Over the next several weeks, we will be devoting each week to balancing a particular Chakra, beginning with the Root Chakra.
Located at the base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae, the root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety and security on this earthly journey.
The root chakra is comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in your life. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and safety, as well as your more emotional needs such as letting go of fear. When these needs are met, you feel grounded and safe, and you tend to worry less day to day.
Imbalances in the Root Chakra –
Anxiety disorders, fears or nightmares. Problems in the colon, bladder, elimination, or with lower back, leg or feet issues. Men may have prostate issues. Eating disorders may also occur. Overly concerned with material possessions, money.
Check out 6 ways to balance your root chakra here.
The mantra sound that corresponds to the root chakra is LAM.
Colours and gems can help bring a chakra into balance. The root chakra’s color is red. Gemstones for the first chakra include garnet, red jasper, black tourmaline, and bloodstone. You can place the gemstone on the area of the chakra while lying down to help open and align it.
Mantras to balance and open –
- I am safe and protected.
- I am nourished by Mother Earth and her energies.
- I am cared for and all my needs are met.
- My body is a sacred temple. I love my body.
- Abundance is my natural state.
- I am infinitely abundant.
Yoga poses to Balance –
Warrior, Mountain pose, Savasana
Next week we will focus on balancing the Sacral chakra….