Get Grounded through the Root Chakra Energy
The Root Chakra energy is said to be the foundation and core of all your Chakras. Thus, a well-balanced root chakra is key to a healthy, flowing, and open chakra system. Let’s dive in to find out how to get grounded through the Root Chakra energy.
What is the Root Chakra?
Hence its name, the Root chakra or Muladhara, acts as the root of the body. It’s one of the seven main chakras found in the body and can be located at the base of the spine, tailbone, or pelvic floor.
The Root chakra is closely associated with the color red and the earth element, which links us physically and energetically to the earth. It drives our stability, safety, and survival by giving us good health, grounding, energy, and support. When the Root chakra is balanced it feels like home.
Signs of Imbalanced Root Chakra Energy
An imbalance of Root chakra energy may cause you to feel out of alignment, anxious, depressed, and uncertain. This imbalance can cause physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual damage to your well-being, such as:
- Difficulty sleeping
- A weakened immune system
- Lower body pain or Pelvic pain
- Weight gain or loss
- Incontinence, Constipation, or bowel issues
- Eating disorders
Mental / Emotional Signs
- Easily Distracted
- Low self-esteem
- Feeling unstable
- Erratic behavior
- Negative and cynical
- Doubting your existence in the universe
- Loss of will
- Inability to trust the Earth to support and nourish you
If you’re enjoying learning about the Root Chakra, explore my guide to the Earth Star Chakra
How Do We Activate & Balance the Root Chakra?
If you’re in need of activating and unblocking your chakra, try some of these grounding practices. They can open the flow of energy to calm and steady the energy throughout and around your physical body.
Various types of movement can work wonders to align chakra energies! Getting outside in nature for a walk, gardening, hiking, or running can be a great start. Other practices may include dancing or yoga.
Meditation can be another powerful way to ground yourself to the Earth and the world around you. It can also bring forth a spiritual awakening to connect you to your higher Self and Source. Try one of these meditation techniques to connect with your Root Chakra:
Body Scan Meditation:
This meditation is best practiced by lying down in a comfortable position. Begin to focus on your breath by taking deep belly breaths to relax the body. Then find awareness of your head, your eyes, your jaw, your chest, and continue moving through each section of your body noticing any tension or uneasiness. Be sure to pause at any tense places of the body and breathe deeply to release any pain.
Begin by focusing on your breath and then start to visualize the color Red, or visualize the energy of the chakra grounding you to the Earth. If at any point you feel distracted, take a pause, reset, and start again.
Connecting to your breath using a Pranayama technique can be powerful and calming. Try this alternate nostril breathing technique, also known as Nadi Shodhana:
Sit cross-legged and begin breathing deeply. Using one hand, shut your right nostril and inhale deeply with the other. Then switch to close the left nostril and inhale deeply with the right. Continue this alternating breath for ten or more cycles.
Another great way to activate the Root chakra is through sound, chanting, or singing. Make use of the Root chakras mantra “I am” to awaken this energy. Or try sound baths, gongs, or singing bowls.
Affirmations are positive statements that help rewire our thoughts and awaken good energy. Make use of affirmations daily for the best results! For the Root Chakra, try using this affirmation to help balance the energy and feel more grounded:
I am a spark of the Divine embodied in my Root.
I have everything I need within and without to thrive & my connection to
Gaia supports and grounds this truth.
I trust that I am safe and secure always, in ALL ways.
My soul path is intuitive, therefore my success in this life is assured.
To further help balance and unblock the Root chakra energy, use crystals like Black Obsidian, Tiger’s Eye garnet, red jasper, black tourmaline, and bloodstone. Place the crystals around your home, wear them in jewelry, or lay down and place it on your pelvic area when needing to align.
Find support and grounding while balancing the Root Chakra. If this chakra remains unbalanced the rest of your chakras will remain out of balance too. For those of you new to chakras, the Root chakra is one of the best places to start. It is the foundation that will support a healthy and flowing chakra system.