Security, Safety, Survival
Security, Safety, SurvivalRoot Lesson
To feel safe and secure in the physical realm and manifest our basic animal needs.Root Chakra is Responsible For
The Root Chakra is responsible for a sense of stability and security. The dichotomy of an unbalanced root chakra is similar to that of the "fight or flight" response. An underactive root chakra puts someone into "flight" mode where one would feel fear of being physically harmed. An overactive root chakra would push someone into "fight" mode and cause them to be overly aggressive. Although the "fight or flight" response is necessary in times where our survival is challenged, going into fight or flight when inappropriate can heavily damage the quality of your life.Chakra Location
Base of the spineRelated Endocrine Gland
Grounded, stable, present and focused, reliable, physical vitality, strength, and stamina. Able to meet security needs and relate to the world as a safe, providing place in which you belong. Ability to put your ideas into action, and be accountable.
Physically Aggressive, Impulsive, Reckless, Domineering
Overly Cautious, Apathy, Requires Validation from Others, Passivity, Lethargy
Physical activities, full body massage, exercise, sitting in grounded positions (both feet flat on the floor).
Aromatherapy helps in balancing the root chakra. Try using essential oils like ylang ylang, patchouli, sandalwood, rosemary, and myrrh in your daily routine. They’ll help you feel more grounded.Essential Oils
Certain foods can help you feel grounded and balanced. To help heal the root chakra, include meat, soy, eggs, parsnips, beans, tofu, beets, and rainbow chard in your diet.Chakra Foods
According to specialists, stomping your feet on the floor, dancing, walking, or showering can instantly boost your root chakra. If you’re still not feeling rooted, try getting a pedicure or indulging in yoga. The tree pose is known to be particularly beneficial in healing the root chakra.Yoga Pose
The color of the root chakra is red. Visualize this color at the base of your spine, gently getting stronger and moving along your spine to your head. Doing this can mentally unclog your first chakra, paving the way for complete healing.Meditations
Red colored stones like garnet, carnelian, bloodstone and jasper are predominantly used in balancing the root chakra. Other stones that are known to have the same vibrational frequencies as the root chakra include hematite, jet, smoky quartz, and rhodochrosite. You can wear these gemstones in the form of jewelry to maximize their impact on your life.
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