The chakras are the seven energy wheels that run through your subtle body, beginning at the top of your head and ending at the bottom of your spine. Each chakra permits energy to move through the body when it is spinning properly. However, if one of these wheels becomes stuck, your health will suffer. Muladhara, or “root chakra,” is the first chakra and serves as the body’s foundation. You may feel melancholy, worried, or even constipated if your root chakra is out of balance.
Muladhara is the first chakra, located at the base of the spine. The earth element is linked to your ability to dig in and feel securely anchored in your life, and “Muladhara” means root. Its related color is red, which explains why it is associated with the earth.
According to Stephanie Snyder, a yoga teacher in San Francisco, this wheel of energy is linked to your sense of security, familial bonds, and a sense of belonging. You feel solidly grounded in yourself and the world around you when energy flows through the first chakra.
How do we know if our root chakra is out of balance?
You may have pain in your bowels and lower body if your first chakra is out of balance. This mismatch can appear in a variety of ways in the physical body, including:
- gaining weight
- pelvic discomfort
- weight Loss
- overactive bladder
Consider your relationship to yourself and the environment around you when working with the root chakra. Where do you feel most at ease? When do you feel most at ease and secure? When the root chakra is obstructed, you may notice the following symptoms:
- Distractibility has increased.
- Feeling weary or lethargic as you rush from one duty to the next
- Anxiety, stress, or sadness are all on the rise.
- Feeling stuck and unable to move forward
Anxiety problems, anxieties, and nightmares can all be symptoms of a root chakra imbalance. Physical imbalances might emerge as concerns with the colon, bladder, elimination, or lower back, leg, or foot problems. Prostate problems can arise in men. Eating issues could also indicate a root chakra imbalance.
Why we should work on unblocking the root chakra
You’ll be able to tap into your first chakra’s power to sustain a peaceful and stable energy throughout your body once it’s aligned. You’ll feel grounded and at ease in your own skin and in the world around you. The anxiety you’ve been feeling about your sense of place and belonging will disappear. You’ll be able to focus on your relationships and personal ambitions once you’ve ensured that your fundamental requirements are addressed.
How can we do it?
Meditation not only connects you to a higher spiritual dimension, but it also helps you to stay grounded. You may not always be able to trust that the world will provide you with the resources you require to survive, but connecting to your higher self and trusting in a power greater than yourself can provide you with the security you require.
It makes no difference whether you refer to that greater power as Consciousness, Mother Nature, God, or Spirit. A sense of serenity and security will come through connecting to universal energy. The woodland creatures have no idea if or when they will find food each day, but they have faith in nature to provide.
Women can do Kegel exercises, and both men and women can do Bandha yoga, which involves locking or tightening specific areas of the body to help bring strong energy and strength to the first chakra area.
Chanting or toning sounds, similar to how music brings people together, can also help you reclaim your equilibrium. Sounds cause vibrations in the body, which assist the cells in cooperating in synchronistic harmony. LAM is the sound of the mantra that corresponds to the root chakra.
Finally, colors and jewels can aid in the balancing of a chakra. The color red is associated with the root chakra. Garnet, crimson jasper, black tourmaline, and bloodstone are all good stones for the first chakra. While lying down, place the gemstone on the chakra’s location to assist open and align it.
Benefits of balancing our root chakra
You will enable energy to flow freely through your body as you seek to align the root chakra, establishing your connection to the earth and your surroundings. As you ground yourself physically, psychologically, and emotionally, you may experience a stronger bond to yourself and your house.