Your root chakra
Chakras are energy junction points on the body that pulsate with electromagnetic energy.
There are seven major energy focal points in the body. The first starts from the base of the spine and is called the root chakra or mooladhar chakra.
Nothing in human body or human energy field happens in isolation. Chakra portfolios overlap each other, so if one chakra is not functioning as it should, it automatically affects another chakra. And everything starts with an imbalance of the root chakra energy.
The root chakra rules the base of the spine, the rectum, lower limbs and supports the physical body, bones, and immune system. It also controls your mental and emotional thought patterns that can cause an imbalance.
Mental and emotional issues are physical and family safety and group security; the ability to provide for life's necessities, social and familial law and order, and the ability to stand up for one's self. Belief patterns stored in the root chakra include beliefs about family, community, law and justice, society, sexuality, survival issues including thoughts of retaliation and revenge, and an inability to grow and express one's self within the family.
Cause of physical illness
Physical dysfunction related to imbalances leads to chronic lower back pain, varicose veins, rectal tumour or cancer, depression, and immune-related diorders. When we begin to evaluate our beliefs honestly, we find that certain beliefs valid at one point in time, are now no longer valid and that we can get rid of them. We can, therefore get rid of beliefs that work against our well-being and happiness, substituting them with valid beliefs and higher values. One way is to make positive statements and be peaceful.
Think of a person who has the beginnings of arthritis in the knee. Introspection reveals the person is 'closed' and has inflexible opinions and beliefs. If such a person decides to get rid of that arthritis, then a simple self-affirmation can bring amazingly positive results: "I am interested in what other people say and think. I am open to new ways of thinking, which makes me flexible and free-flowing." Affirmations to oneself should be repeated several times during the day for about three months; after 21 days, there will be a distinct change of attitude.