The 7 influencers of your life

Each of your Chakras has its own unique “personality”, each controlling a specific aspect of your life. So if you’re experiencing any form of physical or mental shortcomings, limitations or challenges in your life, there’s a high chance one of your Chakras is weak or closed.

But how do you tell which of your Chakras are strong, and which need repairing? Simple–take a good look at the circumstances in your life.

Use the guide below and evaluate yourself:

1. The Root Chakra located at the base of your spine influences your career and money mindset, issues around home, relationship with mother, trust, fear issues.

Sanskrit Name: Muladhara

Area of Consciousness: influences your career-job, money mindset, home and sense of belonging.

Energies: Earth (element), grounding, focusing, centering, sense (smell)

The systems that this Chakra regulates are: Skeleton, Lymph and Elimination System

You know your Root Chakra is STRONG when you love your career and get rewarded for being so good at it. Everybody envies you for your uncanny ability to make, save and invest money. You always have more than enough money to go on holiday and buy what you want, without feeling guilty afterwards. You always feel wanted and loved by your friends and family, and you feel good about yourself when you look in the mirror, both physically and emotionally.

You know your Root Chakra is WEAK or CLOSED when you’re stuck in an unfulfilling and unrewarding career, and you never seem to have enough money–which leaves you worried and in debt. Spending money is a harrowing experience for you, as you doubt your ability to budget effectively. You suffer from weight or body issues, which leave you feeling unworthy and uncomfortable in your own skin.

2. The Sacral Chakra located below the belly button, the lower abdomen influences your sexuality.

Sanskrit Name: Swadhisthana

Area of Consciousness: energy center of sexuality, feelings, food, appetite, sensation and sexual pleasure.

Energies: Water ( element), energizing, charging, sense (Taste)

The systems that this Chakra regulates are: reproduction and assimilation system

You know your Sacral Chakra is STRONG when you see sex in a positive light, as a glorious, pleasurable and healthy activity. You enjoy passionate, frequent and long-lasting sex with your partner. Orgasms are mind-blowing, and you and your partner often orgasm at the same moment. You make time to have sex at least a few times a week, even if you’ve been married or attached to the same person for years. You are always able to attract the right partners–compatible people who nourish you, fill you with joy and make you a better person.

You know your Sacral Chakra is WEAK or CLOSED when the thought of sex conjures images of guilt and pain in your mind. You rarely have the time or inclination to have sex, and when you do, it’s lackluster. You and your partner rarely orgasm at the same time, and premature or delayed ejaculation may be a frequent problem. You struggle to see yourself as ‘sexy’, and sometimes wonder how anyone could desire you. Your partners are often wrong and incompatible for you, and you find yourself wondering if you’ll ever find “the one”.

3. Solar Plexus also knows as the Personal Power Chakra  is located above the navel, influences your self-esteem.

Sanskrit Name: Manipura

Area of Consciousness: your personal power, vision, freedom, control, self definition, intellect and ability to channel

this power into the world.

Energies:Fire (element), energizing, charging, lends energy, sense(vision)

The systems that this Chakra regulates are: Muscle, Skin, Digestive System

You know your Personal Power Chakra is STRONG when you are admired for your confidence and healthy self-esteem, both in your career and personal life. You’re never afraid to speak your mind, and you empower those around you to do the same. Your family, colleagues and community see you as a charismatic individual, determined to use your charisma and power for making the world a better place.

You know your Personal Power Chakra is WEAK or CLOSED when you struggle with self-esteem issues, and feelings of unworthiness. You tend to question yourself when faced with important decisions like whether to move to another city, change your career, get married to your partner or to have children. You feel like a victim in the world, and often feel powerless to circumstances and other people’s desires. You may also suffer from frequent stomach pains and stomach anxiety.

4. The Heart Chakra located at the centre of your chest influences your relationships.

Sanskrit Name: Anahata

Area of Consciousness:  relating, giving, acceptance, perception of love, relationships and self-acceptance.

Energies:Water (element), calming, soothes, relaxes, sense (touch)

The systems that this Chakra regulates are: respiration, circulatory system, immune system

You know your Heart Chakra is STRONG when you enjoy comfortable, loving and empathic relationships at home, at work and in your community. You get along with your family. Your friends see you as a reliable person. At work, you’re known as the one people can talk to. You feel a heartfelt sense of gratitude for how wonderful your life is, and feel compassion for all around you.

You know your Heart Chakra is WEAK or CLOSED when you tend to sabotage your relationships with distrust, anger, and a sense that you’ll lose your independence if you rely too much on others. You may struggle with commitment, experience frequent fights or misunderstandings with your loved ones, and always keep yourself “on guard” in case you get hurt by someone.

5. The Throat Chakra located at the throat influences your self-expression.

Sanskrit Name: Vishuddha

Area of Consciousness: your “true voice”, expressing, receiving, abundance, flowing manifestation, listening to intuition

Energies: Ether (element), calming, soothes, relaxes, sense (hearing)

The systems that this Chakra regulates are: metabolic system

You know your Throat Chakra is STRONG when you are good at voicing out your thoughts, ideas and emotions to those around you. You’re admired for your willpower and strong communication skills, and your conviction to speak the truth, even if it may be uncomfortable to some. Your career and personal life are enriched as a result.

You know your Throat Chakra is WEAK or CLOSED when you constantly feel like nobody cares about your opinions, and that you have nothing of value to say. You’re likely to be known as the ‘quiet one’ in your professional and social circles, and you frequently settle with following other people’s opinions. You often suffer from a blocked and sore throat.

6. The Intuitive Chakra located at the center of the forehead influences your intuition.

Sanskrit Name: Ajna

Area of Consciousness: This Chakra acts as your inner compass, spiritual awareness, individualised consciousness

Energies: Air, meditative, intuition, promotes thought, inner sound

The systems that this Chakra regulates are: Endocrine System, Growth

You know your Intuitive Chakra is STRONG when you are able to make accurate intuitive decisions and evaluations about your career, your family and the intentions of other people. You often know things without knowing exactly how you know them, and you have a clear sense of direction and clarity in everything that you do. You have a vivid picture of where your life is headed, and the people around you are likely to rely on you for guidance and advice.

You know your Intuitive Chakra is WEAK or CLOSED if you feel lost and helpless when faced with decisions and judgment calls. You are indecisive, uncommitted and unconfident of the decisions you end up making, because you have a history of making the wrong ones. You feel spiritually lost, and your true purpose is unclear to you. You often get headaches and feel tension in your brow area.

7. The Crown Chakra located at the top of the head influences your connection to source.

Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara

Area of Consciousness: Divine -universal consciousness, unity, source of direction and Intuition

Energies: Air, meditative, intuition, promotes thought

 The systems that this Chakra regulates are: Nervous system

You know your Crown Chakra is STRONG when you perpetually feel connected to a higher power, be it God, Universal Consciousness or simply your higher self. As you go through your daily life, you are always reminded that you are being watched over, and you feel immense gratitude for the universal love and appreciation you feel towards yourself and others. Others describe you as “glowing”.

You know your Crown Chakra is WEAK or CLOSED when you feel little or no connection to a higher power, and always feel alone. You feel unworthy of spiritual help, and perhaps even angry that your higher power has abandoned you. You often suffer from migraines and tension headaches.

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