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Healing The Root Chakra

Written by Dragana Ivanovska

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Posted on September 17 2020

Have you always wondered why healing your Root Chakra is essential when it comes to creating your own damn magic? The Root Chakra or Muladhara is the very first chakra in your chakra system - the ground upon which you build yourself up. That is why it’s very important to understand how your root chakra works, what are the signs of imbalance, and how to keep it in check regularly.

What Are Chakras?

The energy centers in your body are split into three main sections:

  • Feminine Energy – left side of your body – represented by the Moon.

  • Chakra Energy – the center of your body

  • Masculine Energy – right side of your body – represented by the Sun.

When energy flows properly through all of your energy sections, then you are in perfect balance. However, it’s not enough to simply create balance, it’s also important to maintain it.

The middle part of your body is a major energy center devoted to the chakra energy within your body. Furthermore, this section is divided into seven subsections or seven chakras, each with a specific role.

The seven chakras represent the seven energy centers in your body. Placed in a vertical line along the length of your spine, each chakra has a different function in your life. When your chakras are balanced, no matter what storm comes in your life - you will always endure it. However, even though the chakras can be talked about individually, they are also split among themselves according to their nature:

  • Chakras Of Matter – The Root Chakra, The Sacral Chakra & The Solar Plexus Chakra – they are the chakras that dwell in the physical realm of our existence. They represent a connection with ourselves.

  • The Bridge – The Heart Chakra is the bridge and connection between the chakras of matter and chakras of spirit. It represents the connection to others through love and kindness.

  • Chakras Of Spirit – Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra & The Crown Chakra -  they are the chakras that dwell in our spiritual realm of existence. They represent the connection to the Universe and all that there is. 

What Is The Root Chakra?

The Root Chakra - Muladhara (in Sanskrit) is the first chakra of the chakras of matter and all chakras. It’s the baseline, of the foundation upon you build yourself up energetically and transform yourself as you grow. As a baseline, it’s function lies in your survival instincts the most, and your basic, primitive animalistic nature that helped us survive and then evolve over the years.

The Sanskrit name Miladhara comes from the two words - Mula which means “root” and Adhara which means “base”. Think of the Root Chakra as the baseline upon which you build your spiritual being upwards as a neverending building that goes upwards with every passing day in your life. Before you begin building anything up, you want to make sure that the foundation is solid, firm and it can hold off the weight of the entire building - right?

Similar to that, when you want to work on personal growth, spiritual growth, self-exploration, or anything that has to do with creating your own damn magic, you have to start from the base up, so that everything you’ve worked on so hard, doesn’t crumble and fall apart.

The Root Chakra is the base source of life energy, and it governs security, meeting your basic needs, safety, grounding, and fearlessness. Thousands of years ago, when we weren’t really conscious, the energy of this chakra was dominant, fueling our life energy and instincts, helping us survive to evolve up until this day.

On an instinctual level, the Root chakra is the energy center that supplies you with the motivation to start the day, meet your basic needs – food, water, and procreation. On an individual personal growth level, the Root Chakra is the energy center that governs inner strength, perseverance, stability, and how we esteem ourselves.

How To Know Whether Your Root Chakra Is Imbalanced?

In other words, the Root Chakra is all about seeing the bigger picture and understanding where exactly we belong in it. When the Root chakra is balanced, you will feel like you have found a home and inner self haven, and you will feel a beautiful sense of belonging to the world and yourself. However when this balance is disturbed, the signs can be seen all over your life, and even physical symptoms may occur.

Whether your chakra is underactive, overactive, or blocked – it’s important to understand properly how the disbalance occurred so that you can more easily balance the root. The three major issues that you can experience connected to root chakra imbalance are underactive, overactive, or blocked root chakra.

Signs Of An Underactive Root Chakra

If your Root Chakra is underactive, your sense of belonging will be very shaky. Feeling uncomfortable in your own skin, feeling like you don’t belong anywhere are very common emotions when your Root Chakra is underactive.

Remember, your root chakra is your energy center of security and belonging – these are the primary and most basic functions of your root chakra – so if you feel like you don’t belong, you are in need of replenishing your root chakra with energy.

Signs Of An Overactive Root Chakra

One of the most major issues that you will be facing when your root chakra is overactive is anxiety. The Root Chakra is a center of instincts that help you meet your most basic needs so that you can achieve a sense of security in your life. Over the years, as we evolved so did our basic needs.

If you notice you are anxious and you are constantly focused on thinking, re-thinking, and overthinking how to meet your basic needs in the future even though they are met in the present, then your root chakra is definitely overactive. If you experience any of these symptoms, then you are in need or rebalancing the life energy of your root chakra.

Signs Of A Blocked Root Chakra

If your root chakra is blocked, then the most common issue that you might be facing is fear. As a center of security, whenever the energy is blocked, built up, and not flowing at all, fear will creep up in your life.

