Back in August 2016 I wrote an article about the seven main chakras. However, I felt there was so much more we could teach you about each one. So, over the next seven weeks Ebb & Flow Healing will teach you about each chakra. This week we begin this series with the root chakra.
The Sanskrit word for the root chakra is muladhara. Some also refer to the first chakra as the base. The urge for survival thrives here. By keeping ourselves grounded we allow the energy to flow from the earth, into our feet and up our spine. As this energy flows through our body we can feel safe, secure, and strong. Each chakra has a corresponding color and location in the body. The color of our root is red like the blood of life. It is located between the anus and genitals.
Root Chakra and Health
The root chakra is associated with the endocrine glands. For women, this would be the ovaries while men the testes. This chakra assists in releasing the hormones estrogen and testosterone bringing about emotional balance. The base also governs the feet, ankles, knees and groin. All areas that assist in physical stability. When this root chakra is disrupted you may feel fearful, anxiety, restless, or unable to focus. Beware allowing your base to be off for too long because it will manifest in physical ways. This may develop as lower limb breaks, sprains, or other injuries. Spine problems, poor posture, or sleep disorders may also indicate you need to balance your root chakra.
You can utilize crystals, yoga, essential oils, color, food, and sound to balance and unblock your chakras at home in between sessions. Let’s discuss some ways to do this for your root chakra now. Crystals that are beneficial for the root chakra are bright red stones such as red jasper or carnelian. Emeralds and blue sapphire are also useful when needing to calm the base chakra. You can pair these stones with the use of essential oils either topically or by diffusing. Earthy scents such as cedarwood, patchouli, and myrrh are best. Adding in colored fabric or tinted light of reds, browns, or other grounding colors increase the healing energies.
Movement of the body is quite important for staying grounded. Yoga and martial arts are great activities to keep the root chakra balanced. If you are feeling a little flighty, try taking a barefoot walk outside or (dare I say it) hug a few trees!
The root chakra is our foundation for all the other chakras. The more stable this chakra is the more balanced all our chakras will be. Just like the roots of a tree need to strong for the tree to grow tall and healthy; our root chakra needs to be grounded for us to remain balanced.
Need some assistance in grounding your root chakra? Give Ebb & Flow Healing a call at (970) 541-9005 or check out our website at www.eandfhealing.com for more information.
Lots of Love & Universal Blessings to All!
Victoria Roybal, CCH
(Please note: The information on this website is not a substitute for consulting a health care professional. All information contained in this post, including information related to medical and health conditions, products and treatments, are for informational purposes only. Please see your doctor or health care professional before starting any alternative treatments.)