The Root Chakra: Everything You Need To Know About Your Roots

Do you feel insecure all the time? Do you often feel disconnected from yourself and from other people? Have you not been able to control your emotions, thoughts & feelings of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress? Are you feeling weak, unsafe, or demotivated?

If you have seen these signs then it’s time to balance your Root Chakras! Yes, you heard it right! Stability and Security are what The Root Chakra provides you. The Root Chakra is related to your sense of safety, trust, belonging, courage, instinct, primal energy, resourcefulness, etc. As this chakra gets blocked you feel disconnected, weak, lazy, disturbed, unstable, and insecure physically and emotionally. 

Let’s see everything about the root chakra:

what is the root chakra

What is The Root Chakra? 

Root Chakra is the first chakra that develops with you as you are born since you are in the womb. Also, it is the root of all chakras thus it helps you to absorb energy and channel the energy flow for other chakras.

This chakra is the foundation of your body and energy within your body. It is a connection between the earth and your physical body. 

Root Chakra is the base of the seven chakras.

The Root Chakra is known as “Muladhara” in Sanskrit meaning “the root of all things”. It is located at the base of your spine in the pelvic region. Root Chakra governs your sense of stability and safety. 

The Root chakra radiates Red Colour.

The Element of the root chakra is Earth.

The Root chakra mantra is “LAM”. Vibrations created during chanting “LAM” in your body stimulates the root chakra. It helps in opening of Sacral chakra, activating, and aligning with other chakras as well as with the body.

The root chakra governs the Parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest system), legs, feet, spine, bones, blood, sciatic nerve, adrenal glands, bladder, hips, teeth, etc of the physical body.  Any problems with these organs indicate the blockage of the root chakra.

Red Jasper, Bloodstones, Garnet, Black Tourmaline, etc are the gemstones that are known as the root chakra stones. These stones stimulate the root chakra and help to open the root chakra. Apart from these the Smokey Quartz, Carnelian, Hematite, Jet, Brown Jasper, Jasper, Camo Jasper, Onyx, are also used in root chakra healing. These stones are also known as root chakra crystals.

Essential oils of Lavender, Vetiver & Frankincense are used to stimulate root chakra. Any essential oils that are made from a tree or the roots of a plant can be helpful for balancing root chakra.

Why does the root chakra get blocked?

The root chakra is all about stability and security. When your stability and security are threatened in the world you start losing your sense of grounding, sense of trust and it is where the root chakra starts getting blocked. All of your fears get buried in the root chakra and start to block chakra. 

The root chakra is mostly blocked by fears and trauma.

Most of your fears are embodied in your childhood. When you see the shortage of money in the family, consciously or subconsciously fear of not having money gets buried in your mind.

If you see health issues in your childhood, you start getting afraid that your body is not healthy enough or immune to fight.

If you stay away from your parents in your childhood, you get the feeling of being alone and not being loved. You start losing connection with your parents and others.

If you lose your job, you start struggling for survival as a job is the only source of your money.

If you go through an accident, you will probably go through trauma for the rest of your life.

What if I am not able to survive, what if my needs are not satisfied, what if I am not able to do work, how I am gonna survive in this, etc, all these fears unbalances your root chakra.

All the fears of survival and struggle block chakra

The more you struggle with your problem and fear the more your root chakra gets blocked.

Blocked Root Chakra Symptoms: –

Psychological symptoms – 

  • desperately lonely
  • anxiety or panic
  • depression
  • post-traumatic stress
  • nightmares
  • disillusioned
  • like you don’t belong
  • insecure
  • aggressive
  • stuck

Physical symptoms- 

  • Lethargic
  • physically drained
  • problems in the colon, bladder
  • Arthritis 
  • Bone problem
  • Lower back pain
  • Piles
  • Dysfunction in the Lower part of the body

 

Effect of Root chakra blockage: 

When your root chakra is blocked, you constantly see struggles in life, you always feel you have to struggle a lot for all things.

You feel instability and a lot of confusion. 

You constantly lose money in unnecessary expenditure. No matter how much money you earn, you always lose in unpredictable incidents. You aren’t able to save money.

