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The First of the Lower Chakras
In the chakra energy system, the heart is the midline. Anything below that (root, sacral, and solar plexus) are considered the lower chakras. It seems like a lot of time is spent on the upper chakras (heart, throat, third eye, and crown) that sometimes the lower ones get over looked. However, the lower ones are just as important as the rest. It is important to take care of them, so pay some special attention to getting them aligned!
CHAKRA NAME: Root Chakra
SANSKRIT NAME: Muladhara ( root or support)
If you need to work on this chakra, wear reds, eat red foods, etc… Red can also represent strength.
PLANET/ZODIAC/ELEMENT: Saturn/ Capricorn and Aquarius/Earth
ARCHETYPE: Mother/ Victim
POSITIVE: The mother is associated with nourishments and unconditional love
NEGATIVE: The victim has a tendency to be vulnerable
ANIMAL/NATIVE AMERICAN: Elephant/ Snake
Issues with the Root Chakra
This chakra represents our most primal needs. Pure survival.
BODY PARTS/ENDOCRINE: Skeletal system/ Sex organs
This is also related to the bones and sexual organs. If you have some issues with either, it could be a root chakra block.
•problems with the adrenal gland
Too Much Energy:
Too Little Energy:
Healing the Root Chakra
Crystals: smoky quartz, hematite, jasper
Put these crystals on you when you want to work on healing this chakra, you can also hold them during meditation.
Essential Oils: sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh, vetiver
Wear these fragrances, take a bath with them…
Yoga: tree pose, bridge pose
Mantra & Affirmation
Affirmation: I am secure; I am centered and grounded
Root Chakra Mantras
Grounding Visualization Exercise
Once again, grounding is super important and the root chakra is the energy center that we ground through. Below is my grounding visualization exercise that will help you ground. Grounding will help you keep your root chakra in check.