Phobias, fear of the unknown, self-doubting, and any kind of excessive fear is a major sign that there is a blockage in your root chakra. Sometimes, fear can be justified, it’s a natural emotion to experience, however, if you find yourself fearing everything, all day long, then your root chakra is definitely in need of unblocking.

Other signs of blockage or imbalance also include:

  • Excessive negativity, cynicism

  • Eating disorders

  • Greed, avarice

  • Illusion

  • Excessive feeling of insecurity, living in survival mode constantly

How To Heal Your Root Chakra?

Although it sucks to have your root chakra imbalanced or blocked, don’t worry because there are tons of ways and tools to heal the Root Chakra. You can use crystals, candles, sound healing, yoga, meditation, and affirmations to heal the root chakra! Here is how to do it:

Crystals For Healing The Root Chakra

Crystals are different minerals extracted from the earth. Each crystal radiates with a different energy frequency, and those energy frequencies of the crystals are often used in crystal healing.

By connecting with your crystals, allowing the energy frequencies of the crystals to interact with your own life energy, the crystals can improve the flow of life energy in your body, increase the vibes you send off into the universe, dissolve and heal energy blockages in your body, cleanse and remove low-frequency vibes as well as offer protection from low-frequency vibes.

The most important thing to remember is that every crystal has its own energy frequency. To use crystals successfully, you first have to study each crystal's properties. Here are the best crystals for balancing the Root Chakra:

Red Jasper - Red Jasper is a crystal that connects the best with the Root Chakra, and it is most commonly used for re-balancing the root chakra.

However, Red Jasper increases life energy which is why it can also be used to re-energize and balance all the other chakras. If you are seeking to work on overcoming your fears and finding your inner courage then Red Jasper can bring profound insight during your meditations.

Red Jasper is an amazing crystal that can help you to find your inner balance, and ground yourself in the present moment through meditations.

Hematite – Hematite is an amazing crystal for balancing the Root Chakra.

It’s strong, yet gentle frequencies will pull you down from your anxious world in the clouds where every possible and impossible worst-case scenario keeps popping up.

Instead, hematite will bring you down to earth, grounding you, and helping you get back to the real world.

By doing so, it will help you shift your false perceptions and perspectives, and help you see what truly is happening in the present moment.

Black Obsidian - Obsidian is a crystal that connects the best with the Root Chakra, and it is most commonly used for re-balancing the root chakra. Obsidian is well known for its ability to ground us, binding us to reality and showing us our true selves by removing all the lies we keep telling ourselves.

Obsidian is also known for helping self-exploration, and finding the inner strength to be kind to yourself, be compassionate, kind, and forgiving in the process of self-acceptance. If you wish to enhance the connection with your Root Chakra and balance it, it’s an amazing crystal for Root Chakra meditation.

Red Garnet – Is one of the best crystals when it comes to restoring balance to the root chakra and healing it – especially since it’s a crystal that is known in the crystal world as the Ultimate Healer.

As a healer, it helps us find our inner anchor, revitalize the flow of life energy, and to discover inner security and stability.

Bloodstone – Is an amazing crystal for awakening the Root Chakra and stimulating it. Some keywords for bloodstone include fearlessness, stability, and inner strength.

It’ a deeply nourishing, healing stone that acts as a protector of negative energies and false perceptions.

Black Tourmaline - Black Tourmaline connects deeply with the Root Chakra, and it’s an amazing crystal to work with while balancing the root chakra.

Black Tourmaline is well known for its ability to ground and protect. It’s a deeply cleansing and calming stone.

Many practices use Black Tourmaline in meditation as a stone for releasing and cleansing negative energy, dissolving blocks, and also as a stone for protecting and balancing crystal grids. 

Candles For Balancing The Root Chakra

Candles are one of the best tools for manifesting. This is because candles embody all five elements of nature which make them perfect for intention setting and manifesting. However, because of their huge energetical significance in the world of vibes, candles are excellent tools to create different types of magic with them.

One of the best ways to use candles for balancing the Root Chakra is to choose candles with preset intentions for healing the root chakra. This is an easy effective way to create a mini ritual devoted to healing your Root chakra. Here are the best candles for balancing the root chakra:

Root Chakra 50 Hour Candle – This little candle is one of our bestsellers, for a good reason! It’s an amazing candle with a preset intention for healing the root chakra that burns up to 50 hours.

It’s perfect for daily use, burning it in the morning and evening for a few minutes as you meditate.

Root Chakra Votive Candle – This beautiful little candle is an amazing way to balance and heal the root chakra.

Preset with a powerful intention and reiki energy from our founderShereen Campbell, it’s an amazing tool for helping visualize the root chakra and heal it as you focus on the burning flames.

Crystal Journey Pillar Candle - Red - Root Muladhara – If you want to completely rebalance the root chakra, then using a pillar candle is the best way to do so. 

