Root chakra meditation guide

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The Root Chakra

The root chakra is an energy center in the body located at the perineum, extending up the first three vertebrae of the spine. Its energy color is red and because it is the “root,” this chakra serves as the foundation upon which all others sit, and from which you live your life.

This is a chakra of survival, instinct and safety. It helps ensure that you meet your basic needs, both physically and emotionally. Having enough food, water, shelter, and clothing (and the money necessary to have these) satisfies your physical needs. Feeling loved and cared for, as well as connected to others, allows you to satisfy your emotional needs.

What does the root chakra do?

The root chakra governs the health of the adrenal glands, colon, kidneys, the musculoskeletal structure of the body, as well as the lower body: legs, feet, and lower spine.

A balanced root chakra

A balanced root chakra means a person feels safe and secure, their basic needs are met, they feel supported, grounded (rooted) toward the earth, and when faced with a challenge, they exhibit courage and the “knowing” that everything will work out.

An imbalanced root chakra

Feeling like you don’t belong can also upset the balance of this chakra.

This video is a musical meditation in which “lam” is the mantra, repeated over and over again to help in opening an imbalanced root chakra.

Bringing the root chakra into balance

It’s important to bring this chakra into balance before focusing on any other chakras in the body. The root chakra serves as the foundation for personal transformation and opening all other chakras. Bringing this chakra into balance involves several different activities, meditations, and habits you can change or form:

I created a root chakra guided meditation for you. I’ve included the script here, along with the video. In fact, I’m creating a whole guided meditation series on all the chakras over the next few weeks.

Introduction

As you begin this practice, make sure you won’t be disturbed.

You may sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor, or on a cushion – wherever you may be comfortable. Just be sure the position you find is one that you can maintain long enough for this meditation. Be kind to yourself. If you find that you need to shift, do so with mindfulness and calm.

When you meditate, it’s okay to have thoughts – they will come! Welcome them. Meditation shouldn’t be a strain. Don’t try too hard. Just bring your gentle, nonjudgmental attention back to this meditation when you find your thoughts have taken you somewhere else.

Let go of expectations. You have come to your chair or cushion. Let yourself settle into this practice to benefit from this time of calm and silence. Once you begin this meditation, stick with it until the end.

Close your eyes, or cap them halfway, with a soft unfocused gaze.

Bring your awareness to the breath. Notice the rise and fall of the chest, the natural rhythm of breathing. Sit with the breath for a few moments.

If you find your thoughts wandering, gently come back to this root chakra meditation. Thoughts are okay. Let them come. Welcome them. Gently let them go by coming back to this meditation. Be kind to yourself.

Now, take two or three deep yawns. You can “fake yawn” until one comes on.

Bring your attention back to the breath. Notice the natural rhythm of your breathing.

Breathe in, deeply, first into your belly and then into your chest. Inhale as much as you can.

Slowly begin to release the air, starting with your chest, then your belly. Do this for two more breaths.

Bring your attention to the root of your being, the base of the spine. A tiny ball of red energy spins there.

See this energy center as a red pin of light.

On your next breath, breathe into this red pin, and allow it to grow into the size of a marble.

With another breath, expand this light so that it envelops your lower body.

The vermillion red light grows to surround your body. Its energy swirls in a circular motion around your body.

This ruby light to surround you for a few more moments.

Now send this red light down to your feet. This light allows you to become rooted. Your feet grow roots into the earth below you, and energy from the earth moves into your body.

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Send the red light up your legs, allowing the muscles to relax and the blood to flow freely.

Move up toward your thighs, sending red energy into your hip bones, your thigh bones, your kneecaps, your lower leg bones, and to all the bones in your feet.

This light expands to your lower spine, sending healing red energy through all of your lower body. As you breathe, your blood pumps healing energy to all parts of your body. Your entire body lights up with rich healing energy as the earth sends you more energy.

Allow the red, healing light to move through you, and around you, bathing your body in crimson light.