You have a constant fear of losing food, a basic necessity, opportunity, money. You always feel vulnerable about your body, privacy, work, relationships, etc. 

You become delusional and start detaching from reality.

root chakra stones

How to open root chakra?

Fear, stress, trauma, struggle are the reasons to block your root chakra. In order to open root chakra, you need to acknowledge and face the fears buried in your mind. 

Stop being lethargic and struggling with problems. Every problem has a solution if you have the mindset to solve it.

Connect with your parents. The root chakra is all about safety and stability and from the moment you are born, even when you are in the womb, these two needs are satisfied by your parents. Your Root chakra will never be balanced 

Keep doing work. Work is the main source of money which fulfills your need for security and stability. 

Stop Struggling. You have to understand that the only way to get rid of your problems is to solve them, not to ignore or run away from them. The more you struggle with them, the more you make them complicated.

There is always a solution behind the fears. So stop running from fear and start facing them.

How to balance the root chakra:- 

There are other ways that help you in root chakra healing and clear the blockage. These are very simple methods to open and balance root chakra using meditation, affirmations, crystals, exercise, Visualization, etc.

root chakra location

Root Chakra Meditation :

  • Sit with your shoulders back and spine straight. Relax your muscles and body. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Inhale through your nose and exhale through the mouth.
  • Focus your attention on the root chakra location, at the base of your spine in the pelvic area .
  • Imagine a red color glowing at the bottom of the spine. With each deep breath, starts visualizing the red color slowly expanding to the pelvic floor and making the whole area warm and relaxed. 
  • Rest in this sensation for a couple of minutes.
  • Keep Visualizing the Red glow and breathing for 5 minutes.

Root Chakra Chakra Affirmations: 

Close your eyes, place your palm on the root chakra location and say these lines every day to yourself.

  • I have the birthright to exist and be supported just because I am born
  • My root chakra is balanced.
  • I feel protected.
  • I am safe and grounded.
  • I have a right to be here.
  • I am supported by mother earth.
  • I am connected to my body,
  • I have everything I need

Root Chakra Stones:

Red Jasper, Bloodstones, Garnet, Black Tourmaline, etc are the gemstones that are known as the root chakra stones. These stones stimulate the root chakra and help to open the root chakra. Apart from these the Smokey Quartz, Carnelian, Hematite, Jet, Brown Jasper, Jasper, Camo Jasper, Onyx, are also used in root chakra healing. These stones are also known as root chakra crystals.

Root Chakra Essential Oils: 

  • Root chakra essential oils stimulate it and help to open root chakra. Essential oils of Lavender, Vetiver & Frankincense are used to stimulate root chakra. Any essential oils that are made from a tree or the roots of a plant can be helpful for balancing root chakra. 
  • Burning these root chakra essential oils while meditation boosts the process of opening root chakra.

Get in touch with The Root Chakra Element: 

  • Mother Earth is the source from where we get all the sources to live. Earth is also one of five sources from which our body is made. Mother earth in all you need to open your root chakra. 
  • Get in touch with nature, go hiking, and take an adventurous ride.
  • Walk bare feet on grass every day.

Make a strong bond with parents: 

Parents are the reason you are here. Honor them, respect them. 

Root Chakra Exercise

The poses below help you to both stimulate and balance The root chakra.

  • Sukhasana
  • Balasana
  • Malasana
  • Uttanasana
  • Mountain pose
  • Savasana

Root Chakra Mantra:

  • Close your eyes and chant “LAM” this mantra to connect and balance root chakra. 
  • Focus your attention to the location of the root chakra
  • As soon as you keep focus on the location of root chakra while chanting, you feel the vibrations and tickling sensation at the base of your spine

Root Chakra Foods:

 

Root vegetables like carrots, potatoes, radishes, beets, onions, garlic strengthen your root chakra. Also, protein-rich food like eggs, meats, beans, tofu, soy products, peanut butter are also helpful for root chakra.

Lessons of Root Chakra:- 

  • Honor your parents 
  • Honor work! Don’t forget Work is worship!
  • Honor your body

Until you balance root chakra, other chakras will not get the energy to work properly. Fear is the only thing that blocks your root chakra and until you face it, you will never be able to solve your problem.

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