In my first post on chakras I explained a little bit what they are and where they are located. Today I’m going to take a closer look at the base or root chakra, some signs yours may be blocked and how we can care for it.
The root or base chakra sits about where your legs and torso come together, so it is at the very bottom of the 7 chakras. You root yourself into the earth with this chakra and connect to mother nature. Energy flows up into your body when this chakra is working well. You will feel grounded and stable, safe and secure. Picture your energy coming up from the earth like tree roots, bringing you stability and nourishment, this is what your base chakra is all about.
I will say that most of the people I come across have at least a slightly distorted first chakra, this in turn can effect all of the above chakras as the energy must flow up the base chakra to get to the others. That is why when clearing and caring for your 7 chakras the base is the best place to start, as a clear and functioning base will help support all of the above chakras. A few symptoms of a base chakra that is off balance may include physically issues with your legs, spine or adrenal glands. Emotionally you may feel anxious, disconnected or restless and even money issues can arise from a distorted base.
I work daily on caring for my base chakra, (and I can always tell when I skipped a day!) a few of my favorite ways to love your root are to:
- Be in nature (especially barefoot when weather permits, channel your inner hippie and be at one with the earth!) Even hugging a tree, like literally, can help to balance this chakra.
- Meditate while visualizing the color red or energetic roots connecting you to the earth while repeating or listening to the mantra ‘LAM’.
- Chillin’ or working with rose quartz nearby.
- Yoga to root in and connect with my body, but any movement that makes you feel connected to your body is great.
- Eating root veggies like carrots and potatoes or red fruits like strawberries and apples.
- Essential oils and scents such as patchouli, frankincense or cedar wood.