What Are The 7 Chakaras Of Human Body? What Happens When It Is Balanced, Underactive Or Overactive?

The human existence depends the seven primary chakras which represents to the different aspects of human's life. Human's psychological, physical and spiritual function depends upon the activeness of these chakras.

Chakras are referred as 'circle' or ' wheel' located centrally to subtle energy channels called as 'Nadis', 'Converge'. All these chakras are situated along the length of the spine, that is from the pelvic floor to the crown of the head.

It is said that due to life force, there occurs a spinning energy into the 7 centers of the body starting from the base of your spine to the top of your head.

A healthy balanced person carries the right energy to every part of the body due to proper balancing of 7 chakras. But, if one of the chakras spins too quickly, blocked or spins too slowly, the health of the person gets affected. Hence, balancing of these chakras is needed to tune with the natural energy cycles of the body.

 It provides balance in physical, emotional and spiritual situation. All chakras are required to remain open in order to get your energy flowing freely and harmony exists between the physical body, mind and spirit.


Lets see these 7 chakras which connects your spiritual bodies to your physical ones. 

𝟙 MULADHARA (The Root Chakra) 

  • Location: At the base of the spine, near tailbone and goes up below belly button. 
  • Shape: Four petaled lotus. 
  • Element: Earth, meaning feeling of being close to the earth.
  • Development: 1-7 years.
  • Meaning: Support.
  • Key points: Physical identity, stability, grounding.
  • Stone: Hematite.
  • Color: Red.

This helps to keep you grounded and connected with the energy of the earth. It controls to our survivals issues such as financial independence, money and food.

When this chakra is balanced, you feel peace and accomplished upon thinking about money, safety and shelter. And when unbalanced, causes fear. Fear of change, inability to move, not able to love oneself, physically abended. Chakra symbolizes physicals strength, sexuality and flight and fight response to activate the sense of danger when needed. 

It is connected to gland gonads, responsible for the sense of smell. Also connected with prostate, anus, colon and adrenal glands.

When this chakra is underactive, you feel organized and hard to complete daily activities. Root chakra makes person worry about money, future aspects and not satisfied with life leading to self-destructive behavior. You feel trouble in concentrating and feel frequent day dreaming. 

When root chakra is overactive, it makes oneself feel alone, isolated and unable to connect to the world. You feel so selfish.

𝟚 SVAUHISTHANA (Sacral Chakra)

  • Location: Right below the belly button, 3 inches below the navel. 
  • Color: Orange.
  • Element: Water.
  • Meaning: Place of self or her own abode.
  • Development: 8-14 years old.
  • Shape: Six petaled lotus.
  • Stone: Tiger's eye.
  • Key point: Sexuality, pleasure, creativity.


This chakra is associated with lymphatic system and is responsible for expressing emotions and adaptability helps to get you in touch with sexual desires.

It controls our sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure and sexuality.

This chakra is associated with several organs and glands like bladder, pelvis, large intestines', the lymphatic system, female reproductive system.

Each petal in chakra signifies negative qualities.

When this chakra is in balanced state, pleasurable feelings are felt. A sense of wellness is offered.

When it is overactive, you feel guilty, and highly emotional all the time and addictive. You feel the life's good thing is not reaching your soul and is unhealthy for you. Hence, you feel restlessness, obesity, hormonal imbalances, addiction. 

When it is underactive, you give more effort on focusing on very small practical things and thus you feel depressed, lacks in creativity, passion and sex. 

𝟛 MANIPURA (The Naval Chakra or The Solar Plexus)

  • Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.
  • Color: Yellow.
  • Shape: Downward or Upward facing red triangle.
  • Stone: Amber.
  • Element: Fire.
  • Meaning: City of jewels, Lustrous gem.
  • Key Point: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem.


It is responsible for feeling of confidence and control of your life. When you feel butterflies in your stomach, its because of this chakra. It controls self-worth, self-confidence and self-esteem. 

Your 'gut feeling' is all due to this chakra.

The solar plexus chakra is associated with sense of sight and adrenal glands

When this chakra is in balanced state, your personal power becomes stronger and you feel a sense of wisdom. A confidence to win is gained.

When this chakra is overactive, you feel anger, no control, greediness, lack of compassion or empathy. Mainly digestive problem occur due to imbalances in liver, kidney, appendix, pancreas.
When this chakra is underactive, lack of energy occurs. You feel needy, insecure and indecisive.

