“The spirit is the life of the body seen from within, and the body the outward manifestation of the life of the spirit – the two being really one.” Carl Jung

One of the simplest ways to relieve pain and suffering is to take better care of your chakras.

What are your chakras?

Your chakras are energy vortexes, both large and small, located throughout your body as well as your energy field.

Many people have heard of their seven major chakras, but you have many others.

Some energy medicine experts claim there are as many as 23 chakras located not just in your physical body but also throughout your energy field both above the crown of your head and below your feet.

They are part of your pranamayakosha, or energy body, and regulate the well being of your physical body as well as the quality of vital energy you experience on a daily basis.

When your chakras are open and balanced, they spin a clockwise direction.

When you are unhealthy, your chakras may be closed or spinning in a counterclockwise direction.

As a medical intuitive healer, I can discuss the hidden secrets of your chakras.

Don’t Just Take An Aspirin, Balance Your Chakras

You’re probably aware that it’s a good idea to exercise regularly, eat right, sleep well and manage your stress.

But who has ever told you that it’s also a good idea to balance your chakras?

And why is this a really good idea anyway?

Your chakras literally regulate the well being not only of your physical body but also your psychological experience.

When you experience physical pain or mental suffering, there’s a 110 percent likelihood that a chakra that corresponds to the area in your body or your emotional process has been out of balance for some time.

That’s because everything that happens to you occurs not just at the physical level, it also resonates throughout your energy body, emotional body, mental body and spiritual body.

You have a stereophonic experience of life.

When I do a medical intuitive reading, I look at:

  • Your primary operating chakra, which tells me the filter through which you experience life.
  • The chakra or chakras that are out of balance.

Here is a simple guide to the hidden secrets of your chakras from my Amazon No. 1 best seller, What Is Healing? Awaken Your Intuitive Power for Health and Happiness.

When you balance your chakras, you can cause huge changes throughout your entire well being.

As you learn how to take better care of your energy body you can lessen your reliance on medication, experience greater vitality and connect more deeply to your guidance from your soul.

When you are injured, sick or suffering in any way, you can get well faster by inquiring which of your chakras has been affected and using this simple guide to direct your self care.

1st Chakra, Muladhara, Root Chakra

Location: Between your urethra and anus

Purpose: our foundation

Issues associated with 1st chakra:







Appropriate boundaries







Seat of kundalini

Signs you have a problem with your 1st chakra:

Major illness or injury

Disconnection from the body

Fretful, anxious, can’t settle down

Poor focus, poor discipline

Financial problems

Poor boundaries

Chronic disorganization

If your 1st chakra is excessive, you may experience:




Fear of change, addiction to security

Rigid boundaries

Color: Red

Glands: Adrenals

Developmental age:

2nd trimester in the womb to 12 months

Balanced characteristics:

Good health


Well grounded

Comfortable in your body

Sense of trust in the world

Feeling safe and secure

Able to relax and be still



Right livelihood

Physical malfunctions:

Disorders of the bowel, anus, digestive system

Adrenal burnout

Disorders of the solid parts of the body: bones, teeth

Issues with feet, legs, knees, base of spine, buttocks, hips

Eating disorders

Frequent illness


Affirmations that support your 1st chakra:

I have a right to be here

I am safe

I love my body and trust its wisdom

I live a life of abundance

I choose to be here in this body in this lifetime

I love my life

I am meaningfully connected to my family

I draw on my family for love and support

I honor my connections to my tribe and transcend them

I have plenty of money now

I nurture my connection with nature

To heal wounds of your 1st chakra:

Get hugged or held

Create good bedding to you feel safe and comfortable as you sleep



Take a walk

Go barefoot

Have a picnic

Physical exercise

Lots of touch, massage

Reconnect with your body

Look at your earliest childhood relationship to your mother

Eat meat, proteins, red fruits and red vegetables

Resolve old family conflicts

Get out of survival mode and feel prosperous

Sound: Lam, C note

Yoga postures that benefit your 1st chakra:

Standing poses, especially warrior poses, frog, butterfly, pelvic lifts, bridge, knee to chest, head to knee, seated boat, tortoise, eagle, lotus

2nd Chakra, Svadisthana, Navel Chakra

Location: Below your navel

Purpose: Balanced Power and Sexuality

Issues associated with 2nd chakra:


Ability to experience pleasure



Intimate relationships


Sexual identity

If the 2nd chakra is deficient:

Rigid physical body and attitudes

Fear of sex

Poor social skills

Denial of pleasure

Excessive boundaries

Lack of desire, passion or excitement


If the 2nd chakra is excessive:

