A Complete Guide to Root Chakra
Do you ever experience a sense of disconnection or an uneasy feeling of anxiety or fear? In today’s world of 24/7 news and non-stop connection to our digital lives in both our work time and our free time, it is certainly easy to understand why we may experience this discomfort from time to time.Making sure that our Root Chakra is clear and balanced is a wonderful way to ground ourselves and stay grounded, which helps us to feel more connected to ourselves and our lives, and gives us a feeling of security and safety. Let’s explore the Root Chakra together!
A QUICK GLANCE AT ROOT CHAKRA
According to the Buddhist and Hindu traditions, the spiritual and physical align in the chakras. The swirling energy wheels align with the spine, starting with the root chakra or Muladhara located at the base of our spines, the first three vertebrae, and the pelvic floor.
In Sanskrit, the word Muladhara means Root and base. It serves as the foundation for opening the other chakras. One can understand it by imagining a house that stands tall on a solid foundation on the ground, ensuring the stability of the structure.
- Name in Sanskrit: Muladhara, where Mula means Root and Adhara means base or support
- Location: The base of the spine (Perineum, the pelvic floor, and Coccyx)
- Element: Earth
- Color: Red
- Endocrine Gland:Adrenals
- Nerve Plexus: Coccygeal
- Signs of balance: Feelings of safety, security, and stability
- Signs of imbalance: Nightmares, anxiety, fear, weight gain, pain in the feet and legs, feelings of alienation
Muladhara, the Root Chakra, relates to earth elements and planted roots. Moreover, it corresponds to how robust, deep and supportive the roots are. It includes elements that help you ground stability in your life. Furthermore, our basic needs such as water, food, safety, and shelter and emotional needs such as letting go of anxiety and fear. When we have a balanced Root Chakra, we feel safe and grounded. However, when unbalanced, we feel insecure, anxious, and vulnerable.
WHAT IS ROOT CHAKRA HEALING?
The healing process of the Root Chakra involves opening, cleansing, clearing, supporting, and strengthening the Root Chakra in our bodies. The healing process involves sounds, foods, smells, yoga practices, affirmations, healing crystals, and other holistic practices to create harmony in your mind and body.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A BLOCKED ROOT CHAKRA?
- Weight gain
- Pelvic pain
- Anxiety disorders
- Poor focus
- Weak self-esteem
- Feeling lethargic
- feeling unstable, unsafe, fearful, and anxious
- feeling dissociated
- erratic behavior
- lack of motivation
- loss of will
- doubting your place in the universe
- crisis of faith
- existential crisis
Furthermore, other physical symptoms include bladder, colon, prostate, lower back, leg, and feet problems. Safety, energy, and control issues also occur, which can lead to eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.
If you are experience any of these symptoms your Root Chakra may need some tender loving care.The good news is that there are many simple techniques that you can use to open, cleanse, and align your powerful and important Root Chakra! Before we get to the good stuff, understanding how blocks may happen is a good first step.
HOW DOES ROOT CHAKRA GET BLOCKED
Experts believe Root Chakra connects us with our ancestors’ spiritual energies, challenges, and successes. We carry these ancestral energies in our Root Chakras, along with our experiences and chances, knowing that people will face challenges and imbalance at some point in their lives. A few examples of this could be the difficulties faced during natural disasters and famine. These experiences are transferred from generation to generation thus creating unconscious behavior patterns.
These energies are not active until they meet the right conditions where they become present in our bodies, mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically. We continuously add seeds to the Root Chakras that will eventually manifest in physical, psychological, emotional, or spiritual forms.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF AN IMBALANCED ROOT CHAKRA?
The best way to determine whether you have an imbalanced Root Chakra is to pay attention to your actions, feelings, thoughts, and physical sensations in your body. Here we discuss some signs that help you determine an imbalanced Root Chakra.
- Obsession about money, for example, worrying about not having enough money, experiencing catastrophic thoughts surrounding becoming poor, you work excessively to reduce stress and improve your financial situation, worrying when someone overspends and controlling the money in your family.
- You only trust yourself and do not ask for favors from others.
- Mistrust issues
- Overwork and burn out easily
- A feeling that nothing’s enough, and you fight for things you want
- Unhealthy relationships with your family members
- Worry about losing control
- You are always alerted about threatening signs from people and surrounding
- Being authentic around others is difficult
- Feeling anxious, dizzy, ungrounded, and spacey most of the time.
- Binge-eat or stop eating when anxious or depressed
- Collecting things, making your surroundings cluttered
- Feeling alienation from the world and people
- You face leg and feet problems such as swelling, poor circulation, and cramps
HOW TO OPEN THE ROOT CHAKRA?
Aromatherapy is one of the ideal ways to heal Root Chakra. It has powerful healing properties that help you feel safe and secure. Using the earthy essential oils or candles to open and support the Root Chakra. You can also burn earthy incense such as sandalwood, rosewood, cedar wood, patchouli, cypress, black pepper, cloves, and ginger.
Repeating affirmations about safety will help you break old patterns and create new ones. It would help if you repeated affirmations related to safety and security to open the Root Chakra. Some affirmation examples include:
- I am grounded.
- I love myself.
- I am financially stable.
- I am in safe surroundings.
- I live in a safe neighborhood.
- The universe will always shower me with the things I need.
When we repeat affirmations, we create new thought patterns, actions, and behaviors that align with feelings of stability and safety.
PRACTICING POSTURES TO OPEN AND SUPPORT THE ROOT CHAKRA
Yoga is another beautiful way to open the rook chakra. It helps connect the physical and spiritual bodies through postures. Poses such as squat, mountain, goddess, warrior, and child’s pose are perfect for opening and balancing the Root Chakra.
RECONNECTING WITH THE EARTH
If you find meditating while sitting difficult, try a walking meditation. It helps to deepen our connection with the earth. We can practice a walking meditation on grass, dirt, and sand while barefoot to recharge our lost energy with the earth. It also enables us to spend more time with nature to help revive our connection with the earth. The practice of Grounding is incredibly supportive to our entire Mind, Body and Spirit as well as incredibly healing for the Root Chakra. Think of the practice of Grounding as plugging your body into its energy source, Mother Earth.
HEALING FROM THE PAST INSECURITIES
Whether you feel safe now or not has more to do with how you felt as a child. Balancing the Root Chakra involves healing from events that occurred in the past associated with family, home, security, and safety. Often times, it is helpful to seek help from a professional to help us to understand and heal from possible childhood trauma.
Root Chakra – The Way to Love and Light
For decades, many spiritual traditions have proven the Root Chakra to be the grounding foundation of the chakra system. By taking time to connect with and support your powerful Root Chakra you also pave the way for the rest of your Chakras to be happy, open, balanced and brilliant!
You can also enhance your Root Chakra by wearing the color red or clothes with the affirmation, such as ‘I AM GROUNDED.’ We suggest eating red foods such as tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries, red apples, cherries, pomegranates, peppers, and beets to cleanse your Root Chakra. Hadobody honors supporting your Root Chakra with their Root Chakra gear collection
With Love and Light!
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