This article looks at the main Chakras associated with anxiety and panic. Here you will discover the many ways to use the Root Chakra and the Crown Chakra to calm anxiety.
Chakras are part of our energetic body system and are linked to physical, mental, and emotional health. Anxiety can be a combination of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. When looking to heal anxiety and to get to the root cause, the chakras can show you a way. You can look to bring the energetic body back into harmony so that your physical body will follow suit. The key chakras to look at when experiencing anxiety are the Root Chakra and the Crown Chakra, for these are the top and tail end of the chakra system; if they are not the stable and steady container for the rest of the energetic body, they are meant to be, it could result in chaos.
Chakras Associated with Anxiety
If you seek out which chakra could be the anxiety chakra, you can look no further than the Root and the Crown. These two energy centres are all about stability, connection to self, and connection to the world around you.
Root Chakra – Muladhara
The Root Chakra is the base on which all your physical and energetic beliefs stand. When you work with the Root Chakra, you create a stable foundation upon building your life. If there is no stability in your base, you will not likely find stability within yourself or in the world around you. Imbalances here prevent you from settling down in one place or even settling emotional upheavals from within you from time to time. This feeling of restlessness could make you flighty and lead to chronic anxiety. Remedy this with some deep Root Chakra work.
Crown Chakra – Sahasrara
The Crown Chakra is our connection to the world, particularly the energies around us. When your Crown Chakra is balanced, you will feel wholesome, connected, and united with your higher self. You will feel disconnected and anxious when this chakra goes out of balance. In relation to energy, if you have a sensitive Crown Chakra, you may feel as though you are catching on to the energy of other people around you. For example, when someone in your surrounding is fearful or anxious, it may also be transferred to you. To avoid this, work to clear the Crown Chakra.
Anxiety and Panic Attack Chakras
Anxiety and panic attacks are extreme energy that needs to be moved through the body. As the chakras are on an energetic level, you should consult the chakras to find the cause.
The ‘Anxiety Chakra’ would be the Crown, for this is where disconnection happens. In states of anxiety, the body does not feel in control or even as though it is your own. Work with the Crown Chakra during times of anxiety to tell yourself it is going to be okay. The universe has a higher plan for you. Learning to trust this divine plan is part of the lessons from the Crown Chakra.
The ‘Panic Attack Chakra’ would be the Root Chakra, as panic begins to happen when you lose touch with the earth beneath you. When you forget your stable base and your solid ground, the world can start to look fearful, and this is where the panic attack originates.
When anxiety or panic attacks arise, tune into these energy centres and use the following techniques to clear the issues.
Alleviating the Issues
The good news is that Chakras are always changing and shifting, so the energy can be moved out of the body fairly quickly. When you are anxious or feel a panic attack coming on, start to tune into the Root and Crown Chakras.
You can connect with nature and notice your five senses for the Root Chakra. What do you see, smell, taste, feel and hear? This automatically brings you back into the present moment, where anxiety cannot live. If your anxiety is chronic, you should schedule regular nature dates to meet with the plants and animals. Pick up your yoga mat and go for a picnic; treat yourself to the presence that nature has provided for you.
For the Crown Chakra, you can use visualization exercises to move out of the anxiety zone. Connect with your breath and invite the golden light above into the Crown and down through your body. Let this light take away the anxious parts of you. Let it open you to trust and believe that you are safe here and the universe has your back. You may also like to explore energy healings and Chakra balancing services for the Crown Chakra.
Affirmations are another powerful way to move out of anxiety and panic attacks, and they can be related to all chakras.
Here are some good affirmations to use when you are feeling anxious:
- I am grounded. I am safe.
- I am breathing. My breath flows through me with ease.
- At this moment, there is nothing to do or nowhere to be.
- I am connected to a higher source, and I trust that this moment is in the best interest of my growth.
- With every passing moment, I become calmer and calmer.
- Inner peace lives within me, even when it is hard to find.
- My feet are on the earth. My body is relaxed.
- I trust that I am okay.
Getting Medical Help
In some situations, such as extreme anxiety or panic, you may need medical help.
As much as Chakra work is beneficial, it has to work alongside other healing fields. Most doctors work on the physical level, so working the chakras is a great way to heal yourself holistically in the mind and body.
Anxiety is always a fear of the future or the negative things that await you. When you tune into the present moment, this anxiety will dissipate. Yoga and chakra work are wonderful ways to bring your awareness back to the present and let the panic settle down. Work with some of the suggestions here to find your balance and return to your peaceful state of mind.
If you want to explore more chakra work and learn how to use the chakras for many other conditions, check out our Online Course, Understanding Chakras. This will guide you in the right direction.