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Chakra Balance – Importance of Root Chakra

  • 08 February, 2021
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  • By Joanna Cichuta

What is chakra and why is so important to have a chakra balance. Here we are looking closely into The Root Chakra (Muladhara) which is foundational. When all is well with this chakra, you’ll feel secure, calm and anchored in reality. Let’s see what is this chakra definition like.

Muladhara

The official name of this chakra, Muladhara, comes from the words Mula, which means root and Dhara, which means support. Is one of the seven primary chakras according to Hindu tantrism. It is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and the colour pink or red

So, this chakra’s role is to connect all of your energy with the Earth, which is called grounding.

When you think of your Root Chakra, think of your day-to-day survival here on earth. This energy centre’s role is to give you everything you need to survive. For us in this modern age, that typically translates to financial and emotional security.

This chakra is located at the very base of your spine, near your tailbone. It goes up to just below your belly button.

What Balanced Muladhra Feels Like

When your 1st chakra is balanced: you will feel a sense of accomplishment and peace when you think about things like money, safety, and shelter.

You will feel connected to your human experience.

When this chakra is overactive: our root chakra gets a lot of use, so having an overactive root chakra is very common.

An overactive root chakra will cause anxiety and jitteriness. Why? Well, this happens because fear is based on the need to survive. That is fear’s role – to keep us alive.

So, an overactive root chakra will shout messages of survival, even when no real threat is there. Physically, you might have digestive problems, lower back issues, hip pain, and ovarian cysts in women or prostate issues in men.

If your survival needs have generally been taken care of, this chakra may not have been very active throughout your life.

When your 1st chakra is underactive: you may experience frequent daydreaming, trouble concentrating or simply feeling like your “head’s in the clouds.” People may say you appear “airheaded” or “spacey.”

These may not seem like major issues, but being balanced and connected is important.

How to Balance Your Root Chakra

In practical terms, it’s important to take care of your survival needs first. And this chakra gives you the energy to do that, so utilize that energy to the best of your ability.

Calm this chakra by focusing on your connection to spirit. Take time each day to nurture your soul by praying, meditating or connecting to spirit guides.

Volunteering and acts of kindness and compassion can guide overactive energy away from your root chakra into other energy centres in your body. Also, you can look into root chakra crystals as well such as Brown Jasper, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Hematite.

Crystal healing is part of the chakra cleaning process.

Energise Your 1st Chakra

If you find yourself disconnected from material existence, your 1st chakra may need to be revved up.

You can do this by reconnecting to the earth by being out in nature. Gardening, swimming or even playing in the leaves can energize your root chakra.

Based on studies by Michelle Fondin

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