Chakras Are Blocked? Signs And What To Expect

Last Updated on July 12, 2024

When your heart is blocked, you get a heart attack. But what can your emotional and spiritual blockages do to your body? So, how do you know if chakras are blocked?

A blocked chakra can be detected based on its warning symptoms. These are typically based on their overactive and underactive nature. Pain, fear, low confidence, paranoia, cramps, reproductive issues, and lack of protection from the spiritual are signs when one or more chakras in the seven main chakras fail. 

Today we’ll explore all about the signs when chakras are out of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. As this topic is vast, we’ve divided signs of chakras in overdrive and undercurrent for your ease.

Ready? Let’s read on! 

Blockage In Chakras Explained: Why Do 7 Chakras Get Blocked?

Chakras are energy wheels located in the physical body. There are seven chakras in the system. Still, one blocked chakra can affect the other chakras. In addition, it can create havoc emotionally, spiritually, and physically. 

Born around 500 B.C in India, chakras or cakras are explained in-depth in the Vedas. 

Vedas written in Sanskrit is used by every type of energy healer for balancing and cleansing chakras. They do so by cleansing the blockages in the path of the life force energy, kundalini, or prana. 

RELATED: Chakra Cleansing AWESOME 28 Techniques For 7 Chakras

How Long Does It Take To Unblock Chakras? 

Your energy flow may be blocked by physical, emotional, or spiritual energies. Moreover, the total time to unblock it depends on that. Typically, the free-flowing energy of kundalini can be balanced by powerful healers. Furthermore, crystals, frequencies, meditations, as well as sounds for a duration of a few minutes to a few hours can balance the kundalini energy.

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Signs When A Root Chakra is Blocked 

First off, the root energy center is physically located at the base of your spine. This is the chakra associated with the root chakra color red with the meaning of grounding. 

Root Chakra Chart 

Alternative Names Muladhara and the base chakra.
Seed Syllable LAM
Crystals Red Jasper, Bloodstone, Garnet, Hematite, Jet, Red Tiger Eye, and Obsidian. 
Yoga Poses Mountain Pose, Garland Pose, Easy Pose, Plow Pose, and Thunderbolt Pose. 

Warning Signs Of Overactive First Chakra

There are many signs of haywire root energies in the human body. Such are pain in the legs, low immunity, stomach troubles, inflammation, and seizures. You may also suffer from medical problems like kidney troubles, high blood pressure, and stomach pain. 

Emotionally, an overactive Muladhara can present as obsession, anger, and addiction to sex, food, or work. It may make you overthink everything and distrust or look at things with suspicion. 

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The root chakra color of the aura becomes muddy red from bright red when chakras are blocked. Overt root energy can cause overexcitement, impatience, and paranoia upon ignoring it.

Some even also experience dizziness and delusions from overwhelming thoughts. 

Warning Symptoms Of Underactive Root Chakra 

When the Muladhara energy centers are weak, you’ll suffer from sexual and reproductive issues in the body. Some suffer from impotence and others from low libido.

You may have unwarranted thoughts of loneliness, depression, and lack of interest in anything. One of the widespread symptoms is feeling the inability to share innermost thoughts. 

A lot of people with malnourished root energies feel fatigued, lazy, and groggy throughout their waking hours. Besides gaining weight, you become passive, aloof, insecure at home, anti-social, and pessimistic. Nutritional deficiencies, low libido, and anemia are also common.

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Signs When A Sacral Chakra is Blocked

The seat of your kundalini is the sacral chakra that’s physically located at the perineum. It controls the kundalini energy or life force throughout the body. 

Sacral Chakra Chart

Alternative Names Kundalini and Svadhisthana
Seed Syllable VAM
Crystals Red Jasper, Carnelian, Citrine, Amber, Orange Calcite, Agate, and Tangerine Quartz.
Yoga AsanasEagle Pose, Reverse Warrior Pose, Hero Pose, and Goddess Pose. 

Warning Signs Of Overactive Sacral Chakra

When your Svadhisthana is overactive, your inner guidance is lopsided. The orange element chakra is associated with the constant power of kundalini. It can lead to pain in the lower chakras and poor self-reflection and personal growth. 

It’s not uncommon to suffer from reproductive problems when you have several sexually intimate partners. Addiction and anger also root from the poor sacral chakra energy flowing through your kundalini. 

Warning Symptoms Of Underactive Sacral Chakra

The second cakra can drain all your energy and make you feel fatigued. You might experience a loss of interest in habits you were once fond of. 

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The sacral energies lead to attachment disorders and an inferiority complex when it’s under-performing. The orange element can often lead you to insecure home life. It’s called commitment-inability or commit inability. 

You may feel stuck or in a loop because your energy is drained by personal power or life force. Weak sacral energy centers affect your emotional balance and spiritual side. 

