Throughout our lives, we have experienced many emotions. When handled correctly, every emotion can improve our lives and motivate us to make the conditions of society better. One of the most common emotions that people struggle to handle is anger. Millions of people around the world ruined their lives because they failed to control their anger or release it in a positive way. One way that you can control your anger is by focusing on developing certain chakras.
What are Chakras?
Some of you might be unfamiliar with the concept of chakras. Chakra translates to “wheel” in Sanskrit. Chakras describe how energy flows through the body. These wheels of energy are responsible for connecting the mind, body, and soul. There are seven main chakras. Each chakra correlates with a specific set of expressions and quality of health.
In this article, we are going to focus on only two of the seven main chakras. We are going to focus on the first and fourth chakras. These chakras have the strongest connection to anger. If you focus on these chakras, you’ll discover that anger isn’t impossible or difficult to control. This is a major method to aid in dealing with anger.
Connection Between Anger and the First Chakra
The first chakra is known as the muladhara chakra. Muladhara translates to root in Sanskrit. It is known as the root chakra because it is located at the base of the spine. This chakra is associated with the color red because it is often connected with the earth. This chakra affects your life in a few ways.
This chakra is associated with the basic building blocks that are important for survival. The muladhara chakra is associated with your sense of safety and security. Safety and security can apply to many categories. It has to do with your basic needs, such as food, water, shelter, and clothing. It is also associated with emotions such as fear and anger. Even family relationships and friendships fit into the equation.
Unbalanced Muladhara Chakra
If you live an unhealthy lifestyle in a certain category, it can cause correlating chakras to become blocked. If a chakra is blocked, it can lead to certain physical and mental health problems. The good news is that balancing chakras isn’t difficult to do if you know what to look for. It merely requires some discipline, and it doesn’t even cost much money. All you have to do is create a routine and stick to it.
There are various physical symptoms that are the result of an unbalanced root chakra. These symptoms include low energy and fatigue. You’ll also develop pain in your lower back. You might start getting digestive problems. It can even go as far as affecting your blood pressure.
Here are some of the various mental and emotional symptoms that result from an unbalanced root chakra. You’ll find yourself lacking self esteem and you won’t have the motivation to improve the conditions of your life. If you prolong unblocking your root chakra, it might even lead to depression. You will most likely develop fear and anxiety, too. These mental problems can cause you to become disconnected from the world around you. You’ll mentally and maybe even physically isolate yourself from the world. You will find yourself stuck in your own thoughts, thinking about the past or the future.
Anger and the Root Chakra
If you look at the previous information that we discussed, you can come to the conclusion that an unbalanced root chakra can cause a lot of chaos and confusion in one’s life. They’ll constantly have to worry about attaining the basic needs for survival. They won’t know who or what to trust. As we saw, this can lead to fear and anxiety. It is common for fear and anxiety to develop into anger. The anger might cause someone to become abusive to their spouse or children. They might turn to drugs or alcohol to attempt to cope with their anger. Their anger might cause them to steal or rob to fulfill their basic survival needs.
These are unhealthy ways of dealing with anger. Anger is an intense and powerful emotion that makes people do things that they normally wouldn’t do. It isn’t until after they calm down that they regret the actions that they made and now have to suffer the consequences. Many violent crimes are purely results of anger that couldn’t be controlled or vented out in a healthy way. The good news is that there are a few easy ways to balance your root chakra.
Balancing the Root Chakra
One of the basic ways to balance the root chakra is by meditating. If you meditate, you will become more relaxed and calm. Your anger won’t cause you to make foolish and irrational decisions that can destroy your life. There are multiple methods of meditation. No method is better than the other. Just find the one that works for you. You can even customize certain aspects of your meditation experience. Choose a location that helps you relax. You can meditate in your backyard, a park, in a bedroom, under the stars at night, etc. Just choose a place that relaxes you. If you want some background noise, you can put a list of meditation music together. Smooth jazz music is a good option too.
Another way to help balance your root chakra is by fulfilling your basic needs for survival, which include food, shelter, water, and clothing. In the modern era, the easy way to attain this is through money. I strongly advise against using violence, intimidation, and illegal means to attain money. This will not balance your root chakra. In fact, it might even increase your fear, anxiety, and anger. The best thing to do is to try to land an entry-level job. While you are working in this job, you are gaining experience and if you want, you can learn a skill. There are various cheap programs to teach you skills, such as online academies and trade schools. If you are struggling to find a job due to lack of experience, volunteering is a good way to gain it. There are probably dozens of volunteer opportunities in your area. If you want, you can sign up for our volunteer group. You can earn a stream of income and even win gift cards.
Connection Between Anger and the Fourth Chakra
The fourth chakra is located at the center of your chest. This is called the “anahata”. In Sanskrit, “anahata” means unbeaten. This chakra is also known as the heart chakra. This chakra is associated with forgiveness, empathy, and love for yourself and others. This is a very sensitive chakra with a lot of emotions involved. The heart chakra is the most common chakra to become unbalanced. Society reflects this statement through statistics. First, we are going to see the symptoms of an unbalanced heart chakra.
Symptoms of an Unbalanced Heart Chakra
There are several symptoms associated with an unbalanced heart chakra. Many people with unbalanced heart chakras often socially isolate themselves. Usually, they become depressed as a result. They hold grudges against loved ones. Oftentimes, they fear putting themselves out there and developing relationships. In relationships, they’ll become possessive and jealous.
Here are some of the physical symptoms of an unbalanced heart chakra. People with this problem will experience upper back pain. Asthma and circulation problems are common. You might suffer from disorders of the heart, lungs, and arms. You might notice signs of premature aging over long periods of time.
Statistics of Issues Related to the Unbalanced Heart Chakra
In the United States, the rate of loneliness skyrocketed because of the effects of the covid era. A study shows that 36 percent of Americans reported they suffered from loneliness. According to another report, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men faced physical violence by their partner. Many people blame the covid policies and social media as the cause of these issues. While these might play a role in these problems, the root of the problem is within oneself.
Anger and the Heart Chakra
There is a good chance that you heard the saying, “there’s a thin line between love and hate.” There isn’t a case where that quote fits better than this situation. As we saw, the heart chakra plays an important role in one’s social life. People with an unbalanced heart chakra tend to isolate themselves from others. This often leads to anger. Sometimes they take it out on others through bullying or being rude. It isn’t uncommon for them to take it out on themselves through self harm and in extreme cases suicide.
If they’re in a relationship, they might feel that they don’t deserve their partner and become mentally and physically abusive. The victims often find themselves being controlled and manipulated by their partners. Their partners will usually control who they can communicate and socialize with. They’ll pick up that their partners don’t trust them. It isn’t uncommon for them to discover that they are victims of physical and mental abuse from their partners.
How to Balance the Heart Chakra
Nobody intends to become that type of person. This kind of person is often shown negatively in the media. Despite this, many people become this person and never even realize it. One of the best ways to prevent this is by balancing your heart chakra. There are few ways to balance the heart chakra. Like many chakras, one of the obvious ways is through meditation. Breathing exercises work too. If you find yourself becoming angry or anxious, close your eyes and count to a certain number, such as 30 or 40. Another way is writing encouraging quotes to yourself or even telling yourself inspiring quotes. This helps your self esteem. Try volunteering to help others.
These are the main chakras that can lead to anger when unbalanced. If you want to live a life of peace and tranquility, it begins within yourself. It would be wise to focus on balancing these chakras. I advise you to take notes or save this article.
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