Chanting “Lam”

Keep your breathing normal. In a moment, I will guide you through a few slower breaths before beginning to chant the word “lam.” You can chant silently, whisper, or say the word aloud. Lam resonates with the root chakra, awakening and strengthening it.

As you breathe, bring the air into your belly.

Now, inhale to chant.

(Continue for two minutes)

Let your breathing return to normal.

Affirmations

The red light still surrounds you. All the areas in the root chakra absorb this light and awaken.

You are connected to the earth.

You are grounded and centered.

You trust in and love life.

You have everything you need to live life fully.

You trust that your needs are met.

You feel secure financially.

You feel supported by the universe and by those around you.

You experience abundance.

Spend a couple minutes in silence as you continue to keep this healing light energized. As you breathe, ribbons of this beautiful light touch your lower spine, legs, and feet.

Keep your eyes closed or capped as you near the end of this meditation.

It’s important to come out of meditation slowly.

Bring your awareness back to the breath. Allow yourself to feel the in and out rhythm of the rise and fall of the breath.

On your next inhale, allow the fingers and toes to wiggle if you wish. Gently shift your arms or legs as needed.

When you’re ready, open your eyes with a soft downward gaze. Keep your focus inward.

Open your eyes fully as you’re ready. You may return to your day.

References:
First Chakra Root Muladhara
Balancing Your Root Chakra
What is the Root Chakra?
Ultimate Guide to Root Chakra Healing for Beginners

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Meditation can be as short or as long as you would like.  Curating your meditation session to your needs and schedule is an excellent way to ritualize your mindfulness experience.  The goal of meditation is to clear your consciousness as much as possible and connect your body and mind through breath work.  Setting your physical environment up before settling into meditation can encourage a deeper session.  Each meditation session can be unique to what is needed during that time.  Setting an intention prior to your meditation creates a healing focus to bring yourself back to.

The Muladhara, or root chakra is the first chakra of the energetic system, located at the base of your spine.  This chakra is associated with safety, security and physical well being.  Fear, anxiety, depression and malnutrition are all symptoms of an unbalanced root chakra.  Balancing the root chakra through meditation is a wonderful day to root down and create a deeper connection with your body.  During this mediation specifically, envision yourself rooting down into Mother Earth; as you do, notice the sensation of release and stability.

Your Meditation Space

Before sitting down to meditate, create a space that feels safe, secure and comfortable to you.  Closing the door can set a boundary for your meditation, as well as putting up a screen or even turning your body away from others.  Consider setting a timer for your meditation session to alleviate any anxieties regarding meditating for too short or too long a time.  Although red is the color of the root chakra, a red light may be a bit too abrasive; the soft pink light of a Himalayan salt lamp is an excellent way to bring a warm, welcoming tone to your root chakra meditation session.

Meditating with Healing Stones

Incorporating crystals and healing stones into your meditative practice is another way to amplify the healing energy and set the tone.  Selecting the crystals and healing stones that correspond with your healing intention help to focus the energy.  If meditating while laying down, place your healing stone on or around the base of the spine.  If sitting cross legged, consider placing your healing stone in front of you.  Holding your healing stone or crystal in your hand while meditating is also an option.  Consider coupling two stones which specifically activate the chakra you are working with, or pair your stone with Selenite to amplify the healing energy.

Root Chakra Suggestions:

Apache Tear to assist with the transmutation of dense energies, encourage forgiveness and promote auric protection.

Onyx for overcoming fears, releasing past life energy and stimulating wise decision making.

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Nuummite to release energetic cords, heal past life trauma and align the aura and the physical body.

Jet for protection against negative energy, the transmutation of negative energy and helping provide balance to those experiencing mood swings.

«It’s your foundation and represents your connection to the earth and our sense of ‘groundedness’ in life. If the root chakra were in nature, it would be the soil in which the seeds are planted,» says Rutsch. «It’s the ‘ground floor’ of the chakra system and lays the foundation for expansion in your life.»

