You might visualize a plant with a strong stalk connecting it to the ground below when you hear the word "root." According to certain traditions, the root chakra is the force that grounds humans, much like it does for plants.
What exactly is the root chakra, what is it capable of, and is it really real? Find out by reading on.
What is the root chakra?
Let's begin by talking about the chakras themselves. The spiritual and theological tradition that has its roots in India is deep and multifaceted, and the chakras are only a minor portion of it.
The Vedas, a collection of ancient spiritual writings that date from 1500 to 100 BC, are the first to make reference to these energy centers.
They are thought to be wheel-like vortices that are crucial for maintaining the body's energy balance, which impacts your health, your ability to express yourself, and even how you view the world.
Nevertheless, it's important to remember that there is no scientific proof for their existence. How does the root chakra fit into this, then?
According to Dirish Shaktidas, a yoga instructor and chakra healer who combines Eastern philosophy with esoteric practices, "the root chakra is the driving power that provides us the energy to live our daily lives and make physical achievements." "I compare it to a tree's long, deep roots that are buried beneath the Earth."
It is the first chakra in the human body and is known as muladhara in Sanskrit.
The First Chakra - Muladhara
The first chakra is referred to by the Sanskrit names Mula (Root) and ahara (Foundation). It is physically situated near the base of our spinal column, at the base of our reproductive organs.
The Root Chakra serves as the focal point and a depiction of our sense of security and assurance within ourselves as well as how we view the outside world.
It actually offers the impression of being "grounded" when in balance. When out of balance, it can cause unease and distress.
The Muladhara sign is typically represented as a five-petalled lotus blossom that is turned on its side.
Red is a strong color that, when used harmoniously, also conjures up feelings of love, life, and courage. It can also conjure up feelings of hatred and anger.
What does root chakra imbalance look like?
Energy flow is thought to be hampered when the chakras become blocked or unbalanced. You may feel fear, worry, uncertainty, and a lack of comfort in your own skin when it comes to the root chakra.
Some people think that imbalance has a variety of negative effects on health and wellbeing, such as:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Constipation and bowel issues
- Weight gain or loss
- Weakened immunity
- Issues in the lower body, including the lower back, legs, feet, knees, and the base of the spine
- Feeling unsafe, unstable, anxious, and fearful
- Feeling ungrounded or even dissociated
- Erratic behavior
- Depression and lack of motivation
- Living in “survival mode”
- Negativity and cynicism
- Inability to trust in the Earth to support and nourish you
- Doubt about your place in the universe
- Existential crisis or crisis of faith
- Loss of will
Some Advice For Healing And Maintain Are Some Of The Following
- Eat root vegetables such as radishes, carrots, beets, parsnips and garlic
- Walk, preferably barefoot on the grass and become grounded with nature.
- Practice yoga. Some good poses would be mountain, warrior and bridge.
- Practice your breathing.
- The use of essential oils can be quite beneficial. Sandalwood, Cinnamon, Ginger, Patchouli and oakmoss are a few oils that can help keep you present and grounded.
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