𝟜 ANAHATA (The Heart Chakra)

  • Location: Center of the chest, above the heart.
  • Color: Green.
  • Shape: Green pointed star surrounded by 13 lotus petals.
  • Development: 21-28 years. 
  • Element: Air.
  • Stone: Rose Quartz.
  • Meaning: Unstruck.
  • Key Point: Love and Compassion.

Its a bridge between lower chakras (associated with materiality) and the upper chakra (associated with spirituality). 

It connects and influence to give and receive love from others and ourselves, experiencing joy and inner peace.

This chakra mostly influence professional and personal relationships. Connected with lymph and thymus gland. It can ruin the relationship with negative emotions like anger, jealousy and distrust.

It is associated with love, compassion, mental healthy and emotional healing.

When this chakra is in balanced state, you feel love for yourself and others l. You feel kindness in others.

When this chakra is in overactive state, you find yourself always putting it the need of others before your own. You make unhealthy choices in the name of love.

When this chakra is in underactive state, a lot of heartbreak is felt. You hardly come close to anyone. You suffer from circulation problems. 

𝟝 VISUDDHA (The Throat Chakra)

  • Location: Throat.
  • Shape: Blue downward facing triangle inside a lotus with 16 purple petals.
  • Element: Sound/Music.
  • Stone: Aquamarine.
  • Meaning: To purify, Very pure.
  • Development: 29-35 years.
  • Key point: Communication.


This chakra helps you to express ourselves truly and clearly. It controls the power of communication, self expression and truth. Sharing opinion to others is due to this chakra.

This chakra is associated with throat, jaws, neck vertebrae, thyroid gland, teeth, ears, esophagus. It gives you artistic potential with a beautiful voice and great creativity of ways to express.

When this chakra is in balanced state, you are able to clearly speak with love, kindness and truth. Hence, you inspire and enlighten others around you with your words and speech.

When this chakra is in overactive state, you feel ignored. Physically suffer frim throat pain, infections frequently, cavities and mouth ulcers. You spend a lot of time trying to make your voice heard.

When this chakra is in underactive state, you become shy and quiet, not able to express your feelings and even difficult in speaking to others. Physically digestive issues occur.

𝟞 AJNA (The Third Eye Chakra or Brow Chakra)

  • Location: Forehead between the eye.
  • Color: Dark blue/purple/indigo.
  • Element: Light.
  • Shape: Transparent lotus with 2 white petals.
  • Stone: Amethyst.
  • Meaning: Command center or beyond the wisdom.
  • Key point: Intuition, Imagination.


This chakra is responsible for your intuition and ability to see the big picture. It controlled your power of imagination and wisdom. It is beyond the materialistic world.

This chakra is associated with sense of thought that is thinking logically and with reasonable conclusions. It connects to pituitary and pineal gland.

When this chakra is in balanced state, spiritual development is felt with feeling of very beautiful things of life. A balance in both physical and the material world occurs. Psychic information is felt associated with 5 physical senses. 

When this chakra is in overactive state, you spend time in astrology, tarot card reading and paranormal experiences-overwhelming activities distracts you to live a life.

When this chakra is in underactive state, you tend to ignore psychic experience, feel disconnected from spiritual experience. Frequently headache occurs, with problems of allergens and sinuses.

𝟟 SAHASRANA (The Crown Chakra)

  • Location: Top of the head.
  • Color: Violet/White.
  • Element: Thousand petaled lotus.
  • Shape: Thousand petaled lotus with a pinkish aura.
  • Stone: Clear Quartz.
  • Meaning: Divine Consciousness.


Fully opening of this chakra leads to access a higher consciousness. It controls your inner and outer beauty, gaining you spirituality, that is a direct relation with almighty and conscious energy.

It is very difficult to completely balance this chakra.

When this chakra is in balanced state, goal of spiritual world is achieved, but it is not easy.
You feel happiness, good health and wisdom. Balancing this chakra, balances other chakras. You doesn't feel human anymore, instead you feel suffered and death occurs.

When this chakra is in underactive state, you feel exactly like a human being, which brings you closer to experiencing the consciousness.

Well overactive of this chakra is not possible. As it is the state of universal energy, innately infinite, that is you can't exist in the material world but be overcome with consciousness energy.
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