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The Root Chakra- How Balancing It Affects Your Life Energy

The chakras are an energy system that moves throughout our bodies and affects our daily lives in ways most people never consider. There are seven main chakras, and the root is the base of them. When our chakras are underactive, overactive, or blocked it influences us on not just a spiritual or emotional level and can manifest as dis-ease in the body. Thankfully there are ways we can become conscious of and work with our chakras to be more alive with vitality.

The root chakra, also known as the Muladhara, is located at the base of the spine and is connected to the Earth element. It is the base chakra and is the color red. It relates to survival, being present physically, and feeling comfortable in situations presented to us. It represents our life's foundation and directly relates to our feelings of being grounded and secure. People with healthy root chakras live in the present moment.

root chakra Meaning:

  • Security

  • Safety

  • Patience

  • Physical strength

  • Career Success.

Signs of an underactive root chakra:

Emotional issues associated with a lack of money, food, or shelter cause fearful or nervous tendencies that indicate an underactive root chakra. Many people with under-active root chakras feel unwelcome in many places outside of their homes or private spaces. When someone is depressed or has suicidal ideation you can bet the root chakra is out of whack or blocked completely.

Indications of an overactive root chakra:

Greed, materialism, obsession with security, and resistance to change are all signs that someone has an overactive root chakra.

Manifestations of an Out of Balance Root Chakras In the Physical Body:

The adrenal glands are connected to the root chakra, and common manifestations related to imbalances are weight problems, tailbone and hemorrhoid issues, degenerative arthritis, knee troubles, sciatica, intestinal disorders such as constipation or diarrhea, anemia, frequent colds, depression, fatigue, lower back pain, and cold hands and feet.

To balance the root chakra, practice grounding meditations by imagining your tailbone attaching itself to the core of the earth and soaking up its energy. It is also vital to get plenty of quality rest and sleep, to garden or walk, (with bare feet if possible) paying close attention to your connection with the earth. You could also drum or hug a tree! The sense of smell is a root chakra sense so practice smelling the world around you. You can also use an affirmation, such as “I am strong, safe, and grounded.”

Stones and crystals that balance the root chakra:

  • Black Tourmaline

  • Bloodstone

  • Garnet

  • Hematite

  • Obsidian

  • Onyx

  • Pyrite

  • Ruby

  • Red Jasper

  • Smoky Quartz

  • Tourmaline

Incense used To balance the root chakra:

  • Black Pepper

  • Cedar

  • Clove

  • Cypress

  • Patchouli

  • Rosewood

  • Sandalwood

Essential oils to balance your root chakra:

  • Frankincense

  • Patchouli

  • Sandalwood

As always, Reiki always helps!

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