C are essentially energy centers in our body. «The word ‘c is borrowed from the Sanskrit language and means wheel or vortex,» she says. «The idea is that there are many different energy centers in the body, which are linked to different aspects of the mind, body and soul. In Reiki teaching, we focus on the seven major , starting from our base and running all the way at the top of the head in a vertical line up our spine.»

The seven major chakras include the ro sacral, solar plexus, hearthroat, third eye, and the crown chakras. Rutsch explains that the root chakra is located at the perineum, along the first three vertebrae, and extends down into our feet and legs.

When your root chakra is open, Rutsch says you feel grounded and safe in your body and in your physical environment.

If you are experiencing any of these issues, it might be worth exploring your root chakra. Meditation is a great way to open your root chakra. «Meditations are helpful for opening your because you will facilitate healing in your physical body and for your mental health,» she says.

Identify a comfortable space

«Find a peaceful place to relax and to connect with yourself 20 to 30 minutes,» says Rutsch.

Play some sound healing music

«Sound healing is a beautiful way to relax your mind if you are new to meditation,» she says. «The sound has a specific frequency which promotes healing for each chakra.» There are many options for root chakra meditation music on sites like YouTube:

Find a comfortable position.

Rutsch says you can either lie down or sit in a comfortable position on the floor. «Sitting down on the floor is a wonderful way to get grounded since you can feel the earth and the support beneath you—this helps your chakra,» she says. Sit with your shoulders back and your spine straight

Focus your attention

Close your eyes, and fold your hands in the prayer position with your fingers pointing up and your thumbs touching the heart at the middle of your chest, she says.

«Focus all your attention on the space between the palms. We call this the Palm —a vibration that focus on the middle finger,» she says. «If thoughts arise, acknowledge them, but then gently brush them aside and refocus on the space between the palms. Now breath deeply into yourself and exhale.»

Visualize the chakras

«Visualize each from your to your crown , and as you do so, picture the energy flowing through each chakra,» she says. «Give each attention and focus on it until you can see vibrant energy passing through it. I would suggest  several minutes for each. By the time you reach the crown , you should have a clear mental image of positive energy flowing all the way through your body.» If you’re a visual person, Rutsch recommends imagining the colors of each chakra to aid in your meditation.

When your root chakra is open, it allows energy to flow through your other chakras and to feel more secure.

«Feeling safe is essential to raising your vibration. Bringing in positive energy involves opening your heart, and to do that we have to cultivate the space within you that feels safe,» she says. «We have to have a strong foundation to build on and this also means cultivating a deeper connection to ourselves and to our subconscious.»

Here’s how to balance your chakras and open your third eye, and how to talk to your chakras.

Everyone, at some point in their lives, has struggled with a root chakra deficiency. If you were raised in a dangerous neighborhood, experienced the divorce of your parents, had parents who struggled to pay the rent, lived in relative poverty, and/or were smacked or abused as a child, you likely have an impaired root chakra.

I’ll explore with you how to undergo root chakra healing in this article.

(You can also check out our Grounding & Cleansing Chakra Bundle if you’d like to work with the root chakra more deeply after reading this guide.)

What is the Root Chakra?

The root chakra, or Muladhara, is our body’s most primal and fundamental energy center, being located at the base of our spine, or groin area. Being associated with the color red, the root chakra regulates the energy associated with instinct, survival, and safety.

What is Root Chakra Healing?

Root Chakra healing is the practice of opening, clearing, cleansing, supporting and strengthening the root chakra within our bodies. Root Chakra healing involves using certain foods, sounds, smells, affirmations, yoga practices, healing crystals, and other holistic remedies to reestablish harmony within the body-mind organism.

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15 Signs of an Unhealthy Root Chakra

The best way to tell whether you need to undergo root chakra healing is to pay attention to your thoughts, feelings, actions and physical sensations within your body.

Here are some signs to look out for:

How many of these signs can you identify with, in this list?

