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Chakra #1 - The Root Chakra

Root chakra or Muladhara

Chakra #1 is red and is associated with the base of your spine, gonads, safety and survival, and sense of belonging. It Represents feeling ‘rooted’ or grounded, and represents your foundation and stability.

Ways to Heal This Chakra:

  • Walk around barefoot as often and as much as you can to stay grounded.

  • Eat more red foods such as strawberries, tomatoes, red peppers (capsicums), add red spices to your diet.

  • Set up a “safety net” savings plan if you’re worried about finances.

  • Dance. Dance (barefoot) like nobody’s watching, move your hips and rotate your spine

  • Visualise red pouring into and out of the base of your spine around your root chakra.

  • Use Cedar, and Clove, Myrrh essential oils.

  • Use Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, Agate, Smoky Quartz, and Hematite crystals.

When your root chakra is balanced and functioning correctly, you feel grounded, secure, and at ease with the world. When it is imbalanced or blocked signs can range from constipation to back pain and fatigue. Additional physical and psychological signs can include insecurity, aggression, sexual dysfunction, anger, restlessness and eating disorders.

Understanding And Healing The Root Chakra

1. Anchor yourself. Feeling safe in the world and developing a harmonious relationship with your environment is key to feeling safe.

2. Connecting with the Earth. Connect directly (physically) to the earth. Walk on unpaved paths, dig in the dirt, spend time barefoot and in direct contact with the ground. These are all examples of personal connections with the earth, of being grounded.

3. Physical activity. The root chakra governs your physical presence, your feeling of “aliveness”. Physical activity, no matter big or small, supports root chakra healing.

4. Discover your goals and needs. To heal the first chakra, you must know what your true needs and aspirations are, helping you guide your course of action and future decisions. Introspection and clarity are keys to healing the root chakra while avoiding limiting beliefs about yourself. 5. Personal abundance. Healing your root chakra restores confidence in your ability to provide for yourself and meet your basic needs. Learn to measure “wealth” in terms of knowledge, experience, and friends before physical wealth and your bank account. 6. Energy of manifestation. Abundance in the material world is affected by and also affects your inner balance and resourcefulness. A healthy root Chakra promotes your ability to manifest.

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