Make a Workout Playlist, and We’ll Guess Which Chakra Is Blocked

By: Teresa McGlothlin
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Make a Workout Playlist, and We’ll Guess Which Chakra Is Blocked
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About This Quiz

If you've been feeling a little out of sorts lately and you cannot figure out why, make a workout playlist and find out! Our daily lives are so busy that our chakras can pay the price without us even noticing. Having a blocked chakra can leave you with little intuition, balance or energy! Once you find out which one is causing your energy imbalance, you'll feel like you've finished a half marathon. You'll find life is a little easier, too. 

In Sanskrit, the word "chakra" means wheel. Think of your body like a series of gears all turning together in succession. If one of your wheels or gears is blocked, you can't expect the rest of your machine to run at top performance! Get up and get moving with the playlist that you create, and the chakra throwing a wrench in your works will be open long enough for you to see the problem. 

You don't need to be a musical genius to make a playlist that can diagnose your chakra problems. All you need to do is listen to the radio, know a few tunes and pick the ones that make you want to sweat. After you know which chakra is blocked, you'll know how to hit the gym. Where will you focus your energy? 

1 Jonas Brothers Are you going to add one of the Jonas Brothers' new songs?
I haven't heard them yet.
I'm going to add "Sucker."
"Only Human" would be a great pick-me-up!
I'll pass on the Jonas Brothers.

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2 The Black Keys If the Black Keys don't make you work a little harder, you're not working. Which of their songs makes your list?
"Go"
"Lo/Hi"
"Fever"
"Eagle Birds"

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3 Lizzo Going to the gym proves that the "Truth Hurts"! Where does Lizzo go on your playlist?
She's too laid back for my playlist.
I'll put that song toward the beginning so I can stretch to it.
I think it should go toward the end.
I'll slide it into the middle section.

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4 Taylor Swift Which of these Taylor Swift songs will help get you through a tough set of crunches?
"You Need to Calm Down"
"Bad Blood"
"Shake It Off"
"Wildest Dreams"

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5 Korn Korn is sure to keep things intense. Would you add them toward the middle, the beginning or the end?
I'll add them in the middle.
"Freak on a Leash" will go first.
"Got the Life" should get me through the end.
I'm more likely to add Disturbed.

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6 Eminem Eminem's "'Till I Collapse" is one of the top-rated workout songs. Are you putting it on your list?
That's one of my favorites!
I think I would add DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" instead.
No, but "Lose Yourself" is a great workout song.
I would have to listen to it first.

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7 Rihanna and Drake Since you're going to be working it, will you include "Work" by Rihanna and Drake?
No way! It would be stuck in my head all day.
It's at the top of my list.
I don't know that one.
"Working Man" by Rush is more my style.

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8 Glutes Pick a Beyoncé song to remind you why you're moving those glutes:
"Single Ladies"
"Formation"
"Crazy in Love"
"Pretty Hurts"

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9 80s dance song Which one of these '80s dance songs is too much of a workout classic to forget?
"Pump Up the Jam" by Technotronic
"Jump" by Van Halen
"Push It" by Salt-N-Pepa
"We Got the Beat" by the Go-Go's

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10 Stretching When you're stretching, you'll need a Cardi B song to motivate you. Which one gets played?
"I Like It"
"Money"
I can think of a lot of artists who motivate me more.
"Please Me"

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11 heart rate You're reaching your optimum heart rate. What David Guetta song would keep you going?
"Hey Mama"
"Mad Love"
I don't know his music.
"Titanium"

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12 cardio You need something to keep you pumped during the cardio part of your workout. Which song would fit the bill?
"Humble" by Kendrick Lamar
"DJ Turn It Up" by Yellow Claw
"Wow." by Post Malone
"You Don't Know Me" by Jax Jones

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13 spin Would you rather spin with Ghost or Metallica blasting in your earbuds?
Who?
Metallica should carry me through.
I don't spin, but I would prefer something like Ozzy.
Adding Ghost is a great idea.

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14 Billie Eilish Does "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish have a slot on your playlist?
I'm so tired of that song!
I might add it twice.
I'm more of an Elle King fan.
It's a must!

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15 Cool down Which Calvin Harris tune is going to carry you through to the cool down period?
"Giant"
"One Kiss" with Dua Lipa
"Summer"
"Promises"

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16 classic rock You can't have a rockin' workout playlist without a little classic rock! Which one of these bands makes the cut?
Journey
Led Zeppelin
AC/DC
The Rolling Stones

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17 lifting What Snoop Dogg song might make the lifting portion of your workout more bearable?
"Drop It Like It's Hot"
"Countdown"
"Ain't No Fun"
"Sweat"

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18 pick up the pace Green Day or Arcade Fire? Which band would make you pick up the pace?
Either one would work.
Green Day always picks me up.
I love, love, love Arcade Fire.
"Hey Ya!" by Outkast would be a better choice.

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19 old town road Is "Old Town Road" upbeat enough for a workout jam?
It's the perfect pace.
I like faster songs when I'm working out.
I despise that song.
"Panini" is more my style.

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20 treadmill What '90s dance hit would make the treadmill less grueling?
"Gonna Make You Sweat" by C+C Music Factory
"Be My Lover" by La Bouche
"Cotton Eye Joe" by Rednex
"Groove Is in the Heart" by Deee-Lite

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21 last push You need a little grit for the last push. What Post Malone joint is going to work?
"Goodbyes"
"Psycho"
"Better Now"
Bruno Mars would make me feel grittier.

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22 squats Maroon 5 will get you through those squats. Which song do you like most, though?
"Animals"
"Sugar"
"Girls Like You"
"Don't Wanna Know"

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23 Madonna What Madonna song might help you control your breathing when you've pushed a little too hard?
"Beautiful Stranger"
I don't really like Madonna.
"Like a Prayer"
"Frozen"

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24 Get your freak on Are you going to "Get Ur Freak On" and include a Missy Elliot song?
I was going to add "Get Ur Freak On."
"Shake Your Pom Pom" should do the trick.
"Work It" is a killer workout tune.
I'm going with a Queen Latifah song.

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25 dua Lipa Can you keep up with any of Dua Lipa's songs? Which one?
"IDGAF"
"New Rules"
I could keep up with Lady Gaga more.
"Blow Your Mind (Mwah)"

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26 Kanye or Jay Z A little hip hop will keep you sweating. Will you add Kanye or Jay-Z?
"All of the Lights" by Kanye West will keep me going.
Jay-Z's "Run This Town" might work.
I would rather add old school hip hop like Run-DMC.
Lil Wayne's "Believe Me" should push me to finish.

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27 The Chainsmokers Will you make space for "Don't Let Me Down" by the Chainsmokers?
No, but I love "Something Just Like This."
I like "Closer" a lot more.
I've already added it.
They are far too laid back for one of my workouts.

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28 Running Which one of these alternative bands helps you finish off your run?
Muse
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Foo Fighters
Rage Against the Machine

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29 Ariana Grande How will you slide an Ariana Grande song into your workout playlist?
I'll use "7 Rings."
She's not really my taste.
"Thank You, Next" should remind me of my ex enough to power through.
I would rather add Lady Gaga.

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30 Katy Perry Does Katy Perry's "Never Really Over" have a place on your playlist?
I think "Dark Horse" would work better.
"Roar" always motivates me.
"Toxic" by Britney Spears is a better song.
That would be the perfect song!

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