1st Chakra (Root Chakra) - "I live."
Location: Base of spine
Color: Dark red
The root chakra is associated with your survival needs, your sense of grounding, and your connection to the physical plane. When the 1st chakra is balanced, it brings you physical vitality, a sense of safety and security, stability, solidity, and prosperity. When the 1st chakra is weak, you experience feelings of fear or anxiety, significant challenges within your body, family, and business, and difficulty in manifesting what you want in your life. When the 1st chakra is overactive, you tend toward overeating, excessive spending, greediness, resistance to change, and workaholism.
2nd Chakra (Sacral Chakra) - "I feel."
Location: Lower abdomen
Color: Soft red
The Sacral chakra is related to emotions and sexuality. When the 2nd chakra is balanced, it brings you depth of feeling with the ability to enjoy pleasure, sexual fulfillment, and a passion for life. When the 2nd chakra is weak, you often experience emotional numbness, lack of excitement, and fear of sexuality or pleasure. If it’s overactive, you tend to experience excessive mood swings, addiction to stimulation, and sexual addiction.
3rd Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra) - "I do."
Location: Solar plexus
The Solar Plexus chakra controls your personal power, will, and autonomy. When the 3rd chakra is balanced, it provides self-esteem, good self-discipline, a spontaneous and playful attitude, and the ability to take risks. When the 3rd chakra is weak, you experience a lack of energy, poor digestion, low self-esteem, poor self-discipline, and tend to see yourself as a victim. When it’s overactive, you show a tendency to be controlling, arrogant, hyperactive, and place exaggerated importance on power and status.
4th Chakra (Heart Chakra) - "I love."
The Heart chakra is related to love and is the integrator of opposites in the psyche: mind and body, male and female, ego and unity. When the 4th chakra is balanced, it brings you boundless love, wholeness, compassion, a deep sense of peace and centeredness, and empathy. When the 4th chakra is weak, you have feelings of shyness, alienation, loneliness, a fear of intimacy, and a lack of empathy. When it’s overactive, you tend to focus too much on pleasing others, have poor boundaries, and experience jealousy.
5th Chakra (Throat Chakra) - "I express."
Location: Pit of throat
The Throat chakra is related to communication on all levels. When it’s balanced, it brings you clear communication with your self and others, the expression of your truth, the ability to listen to your inner voice, and creativity. When this chakra is weak, you experience difficulty expressing things or ideas into words, have a fear of speaking, and exhibit excessive shyness. When it’s overactive, you have a tendency of talking too much, an inability to listen, difficulty in being silent, and an overactive thyroid.
6th Chakra (Third Eye Chakra) - "I see."
Location: Forehead (third eye)
Color: Navy blue
The Third Eye chakra is related to the act of seeing, both physically and intuitively. When it’s balanced, it brings you insight, strong intuition, wisdom, and the ability to see the big picture. When it is weak, you experience difficulty visualizing, poor memory, lack of imagination, and difficulty in recognizing patterns. When it’s overactive, you tend to have nightmares, a lack of concentration, intrusive memories, and excessive fantasizing.
7th Chakra (Crown Chakra) - "I am."
Location: Crown of head
Color: Lavender, purple
The Crown chakra represents the highest state of enlightenment and facilitates your spiritual development. When it’s balanced, it brings you spiritual connection, wisdom and mastery, open-mindedness, and totality of being. When this chakra is weak, you tend toward spiritual skepticism, a lack of inspiration, a closed mind, and apathy. When it’s overactive, you tend toward excessive intellectualism, spiritual elitism, and form excessive attachments.