Dogs are complex energetic beings, just like humans. They have an energy system that includes chakras, which are energy centers located throughout the body. Chakras in dogs serve the same purpose as human chakras – they allow for the flow of life force energy.
Do Dogs Have Chakras?
Yes, dogs do have chakras. Canine chakras function much like human chakras. They are connected to specific organs and bodily systems and help regulate physical, emotional, and spiritual health. When a dog’s chakras become blocked or imbalanced, it can lead to disease or behavior issues.
There are some differences between human and canine chakras. Dogs have an additional chakra located at the back of the skull which is associated with the afterlife. They also have a plexus chakra in the stomach area related to instincts and survival. The colors and locations of some chakras may differ slightly in dogs as well.
How Many Chakras Do Dogs Have?
It is believed dogs have at least 7 main chakras, similar to humans. Some energy healers say dogs can have up to 12 chakras. The 7 main canine chakras are:
- Root chakra – located at the tailbone/anus
- Sacral chakra – located below the abdomen
- Solar plexus chakra – located behind the sternum
- Heart chakra – located behind the front legs
- Throat chakra – located at the throat
- Third eye chakra – located between the eyes
- Crown chakra – located at top of the head
Some additional chakras dogs may have include the divine chakra (back of the head), plexus chakra (stomach), paw chakras, ear chakras, and more.
The 7 Main Canine Chakras
Here is more detail on the 7 major chakras found in dogs:
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine, around the tailbone/anus area. It is associated with feeling grounded and secure. When balanced, dogs have strong legs and paws and a healthy appetite. Imbalances can cause elimination issues, bone/joint problems, or clingy behavior.
The sacral chakra sits below the abdomen in the pelvic region. It governs sexuality, emotions, pleasure, and creativity. A balanced sacral chakra allows a dog to connect with others and supports reproductive health. Imbalances may show as urinary tract problems, fearfulness, or aggression.
Solar Plexus Chakra
The solar plexus chakra is located behind the sternum. It controls confidence, instinct, and digestive function. When balanced, dogs have good gut health and a strong sense of self. Imbalances can manifest as digestive upset, lack of appetite, or destructive chewing.
The heart chakra sits behind the front legs near the heart space. It allows for giving and receiving love and regulates emotions. Dogs with balanced heart chakras readily form bonds and show empathy. Signs of imbalance include breathing issues, depression, and antisocial behavior.
The throat chakra in dogs is located at the throat and neck. It governs communication and self-expression. When balanced, dogs communicate clearly with barks, body language, and facial expressions. Imbalances may lead to excessive barking, growling, or shyness.
Third Eye Chakra
The third eye chakra sits between the eyes at the center of the forehead. It controls intuition, insight, and perception. Dogs with a balanced third eye readily understand humans and situations. Imbalances can cause anxiety, neurotic behaviors, or difficulty learning.
The crown chakra is located at the top of the head. It allows for connection to spirit and unity consciousness. When balanced, dogs are at peace and tuned into the present moment. Signs of imbalance include restlessness, aggression, fearfulness, and disconnection.
The Divine Chakra
The divine chakra sits at the back of a dog’s skull, near the neck. It governs their connection to nature, the planet, and the afterlife. When balanced, dogs understand their purpose and role on earth. Imbalances in this chakra may contribute to anxiety being alone or separation issues.
The Plexus Chakra
The plexus chakra is located in the stomach region near the diaphragm. It drives a dog’s instincts, gut reactions, and survival skills. A balanced plexus chakra allows a dog to effectively read dangerous situations and react accordingly. Imbalances can cause poor threat assessment skills.
How to Tell if Your Dog has a Chakra Imbalance
There are several signs that may indicate your dog has a blocked or unbalanced chakra:
- Health issues related to a specific area
- Behavioral changes like aggression or neediness
- Low energy or depression
- Trouble learning commands
- Change in appetite or digestion
- Excessive barking or growling
- Trouble expressing themselves
- Disconnection from their surroundings
- Clingy or aloof behavior
Pay attention to any changes in your dog’s regular state of being. Lasting changes may signal an underlying energetic or chakra imbalance. It’s a good idea to rule out medical issues first with a veterinarian.