Each pillar is devoted to the root chakra in your body, with red wax color that represents the root chakra, with an intention preset into the candle itself, and a special blend of essential oils to help you more easily connect with the root chakra.

They are the easiest to use because everything is preset for you – all you have to do is devote time to focus on balancing your chakra and the intention set in the candle.

Sound Healing For Root Chakra

Everything in the Universe emits a certain type of frequency. Even us. By using these frequencies and understanding them better we can affect ourselves and our body to change ourselves. For example, let’s say that you want to bring more positive vibes into your life. You start by changing yourself, your very frequency you emit and then you apply different techniques that allow you to stay in that magical state of joy. So, where exactly do sounds fit into this story?

Well, sounds are in fact waves, that stimulate a different part of our brain and body. Just think of it this way, when you hear different types of music, it changes your mood and emotions, right? So, different sounds affect us and can change our emotions, and by changing our emotions, we can change the frequency we are emitting. By doing so we can open and heal our Root Chakra. Here are some sound healing tools that can help you heal the root chakra:

Mini Chakra Singing Bowl Red – Root - Singing bowls are one of the most interesting and helpful items used in sound healing. Each singing bowl is specially made to resonate sound on a specific frequency.

Once you stroke the singing bowl, it emits a magical, calming, and relaxing sound that makes your magical spark in your tingle. Simply meditating as you play this small singing bowl can help you to create balance in your root chakra.

Chakra Singing Bowl – Root  - The bigger singing bowls emit stronger sounds and are awesome when used for healing purposes such as balancing your Root Chakra.

We recommend laying down and placing the singing bowl bellow your belly button, and then stroke it and allow the vibrations of the singing bowl to balance your Root Chakra.

Guided Root Chakra Meditation

Meditation is the key to living a healthier life, it’s the one thing that can keep you going no matter what. By getting the time to learn about every aspect of yourself through meditation, every little piece will start to fit into a much bigger puzzle.

You will become more aware, you will shift your perspective and through the world of magical meditation, negative vibes will have no hold over you. It’s an amazing practice to reflect on yourself, find the parts that need healing, and then healing them. Today we are sharing with you a guided meditation to help you balance the Root Chakra:

Sit on your chair with your back straight.

Breathe in and breathe out. Feel how your breathing fills your chest with air.

Focus on your heartbeat. Listen to how your heart beats inside your chest.

Now bring your focus over your overall body. Feel how your blood pulses in your veins.

Focus on how your heart and blood flow are perfectly synchronized.

Now, focus on how your blood travels. Feel how it’s pumped from your heart to your fingers. Feel how they tingle when the blood reaches the tips.

Take a deep, calming breath.

Now, visualize the Root Chakra at the bottom of your torso, below your belly button, at the bottom of your spine. Visualize darkness, with one red light flickering.

Now focus on enhancing the energy of the root chakra with every breath you take.

Visualize the root chakra getting brighter, the red getting more vibrant, and the darkness lifting with each breath you take.

Feel the life energy within you increasing as you take each breath. Breathe in and out.

Breathe in and breathe out. Smile, because you cherish every part of your body, every part of harmony within it. Be grateful for being able to sense such synchronicity as the one your body offers.

Breathe in and breathe out. Open your eyes when you feel ready.

4 Best Yoga Poses For Root Chakra Balance

Through this discipline, with each pose, each breath, each meditation, you are regaining the balance and control of your body. Each Yoga Position is specific, unique, specifically made to aid you in healing each layer of your being. Yoga is amazing and holds so many benefits for your well-being. If you are looking for some awesome beginner yoga poses that will help you balance the root chakra, here is a mini yoga flow to practice during the day and before going to bed to revitalize and heal your root chakra:

Child's pose (Balasana)

Easy Pose (Sukhasana)

Garland Pose (Malasana)

Head to Knee Forward Bend (Janu Sirsasana)

7 Healing Root Chakra Affirmations

Thoughts hold tremendous power over us and you don’t even realize it. When you think you are unworthy and you are demeaning yourself when you remember bad memories from your childhood it all reflects on your emotional state.

The same is with the opposite when you remember the good positive memories that bring you joy, when you are having healthy self-respect for yourself it all resonates with your emotional well-being. When you are in a good mood, you resonate with positive vibrations, and when you resonate with positive vibrations, you attract more positive outcomes in life.

Not only that, but you also see the positive even in a negative experience. Your whole perspective reshapes. This is why Affirmations are very important. They help you reshape and reorganize your patterns of thinking. By overflowing yourself with positive, reassuring affirmations you will not only change the way you think, but you will also gain emotional well-being that will resonate throughout your life. Here are some healing root chakra affirmations to help you restore balance:

I am safe

I am grounded in my existence

I am in my inner safe haven

I am my own sanctuary.

I am fearless

I am filled with life energy.

I am an unwavering force.

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