Do You Have a Deficient or Excessive Root Chakra?

Root chakra meditation guide

But did you know that your chakras can also be excessive — or overactive?

So what is the difference between a deficient and excessive root chakra? Essentially, a deficient root chakra can be defined as passive, whereas an excessive root chakra can be defined as aggressive.

Here’s a breakdown:

Excessive = lively, agitated, reactive, aggressive, outwards (too much energy flows in)

Therefore, if you have a deficient root chakra, you will be more prone to issues such as anxiety, suspicion, and withdrawing. On the other hand, if you have an excessive root chakra you will be prone to hoarding, workaholism, greed, and anger.

Deficiency protects, whereas excessiveness overcompensates. So the question is, which do you have? It’s also possible to fall somewhere in the middle.

17 Root Chakra Healing Practices

So what does a healthy and balanced root chakra look and feel like?

When you have a clear, strong and harmonious root chakra, you will firstly feel grounded and calm. You will no longer have fears surrounded money or loss of control, but will come to trust the divine intelligence of life. Not only will you trust yourself more, but you will also feel connected to others and nature more deeply. When your root chakra is healthy, you will find it simple to be your authentic self finding the inner peace that is always here in the present moment easier to connect to. You will give up the need to fight, protect and defend, and will instead come into alignment with ebb and flow of life.

Here are some of the best root chakra healing practices out there that I have personally experimented with:

Listen to grounding music

I recommend the sound of thunder, Mongolian throat singing or the didgeridoo (an indigenous Australian instrument).

Chant “LAM” to yourself.

This sound matches the vibration of the root chakra. Try drawing out the letters into sounds, such as “lllllllaaaaaaammmmm.” You might also like to listen to binaural beats (a form of music healing therapy) which helps to activate and clear all the chakras through alternating sound waves. Try these chakra healing songs.

Regularly go for a walk in nature.

Consciously note the connection of your feet to the earth.

Do targeted yoga

Stretch your body using the simple yoga poses of child pose, forward bend, mountain pose, squat and warrior.

Eat grounding foods

Think sweet potatoes, beets, radish and other root vegetables.

Practice 30-second mindfulness

Make a habit of stopping each day and observing your breath for three counts. This simple practice will help to ground you.

Use root chakra crystals such as jasper, hematite, smoky quartz, and carnelian. My favorite root chakra crystal is black tourmaline (buy it here).

Cleanse the root chakra with aromatherapy scents

Use oils such as sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, cloves, black pepper, and ginger.

Practice “earthing”

Earthing is the practice of walking on the grass or earth for the purpose of recharging the human energy field.

Carry a totem or grounding piece of jewelry

Carry an object that is associated with revitalising the root chakra (you can find good totem jewelry here).

Quietly sit down and visualize

Visualize a red ball of light pulsating in your root chakra region (your groin area). Visualize all of the murky energy dissolving as it meets the ball of red light.

Make time to sit outside every day and connect with nature

Simply observe what is going on; the birds, the clouds, the wind, the light, and sense your interconnectedness with it.

Use affirmations or mantras

Use mantras or affirmations to reprogram your unconscious thinking patterns. Affirmation/mantra examples include, “I am grounded,” “I am centered and whole, “I trust in the wisdom of life,” “I have everything I need,” “I am safe and secure,” “I surrender,” “I am strong, stable, and at peace.”

Drink an herbal tea

Drink a grounding tea that contains root chakra cleansing herbs such as ashwagandha and cloves (I recommend this tea).

Take a soothing shower

What to do now with all this information?

Root chakra meditation guide

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As someone who has struggled with a severely imbalanced root chakra before, I found that bringing more mindfulness into my days helped immediately and immensely.

Try slowing yourself down, taking more breaks, and connecting with your breath — these are simple and easy first steps you can take. Afterward, you can implement the other healing practices described above.

Tell me, do you have any other root chakra healing tips? Let’s build a free knowledge base here!

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