Maybe it is an unfamiliar concept, but dogs do have chakras. All living creatures do: cats, dogs, horses, dolphins, parakeets, human beings…all of us.
What is a chakra? Chakra is an ancient word that means “wheel” in Sanskrit. There are roughly seven chakras along the center of the body that govern our response to the energy around us. Three are found in our lower body and those govern survival. The top four govern our mentality.
Dogs are tuned into us emotionally, physically and intuitively. If we’re unbalanced, that affects our dog’s energy. In order for your dog’s chakras to be balanced, you must work on all of them at once
The Root Chakra
Your dog’s root chakra makes them feel secure and grounded. They’ll trust you and others more. This keeps their territorial instinct at bay. If your dog guards their toys or crate, they may need a root chakra adjustment. Consider the proper crystals in this case.
The Sacral Chakra
With an open and balanced Sacral Chakra your dog’s feelings are expressed appropriately, without being frantic or too intense. They are open to affection and loving. An under active Sacral Chakra leads to a stiff dog, lacking in emotion or warmth. On over-active Sacral Chakra can present as an overly emotional, hyper dog. They may be needy, emotionally attached to people and separation anxiety may be an issue.
The Solar Plexus Chakra
An open, healthy Solar Plexus Chakra enables your dog to feel in control and confident. An under-active Solar Plexus chakra may cause your dog to be passive, skittish and timid. An over-active Solar Plexus chakra may cause your dog to be bossy, pushy, intimidating, domineering and maybe aggressive.
The Heart Chakra
An open, balanced, aligned Heart Chakra will allow your dog to be loving and friendly, a pleasure to live with. An under-active Heart chakra may cause your dog to be fearful, cold and keep you at a distance emotionally. I personally do not feel there are over-active Heart Chakras in dogs.
The Throat Chakra
An open, aligned Throat Chakra allows your dog to expressing herself and make her needs known. An under-active Throat Chakra makes for a timid, shy, even introverted dog. An over-active Throat Chakra in your dogs leads to barking needlessly, and manipulation.
The Third Eye Chakra
The Crown Chakra
An open, actualized Crown Chakra allows your dog to be aware of the world and her place in it. An under-active Crown Chakra makes for a dog who never quite fits in. The dog that no one will play with at the dog park. An over-active Crown Chakra creates a worry wort dog who works themselves up over nothing.