The key to balancing specific chakras is to focus on two things: the area of the body it relates to and the color it represents. The root chakra is represented by the color red. In Sanskrit, it’s known as Muladhara and is located at the base of your spine. It’s the source of your basic survival instincts and sense of groundedness. Restoring balance to this chakra also regulates your stability, adrenals and feelings of safety and security.
So, what exactly does that look like? We’ve put together several suggestions to help guide you on your chakra-balancing journey. This includes practicing specific yoga poses to reset your alignment, mantras to bring awareness, crystals to channel high vibrations, foods to heal from within, scents to stimulate positive energy and even activities to harmonize your root chakra energy.
Activities that balance your Root Chakra:
Practicing yoga is a great way to balance your root chakra. Focus on poses that bring you close to the Earth and offer a safe space to surrender and feel at ease such as wide-legged child’s pose, yogi squat, forward fold and savasana (pictured left to right).
Your body absorbs the essence of what you put into it, so eating foods that are close to the color frequency of your root chakra (red) such strawberries, berries, pomegranate, tomatoes and raspberries. Enjoy foods that are also rich in protein as well as root vegetables, such as eggs, beans, nuts, carrots, potatoes and onion.
Meditation is a quiet, thoughtful activity that reconnects you to your senses. Find a quiet space, close your eyes and find a comfortable seated position. Choose from the following mantras to repeat aloud: “I feel safe and secure.” “My body is my home and sanctuary.” “I am grounded, centered and one with the Earth.”
Items that help Balance your Root Chakra:
Wear Red Clothing
Wear clothing that’s red in color, fitted in whichever style that makes you feel most safe.
Use Gemstones like Red Agate, Red Jasper and Obsidian.
Keep crystals such Red Agate, Red Jasper and Obsidian in your pocket, purse on your nightstand or wear them as crystal jewelry. You can also meditate with these crystals or enjoy them in crystal-infused water!
Use aromatherapy to incorporate your other senses, such as candles, soaps and even essential oils infused with Cedar Wood, Patchouli, Nutmeg and Vetiver.