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What? Are my Chakras Blocked?

August is chakra/centers/sephiras month at Healing Waters Health Center.  Many people have heard the term chakras.  The term chakras means the same as energy centers and sephiras.  If you have ever seen a chakra picture you probably can see there are 7 up the front of the body.  AcuEnergetics® (energy modality we use at HWHC)  identifies 10, including 3 chakras up the back.  

Here are the ten centers and their Hebrew names:

  • Kether- crown
  • Chochma- brow
  • Binah- Occiput
  • Chesed- Throat
  • Gevurah- Back of Neck/C7
  • Tipereth- Heart
  • Netzach- Navel 
  • Hod- In the back by kidneys
  • Yesod- Sacral- sacrum
  • Malkuth- Base/between legs

All the Chakras are the energetic centers of the body that correspond to feelings. One center may resonate with you more on a certain day and a different one may resonate with you tomorrow.  When you start reading each description, most likely one center will resonate with you more than any others as a continuous problem, a chakra where you often deal with blocks. 

Each of these energy centers play a big role in our emotions and are linked to our physical body. These centers are naturally open and flowing. However they become blocked by how we have responded to certain situations/people/or ourselves. When we have more awareness of “how we are” centers can become more open. However, sometimes we need help to get the energy moving and to unlock our awareness.

The base center is located between legs. The attribute of the base is patience—we block this center with fear of life and death.  A blocked base center/chakra can manifest as physical issues like bladder or colon problems, arthritis, constipation, or emotionally through feeling insecure about finances or our basic needs and well-being. When it’s in alignment and open, we will feel grounded and secure, both physically and emotionally.

The Sacral center/chakra is located under the pubic bone. Sacral center’s attribute is relating with others. When it is blocked we often will feel guilty and unsupported.  Issues with this chakra can be seen via problems with the associated organs, like urinary tract infections, lower back pain, and impotency. When it opens, we have feelings of self-worth, and even more specifically, our self-worth around pleasure, sexuality, and creativity.

Navel center/chakra is located just below the belly button. Navel’s attribute is discernment. When we have discernment, we can make good choices for ourselves. When it is blocked, we have feelings of fear and fear of being alone. These blockages in this chakra are often experienced through digestive issues like ulcers, heartburn, eating disorders, worry and indigestion. 

The Heart is where all the centers come together which lays right in the middle of the chest. The heart’s attribute is love. We block the heart with any emotion—but especially not trusting/lack of and protecting self from hurt and others.  Blocks in our heart chakra can manifest in our physical health through heart problems, blood pressure problems, asthma, allergies, and weight issues. But blocks are often seen even more clearly through people’s actions.

People with heart chakra blocks often put others first, to their own detriment. It’s the middle of the seven chakras, so it bridges the gap between our upper and lower chakras, and it also represents our ability to love and connect to others. When out of alignment, it can make us feel lonely, insecure, and isolated.

The throat centers’ attribute is giving. We block the throat through the feelings of embarrassment, frustration, and anger. The throat center/chakra is connected to our ability to communicate verbally. Voice and throat problems as well as any problems with everything surrounding that area, such as the teeth, gums, and mouth, can indicate a blockage. Blocks or misalignment can also be seen through dominating conversations, gossiping, speaking without thinking, and having trouble speaking your mind. When in alignment, you will speak and listen with compassion and feel confident when you speak because you know you are being true to yourself with your words.

The brow center’s attribute is recognition. We block this center by being serious or over concentrating. The brow center/chakra blockages can manifest as headaches, issues with sight or concentration, and hearing problems. People who have trouble listening to reality (who seem to “know it all”) or who are not in touch with their intuition may also have a block. When open and in alignment, it’s thought that people will follow their intuition and be able to see the big picture.

The crown center is on the top of the head. The crown is above the levels of the laws of nature. It is our connection to the divine.   The crown chakra is linked to every other chakra (and therefore every organ in this system), and so it affects not just all of those organs, but also our brain and nervous system. It is considered the chakra/center of enlightenment and represents our connection to our life’s purpose and spirituality. Those with a blocked crown chakra may seem narrow-minded, skeptical, or stubborn. When this chakra is open, it is thought to help keep all the other chakras open and to bring the person bliss and enlightenment.

The occiput center/chakra lays at the back of the head.  The occiput’s attribute is nurturing. We block with over-control and being over structured.  The occiput’s center/chakra blockages can manifest as headaches, neck pain, issues with sight or concentration, and control issues. When open and in alignment, it balances out the brow center and creates enough structure but also can see the big picture.

At the back of the neck lays a center we call C7 which is the large bone at the back of the neck at cervical level 7.  The attribute of this center is learning, and it is often blocked with grief and unable to let go of people, things, or stories.   Problems with this center will present as neck pain/discomfort, headaches at the base of the head, and shoulder pain. When this is open and aligned it balances out the throat center. We can talk about our grief and let go of issues that keep us feeling stuck.

At the low back is the Kidney Gate. It sits right above the top of our hip bones by the kidneys. The attribute of the Kidney gate is will.  It is blocked with feelings of dishonor (being dishonored/dishonorable). It also blocks by wanting recognition or not wanting recognition. When this is blocked, it can manifest with low back pain, kidney/bladder issues, fear, no/low energy, or anxiety. When it is open and in alignment, it balances out the navel center. The navel center is where our air energy moves into and then moves to the kidney gate where it distributes energy to the rest of the body. 

Has this piqued your interest? Would you like more flow in your energy centers?  Our monthly balance for the month of August opens and balances the centers of the body. 

We’d love to see you and continue educating you about them.

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This information gained from – and Acuenergetics®

-Stay in the flow

Written by Susan Schultz, co-owner of Healing Waters Health Center


Susan Schultz

Co-owner and AcuEnergetics® Senior Practioner of Healing Waters Health Center Susan has always had a passion for helping people, and as an occupational therapist, she has worked in a variety of settings. Her curiosity about how the human body works began her quest for a deeper understanding of people and how they become ill. When she started to understand how energy affects the body, it sparked a passion that she loves sharing with others. She shows up authentically each and every day to do her heart’s work. She loves to inspire people with her knowledge and stories that continue to help them grow and heal. As a lifelong learner, she is passionate about sharing AcuEnergetics®.