When you hear the word, “root” this can bring up connotations of trees, earth, and being grounded. These are all aspects of the root chakra, the first energy wheel located at the base of the spine.
Having a healthy, balanced root chakra is essential to cultivating a sense of security within oneself and the external world. When your root chakra is open, you feel a profound sense of safety and connection with the world around you. It is also the first of the seven energy centers and a great beginning if you are just starting out in balancing your chakras.
What is the Root Chakra?
There are seven energy wheels starting from the base of our spine and working up to the crown. When these wheels are aligned, Qi energy flows easily through the body. However, if any of these chakras become blocked, your wellbeing will suffer. The root chakra, Muladhara, is the beginning of this flow of energy, and if it is unbalanced, you may feel anxious, depressed, worried, or even constipated.
Fortunately, there are a few ways to cleanse your chakras and specifically open your root chakra. Affirmations and crystals can be powerful allies to help you balance a blocked root chakra.
Physical Symptoms of Root Chakra Opening
If your root chakra is blocked or unbalanced, you may exhibit the following psychological symptoms:
- Feeling anxious or stressed
- Feeling depressed
- Not acting on your heart’s desires for fear of failure
- Feeling exhausted or lethargic
- Increased distractibility
- Feelings of unworthiness
- Low self-esteem
- Lack of self-love
- Insecurities with your appearance
As well as psychological symptoms, having a blocked root chakra can manifest into physical symptoms:
- Weight loss
- Weight gain
- Eating disorders
- Pain in the pelvis or lower back
Root Chakra Affirmations
Chakra affirmations can help you unblock your root chakra. You can write affirmations down and place them around the house, write then in your journal, or repeat them in front of your mirror. You may want to place them on your person to keep with you throughout the day.
Chakra affirmations are very powerful. Consider meditating and repeating any of the following phrases which resonate with you during your spiritual practice:
I am safe
I am secure
I am abundant
I am worthy of respect
I feel safe in my body
I am grounded on the earth
I have everything I need
I am financially secure
I honor my body
All my needs are always met
The universe will always provide for me
Root Chakra Crystals
Crystals have powerful healing properties that can help with aligning the chakras. You can use them in meditation to help unblock your chakras. You can also place them around your house, wear them as jewelry, or put them directly on the body to harness their healing powers. Here’s a few root chakra stones to help you come into balance:
Black obsidian is a strong, protective stone that can ward off negative energy and help you trust your instincts. This gemstone is excellent for teaching you how to feel more stable and recognize the ways in which you might be holding yourself back.
This rich orange gemstone gifts you endurance and the strength to overcome personal obstacles that prevent you from operating at your best. If you need a confidence boost, this stone is great for you.
This rare gem in deep red shades can provide courage and strength to you as well as repair psychological and physical symptoms of a blocked root chakra.
Hematite is a powerful stone for neutralizing energy. If you are plagued with negative thoughts or surrounded by a negative environment, hematite can be a powerful ally to you. It helps you return to the present moment and release any worries or stress.
A calm, nurturing stone, red jasper can help you get motivated to chase after your dreams and make the necessary changes to feel more secure. It can help you overcome any challenges that come your way with grace.
Smoky quartz can help calm emotional upset and recenter your emotional body. This makes you feel safe and secure.
This powerful, protective stone strengthens your root chakra by gently reminding you of your personal power. Tiger’s eye carries vibrations that make you feel safe, secure, and confident.
Bringing your root chakra into alignment raises your vibration and the vibration of the planet. When your root chakra is open, you feel a deep sense of connection with the material world, and you radiate positive energy. Affirmations and crystals can be beneficial in helping you harness the power of your root chakra and grow in self-love. Add some crystals to your spiritual practices and shop House of Intuition for quality, ethical gemstones available for purchase in stores in Los Angeles and online.