How to Balance Your Dog’s Chakras
There are many ways to support and balance your dog’s chakras. Methods may include:
- Chakra healing – Working directly on chakras with healing hands or crystals.
- Reiki – Restoring energy flow through light touch.
- Acupuncture – Stimulating energy pathways with fine needles.
- Flower essences – Using vibrational plant extracts.
- Essential oils – Applying oils associated with specific chakras.
- Nutrition – Feeding chakra-supportive whole foods.
- Exercise – Moving the body to get energy flowing.
- Massage – Releasing tension through bodywork.
Work with a qualified practitioner to find the right modalities for your dog’s needs. Regular chakra balancing can optimize your dog’s emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.
Root Chakra Healing
When your dog’s root chakra is out of balance, try the following to restore grounding and stability:
- Daily walks outdoors with bare paw contact on the earth
- Massaging paws and lower legs
- Petting or applying gentle pressure at the tail/hind region
- Feeding root vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, and beets
- Using grounding essential oils like vetiver, cedarwood, oakmoss
- Having a consistent daily routine
- Allowing plenty of rest and downtime
Sacral Chakra Healing
To bring your dog’s sacral chakra back into balance try:
- Belly rubs and massage
- Swimming or water therapy
- Allowing supervised play with other dogs
- Petting upper hind area and lower back
- Feeding juicy oranges, coconut, and salmon
- Using stimulating oils like sweet orange, clary sage, bergamot
- Keeping a fun, engaging environment
- Encouraging creative play and toys
Solar Plexus Chakra Healing
Methods to restore balance to the solar plexus chakra include:
- Massaging over the ribcage and behind the front legs
- Interactive games or training to build confidence
- Feeding digestives aids like ginger, fennel, peppermint
- Aromatherapy with grapefruit, lemon, rosemary oils
- Keeping stress levels low
- Allowing proper digestion time after eating
- Supporting optimal gut health with diet
Heart Chakra Healing
You can balance your dog’s heart chakra by:
- Giving plenty of affection through petting, stroking
- Spending quality one-on-one time together
- Allowing supervised play with other friendly dogs
- Using loving touch and massage around the chest/armpits
- Feeding heart-healthy fats like salmon, walnuts, flaxseed
- Using aromas like rose, jasmine, melissa
- Keeping their environment peaceful
- Doing activities together they enjoy
Throat Chakra Healing
Bring your dog’s throat chakra back into balance by:
- Petting or massaging the neck, throat, and jaw
- Going on walks in nature and allowing them to smell
- Playing verbal games like repeats and call-and-response
- Providing plenty of opportunities for appropriate barking
- Using mint, chamomile, and lavender essential oils
- Offering bones, trachea, or throat-soothing chews
- Keeping a calm, relaxed home environment
Third Eye Chakra Healing
Methods for balancing the third eye chakra include:
- Gently petting between and around the eyes
- Allowing ample mental stimulation with games, training
- Feeding blueberries, carrots, dark leafy greens
- Using aromas like sandalwood, pine, star anise
- Keeping lighting low-stress and consistent
- Meditating or doing relaxing activities together
- Providing a predictable daily schedule
Crown Chakra Healing
Some ways to bring your dog’s crown chakra into balance are:
- Gently stroking or petting the head and ears
- Practicing healing hands over the crown
- Spending time together in natural settings
- Using calming essential oils like frankincense, myrrh, lotus
- Keeping noise levels and activity calm
- Respecting their need for solitude
- Accepting their spiritual nature
The Benefits of Balanced Canine Chakras
When your dog’s chakras are open and balanced, they will experience many benefits including:
- A strong immune system and physical health
- Emotional stability and resilience
- A peaceful, centered disposition
- The ability to handle stress and change
- Healthy socialization and relationships
- An energetic, lively spirit
- Interest and engagement with life
- A sense of connection to nature and humans
- Overall contentment and wellbeing
By supporting your dog’s chakras, you allow them to thrive physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Dogs have a complex energy body that includes various chakras. By understanding how your dog’s chakras function and learning to recognize signs of imbalance, you can take steps to restore their optimal energy flow. This promotes health at a deep holistic level. There are many simple, loving ways we can support our dog’s chakras for improved happiness and quality of life.