The Root Chakra

The root chakra is located at the base of your spine. It is associated with your connection to earth, survival, health, abundance, and family. It represents our foundation and is about feeling grounded, safe and secure. The colour connected with this chakra is red.

An imbalance in the root chakra can happen following a traumatic event, family problems, death of a loved one, and major life changes. A blockage in the root chakra prevents the release of grief, guilt, and sadness. An imbalance in the root chakra can leave you feeling unsafe, untrusting in yourself and others, fearful and anxious, disconnected from your family and friends.

Physical symptoms of a root chakra imbalance include lower-back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, constipation, diarrhea, impotence, water retention, and problems with groin, hips, legs, knees, calves, ankles, and feet.

Healing foods: Since the root chakra is all about grounding you to the earth, root vegetables are an excellent choice. Beets, rutabagas, garlic, ginger, turnips, potatoes, and parsnips are just a few of the many options for root veggies.

Healing exercises: Stomp your bare feet on the ground, this helps connect you to the earth. Sit under a tree, close your eyes and envision the colour red.

Root Chakra Affirmations: Affirmations are a great way to stop the negative stories we tell ourselves about life, our bodies, and our own worth. In the morning before starting your day, close your eyes and repeat your favourite affirmations 10 times. Here are a few to try: I am connected to my body. I am deeply rooted. I am safe and secure. I have all that I need. I am open to possibilities. I trust myself. I love my life.

Healing modalities: Reiki

Reiki is a specific type of subtle energy work in which healing is performed by the light touch of the hands, allowing the flow of energy from a limitless source to the recipient via the Reiki practitioner.

When Reiki is performed to the root chakra it releases negative energy, regenerating confidence, security and the ability to achieve success.

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