Updated: Sep 20, 2019
Curious to see which chakras may need some attention? Take this mini chakra alignment quiz and gain more clarity! Answer the following questions as accurately as possible. Find out which chakra is over active, under active or balanced and in harmony.
Answers What they mean
1 = Never/Strongly Disagree 1-8 points - Chakra is deficient and needs attention
2= Not often/ disagree 9-16 points - Chakra is slightly deficient, work to balance it
3= Sometimes/Maybe 17-25 points - Chakra is open, work to keep it open
4= Often/Agree 26-34 points - Chakra is very open, work to keep it balanced
5= Always/Strongly Agree 35-40 points - Chakra may be over active, needs attention
Muladhara - Root Chakra
It represents our foundation. It anchors us and gives us a feeling of being grounded. Associated with survival instincts. It connects us to the Earth and everything around us. The most common chakra to experience blockage or weakness. It controls our survival instincts. Fight or flight and fear. Imbalances include issues with the legs, feet and digestive systems. Emotional imbalances which cause feelings of not being supported. Insecurity, loneliness and fear.
I often spend time in nature. 1 2 3 4 5
I eat a healthy and balanced diet. 1 2 3 4 5
I have confidence in myself. 1 2 3 4 5
I feel safe and protected. 1 2 3 4 5
I exercise regularly. 1 2 3 4 5
I am patient. 1 2 3 4 5
I consider myself to be well-grounded 1 2 3 4 5
I care little about what others think of me. 1 2 3 4 5
Swadhisthana - Sacral Chakra
Represents emotional well being. Associated with creativity and sexual energy. The passion and pleasure center. It governs emotions, senses, intimacy and creative connection. When balanced it allows us to express our creativity, form deep intimate relationships and pursue our passions. When out of balance it can lead to many disturbances including commitment issues, stifled creativity and lack of drive. Lack of confidence, depression, back pain and urinary as well as reproductive issues.
I let go of things with ease. 1 2 3 4 5
I enjoy being in a nurturing role. 1 2 3 4 5
I am in control of my emotions. 1 2 3 4 5
I like spending time by myself. 1 2 3 4 5
I am satisfied with my love life. 1 2 3 4 5
I am comfortable with my body 1 2 3 4 5
I like losing myself in activities and hobbies. 1 2 3 4 5
I am affectionate with others 1 2 3 4 5
Manipura - Solar Plexus
Represents confidence and control in your life. Associated with self-worth, self -esteem and self-confidence. This is our personal power center and controls our energy as related to our own personal willpower, goals, and general purpose. Ambition coupled with action. A balanced third chakra will translate to feelings of inner peace, confidence, and self control. Physically the solar plexus supports the spleen, stomach, liver and pancreas. An imbalance can cause feelings of insecurity, and lack of purpose as well as stomach pains, ulcers and chronic indigestion.
I am confident. 1 2 3 4 5
I set and achieve goals. 1 2 3 4 5
I have a lot of energy. 1 2 3 4 5
I refuse to be a victim. 1 2 3 4 5
I am responsible for my own actions. 1 2 3 4 5
I enjoy taking risks. 1 2 3 4 5
I am not critical of others. 1 2 3 4 5
I have a strong metabolism. 1 2 3 4 5
Anahata - Heart Chakra
One of the most important as it connects the lower 3 chakras with the top 3 chakras. The heart chakra allows us to give and receive love freely. This is the home of compassion, joy, love not only for others but also for ourselves. This chakra supports our heart center, lungs, and upper torso. Shoulders, hands and arms. An imbalance here can cause a feeling of being unworthy, heart issues, low self-esteem, paranoia, low energy, poor digestion and anger.
I like myself. 1 2 3 4 5
I am happy with my current situation. 1 2 3 4 5
I have successful and long relationships. 1 2 3 4 5
I forgive others with ease. 1 2 3 4 5
I am not jealous. 1 2 3 4 5
I feel inspired by life. 1 2 3 4 5
I make friends with ease. 1 2 3 4 5
I am happy. 1 2 3 4 5
Vishuddah - Throat Chakra
This rules our personal voice. It is our inner truth and helps us to speak what is needed. Associated with speaking with clarity, compassion and with no apology. It focuses on the energy of pure expression, intuition, integrity, honesty and openness. An imbalance can cause blockage of communication misunderstanding and stifled voices. It supports the neck, throat, jaw and teeth. Blocked energy can cause sinus issues, swollen glands, neck and shoulder pain.
I have no problem communicating. 1 2 3 4 5
I am good at listening to others. 1 2 3 4 5
I am an honest person. 1 2 3 4 5
I am creative. 1 2 3 4 5
I feel that others listen to me. 1 2 3 4 5
I can easily express myself with words. 1 2 3 4 5
I enjoy expressing myself through the arts. 1 2 3 4 5
I enjoy other people. 1 2 3 4 5
Anja - Third Eye Chakra
This is the home of psychic energy and intuition. Associated with seeing energy beyond the physical world and connects our other senses. This is our center of wisdom and with the element of light. It aides us in our ability to perceive. It allows us to see clearly, focus and trust our own intuition. This chakras energy stems from our purpose, ability to grow and desire to learn. An imbalance can lead to feelings of a lack of direction and purpose in life. It supports our ears, eyes and frontal sinuses. Imbalances can cause tension headaches, blurry vision, coordination and balance problems as well as sleep disorders.
