Our first Chakra is called the root Chakra or muladhara and represents our foundation.
It binds us to the earth keeping us stable and grounded. Which explains its location at the base of the spine, and its role as the base for the rest of the Chakras.
What does muladhara or root chakra mean ?
Muladhara is the sancrit word for “root and basis of Existence.”(Mula means root and adhara means basis.)The Root Chakra is most related to the element of earth – a literal and figurative association with grounding.
What colour represents the root chakra ?
The cololur of the root chakra is red associated with the primal it is a dense colour that is like one of our most basic components: blood
What does the root chakra do ?
The root Chakra controls our confidence, strength and digestive health and is associated with the colour red.
As the primary chakra it also represents our primary and basic needs like food,water,shelter,safety but also our emotional needs for interconnection.
Because our Chakras are so sequentiel opening this one will allow us to proceed to the next.
How can I tell if my Root chakra is blocked ?
Anxiety or stress can lead to our root chakra being blocked which in itself can lead to a multitude of deficiencies and imbalances: greed, avarice, feeling insecure,cynicism and eating disorders to name a few. You could also feel like you are in danger or feel paranoid.
How can I heal or unblock my root chakra ?
One of the ways to open this chakra and thus dispense of these negative emotions is to “root” yourself. If you can, go to a safe environment where you feel at ease and surround yourself with earthy objects and colours, reminding you of nature’s stability. Even better if you can walk barefoot on some grass or earth before meditation focusing your mind on your core and nature.
You could also partake in earth related activities such as gardening or hiking
Healing Power affirmations
I feel deeply rooted
I feel safe and secure
I am connected to my body
I nurture my body with healthy food, clean water, exercise, relaxation, and connection with nature