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Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Root Chakra

Hello everyone! I hope that you are all doing well and are full of love~ Last time we took a look at a general overview of the chakra system, and today I'm going to provide more detail about the Root Chakra! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post them below!

The root chakra, also known as the Muldhara, is located at the base of the spine. It is the first chakra and is the color red. The root chakra is associated with survival, our being present physically and feeling comfortable in all situations presented to us. It represents our foundation, and directly relates to our feelings of being grounded and secure. People with healthy root chakras live in the present moment. Other attributes include security, safety, patience, being physically strong and career or financial success.

Emotional issues associated with lack of money, food, or shelter often cause fearful or nervous tendencies and this can be a sign of an under-active root chakra. Many people with under-active root chakras may also feel unwelcome in many places. Signs of an overactive chakra include greed, materialism, obsession with security, and resistance to change. Common manifestations in the physical body related to the root chakra 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.” Vegetables from the ground (carrots, beets, potatoes), hot spices like red cayenne peppers, and apples are also good for the root chakra.

Stones and crystals like garnet, tourmaline, obsidian, ruby, red jasper, red or black onyx, pyrite, smoky quartz, hematite, and bloodstone are excellent for opening and balancing the root chakra. Please make sure your crystal is cleansed and charged before using! If you like incense, use cedar, and for those who use essential oils, patchouli and sandalwood are excellent options!

I hope you have learned something from this blog, and now have an idea of how your root chakra affects you, and what you can do to balance it. Next up I'll be discussing the second chakra, the Sacral Chakra. Until then, my peaceful loves~  


  1. Mine's somewhat out of balance (under active), but it's in better shape that it was before my new life. It's that pesky money/financial issue that stresses me out the most.

  2. I believe mine is also under-active due to financial stress. Lately I have been feeling very nervous due to changes I believe are ahead and while these changes may be very positive for me, the emotions associated with the change have me constantly uneasy. I need to get some cedar incense.:)

  3. Mine is closed , have been trying meditation and yoga since past two weeks, still see myself scared and insecure.
    also have eating problem and weight problem which does not seems to be helped. How long should i keep patient for my root chkara to become open and healthy. Is there difference in closed root chakra and imbalanced one. Does it requires different effort for opening and for balancing?

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