Everything within our world consists of energy at its core, and that includes us as human beings.
Our chakras represent places within our non-physical bodies through which the life force (chi or prana) flows. When any one of these seven chakras becomes blocked, we suffer from a host of physical, emotional, and psychological ills.
As author Anodea Judith writes,
A chakra is a center of organization that receives, assimilates, and expresses life force energy. The word chakra literally translates as “wheel” or “disk” and refers to a spinning sphere of bioenergetic activity emanating from the major nerve ganglia branching forward from the spinal column.
These spinning ‘wheels’ of energy are traditionally described as being located in seven different areas of our bodies: our groin, stomach, solar plexus, heart, throat, forehead, and top of our head. There are also smaller, minor chakras that are found in our hands, feet, and other areas.
Chakras and the Spiritual Path
Why should we bother working with our chakras?
For those new to the spiritual path, having some kind of psychological, physical, and energetic map to work with is tremendously helpful. Furthermore, the chakra system – an ancient teaching originating in India over 4,000 years ago – can help us become more happy, balanced, and grounded people when studied and implemented with intention.
Free Chakra Test: Which Chakra is Most Imbalanced?
To help you begin this path of inner work, I’ve created a simple, free chakra test below. The purpose of this test is to help you find the chakra that is most imbalanced within you (and therefore needs to be worked with first).
As with any online test, take it with a grain of salt. It’s not created to diagnose you in any way – it’s merely food for thought. If you don’t resonate with the result, that’s fine. Take what you like and leave the rest. I always encourage you to think for yourself and do your own research, especially when it comes to your spiritual growth.
Remember to answer each question honestly!