I trust my intuition. 1 2 3 4 5
I am aware of the details of my surroundings. 1 2 3 4 5
I have a good memory. 1 2 3 4 5
I have vivid dreams. 1 2 3 4 5
I experience deja vu. 1 2 3 4 5
I am imaginative. 1 2 3 4 5
I have a good memory. 1 2 3 4 5
I experience clairvoyance/psychic connections. 1 2 3 4 5
Sahasrara - Crown Chakra
This chakra connects us to universal source energy. It is the gateway to the divine. It is rarely balanced as we are always seeking enlightenment. It radiates an energy of peace, faith and trust. Gratitude for our lives and ultimate joy. An imbalance in the crown can bring feelings of confusion, disconnection and insignificance. It commonly causes disorders of the central nervous system as well as headaches, depression and sensitivity to light.
I meditate/pray/contemplate often 1 2 3 4 5
I am conscious of my thoughts/motives and actions 1 2 3 4 5
I nurture my spirituality 1 2 3 4 5
I am aware of the interconnectedness of all things 1 2 3 4 5
I can easily self edit and am aware when I need to let go 1 2 3 4 5
I consider myself an intellectual 1 2 3 4 5
I do not let others influence my decisions 1 2 3 4 5
I do not need others for spiritual advice and clarity 1 2 3 4 5
Tally up your numbers for each chakra.
Now that we know what the numbers say...what do we do about it? As a Reiki Master, it's highly suggested to get a Reiki session done with a skilled practitioner. It is a great way to rebalance your chakras while receiving deeply relaxing energy and healing.
As a Holistic Chef, I would recommend eating the foods associated with each chakra. The easiest way to do this is by the color of the food. Eat the foods that match the color of that particular chakra.
Root Chakra = Red - Think red! Tomatoes, strawberries, cherries and red apples. Also think ROOT vegetables. They grow beneath the ground and absorb high amounts of nutrients from the soil. Rich in folate, Vitamin C, antioxidants and beta carotene. Eating Root vegetables is an excellent way to ground yourself. Sweet potatoes, garlic, carrots, turnips, beets, ginger and tumeric also assist in cleansing and balancing this chakra.
Sacral Chakra = Orange - Think orange! Carrots, mangoes,oranges, orange peppers, peaches, apricots and sweet potatoes. Foods that are rich in Omega 3's such as salmon, also assist with this chakra. Nuts and seeds such as flax, almonds, walnuts and sesame provide additional fatty omega 3's. This chakra is also associated with water. So DRINK LOTS OF WATER!! Stay hydrated. Herbal tea and coconut water are also great.
Solar Plexus = Yellow - Think yellow! Bananas, Pineapple, corn, lemons and yellow curry. Yellow is a natural mood enhancer. Feed this chakra complex carbs and whole grains such as oats, brown rice, vegetables and sprouted grains. They provide crucial fiber and sustainable energy.
A great recipe to try Mango, grilled corn and Black bean salad!
Heart Chakra = Green - Think green! Green raw foods. Organic greens provide us with energy and help regulate stress. They provide whole balanced nutrients which are essential to balancing this chakra. Drink fresh green juice, make a salad, have a green smoothie! Drink green tea. Leafy and cruciferous veggies are the heart chakras best friend and are extremely heart healthy. Broccoli, kale, spinach, chard, dandelion greens, parsley, avocado, lime, peas, kiwis, green apples etc.
Throat Chakra = Blue - Think blue! Blueberries and blackberries are a good source of fiber and antioxidants as well as vitamins for the throat. Think healing and soothing foods and liquids. Coconut water, herbal teas, raw honey and lemon. Also think of fruit that grows on trees. Apples, pears and plums are excellent for healing this chakra.
Try some elderflower syrup for a boost to the throat chakra!
Third Eye Chakra = Indigo - Think purple! Purple grapes, purple kale, blueberries, purple cabbage, eggplant and purple carrots. Also include cacao which is rich in flavonoids and boosts serotonin which helps to reduce stress and inflammation. These "brain foods" can instantly clear an overworked mind and help to regain focus.
Try some raw cacao and almond energy bites!
Crown Chakra = Purple or White - For the crown chakra focus more on fasting and detoxing from foods. It is associated with the spiritual aspects of the body and flushing toxins to boost energy and clear the mind. Meditation and yoga are excellent ways to strengthen and heal the crown chakra. It can teach us to live mindfully and take some quiet, peaceful time for ourselves during our chaotic lives.
To start try an 8 hour fast. Drink plenty of water or any zero calorie drink such as herbal tea.Black coffee is ok but you eventually want to stay clear of any caffeine during a fasting period.
Love and Light!!