The Root Chakra
Known also as Muladhara #chakra or the base chakra, the #rootchakra is located at the base of the body. The colour red represents this chakra. It includes your legs and feet as well as the base of your spine. It's associated with the sense of smell. Harmonizing it lays the groundwork for balancing all the other chakras.
Much like the foundation of your house, without a sturdy base, the rest will crumble and become unstable.
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A balanced root chakra is responsible for feelings of security, vitality, belonging, support, centeredness, balance, and stability. This chakra helps with that feeling, “I am enough.” The base chakra is also associated with the Earth element. For this reason, being in nature can help harmonize the root chakra.
Physical weakness and excessive worries result from a blocked Root Chakra. As a result, you will focus on physical pleasures and material goods.
An under-active root chakra leaves you feeling disorganized, insecure, and overwhelmed.
If your root chakra is overactive, you will be excessively opposed to change, angry, greedy, and impatient.
Affirmations for the Root Chakra
- It is safe for me to be here
- I love my body and trust its wisdom
- I am In here
- The Earth supports me
- I live in abundance
- I hold my ground no matter what I encounter
Root Chakra Meditation
Find a comfortable seat, crossed-legged on the ground or in a safe, quiet place to your liking. Take a slow, deep breath to connect to this moment.
Allow yourself to be fully present in the here and now.
Connect with the air around you and allow yourself to feel where your body touches the ground, deeply connecting with the atmosphere around you, allowing yourself to be one with the Universe.
Feel your Root chakra, at the base of your spine, glowing red.
Allow a taproot* to drop down from the base of your spine, reaching deep into the ground beneath you.
Let it pass through the soil.
Let your root pass through the Earth's crust and deep into its core.
Feel your energy and the Earth's energy connect.
You are grounded. You are connected. You are secure. You are cared for.
Savour this connection as your energy and the Earth are intertwined.
When you're ready, allow your roots to release from the core. This does not mean your connection is lost. The energy you've shared can never be relinquished.
Allow your roots to come back through the crust and the soil and into your Root chakra.
Let it grow brightly. Savour the journey.
When you're ready, slowly return to your body and breathe back into the physical world. Opening up your eyes, take an inhale breathe to honour the Earth and slowly exhale.
You are home. You are safe. You are loved.
tap·root | \ ˈtap-ˌrüt , -ˌru̇t \ 1: a primary root that grows vertically downward and gives off small lateral roots 2: the central element or position in a line of growth or development
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Love & Light,
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