The Root chakra is located at the very base of your spine, near your tailbone. When the Root chakra is balanced, you feel supported and secure in basic needs like money, safety, and shelter.
If the Root chakra is imbalanced, you will feel insecure, unsupported and fearful in your basic needs. You are often in survival mode and may tend towards self-pity, self-doubt and aggression. It is hard for you to stay grounded and take risks.
Your Sacral chakra is the home of the creative life force energy that helps you enjoy your life here on Earth. It is located just below the belly button.
When your second chakra is balanced, you have a creative flow, you feel satisfied and independent in your relationships and feel passion in all areas of your life.
When the Sacral chakra is unbalanced, you can struggle with addiction and other destructive behaviors. Your emotions tend to be all over the place with frequent mood swings reflecting the inner conflict. Your relationship to yourself and others tend to be problematic.
The Solar Plexus is located in your stomach, just above the navel. When your third chakra is balanced, you will feel confident, optimistic, and focused. You are aligned in your power and you are able to take action on your goals.
When this chakra is unbalanced you may feel indecisive, insecure, timid and needy. You also might become pessimistic, over analytical and tend to procrastinate. Anxiety is a typical experience which stems from feeling out of control.
The Heart chakra is located in the center of your chest.
When your fourth chakra is balanced, you feel unconditional love for yourself and others. You lead with your heart and feel generous, harmonious and compassionate. You are able to give and receive in balance.
When the Heart chakra is unbalanced, you have a hard time receiving help, compliments and support. You need to people please and have difficulty setting boundaries. You might also feel bitter, resentful or jealous and have a hard time giving love and compassion to others.
The Throat chakra is located in the middle of your throat.
When your fifth chakra is balanced, you will be able to clearly speak your truth with love and kindness. You are able to communicate effortlessly when you see an injustice or want to verbalize a desire.
When the Throat chakra is imbalanced, you can't speak your truth or feel your voice can be heard by others. You need to choke down your words in fear of judgement or being seen. You constantly need to justify your opinions and feelings. You hide your desires or needs in order to keep the peace.
The Third Eye chakra's center is in between your eyebrows.
A balanced sixth chakra indicates an active imagination, a calm mind and clear thinking. Your intuition is a true guide and you are able to trust what it tells you.
With an imbalanced Third Eye chakra, you may feel headaches and tension in your brow. You suffer from scattered thinking, negative self-talk and you feel you have little or no connection to your intuition.
The Crown chakra’s center is at the top of your head.
When you seventh chakra is balanced, you feel connected to everyone and everything. There is a sense of a higher power. You know you play an important role in the universe's plan. You feel grateful and appreciative for all the blessings in your life.
When your Crown chakra is unbalanced, you feel isolated and you experience a lack of deep peace, serenity and joy. You often suffer from aches and tension in your head and feel disconnected from others.