An Ultimate Guide to Root Chakra Healing
“Chakra” is a popular word but it wouldn’t be wrong to say that only a handful of people are through with its meaning and working. In simple words, 7 chakras are defined as the electricity in an appliance where the appliance is the body of a person. Just like electrons and protons are needed to make a machine work, the energy emitted from each of the chakras in a human body is essential for human beings to survive and function properly.
Many of the people are confused by the word “Chakra” because they don’t know the exact meaning of Chakra and its working. In Simple words, you can consider your body an electronic appliance and Chakra as electricity. Just Like fuel is required to run a vehicle, energy emitted from chakra is required to survive or run a human body properly.
Root Chakra or “Muladhara” is the first of seven Chakras. Root Chakra as the name suggests, it is associated with base both mentally and physically. As densest and heaviest of all chakra a person can connect with energies of the earth with the root chakra. It deals with passion, survival, and safety. If root chakra is open and strong, it aids a person with confidence, positive thoughts, and feelings of personal worth. Imagine that you are laying the foundation for a home in which you will live for a long time or maybe entire life. A solid foundation in the firm soil will provide the stability for years similarly; root chakra is the foundation which leads to survive for a long time.
Imbalances in the Root Chakra
At an emotional level, Imbalances in the Root Chakra can create lot of problems in personal life such as:
- Excessive negativity
- Problems related to Eating disorders
- Extreme greed for wealth
- Insecurity of life and survival
- Anxiety disorders or nightmares
Balancing Muladhara or Root Chakra
While meditation helps to connect you with a higher spiritual position and give you what you need to survive, but it will always happen to be true. Although, connection to your higher self will give you what you need to feel safe. Connection to universal energy such as earth’s energy through root chakra will give you peace and stability. It is very important for the chakra to spin smoothly and in the correct direction – enabling the opening of the chakra. The weak state of root chakra results in low self-esteem, feelings of helplessness and unworthiness, unhappiness, and ultimately depression.
There are many activities that you can do to open your root chakra. For example, engage more in grounding and earth-related activities such as connection with nature, cooking healthy food, gardening, and hiking.
Root Chakra color and symbol
Rich vermilion red is the typical color used to represent root chakra. In the chakra spectrum, red symbolizes strength and stimulates our instinctual tendencies. Root chakra symbol basically composed of four petaled lotus flower, often symbolized as a circle with four petals with a triangle pointing downwards.