Addiction to sex, drugs or alcohol

Mood swings

Excessive sensitivity

Overpowering, invasion of others

Emotional codependency

Obsessive attachments

Color: Orange

Glands: Ovaries, testes

Developmental age: 6 to 24 months

Balanced characteristics:

Graceful movement

Emotional intelligence

In your own power

Comfortable with your own sexuality

Able to change

Healthy boundaries

Emotionally balanced

Ability to nurture self and others

Ability to experience pleasure in healthy ways

Physical malfunctions:

Disorders of the reproductive system

Menstrual problems

Sexual dysfunction

Low back pain, knee trouble

Lack of flexibility, either physically or emotionally

Inappropriate appetite (either too much or not enough)


I have a right to enjoy pleasure

I accept and celebrate my sexuality

I deserve to have fun

I feel comfortable as a man/woman

My sexuality is sacred

My life is pleasurable

I am flexible and go with the flow in life

I nurture and support all my relationships

I let go of all past emotional traumas

I am creative

To heal wounds of your 2nd chakra:

Give or receive massage

Take a bath

Work with your hands


Sit in a rocking chair

Clean your house

Feel music

Inner child work

Allow your hips to sway when walking

12-step programs for addictions

Develop a healthy hobby just for fun

Develop healthy boundaries

Learn how to have healthy intimate relationships

Honor your femininity/masculinity

Eat orange fruits and vegetables

Sound: Vam, D note

Yoga postures that benefit your 2nd chakra:

Forward bends, cobra, sphinx, boat, locust, bow, butterfly, child with knees apart, hip circles, pelvic lifts, hero, spinal twist

3rd Chakra, Manipura, Solar Plexus Chakra

Location: Solar plexus

Purpose: Center of psychic feelings

Issues associated with your 3rd chakra:

Personal identity

Well balanced energy

Will power

Self esteem

Personal achievement

Balanced ego

If your 3rd chakra is deficient:

Low energy

Weak willed, easily manipulated

Low self esteem

Poor digestion

Victim mentality

Poor me



Easily overwhelmed by the thoughts and feelings of others

If your 3rd chakra is excessive:

Dominating, controlling, overly aggressive

Need to be right

Temper tantrums


Type A personality



Color: Yellow

Gland: Pancreas

Development age: 18 months to 4 years

Balanced characteristics:

Responsible, reliable

Balanced, effective willpower

Good self esteem

Able to feel your feelings

Able to discern the difference between what you feel and what other people are feeling




Physical malfunctions:

Eating disorders

Digestive disorders

Liver, gallbladder, spleen or pancreas problems

Hypoglycemia or diabetes

Chronic fatigue

Muscle spasms


I honor who I am and who I have a right to be

It is safe for me to feel my feelings

I can do whatever I will to do

I take pride in my work

I keep my word

I respect myself

I know who I am

I can say no when I need to

To heal wounds of your 3rd chakra:

Protect your solar plexus by imagining a screen in front of it

Visualize energy coming from the crown of your head and pushing out from your 3rd chakra like water pouring out of a fire hydrant

Express your anger in appropriate ways, punch a pillow, roll up the windows of your car and yell

Ask yourself how you are really feeling

Take risks

Deep relaxation, stress management

Martial arts

Learn to say no

Develop your willpower

Eat yellow fruits and vegetables

Balance your blood sugar

Sound: Ram, E note

Yoga postures that benefit your 3rd chakra:

Spinal twists, bow, wheel, bridge, seated boat, lying facing boat, reverse plank, breath of joy, warrior poses, sun salutes

4th Chakra, Anahata, Heart Chakra

Location: Heart center

Purpose: To give and receive love







Reaching out and taking in

Balance between the physical and spiritual

Body-mind integration

If the 4th chakra is deficient:

Withdrawn, cold, antisocial


Intolerant of self or others



Fear of intimacy

Lack of empathy


If the 4th chakra is excessive:





Overly sacrificing

Giving too much

Color: Green

Gland: Thymus

Developmental age: 4 to 7 years

Balanced characteristics:




Self loving



Strong immune system


Physical malfunctions:

Heart problems

Lung problems

Immune deficiency

Breathing difficulties

Circulatory problems

Tension between shoulder blades


I love myself unconditionally

I am able to give and receive love

I balance giving and receiving in my life

I deserve to be loved

There is an infinite supply of love in my life

I am the place that love flows through

I am loving to myself and others

I love what I do

I am surrounded by love and support

To heal wounds of your 4th chakra:

