Guide to Root Chakra : Balance, Benefits & Healing Techniques

The root chakra, or Muladhara in Sanskrit, is the first of the seven primary chakras in the human body. Located at the base of the spine, it acts as the foundation for the entire chakra system. Just as the roots of a tree anchor it firmly into the earth, providing stability and nourishment, the root chakra grounds us, offering a sense of security and a solid foundation from which all other chakras can grow and thrive

How to know if Root Chakra is Blocked?

Root chakra blockage manifests itself mostly in physical symptoms. These include lower back pain, pain and stiffness in legs and feet, feeling low in energy, lacking life energy. On the emotional level, there is lingering deep insecurity which makes you act out of fear in most of the situations. 

Signs of a Balanced Root Chakra

When this chakra is balanced, you experience:

• A sense of stability and security

• Confidence in your ability to meet life’s challenges

• Physical vitality and endurance

• A deep connection to your body and the earth

• Emotional resilience

How can we unblock and activate Root Chakra?

Balancing the root chakra involves practices that connect you with the earth and reinforce your sense of security. Here are some effective ways to balance your root chakra:

Do chanting meditation: In order to stimulate this chakra and correct its vibrational energy, chakra seed mantra chanting meditation is really effective. The seed mantra for Root Chakra is LAM. Do this chanting meditation daily. It will help you to connect with you inner energy centers more quickly so that you yourself can intuitively feel the imbalance in energies, and chanting seed mantra will slowly start balancing the chakra and elevating its energy. We created a guided meditation for root chakra for beginners and here is a seed mantra chanting meditation track you can use for your meditation. 

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Root Chakra Healing Chants: Seed Mantra LAM Chanting Meditation

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Use Affirmations: It’s very easy to fall back into the routine we have been following for years, and change takes real commitment and mental strength. Affirmations are a very good way to build that mental strength and train ourself out of those limiting beliefs we have been living with throughout our lives. Repeating affirmations such as “I am safe,” “I am grounded,” and “I am secure” reinforces positive energy.

I am safe

I am grounded

I am secure

I love and trust myself

I embrace change

Grounding Exercises: Walking barefoot on the earth, gardening, or spending time in nature helps to ground your energy.

Yoga: Poses like Mountain Pose (Tadasana) and Tree Pose (Vrksasana) promote grounding and stability.

Nutrition: Eating root vegetables like carrots, potatoes, and beets can help ground your energy.

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