Position: Base of spine
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Purpose of the Root Chakra
The root chakra is the energy centre responsible for keeping you centered and grounded. It is situated between the base of the spine and the pubic area and is associated with the colour red. The symbol of the root chakra has four petals which symbolise the four directions and four qualities of bliss.
Also known as the base chakra, it is associated with the feelings of physical and mental security. It is believed that our earliest memories and experiences as infants are stored within this energy centre.
When you have a healthy and balanced root chakra you should feel consistently grounded, full of energy and health and be able to demonstrate a sense of feeling accomplished within yourself as a whole.
A dysfunctional or ill-performing root chakra over time may lead to osteoarthritis and other bone and skeleton issues. Emotional dysfunctions include; mental lethargy, unfocused mind, inability to focus and concentrate and lacking attention to detail.
Symptoms of a blocked or underactive root chakra:
- Emotionally needy
- Low self-esteem
- Self-destructive behaviour
Symptoms of an overactive root chakra:
- Bullying behaviour towards others
- Overly materialistic
- Not thoughtful towards others
How to rebalance the Root Chakra
If you have any of the above symptoms, and your crown chakra has become unbalanced (either overactive or underactive) it is important for your overall health and wellbeing to try and rebalance it. Below are a list of crystals, aromatherapy scents, yoga poses and affirmations that you can introduce into your life. If you feel these haven’t quite worked, get in touch with a healer who will be able to realign your chakras using treatments such as reiki.
Crystals: Emerald, Carnelian,
Aromatherapy: Cedarwood, Patchouli, Myrrh
Yoga Pose: Active – Warrior or Triangle, Passive – Eagle
“My body is becoming important to me.”
“I am taking responsibility for my life.”
“I recognise the abundance of love, trust and care surrounding me.”
“I deserve the best life has to offer.”
“I am connected to Mother Earth and know the security in being grounded.”