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Muladhara - Root Chakra
The Root Chakra, also called Muladhara Chakra, is responsible for our sense of safety and security. This chakra is located near the base of the spine and is named muladhara. This is the first of the three chakras related to the physical world. It translates to mula meaning “root” and adhara meaning “support.” An affirmation we can associate with the root chakra is, “I am stable and strong.”
The root chakra provides stability and is related to basic survival needs. It is essentially the foundation for everything else in your life. Therefore, it provides you with the security to open the chakras above it more easily. The root chakra is related to the essentials needed to live such as water, shelter, and food. It is also connected to emotional needs such as fear and feeling safe.
The root chakra is also connected to feeling grounded to the earth. In other words, it is our connection between our energetic system and the physical reality. When it is balanced we feel passion, worry less, feel comfortable, have clear thinking, the ability to set goals, feel content with your body, and are in control of money and manage it well.
Imbalances of the Root Chakra
Imbalances in the root chakra could manifest in different ways. This isn’t an all encompassing list. Remember, you should also seek advice from a medical professional in your area if you are suffering physically or mentally. But, here’s what might happen if it’s blocked:
Anxiety disorders, depression, and fear
Lack of energy, feeling sluggish or sometimes restless
Inability to focus
Consistent money problems
Bladder or colon issues
Feeling terrified of a loss of a control
Health problems related to the feet, legs, or lower back
Low self-esteem and insecurity
Feeling as if you do not belong, or feeling ungrounded
Possible hoarding or cluttered environment
Dysfunctional family relationships
Pessimism and limited thinking
How to Balance the Root Chakra
If your root chakra is unbalanced, don’t worry! At some point almost everyone has probably struggled with this chakra. But, with a few changes you can heal it and get the energy flowing again.
A great place to start with balancing the root chakra is to get outside. So, go for a walk in nature. If possible, go barefoot. It is vital that you keep grounded by spending time in nature and connecting with the earth. Note the feel of the grass and dirt beneath your feet and what surrounds you in nature. Stomp your feet on the ground. Just a few minutes a day will go a long way towards feeling more deeply connected and recharged. Gardening is also a great hobby to pick up.
What Affirmations Help Balance the Root Chakra?
You might want to try using positive affirmations to help strengthen your root chakra. So, repeat these multiple times over the course of several days or any time you feel as if this chakra might be blocked. Good ones to get started are:
“I am always safe and secure.”
“I have a healthy mind, a healthy body and an abundant life.”
“The universe always provides for me.”
“I always have what I need.”
“I am grounded and stable.”
“My foundation is strong.”
“I am financially secure.”
“I always receive the support I need.”
“My body is always connected to the environment.”
“I am safe and comfortable in my home.”
What Else Can I Do to Heal My Root Chakra?
You can start to heal your root chakra by decluttering your space. Therefore, start with the room that you spend the most time in and get rid of any clutter or dust. Remember that your physical space reflects your inner state. So, keeping your space neat and clean will help you connect better to your environment.
Also, in the wild monkeys don’t worry about the banana tree running out of bananas. They know that trees will always grow more and simply trust that the universe will provide for them. So, you must learn to trust in the universe in the same way. When we find balance in the root chakra, it is the first step to finding balance in all aspects of life.
Root Chakra Stones
Each chakra can be balanced and healed by using unique stones and crystals.
It is common to use stones that have certain vibrational frequencies such as red jasper, bloodstone, black obsidian, red carnelian, or black tourmaline to speed up the root chakra healing process.
You can use any of these powerful root chakra stones and crystals by holding them, wearing them in the form of jewelry, or simply having them around your house.
Red Jasper - it is a magic stone of grounding and stability, providing you with comfort, security, strength, and balance. Red Jasper will help you to reconnect with Earth’s grounding energies by creating a stable frequency that matches Muladhara. Red Jasper is also one of the best crystals to assist you with awakening your Kundalini serpent, which lies at the base of your spine, in the center of the root chakra.
Red Carnelian - comes in beautiful shades of red and orange, and it is one of the best stones to help you overcome your deepest fears and increase your courage and strength levels. Red Carnelian will allow you to overcome procrastination and increase your self-confidence levels.
Black Obsidian - it is a powerful cleansing stone that has an amazing grounding and protective properties. Black Obsidian can help you to release any negative emotions such as fear, stress, and anger, which are very often trapped inside your root chakra.
Bloodstone - beautiful, earthy green stone with blood-like, red spots. It is a powerful protection and grounding stone, helpful in boosting your energy, courage, and determination. If you need more endurance during any of your physical activities and work on the awakening of your root chakra through exercises, bloodstone is a great choice.
Black Tourmaline - a powerful stone of protection and one of the best shields against negative energies. Black tourmaline is also a great grounding and empowerment stone, which can help you to overcome challenging situations in life and establish a better connection with Earth's energy. This stone is very often used in cleansing and purification rituals.
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