Our root chakra directly connects us to Earth through a dynamic and reciprocal relationship. The Earth nourishes and challenges us from the moment we take our first breath until our physical body is no longer needed.
The Sanskrit word Muladhara means, “root of existence”. Our root chakra helps us to feel grounded and safe within the physical world. This is the place where the soul becomes fully aware of itself as a human. By embracing our humanness, we begin the journey of reconnection of the self and soul becoming one. To live in harmony with our selves is to live in harmony with earth. By trusting our relationship with earth, we honor ourselves and how we are all interconnected.
Root Chakra – Physical Body
Sanskrit Name: Muladhara (mula – root, adhara – base)
Location: Base of Spine
Body System: Elimination system & bones
Goals: To feel grounded, safe, loved & nourished. To trust.
Practice: Non-judgment, non-attachment, non-suffering. Walk with beauty and grace. Ground and love yourself.
Impacts: Abandonment, abuse, neglect, adoption, loss.
Physical Imbalance: Obesity, hemorrhoids, IBS, constipation and or diarrhea, sciatica, arthritis, osteoporosis.
Emotional Imbalance: Night terrors, panic attacks, inability to trust or feel safe.
Archetype: Serpent – Ouroboros
Direction: South (Belly of the Earth)
Perceptual State: Physical World
Plant Ally: Sage, Cedar/Cypress for clearing and grounding.
Essential Oils: Ginger, Sandalwood, Clove, Sage, Cinnamon.
Foods: Root Vegetables and Proteins.
Stones and Crystals: Iron, Basalt, Granite, Petrified Wood, Ruby, Garnet, Bloodstone, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Hematite.
Sacred Geometry: Container of Life – Circle
Platonic Solid: Hexahedron
Sacred Belief: Roots of Indigenous Belief
Consciousness: Intention of Self
Message: Spend more time in nature feeling grounded and connected to the earth. Create a ceremonial fire pit or sacred garden where one can set intentions and meditate. Deepen our relationship with the earth and feel it within our soul. Trust that we are supported by the earth regardless of the situation.
“I think we may safely trust a good deal more than we do.” – Henry David Thoreau
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