What is the Karmic Chakra?

The karmic chakra is a little known chakra that’s connected to the soul star and is situated above the top of the head.

It’s rarely included in the chakra system, as it sits a little way beyond the crown chakra, and below the soul star.

Yet this powerful spiritual energy center forms a powerful connection between the human energy field, and the divine consciousness beyond.

Since this chakra deals specifically with karma, it can offer great freedom and healing from old – often ancestral – human patterns. Yet it can also bring up pain and trauma and requires strength to truly awaken.

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Karmic Chakra Meaning

As the name suggests, this chakra is associated with karma. Often this is carried over from previous lifetimes and is intrinsically connected to the path you walk, and the challenges you face. Yet this energy center is the first gateway to potential transcendence.

Karmic Chakra Position

This chakra is located a couple of inches above the crown, and a few inches below the soul star chakra.

Karmic Chakra Name

The Sanskrit name for this chakra is Padaka-Pancaka.

Karmic Chakra Colour

This chakra is silver in color.

What is a Chakra?

A chakra is a spinning disk or wheel of energy. In the human body, there are 7 main chakras that run along the spine, each of which holds and carries a specific energy. Yet (as we see here) there are also additional chakras above and below the human body. As well as thee, there are as many as 114 minor chakras spread over the rest of the body.

The 7 main chakras are believed to relate to different glands within the physical body, as well as to energetic impulses, strengths, and weaknesses.

Mention of Chakras can be found in the ancient Vedic Texts, dating from 1500 BC. Yet more recently, the concept of chakras has entered mainstream spirituality in the West too.

The seven main chakras are listed below in descending order. It’s important to understand that they’re all equally important. Where a chakra is located on the body has nothing to do with its value.

What’s the Difference Between a Healthy Chakra and an Imbalanced Chakra?

When a chakra is open and operating optimally, it’s spinning with ease. This allows it to receive information from outside, AND transmit information from within, through the physical, emotional and mental bodies, and beyond into a person’s auric field.

Quite simply, this feels good! We progress on our life paths and work through the challenges we face with grace. When our chakras are balanced, we’re functioning healthily.

Yet, it’s not uncommon for chakras to be out of balance (over, or underactive), or worse still, blocked. When this occurs, an individual will experience negativity – in the form of fearful or destructive thoughts, difficulty learning of holding focus, depression or anxiety, or any host of other emotional and physical disorders. Long term chakra imbalances can also result in chronic physical illness.

Symptoms of an imbalanced or blocked Karmic Chakra

Because this karmic energy center sits beyond the human body, it’s not directly connected to any of the glands. So an imbalance won’t necessarily manifest physically. Symptoms of a blockage are more likely to be subtle and difficult to pinpoint.

Occasionally, a karmic chakra may be overactive, but this is much less common than one that’s underactive.

Signs of an Overactive Karmic Chakra (can be similar to Soul Star)

  • Spiritual bypassing
  • Heart, mind, and spirit not integrated
  • Daydreaming or getting lost in thought
  • Obsessed with spirituality, but not truly spiritual
  • Gets lost in the idea of past lives
  • Escapist tendencies

Signs of an Underactive Karmic Chakra (can be similar to Soul Star)

  • Anxious
  • Overly worried about life in general
  • Ungrounded
  • Overly defensive
  • Can’t learn life lessons
  • Keeps repeating unhealthy patterns
  • Unable to mature
  • Mistrustful of the world
  • Feeling detached


5 Chakra Healing and Balancing Exercises for the Padaka-Pancak

1. Meditate

Yes, we know you’ve heard it before, but meditation really is incredible for Spiritual development! And this is also true when working to activate the karmic chakra.

Start off with just 5 minutes of meditation practice a day. Focus on your breath, and quieten your mind. Try to be present, and accept yourself in the moment.

Follow these links for some expert tips:

2. Dive into Your Karmic Baggage

OK, there’s no easy way to do this.

We ALL have karmic baggage that we’re carrying around with us. It’s not our fault – hear that?! – But it IS our individual responsibility to work through it.

Most humans were put onto this earth to do a certain amount of energetic clearing, and the way you know what this involves for you, is usually related to what triggers you.

Shadow work is a great place to start working with karma, as the two can tie together. SO shadow work can serve as a kind of window into your karmic clearing work. READ THIS POST for more information and a step-by-step shadow work clearing exercise

Your Numerology can also help. If the karmic debt numbers 13, 14, 16 or 19 appear in your numerology chart, then there’s probably specific dharma that you’re required to work through.


3. Slow Down

One of the main functions of the karmic chakra is to help with the integration of lessons that we all learn through life. The big lessons. The ones that (once learned) will turn you into an entirely new person, and completely change the course of your journey.

But sometimes, these lessons get missed, because we’re all too busy to see them in action. So pattern repeat, and we keep behaving in the same old ways we always have.

Slowing down can really help with this.

Acting in more considered ways.

Being intentional.

Pondering on the deeper, underlying motives behind events in our lives.

Being present, and fully aware.

This will help you to approach every experience as a potential opportunity to heal.

4. Use Crystals

There are a few specific crystals that are great for balancing and healing the karmic chakra. Place them around your home, and beside your bed when sleeping. You can also try meditating with them. Here are some ideal crystals to work with:

  • Aurolite 32
  • Dumortierite
  • Shungite
  • Celtic quartz.

If you’re working with specific karmic blacks, or healing deep ancestral patterns, consider reaching out to a professional crystal healer.


5. Practice Radical Self-Acceptance (But DO the Work!)

If you lack true self-acceptance, this will seriously limit karmic chakra awakening and healing. Try repeating daily affirmations, as a way to up your level:

  • “I love myself with all my flaws and imperfections, dreams and desires. I am enough, exactly as I am”.
  • “I believe in the person I am becoming”.
  • “I am worthy of love”.
  • “I release any resistance to completely accepting myself”.

Do not confuse self-acceptance with complacency, though. YES you are enough, but you must also do justice to yourself by doing the healing work you are meant to do.

Extra Resources

For more on the seat of the soul chakra, or ways to explore spirituality and divinity further, follow the links below:

Do YOU have any tips for karmic chakra healing? Or any experiences to share with our community? Drop a comment below!