You might have searched for this article because you intuitively feel the need to work on healing your root chakra. If so, you’ll find the following information useful. It will help to increase your understanding of the dynamics and functions of this chakra within the overall energy system. If you’re serious about learning how to unblock root chakra energy, it’s always best to work with a skilled energy practitioner who will help you to become more grounded and proficient at moving energy through the entire energy system for maximum benefit.
A skilled energy practitioner will support you through any spiritual shifts or awakenings that could result from working with energy in this way. You can also work daily, using root chakra clearing meditations and affirmations to support the energy work you are doing.
To find out more about what the root chakra is, how it works and why it’s such an important factor in enabling us to live happier, healthier lives, keep reading.
What is The Root Chakra Responsible For?
The root chakra, whose Sanskrit name is Muladhara, is the chakra that governs our ability to feel safe, secure and stable within the world. It also affects our ability to manage our material resources successfully, put food on our tables and keep a roof over our heads.
The root chakra absorbs, processes and radiates the colour red, a colour that has long been associated with earthly life and experiences of a physical nature. Safety, trust, and survival are all factors governed by the root chakra, whose earthy vibrations bring to mind images of a red, clay, primordial Earth, upon which we were once forced to learn survival. It echoes the fact that even the very blood within our veins – a powerful manifestation and symbol of our life force - is red.
Signs of a Healthy Root Chakra
When the root chakra is healthy and activated, we are able to gain and maintain mastery over these aspects of our existence. We can work responsibly, save and manage our earnings, feel secure and grounded, and enjoy keeping our lives in balance. We trust life and the forces that govern physical existence. We are able to put one foot in front of the other each day and perform the necessary duties to maintain a comfortable and secure physical existence.
Signs of an Underactive Root Chakra
When the root chakra is underactive, we may have a recurring pattern of attracting circumstances that feel unsafe. We may have a lack of trust in the world and feel at the mercy of the fates. We may feel out of touch with physical reality, constantly checking out or feeling off-kilter, anxious and spaced out.
We may fail to take responsibility for our lives and struggle to keep a steady job or bring in a reliable income. As with all the lower chakras, the root chakra can become very damaged by trauma, and trauma, as we know, can often lead to feelings of dissociation.
Signs of a Blocked Root Chakra
When the root chakra is blocked, there may be feelings of fear and panic, recurring sickness and self-loathing. Procrastination and inertia lead to more self-criticism and a sense of being unable to see a way out of our struggles. The human condition and life on earth can seem extremely stressful and problems may seem insurmountable.
A blocked root chakra can also manifest as a lack of boundaries, allowing others to over-reach and attack one’s already fragile sense of balance. There may be fears about money, survival and safety, which lead to poor judgment and situations that further amplify the sense of alienation.
If you wish to work on these issues from a spiritual perspective, find an experienced practitioner who can help you to work through these issues in a holistic and considered way.
Yoga can also be a very powerful way of working with root chakra energy. Malasana, a variety of forward bends and, of course, Kundalini Yoga, can all be very useful. However, if you choose to focus a great deal of energy solely on the root chakra, it is highly likely that you’ll begin the process of awakening the kundalini energy and will definitely need a competent teacher to assist you!
You can begin this process in a gentler way by working with these powerful root chakra affirmations. Let me know how you get on with them. 😊