Some people suffer from intense hopelessness and suicidal tendencies in such situations. People who once had bright orange sacral chakra might face low self-esteem and self-pity.

Signs When A Solar Plexus Chakra is Blocked

The solar plexus or celiac plexus is another chakra that controls your personal power. It’s also called navel chakra as it’s physically located four inches above the belly button in the body. 

Solar Plexus Chakra Chart

Alternative Names Manipura, Navel and Celiac Plexus chakras.
Seed Syllable RAM
Crystals Citrine, Imperial Topaz, Pyrite, Opal, Sunstone, and Amber.
Yoga Poses Cobra Pose, Bow Pose, Lunge Pose, Boat Pose, and Chair Pose.

Warning Signs Of Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra

Manipura controls the well-being of major organs in the human body. It’s one of the lower chakras exclusively associated with disorders related to kidneys, gallbladders, digestive system, intestines, liver, and pancreas.

When the third cakra overflows through your psyche, you’ll feel aggression, superiority complex, and self-destructive instincts. You may be constantly irritated by people and things around you due to a dominating behavior, pride, and ego. 

In the height of the solar plexus chakra overdrive, people get paranoid or start fearing themselves and others around. 

Warning Symptoms Of Underactive Solar Plexus Chakra

Just like an overflowing Manipura wrecks the human body physically, it can affect adversely when weak. You may feel emotionally and creatively drained from the present moment. 

Some people apologize for anything and everything due to their poor self-esteem and body image. They also suffer from ailments affecting the major organs such as the bone, blood, heart, and immune system. 

Without a glowing yellow element Manipura your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being derails. 

Symptoms Of An Imbalanced Heart Chakra

Physically located at the center of the chest, the fourth chakra is the seat of self-compassion and well-being

When it’s in full throttle, the heart brings love and hatred when in reverse. 

RELATED: Exploring Heart Chakra: Over 25 Healing Solutions And Meanings

Heart Chakra Chart

Alternative Names Anahata, Hrit, Hridaya, and Middle Chakra.
Seed Syllable YAM
Crystals Rose Quartz, Emerald, Morganite, Jade, Rhodonite, Amazonite, Rhodochrosite, Prehnite, and Aventurine. 
Yoga Asanas Locust Pose, Tiger Pose, Camel Pose, Dancer Pose, and Cobra Pose. 
ColorGreen and Pink 

Warning Signs Of Overactive Heart Chakra

When the Anahata is overflowing, you can feel something like “chest tight shoulders,” where everything in the physical location of the fourth chakra feels tight. It can also show up as diseases of the heart, limbs, blood, thymus gland, and lungs.

Your personal growth will suffer from the annoying behavior that comes from Anahata overdrive. Poor self-reflection and restlessness add to it. Some people also complain of depression and hot temper when Anahata is unbalanced. 

Warning Symptoms Of Underactive Heart Chakra

On the contrary, a drained Hrit Cakra leads to feeling stuck, negative, and lacking empathy or peace. It’s common to see low blood pressure and poor coordination skills when heart energy centers are going downhill. 

Heartbreak, betrayal, and lack of support and inevitable without the universal oneness when your heart chakra is disconnected. You may also suddenly fail to emotionally connect with people.

Signs When Throat Chakra is Blocked

The communication center of the seven main chakras in the physical body is physically located on the neck. It emanates the blue element of creative energy when balanced. 

Throat Chakra Chart

Alternative Names Vishuddha, Speech, and Voice Chakra 
Seed Syllable HAM
Crystals Aquamarine, Angelite, Blue Lace Agate, Sodalite, Turquoise, and Chalcedony.
Yoga Poses Camel Pose, Bow Pose, Cobra Pose, Lions Breath, Fish Pose, and Cat Pose. 

Warning Signs Of Overactive Throat Chakra

When your Vishuddha isn’t in balance, you’ll suffer from “overflexible shoulders” that cause pain around the Cakra. 

A runny nose, tonsils, and chronic cough are typical of a weak throat energy center. It can also cause thyroid issues, teeth pain, sore throat, and breathing problems.

It can act upon your emotional sense of balance by blocking positive thoughts about the self, healthy boundaries, irritation, and irritability. Some may smoke or develop attachment disorders where they annoy and irritate loved ones around. 

Warning Symptoms Of Underactive Throat Chakra

A blocked throat chakra can present with the feeling or inability to express thoughts. Some people suffer from such a low throat chakra that they lose their voice. You can lose your breath and even suffer from speech impairment altogether.

Moreover, underactive fifth chakra can also lead to hearing loss. It can make you emotionally inexpressive and attracted to loneliness. It’s common to feel disorientation and anti-social tendencies in such a case. 

