I am feeling a little nostalgic and decided to revisit bwb’s first Root Chakra entry published Dec. 1, 2012. There has been only a few updates including adding the Root Chakra Affirmations.
The Root/Base Chakra is the first chakra and is located at the base of the spine (perineum). This chakra is concerned with basic survival, physical needs, the skeletal structure, teeth, large intestine, kidneys, and blood. It is the root of your being and establishes the deepest connections with the physical body, the environment, and with the Earth. Your fight and flight response is initiated from this chakra. Its color-red; element-Earth energy; and Rights-To Have. The following vibrate to the Root Chakra. GEMSTONES: Ruby, Red Jasper, Garnet, Hematite, Bloodstone & Smokey Quartz. ESSENTIAL OILS: Clary Sage, Patchouli & Cedarwood. FLOWER REMEDIES: Red Chestnut, Cherry Plum & Aspen.
If the Root Chakra is insufficiently open, one may feel spaced out and un-grounded. An un-balanced or blocked chakra could mean lack of confidence, fear, of low self-esteem. When your Root Chakra is balanced, you feel grounded, independent, and stable. A healthy Root Chakra will promote core feelings of trust, safety and protection. To BALANCE A Root Chakra you may use any of the gemstones, essential oils and flower remedies mentioned above. Here are a few more suggestions: Wear something red or burn a red candle, play drum music for the grounding vibration. Walk around outdoors preferably near trees. Add Root Chakra healing foods such as root vegetables, mushrooms, red colored foods, and animal protein (if you are not vegan or vegetarian).