unconditional love
- Essential Oils: The best essential oils to use for your heart chakra are Eucalyptus, Pine, and Cedarwood.
Eucalyptus- Promotes relaxation, clearer thinking, and relieves heaviness related to matters of the heart.
Pine- Restores the heart by removing emotional wounds from the past.
Cedarwood- This oil assists with alleviating depression, and helps us resonate with the true meaning of love.
Heart Chakra Affirmations:
I give love and accept love unconditionally
I appreciate affection
I have compassion for others
I accept others for who they are
I value my life & the life of others
Signs of Blockage:
Physically- Sore throat/thyroid problems
Emotionally- Heart & mind is disconnected/Can’t express feelings/Lack of communication
Yoga: A yoga pose to try for unblocking the throat chakra is a shoulderstand, pictured below.
Crystals: The best crystals to use for unblocking your throat chakra is the Lapis Lazuli, Blue Lace Agati, and Turquoise.
Lapis Lazuli- The perfect crystal that aids in expressing your opinions while harmonizing conflict.
Blue Lace Agate- A crystal for better communication, it helps those who have difficulty being heard by others, or who need confidence and articulation to share their truths.
Turquoise- Helps release inhibitions and prohibition, allowing one to not be afraid to speak up.
Essential Oils: The top essential oils to use for the throat chakra are Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Geranium.
Eucalyptus- As mentioned in the Heart Chakra, it also promotes clearer thinking and freedom to express oneself for the Throat chakra.
Peppermint- This popular oil stimulates certain parts of the brain, which allows for increased concentration, revitalization, and helps with loss of memory. It also encourages self-acceptance, vibrancy, and vitality.
Geranium- Creates a feeling of security.
Throat Chakra Affirmations:
I express myself with clarity
I speak with assertiveness
I speak up for myself
I write clearly
Signs of blockages:
Emotionally: Poor intuition
Yoga: A yoga pose for unblocking the third eye chakra is the Downward Facing Dog, pictured below.
Crystals: The top crystals to use are Amethyst, sodalite, and Lapis Lazuli.
Amethyst- A powerful crystal that guards against psychic attacks and promotes a higher state of consciousness.
Sodalite- This special crystal unites logic with intuition and opens spiritual perception, bringing information from the higher mind down to the physical level.
Lapis Lazuli- This crystal not only helps you express yourself. It also stimulates and enhances psychic abilities.
Essential oils: The perfect oils to use for the third eye chakra are Lavender and frankincense.
Lavender– aids in calmness and peace during meditation or sleep and also reaches a higher state of consciousness.
Frankincense– Uplifts the spirit
Third Eye Chakra Affirmations:
I trust my intuition
I am connected to the wisdom of The Universe
I am in touch with my inner guidance
I am aware
I observe deeply
Signs of blockages:
Physically- Poor sleep
Emotionally- Bodily disconnect/unable to meditate
Yoga: The yoga pose for unblocking the crown chakra is a supported headstand, pictured below.
Crystals: The best crystals to use for unblocking your crown chakra are Clear Quartz, Amethyst, and Moldavite.
Clear Quartz- The most powerful healing crystal and energy amplifier, the clear quartz attunes you to your spiritual purpose.
Amethyst- As mentioned earlier, this beautiful crystal promotes a higher state of consciousness.
Moldavite- This unique crystal accelerates spiritual growth.
Essential oils: The top essential oils to use for the crown chakra are Lavender and Jasmine.
Lavender- As explained in the Throat Chakra, aids in calmness and peace during meditation or sleep and also reaches a higher state of consciousness.
Jasmine- uplifts our emotional state by decreasing anxiety and depression and also keeps us emotionally balanced and grounded.
Crown Chakra Affirmations:
I am open to abundance and greatness
I am a believer
follow my intuition
My spiritual insight is clear
My energy is a priority
I am liberated
I am open-minded
My thoughts are clear
I release all negative attachment from the past
I am wise
Disclaimer: If you have a medical issue, please consult with your physician before any exercise. If you are a yoga beginner, please remember to do basic stretches before practicing.
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