Healing and balancing your root chakra is the first and the most important step towards improving your complete chakra energy system. The first chakra needs to be balanced and open in order for the grounding and supporting energy to flow into your higher chakras.
If your root chakra is blocked there can be severe consequences which will reflect on your physical and psychological well-being.
The Root Chakra is located in your pelvic area. It supplies life energy to your colon, bones, legs, and feet.
The health of your first chakra reflects the health of your bones and teeth, in the functioning of your colon and the frequency of your bowel movements. It can also affect the lower nervous system (sciatica).
Additionally, as the base of structure and stability, the root chakra relates to the skeletal structure of your body.
The glands associated with this energy center are the adrenal glands, located above the kidneys.
Adrenal glands are responsible for excreting cortisone, adrenaline, and noradrenaline that regulate some major body functions, such as metabolism and the immune system.
These are also the hormones that keep us alert and capable of acting in stressful situations.
Performing root chakra exercises can alleviate problems with your lower back, osteoporosis and various other bone diseases.
The treatment of all these issues, ailments, and diseases on the energy level must start from a stable and firm base center – that is a well-balanced base chakra.
How to Heal Your Root Chakra?
Frequent meditation on the fertile, life-preserving energy of the earth can go a long way towards healing your Muladhara chakra.
Meditation will help you find equilibrium in your outlook on life, you will regain the ancient trust, and you will become more relaxed in general. You will develop a healthy foundation to base your life on.
Root Chakra Balancing Tips
- Become more physically active, take up a sports activity, and make sure you move enough.
- Pay conscious attention to your legs and feet, go for a walk or even a hike, and make yourself a detoxifying foot bath.
- Seek connection to the earth, spend more time in nature, take up gardening if you can.
- Take time for a foot massage every day.
- Introduce more protein into your diet.
- Wear red clothes and use red fabric around your apartment (tablecloths, throw pillows, appliances, flower arrangements…).
- Listen to African music and attempt to drum to the beat.
- Relax and slowly repeat the following root chakra affirmations every day, especially before going to bed, at least ten times:
- I always listen to the demands of my body.
- I consciously feel my body whether I am standing, sitting, or lying down.
- I trust in the forces of nature and I release myself to the powers of the earth.
The Benefits of Balancing Your Muladhara Chakra
If you put in the effort and work on Muladhara, you will benefit from a better connection with the fertile earth, which is the conveyor of energy.
Your body image will improve, you will be more in tune with your needs, and more in control of your feelings. You will be able to live in the here and now and make the best of your resources.
People with a well-balanced first chakra are more likely to turn their dreams into reality since Muladhara connects us to the tangible aspects of ideas and gives us the will to move and act.
As a person with a healthy root center, you will easily transcend the constant desire for substitute feelings. You will be able to establish a genuine relationship with yourself and the nature surrounding you.
By stimulating the flow through your base chakra you will develop a feeling of stability, you will become more relaxed, and you will rekindle the ancient trust within you.
At the same time, you will alleviate the developmental obstacles standing in the way of your evolution such as fear and powerlessness on one side, or aggression and egocentrism on the other.
A balanced root chakra equals energy, drive, confidence, and boldness which are the qualities essential not only for survival but success as well. It also relates to the ability to assess situations practically, so a person does not waste energy or resources in vain.
4 Signs of a Healthy First Chakra
Open and balanced root chakra enables you to stand firmly, with both feet on the ground, and to develop a personality that knows no insecurity.
In fact, it is the very foundation of your character. It helps you to feel safe and secure in your life and the world around you.
- Material security,
- the right choice of career,
- a safe home,
- and functioning personal relationships,
are four clear signs of a healthy and open first energy center.
There are many exercises that will help you to open the root chakra, such as chakra mudras, meditations and yoga positions.
Read More about Root Chakra
The Root Chakra is also known as ‘The First Chakra’, ‘Base Chakra’ or ‘Muladhara’ by its Sanskrit name. Its main purpose is to draw energy
A few simple exercises, if performed only a few times per week, can go a long way in balancing your root energy center. If you practice