Carry your own baby picture

Write yourself a love letter

Eat green fruits and vegetables

Create a spiritual family of friends who really love you

Say I am sorry to someone you need to

Adopt an animal from the pet rescue

Write a gratitude list

Work with your arms

Hug and be hugged

Forgive yourself and others


Breathing exercises

Do what you love to do

Sound: Yam, F note

Yoga postures that benefit your 4th chakra:

Backbends, fish, camel, bridge, wheel, cobra, child, upward facing dog, sage twist, triangle, balancing half moon

5th Chakra, Vissudha, Throat Chakra

Location: Throat center

Purpose: Center for psychic communication





Finding one’s own voice


If the 5th chakra is deficient:

Fear of speaking your mind

Small voice

Tone deaf

Shy, introverted

Difficulty putting your feelings into words

If the 5th chakra is excessive:

Talk too much

Unable to listen or understand


Dominating voice

You interrupt others

Color: Blue

Glands: Thyroid, parathyroid

Developmental age: 7 to 12 years

Balanced characteristics:

Good listener

Resonant voice

Good sense of timing and rhythm

Clear communication


Physical malfunctions:

Thyroid problems

Disorders of neck, throat, jaw and ears

Toxicity in the body

Voice problems


I speak my truth with love and grace

I express myself clearly

I listen with my whole heart

I allow my thoughts to flow

I speak from my heart

To heal wounds of your 5th chakra:

Play a musical instrument

Write letters that you later burn and release to the universe

Practice silence

Listen to music

Sing, chant, tone

Tell stories

Write in a journal


Express who you really are

Eat blue fruits

Sound: Ham, G note

Yoga poses that heal your 5th chakra:

Shoulderstand, fish, neck stretches, neck rolls, rabbit, plow, knee to ear pose

6th Chakra, Ajna, Third Eye Chakra

Location: Between your eyebrows

Purpose: Psychic vision









If your 6th chakra is deficient:


Poor vision

Poor memory

Difficulty seeing the future or alternatives

Lack of imagination

Difficulty visualizing

Can’t remember dreams

Denial—can’t see what’s really going on

If your 6th chakra is excessive:




Difficulty concentrating


Color: Indigo, a blend of red and blue

Gland: Pituitary

Developmental age: Adolescence

Balanced characteristics:



Good memory


Able to access and remember dreams

Able to visualize

Able to think symbolically

Physical malfunctions:

Eye problems



It is safe for me to see the truth

My life evolves with clarity

I honor my psychic vision

I can manifest my vision

I am open to the wisdom within

I imagine wonderful things for my life

I like what I see

To heal wounds of your 6th chakra:

Get enough natural sunlight

Purchase a light therapy box


Create visual art – paint, draw


Visit art galleries

Look at beautiful scenery

Climb to the top of a mountain and enjoy the view

Always look your best

Get a makeover

Surround yourself with beauty

Use full spectrum lightbulbs


Sound: Om, A note

Yoga postures that benefit 6th chakra:

Meditation, lotus, yoga mudra, cow’s head, dancer, spinal twists, plough, bridge, shoulderstand, eagle

7th chakra, Sahasrara, Crown Chakra 

Location: Crown of your head

Purpose: Psychic knowing



Connection to God


Belief systems


Wisdom and mastery

If your 7th chakra is deficient:


Spiritual cynicism

Learning difficulties

Rigid belief systems


If your 7th chakra is excessive:

Over intellectual

Spiritual addiction


Disassociation from the body

Color: Violet fading to white

Gland: Pineal

Developmental age: Early adulthood

Balanced characteristics:

Spiritual outlook on life

Able to learn easily

Intelligent, thoughtful, aware

Open minded

Humble before the beauty and wonder of the universe

Physical malfunctions:

Head injury

Mental illness



Brain tumors



I honor the divinity within me

I am connected to God and all that is

I am guided by my higher power

I am guided by a higher wisdom

I honor my knowing

I follow my inner guidance

Information I need comes to me whenever I need it

I am a soul with a physical body

I am passionate about my life

I do the best I can

I am open to new learning

I accept all parts of myself

I accept everything that happens in my life as a blessing from God

I know and experience that I am blessed by God

To heal wounds of your 7th chakra:

Read spiritual literature

Attend church, synagogue, or meditate regularly

Wear white clothing

Connect your body, mind, and spirit


Attend programs of learning and study

Listen to the silence

Use “cancel that” for any negativity

Practice watching your thoughts

Talk to God

Rest one day a week

What is healing? Healing happens when you discover the hidden secrets of your chakras.

To make an appointment for a medical intuitive reading, please call 678-612-8816 or email catherine@catherinecarrigan.com.