Lack of self-esteem and self-respect is often seen in people with a dark blue aura meaning. Some even explain that they suffer from “overly flexible shoulders inability “related to throat chakra deficiency.

Signs Of Third Eye Chakra Out Of Balance

The third eye chakra is associated with its own intuition and inner wisdom owing to its physical location at the pineal gland or between the two brows. It glows with the indigo element aura that shines when it’s unblocked. 

Third Eye Chakra Chart

Alternative Names Ajna, Brow Chakra, All-Seeing Eye
Seed Syllable OM
Crystals Azurite, Blue Sapphire, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Tanzanite, and 
Yoga AsanasChild’s Pose, Downward Dog Pose, Plow Pose, Chair Pose, Tree Pose, and Eagle Pose. 

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Warning Signs Of Overactive Third Eye Chakra

When your brow chakra is overflowing, it’s common to suffer from intense pain and tingling around the area. It might even develop into tension headaches.

Jaws, teeth, mouth, eyes, and sinuses may hurt badly in such a case.

An overactive indigo element in your aura balance can make you delusional, paranoid, and schizophrenic. It’s also associated with a stubborn more so an arrogant personality. 

You’ll do things exactly the opposite as your guts tell you to and suffer from bad luck. 

Warning Symptoms Of Underactive Third Eye Chakra

People suffering from a weak Ajna energy point may lose their spiritual connection with the universe. It can cloud your brain, memories, and even sinuses. You may get lost or suffer from constant dizziness and fatigue.

An underperforming or inactive third eye chakra presents with skin allergies, chronic migraines, and sleeping disorders. Further, rashes and nightmares become common.

You’ll feel like you can’t see straight or do simple tasks. It becomes difficult to respect yourself or feel confident. Some signs of this may be getting cheated by others or constant bad luck.

Symptoms Of Unbalanced Crown Chakra 

When there’s a disruption in the energy flow of the major chakras in the body, you lose the connection with heaven and earth. 

That’s why a muddy violet element aura can instill enlightenment and inner guidance when in balance. 

Crown Chakra Chart

Alternative Names Sahasrara and Thousand-Petalled Chakra.
Seed Syllable AUM
Crystals Amethyst, Sugilite, Lepidolite, Clear Quartz, Selenite, and Howlite. 
Yoga Poses Rabbit Pose, Tree Pose, Headstand, Lotus Pose, Corpse Pose, and Cow Pose. 
ColorPurple and Violet

Warning Signs Of Overactive Crown Chakra

An overwhelming seventh cakra makes you an egomaniac. You may be hypersensitive to auras, vibes, and nature. 

When Sahasrara energies chakra are blocked, most people suffer from burning sensations over the head. Furthermore, some might feel like their head is spinning properly around. Tension headaches, psychosis, dementia, and delusions may be familiar too.

Spiritually, you’ll feel superior to the universe and follow false inner wisdom. However, you may not be able to trust your own intuition in these cases. 

Additionally, the crown is the highest of the major chakras. Hence, it’s common to be affected by curses when there’s more energy. Therefore, you may expect sleep disorders like night terrors and nausea.

Warning Symptoms Of Underactive Crown Chakra

The kundalini energy flowing from the toes reaches the head. As a result, you establish your spiritual connection to the higher realms. But when it’s not, you’ll feel a heavyweight in the head like having a heavy head. 

Moreover, an underperforming crown wheel of energy leads to diseases like brain disorders, memory problems, Parkinson’s, pituitary problems, and epilepsy. Therefore, underactive Sahasrara drains any faith in the universe and leads to a lack of spiritual practice. 

You’ll not see your cosmic destiny when the violet element is weak in your chakra system. 

How Do You Get Rid Of A Chakra Blockage? What To Do For Blocked Chakras? 

There are many ways to remove chakra blockages from the primary chakras in the body. Thus, you can breathe deeply to get started with breathwork techniques or go for a yoga class designed for chakra cleansing from a reputed energy healer. 

And so, aromatherapy, crystals, chakra frequencies, and wands are great ways to heal any blocked chakra.

Identify If Your Seven Chakras Are Blocked To Heal Them!

Chakras are the seat of your inner wisdom, physical health, and balanced spiritual states. Watch your pelvic floor, heart, brain, and digestion when it’s blocked. Thus Even the inability to decide, think, or act may get disconnected.

While there are many ways to align blocked cakras, a yoga class or Reiki meditation works quickly and effectively. Moreover, if your primary chakras are in balance, you’ll feel stable, balanced, and able to easily express creative thoughts. 

Chakra balancing heals deficiencies, insecurities, obsessions, and overgrowths in one or more chakras. Crystals, gem elixirs, and chakra frequencies also work well to unblock your significant energy wheels. 

Learn about the history of chakras!

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Dr. Emily Harris