So what are the different chakras & how may they affect me?

The Root Chakra – Muladhara ❤️
This is the first of the 7 different chakras. It is located at the base of the spine, the perineum.
It is associated with survival, our connection to the earth, your body and your tribe.
When in balance we feel grounded, satisfied and comfortable in our skin.
When weak we may notice we are out of balance, we may feel spacey, ungrounded or anxious. You may also notice problems with you feet, legs, knees or bones.
When over developed you feel set in your ways, physically stiff, hoarding behaviours may be seen and you may well be emotionally vulnerable.
There are several phrases you can use to help find balance: I am. I survive. I am safe. I have enough. I am grounded. 
The root is connected to the Earth element and can be further supported with mindful grounding movement, meditations and breath work.  
The Sacral Chakra – Svadhishthana 🧡
 This is the second of the 7 different chakras and is located at the lower belly / back between the hip bones.
The sacral chakra is associated with physical pleasure, fully experiencing emotions, flowing movement, sexuality, creativity and the moon.
When in balance we feel able to feel pleasure, take joy in life, we are able to accept change and go with the flow, being content in our sexuality.
When weak or out of balance you may feel numb in your body, have a lack of appetite, emotionally feel cold and distant, fearful of change, a sense of isolation, maybe ashamed of physical appearance, stiffness in the body.
When over developed you feel like you are riding a rollercoaster of emotions, creativity can be blocked, physical issues with the pelvis, May struggle with addiction and selfishness.
Phrases to help find balance include:  I feel. I am joyful. I create. I move. I flow. I experience.

The Sacral chakra is connected to the Water element and can be further supported with mindful fluid movement, meditations and breath work.

The Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura 💛
This is the third of the 7 Chakras and is located between your belly button and breast bone.
The solar plexus chakra is associated with personal power, sense of purpose, the ego, setting goals and boundaries, psychic ability and gut intuition.
When in balance we feel energetic, confident and focused, can stand up for yourself, able to get things done, able to trust intuition.
When weak or out of balance you may struggle to make decisions, have a lack of direction, be passive and submissive, feel afraid to challenge self, physical problems may include stomach pains, low energy, have an inability to digest things.
When over developed you may be a workaholic, be driven, obsessive and a perfectionist, feel angry, anxious and reactive, addiction may be present.
Phrases to help find balance include: I do. I act. I am powerful. I am energetic. I can.

The Solar Plexus is connected to the fire element and can be further supported with mindful fluid movement, meditations and breath work.

The Heart Chakra – Anahata 💚
This is the fourth of the 7 Chakras and is located at the centre of the chest in the area of your physical heart space.
The heart chakra is associated with unconditional love, compassion, healing, healthy detachment and balance.
When in balance have a benevolent view of the world, we think well of others, we hold kindness toward self and others, there is an ability to set healthy emotional boundaries and we feel able to be present.
When weak or out of balance it can feel difficult to give and receive love, low self esteem is present.
When over developed we might feel highly sensitive, burned out by giving away too much love and have a feeling of being drawn into others emotional dramas.
Phrases to help find balance include: I love. I am loved. I am loving.

The Heart Chakra is connected to the air element and can be further supported with mindful gentle movement, meditations and breath work.

The Throat Chakra – Vishuddha 💙
This is the fifth of the 7 Chakras and is located at the front of the throat, back of the neck.
The throat chakra is associated with communication, speaking your truth and listening.
When in balance we have the ability to express ourselves easily, effectively and without fear.
When weak or out of balance we may feel our voice is constrained, we may struggle with confrontation, we may allow other to talk over us, physical problems might include a sore throat, mouth ailments, sinuses may continue to be blocked.
When over developed we might have an overloud voice, we may find it difficult to stop talking and or interrupting others, we could have a tendency to nag.
Phrases to help find balance I speak include: I listen. I am truthful. I am authentic. I am expressive.
The Throat Chakra is connected to the Ether element and can be further supported with mindful gentle movement, meditations and breath work.
The Third Eye Chakra – Ajna 💜 
This is the sixth of the 7 Chakras.
It is located at the brow of the head slightly above the eyebrows in the centre.
Associated with our sixth sense, intuition, wisdom, spiritual awareness, seeing clearly, perspective and balance. 
When in balance we have a clear brain, clear sight, we are able to connect with our imagination, we are insightful and hold a balance between logic and intuition.
When weak or out of balance we may have an overly practical brain, we may struggle to be creative, we can become narrow minded and dismissive of others opinions, there is a detachment from spirituality.
When over developed we can feel overwhelmed or confused and struggle to concentrate or plan ahead, we can be out of touch with reality, feel superstitious and suffer from delusions and paranoia. 
Phrases to help find balance I see, I understand, I am clear sighted…

The Third Eye Chakra is connected to the light element and can be further supported with mindful gentle movement, meditations and breath work.

The Crown Chakra -Sahasrara 🤍 
This is the last of the 7 Chakras.
It is located at the top of the head a single chakra pointing upward.
Connected to the divine and the divinity within you. 
When in balance we are connected to our spirituality which gives us a feeling of connection but also benign detachment, a sense of euphoria, wonder, calm, spaciousness and lightness, enabling life to have meaning.
When weak or out of balance we may feel cut off from spiritually or hostile toward the idea of it, we can feel life is meaningless, lonely and depressing.
When over developed we can feel disconnected from reality and delusional. 
Phrases to help balance include: I am divine. I am connected. I know.
The Crown Chakra is connected to the cosmic energy and can be further supported with mindful movement, meditations and breath work.
7 chakras in yoga