Chakras are part of different religions such as the Hindu, Buddhist, and other religions. There are seven main chakras in your body. These are the energies that are inside of you. The chakras develop from the time that you are a child and until you are around seven years of age. This has to do with the foods that you eat, the smells, your personality, and other things.
The first chakra is the root chakra, and it is also called the Muladhara. This is the base chakra and when you are grounded, it means that you are stable.
This chakra runs from the top of the spine to the tailbone. This chakra can help you to have a strong foundation and it is the chakra that has energies that need to be balanced and strong.
Root Chakra Development
During the first two years of your life, the Root chakra grows and develops. This is the place where you know that you’re safe and that your survival needs are taken care of. If you don’t have your needs met such as shelter, food, support, family, and security, then you might have an inactive root chakra.
The root chakra is there to help you survive and to give you what your body needs. It is there to help you be nurtured. The root chakra can get stronger when you eat things that come from nature such as fruits and vegetables.
The energy of your root chakra can keep flowing and this chakra works to keep your gastrointestinal system strong. The waste that comes out of your body will then go into fertilizing the earth and so you are helping things to leave and then come back to you.
The root chakra helps you to understand what your body needs such as:
- Are you hungry?
- Do you need to sleep more?
- What kind of movement does your body need?
- Do you need to have better boundaries?
- Can you protect yourself?
Imbalanced Root Chakra
Your energy in your chakra can be overactive or imbalanced. This can cause you to be fearful or to feel that you are unworthy. Here are some things that can happen when your chakra is unbalanced:
- Hoarding: People that have an unbalanced root chakra often hoard things.
- Not able to set boundaries: People will hurt you and overstep their boundaries with you.
- Eating problems.
- Feeling depressed.
- Being anxious.
- Feeling like you have no support.
- Not understanding your life.
- Not able to change.
If your root chakra is balanced, you will feel more connected with yourself and you will see that you have more financial abundance and connectedness with others.
Keeping the Root Chakra Strong
You don’t have to do a lot of things to keep your root chakra balanced. This is easy. You can be grounded, and this will help the root chakra to be stronger. Go outside in nature and walk barefoot in the grass, sit by a treat, or go out on the moon naked.
Doing yoga poses can also help to give your root chakra energy. Here are some poses to try:
Other Grounding Techniques
Here are some other grounding techniques to try:
- Wear or eat the color red.
- Smell ginger, lavender, cinnamon, or Frankincense.
- Be mindful of your breathing.
- Eat ground foods such as carrots, squash, or beets.
Try and move around so that you get energy and so that you don’t feel tired or sluggish. These are things that can help you to be grounded.