With its bright red grounding energy, the root chakra can provide wisdom and aid your daily life and overall health. Coupled with remedies for a blocked or dwindling root chakra, this blog post will cover everything that brings you closer to understanding its role. You'll learn how the root chakra impacts your physical and spiritual health and the many ways you can assist the balance and functionality of this energy center. Known in its foundation language of Sanskrit as "Muladhara," translating loosely to root or base, this chakra will connect you to a more profound invitation to your inner stillness and much more.
Location and Function of the Root Chakra
The root chakra shines a vibrant, bright, and illustrious color of red, providing the energy to hold you to the planet earth, connecting you to your ancestors and the physical and metaphysical roots that anchor you to this life and existence. It also assists in exchanging usable energy from the giving and loving mother earth into our bodies. This energy is a freely given exchange you have with the planet that is not only felt and exchanged at the bottom of the spine energetically but at the physical location of the root chakra. This is where you can focus your meditation and thoughts when interacting with this energy center. The energy of the root chakra is often related to that of a tree with large, penetrating roots that anchor and fix one to the larger existence we experience here on planet Earth. You can easily find this center by following the spine to the bottom of the waist and hips and locating where your tailbone meets the earth or close to it. This area is known as the seat of the body. The root chakra resides in the lowest area of the womb in the feminine.
Glowing that bright red color discussed before, the energy of this chakra channels the energy of the earth element and is functionally formed at the beginning of your life by a sense of security and safety. Those lacking experiences aligning with home, comfort, protection, and confidence will find this center may need more attention and activation than others. This can be done by going deep within and finding ways to increase feelings of safety and security. Methods include talk therapy with a licensed professional, life coaching, identifying sources of insecurity, doing things that may scare you, finding peace in uncomfortable situations, and discussing topics with parents or loved ones needing healing or closure. This energy center is associated with the mental health aspect of self, how you look at yourself, and how you interact with the world around you. Suppose you find yourself withdrawn, scared, anxious, nervous, or emotionally exhausted at the thought of sharing your life with others or being part of the world outside your safe space. In that case, you may need to look into ways your root chakra may be blocked or imbalanced.
Blocked Root Chakra
An imbalanced or blocked root chakra has many symptoms or warning signs that include being emotionally or mentally exhausted and feeling like you cannot make things happen in your life. You may also feel a lack of control, disconnected or isolated, have difficulties with fear, or often feel overwhelmed. Physically, you may experience lower body aches, pains, chronic issues with the low back, bladder, reproductive organs, hips, or thighs, restless legs, or general feelings of tightness or inflexibility in the low back and waist. These areas can highlight when the energy of your connection to life force and vitality is slow or sluggish. These and other associated issues can be linked to how your root chakra functions and its daily impact. Luckily, a magnitude of remedies can help move and heal the energy of the root chakra energy center.
Remedies that may help you or loved ones with refocusing, healing, and balancing the energy of the root chakra are varied and can be adapted to the individual. It is essential to sit in stillness with the self and ask very calmly what you may need to help reactivate or re-center the root chakra. Remember that this energy center is linked to early childhood and senses of how you formed your ability to self-soothe, your reaction to fear or panic, and how you regain control over your environment and a sense of security and protection. Proceeding with activities focusing on these areas is the best and quickest way to remedy the root chakra energy. Having meaningful reflection with yourself, also known as Shadow Work in the spiritual communities, can assist with finding remedies that will be most effective. These activities include reflective journaling, openly accepting and internalizing corrective criticism, being aware of how you operate and engage others, and finding ways to better that approach. You can focus on being invested in the things you do daily, being present in what you undertake, and finding a quiet place to reflect daily. These are all great ways to rebalance and unblock the root chakra to re-establish a connective and energetic flow to this region of the energetic body.
Unblock Your Root Chakra with a Trained Energy Healer
The root chakra is unique to the individual, and healing will require a different level of depth and honesty for each person. Greet yourself with kindness and compassion on your journey to radical self-honesty and connecting with your energy body centers. The root chakra tends to be the vital starting point for centering and healing. With grace and self-love, I wish you the highest order of light and love. If you need help unblocking your root chakra, contact me or another Energy Healer here at PathForward. I'd be delighted to help you discover the deeply beautiful layers of the self and move you into healing and wellness.