Ever wonder why you feel off-center and don't know the reason? Don't worry -- it's completely normal, and we've got the 411 on what's going on in that body of yours.
You may or may not know what chakras are, but even if you do, here's a quick refresher:
Chakras are points of vital energy in the human body. There are thousands of them, but people tend to only hone in on the main seven: The Crown, The Third Eye, The Throat, The Heart, The Solar Plexus, The Sacral, and The Root. They're located from your tailbone to the top of your head -- which means The Root, while seemingly at the bottom, is actually the first if you're talking "order."
Their power isn't about how they exist on their own, it's about how they co-exist... together. Together, when they're in complete alignment, they create a powerhouse -- a literal force of nature. The thing is, when they're out-of-sync for any reason at all, so are you. It's like when you're trying to play guitar, but there's that one string that could use some tuning that's messing up the entire melody. Same thing with your body -- if there's one thing (or chakra) off, it affects you entirely. So what's this all mean, and how do you get back in line? That's easy. Chakras are resilient, so it doesn't take too much to nourish them.
How to know it's off: You find yourself getting too caught up in the little, less meaningful moments and things.
How to nourish it: Meditate and start opening yourself to connect deeply with everyone and everything.
THE THIRD EYE
How to know it's off: You find yourself being overly negative and can't seem to get out of your own way.
How to nourish it: Start a dream journal and surround yourself with positivity.
How to know it's off: You find yourself unable to speak your truth or stand up for yourself.
How to nourish it: Say what's on your mind... and sing, girl!
How to know it's off: You find yourself unable to let others in or hold healthy, long-lasting relationships.
How to nourish it: Open your soul to others or reconnect with friends or love lost.
THE SOLAR PLEXUS
How to know it's off: You find yourself distressed, easily agitated, or overtired.
How to nourish it: Laugh until your belly aches and get ample amounts of sunshine on your face.
How to know it's off: You find yourself feeling easily overwhelmed, jealous, and uninspired.
How to nourish it: Let yourself have fun and speak "I Am" affirmations to bring to light your blessings.
How to know it's off: You find yourself extra anxious or feel generally unsafe and unsettled.
How to nourish it: Go outside, plant your feet firmly on the ground, and breathe deeply -- and seek wisdom of an older, trusted companion.