The Root Chakra

Updated: Aug 29

The root Chakra, Muladhara is located at the base of the spine and is concerned with keeping us secure, stable and grounded, its associated colour is red and associated musical note is C. It is connected to the earth element and the associated sound is 'LAM'.

When this Chakra is balanced, we feel our basic needs such as food, love, warmth

and security are met, we feel stable, If it is out of balance we can feel this through a number of physical and emotional symptoms such as insecurity concerning ourselves or our life, a lack of energy or focus, physical problems concerning the lower body or sciatica.

Root Chakra Healing

  • Connect with the earth, take a walk through a forest and inhale the essential oils, walk along the beach listening to the sounds of the waves, or walk barefoot in the grass.

  • Foods, increase your intake of red foods, especially root vegetables and spicy foods.

  • Practice grounding yoga poses such as Mountain pose, Childs pose and Yogic squat.

  • Crystals to keep with you include red jasper, garnet, carnelian and black onyx.

  • Practice gratitude, make a note of everything you have and how far you have come.

  • Affirmations include, 'I am completely safe right now' or 'Where I am right now is a perfect place to be'.

  • Journal prompts; When things feel crazy, what can I do to centre myself? Write a letter of forgiveness to yourself.

  • Burn cinnamon or sandalwood essential oil.

Guided meditation

  • Lie down on the ground, somewhere you can feel connected to the earth.

  • Make yourself comfortable, maybe grab an eye pillow or a blanket.

  • Take 3 deep breaths and begin to turn yourself inward.

  • Bring your awareness to the sensations in your body.

  • Starting at your feet, feel the connection of the backs of the heels to the earth.

  • Bring your awareness to your legs and notice the areas such as the backs of the calves and thighs that connect to the earth and the hollow area where there may be a little space between the back of the knee and the mat.

  • Be aware of the different sensations, where does it feel cool or warm?

  • Moving up the body to the buttocks, let the hips relax.

  • Upwards to the hollow of the lumber region and notice how far up the spine does the back reconnect to the earth.

  • Feel the areas of the shoulders that come into contact with the earth and the areas that do not.

  • How does it feel.

  • Drop the shoulders down away from the ears.

  • Gently took the chin towards the chest, allowing the neck to elongate.

  • Bring attention to the back of head, is it comfortable where it touches the earth.

  • Feel how the earth supports you.

  • Take 3 deep breaths, and on each exhalation, visualise your roots growing deeper into the earth.

  • Down into the soil.

  • Connecting you.

  • Grounding you.

  • Remain here as long as time allows.

  • When you are ready to continue with the rest of your day, gently bring your awareness back to the here and now.

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