When you feel controlled by your fears, when you are constantly worried without any reason, when you fuss a lot – it’s time to consider your Root chakra healing. It is this chakra that is responsible for the instinct of self-preservation, vitality, courage, and eliminates unnecessary excitement and panic. In this article, I will share with you the most effective ways to balance your Root Chakra and get your peace and confidence back.
Root Chakra – Muladhara
The Root chakra is called “Muladhara”, which means “root support”.
Muladhara chakra is the first of the seven main energy centers of the human body. It is located in the perineum and coccyx. This chakra connects a person with the earth and provides a harmonious movement of energy in the body.
The Root chakra is the Foundation for all the other chakras above. Therefore, it is very important to pay special attention to this energy center and to always start your chakra balancing with it.
Features And Properties Of The Root Chakra
Muladhara chakra carries such qualities as confidence, calmness, balance, fearlessness, firmness, patience, solidity, determination and stability. People with a balanced Root chakra appreciate what they have, believe in themselves and their dreams and do not give up on failures.
If you experience emotional overstrain, fear, uncertainty, anger, disbelief in your own strength, sadness, anxiety then most likely your Muladhara is imbalanced. This means that your connection with the Earth is broken, the energy is not able to rise through the channels or does it in a wrong way, the balance is lost, the physical body weakens. Such an imbalance can cause diseases of the spine and the entire musculoskeletal system, diseases of kidneys, colon, and blood.
To learn more about how to test your Muladhara and other chakras by yourself read my article “This is how you can test your chakras by yourself“.
11 Ways To Balance Your Root Chakra
Take responsibility for your own life, stop being a victim of circumstances, and make sure that your basic needs are always met. It means to live in comfort, eat healthy, sleep enough, and take good care of yourself.
2. Pay Attention To Emotional Sphere
Reduce to a minimum watching TV, thrillers, horror movies, in other words, everything that excites and frightens. Try to go to sleep before 11 pm and get up early at 5 or 6 am. Start your day with mantras and positive affirmations.
It is very important to stay grounded! Your fears go away when you walk on the ground barefoot, lean back against a tree for 10-20 minutes or when lying on the ground.
To learn about tge best grounding techniques you can use read my article “Earth grounding techniques everyone should use“.
4. Food For Root Chakra Healing
Muladhara corresponds to the food of red color, which is designed to saturate the body with the necessary energy and vitality. The value of products of this color lies in their ability to accelerate the flow of metabolic processes in our body. Also, this food is rich in flavonoids (these substances are responsible for good memory and sharp vision), lycopene (responsible for the normalization of blood), vitamin C (improves immunity and helps fight viral infections).
If you want to heal your Muladhara chakra then you should add more red food to your daily diet: tomatoes, sweet or hot pepper, red cabbage, etc. These products not only promote Root chakra healing but also optimize the body’s ability to resist free radicals. Thus, you create a natural barrier against the destruction of your DNA structure and prevent cancer.
Muladhara is ruled by Earth. That is why it is recommended to add to the diet those foods that belong to this element. I’m talking about beets, nuts, wheat, and legumes. Be sure to exclude meat from your diet, because it adversely affects this chakra.
5. Bija Mantra
Bija mantra for Muladhara chakra is “LAM”.
When chanting the mantra try not to let the energy go down to the ground. When you’re pronouncing “MMM” at the end of the mantra (LAMMM) — feel the vibration in the crown of your head.
6. Mahamrityunjaya Mantra
Mahamrityunjaya mantra practice Conquers death. It destroys evil and negative energy, creates a barrier of the protective field around the person. It also destroys sadness, failure, poverty and the roots of any disease. Repeat it 108 (or at least 3 or 9) times daily.
Oṃ tryaṃbakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭivardhanamurvārukamiva bandhanān mṛtyor mukṣīya mā’mṛtāt
7. Root Chakra Healing Meditation
To perform this powerful meditation stand still, barefoot, with closed eyes. Imagine your spine as strong and thick as a tree trunk, rooted in the ground. Imagine yourself as a healthy and as a strong tree whose branches reach the sun. You can imagine flowers and fruits on this tree. At the end of the meditation, thank the Earth for feeding you. Take a deep breath and finish the meditation.
8. Ritual Baths
Ritual baths are not only very effective but probably one of the most pleasant ways to heal your Root chakra. All the details of this magical procedure and all the instructions can be found in my article “Ritual Baths For Chakra Balancing”.
Essential oils for Root chakra healing are:
- evergreen cypress;
During the aromatherapy sessions surround yourself with a soft red light. You can visualize red light and use red candles.
Listen to yourself, feel the energy vibration of esters. Create your own versions of mixtures of the recommended essential oils or use them in the mono version.
10. Yoga For Root Chakra Healing
It is from Muladhara is usually the rising of the Kundalini happens. Therefore it’s very important to make sure your Root chakra is balanced and works properly. If you feel you have some blocks in your Muladhara chakra you should definitely consider yoga asanas for Root chakra healing!
Muladhara is activated by all the asanas for opening the pelvis and thighs. But the most important asana for Root chakra healing is Monkey pose (Hanumanasana), which many people dislike. In working with these asanas, it is important to have patience, and if necessary, use a bolster\pillow — if the body is not yet lowered to the floor. Breathing should be smooth. After completion it is necessary to sit for a few minutes, stretching your legs forward.
11. Root Chakra Healing Crystals
This is the list of magnificent Root chakra healing crystals:
- Agate: balances Muladhara;
- Hematite: balances Muladhara;
- Garnet: increases self-esteem, awareness of your capabilities, increases endurance and courage;
- Obsidian: removes the fear of change, awakens hidden abilities.
- Black onyx: helps with insomnia and anxiety.
Muladhara is the basis of everything that can be called the subtle body of a man. It is responsible for the physical body and the material side of life. There are certain signs by which you can determine the condition of this chakra. If you are not satisfied with your Root chakra condition or you want to achieve more by strengthening your Root chakra then you can use the techniques above!