The root chakra is the first chakra and is based on the element earth. Even though more attention is often paid to the higher chakras, the opening, healing, and balancing of the root chakra is one of the most important steps in your spiritual development. The root chakra gives us the stability, support, and basis for spiritual evolution as an incarnated soul. It is not possible to maintain a high level of vibration as long as there is a dysfunction in the root chakra – spiritual breakdowns are pre-programmed. Also, the Kundalini energy cannot rise as long as the root chakra has not been opened and the nervous system has been strengthened by a well functioning and grounding root chakra. The root chakra also connects us to the body, our vitality, and the earth energies. In this post, I’ll present you 6 powerful ways how you can heal and balance your root chakra!
What are the functions and behavioral characteristics of the root chakra?
The main aspect of the root chakra is security and fear of life. The opening of the root chakra means healing the existential fear that something bad might happen.
A blocked or dysfunctional root chakra leads to an attempt to make life and all circumstances predictable and stable.
Only through an open and balanced root chakra is it possible for us to meet the flow of life without fear. Neither the world nor life is safe and secure so you want to reach a state of “Ok, whatever it is, I can handle it, I will survive”.
Healing and balancing the root chakra means to develop your own inner security – which is independent of external circumstances and experiences.
In connection to the root chakra, you probably have heard the word “grounding“. Grounding actually means an energetic connection to the earth, but the term is also often used for the ability to be completely in the body.
Many people have a tendency to live outside their bodies, often without even noticing it.
Such people are often clumsy or nervous.
One common reason for this is an insufficiently opened root chakra, which prevents the energy from really flowing into the physical body.
An opened and balanced root chakra leads to a significant increase in presence, vitality, and stability.
What are the signs of an opened and balanced root chakra?
- You feel stable, physically robust and healthy
- You trust in the rhythms and cycles of life and you feel deeply connected to Mother Earth and nature and to your own body
- Your trust is so big that you can relax and rest at the end of the day, knowing that you have a secure financial basis and that you are exactly where you need to be in life
- You know that you are welcome and secure here on earth and that you have a right to live and be cared for here
- Generally you feel satisfied with your life and career
If you can’t find yourself in these signs or you feel blockages it is time for you to heal and balance your root chakra!
6 Ways to heal & balance your root chakra
The following healing methods are not listed in any specific order. Each technique has a positive effect on your root chakra and helps you to clean, open, and balance it.
1 Use essential oils
Essential oils are used for the supporting therapy of mental and physical complaints. They help to make you feel safe and secure.
The following essential oils are the most commonly used and helpful to heal and balance your root chakra:
2 Find internal security
What are you afraid of? What is it that bothers you and makes you feel anxious and stressed on a daily basis?
It is time to find the internal security within yourself by working out the underlying causes of your fears through meditation, self-awareness, confrontation with fears, and maybe even psychotherapy.
If you know the underlying reasons for your fears and anxiety triggers it is easier to find ways to overcome them or learn to live with them in a healthy, constructive and positive way.
3 Use Gemstones and Crystals
Gemstones and crystals are commonly used to heal and balance the root chakra. You can simply carry some with you or wear them on your skin to achieve the desired effects.
Each chakra is associated with different stones. The following healing gemstones and crystals are said to have a special healing effect on the root chakra:
Red Carnelian: The Red Carnelian provides you with stability, courage, vitality, and energy. It not only lifts your spirits but also helps you to face challenges or overcome problems.
Red Jasper: Red Jasper brings inner harmony, satisfaction, and understanding. It also gives more courage and willpower and in problem situations, it strengthens the willingness to deal with conflict in order to achieve your goals.
Bloodstone: Bloodstone helps you to purify and detoxify your body. It also helps you with keeping negative energy away.
Black Tourmaline: The black tourmaline protects against negative thoughts, influences, stress, envy and mistrust and makes it possible to keep a calm and unbiased point of view. The Black Tourmaline gives more self-confidence and makes it possible to reflect on one’s own wishes and goals. It is considered a very strong protective stone against negative energies.
Obsidian: Obsidian is a protection stone that clears your aura, root chakra, and negative energy around you. It also takes mental stress and tension away.
4 Root Chakra Meditation
When it comes to healing or opening the root chakra, root chakra meditation is also highly effective.
Chakra meditation techniques are similar to normal meditation techniques but focus on a specific area of the body.
Try this simple but effective root chakra meditation you can do whenever you have 3-5 minutes:
- Sit with your back straight and your shoulders falling backward. Try to relax all muscles while closing your eyes and taking a deep breath.
2. Breathe in through the nose, pull the breath as deeply as possible into the body, and exhale through the mouth.
3. Focus your attention on the position of the root chakra. Notice if you feel any tension.
4. Since the root chakra resonates with the color red, imagine a red light at the base of your spine. This glow expands slowly and the whole chakra region becomes pleasantly warm and relaxed. Try to clear your root chakra with this red, glowing light.
You can also use the following root chakra healing music to enhance the effects of the root chakra mediation!
5 Root Chakra Yoga
Learn how to become more grounded with yoga postures for the root chakra. The best root chakra yoga exercises are those that promote your connection to the earth.
For the root chakra, the following yoga exercises are especially helpful:
The most basic of all postures in yoga is the Tadasana posture. Every yoga practice begins with this simple pose. The posture promotes grounding to the earth, connects you to your own body and the present moment.
This is a powerful yoga posture that creates a firm connection with the earth and your body. This root chakra yoga posture allows your energy to move through your body and ground you with the first chakra.
This is an excellent yoga posture to heal and balance the root chakra because your whole body touches the ground. The Savasana posture is also one of the best yoga postures for balancing the crown chakra.
You can also just follow this amazing 30-minute root chakra yoga flow video from Adriene! Namaste!
6 Chant the mantra “LAM”
Lam is the mantra of the root chakra. When you chant the mantra Lam, the power of the healing sound vibrations purifies this chakra.
Yogis chant Lam to heal and balance the root chakra physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
You can also chant Lam while meditating to enhance your practice.
I hope you liked this post! Comment down below how you prefer to open and balance your root chakra!
Love & Light, Elsa.
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