22. Root Chakra – Muscular Skeletal System – Energy Center
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine. It grounds us to the earth by reminding us to live in reciprocity and balance. The earth gives us everything our physical and emotional body needs. It nourishes us with food, air, water and minerals. It inspires us with beauty, scents, textures and wind. We give back to the earth by honoring these gifts being mindful caretakers. We tend to earth like a gardener tends to a garden. The earth is us, we are what we eat and breathe. To live in harmony with ourselves is to live in harmony with earth and all of its natural resources.
Message: Spend more time in nature feeling grounded and connected to the earth. Create a ceremonial fire pit or sacred garden where you can set intentions and meditate. Deepen your relationship with earth and feel it within your soul. Trust that you are supported by earth regardless of the situation.
“I think we may safely trust a good deal more than we do.” – Henry David Thoreau
Basic information about the Root Chakra
Body System: Base of Spine – Musculoskeletal System and Elimination System.
Goals: To feel grounded, safe, loved & nourished.
Practice: Non-judgment, non-attachment, non-suffering, beauty and grace.
Symptoms of imbalance: Obesity, hemorrhoids, sciatica, constipation and muscular – skeletal disorders. Night terrors and panic attacks, inability to trust or feel grounded.
Plant Ally: Sage for cleansing and grounding.
Essential Oils: Ginger, Sandalwood, Clove, Sage, and Cinnamon.
Foods: Root vegetables, Ginger, Turmeric, Clove and Protein.
Stones and Crystals: Iron, Basalt, Granite, Petrified Wood, Ruby, Garnet, Bloodstone, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Snowflake Obsidian.
Sacred Geometry: Container of Life, Circle.
Platonic Solid: Hexahedron.
Sacred Belief: Indigenous. (Our roots based in nature)
Consciousness: Intention of Self.