Learn about root chakra healing and becoming more grounded
I don’t know about you, but I can easily become ungrounded. I get swept up in my to-do list and frustrated when I don’t get my tasks accomplished. As a yoga teacher, I’ve learned that a lot of students feel the same way.
Most of us enjoy living up in the higher chakras, exploring our spirituality to grow and awaken. While this is all fine and good, it’s also incredibly important to focus on keeping one foot firmly grounded in the material world while exploring the higher realms.
If we aren’t exploring our spirituality in a grounded way, it’s easy to find that we can’t relate with those around us. We can find ourselves disconnected from our life and our place in the world.
One way we can stay present is to focus on root chakra healing. Not only will it help us remain firmly in our experience but you can’t truly balance the other chakras without first balancing the first one.
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine, by the perineum. Its associated color is red and has to do with feeling grounded, safe and secure. It develops early in life, from the time we are born until about the age of seven.
Our root chakra can become imbalanced early in life if we have a trauma during our formative years. I’ve had issues with this chakra that I am just now finally really dealing with. My father died tragically when I was almost two and I now realize that there are definite abandonment issues that require me to prioritize root chakra healing.
I’m a mother now and see how incredibly smart children are and how naturally they develop coping mechanisms. It’s really helped me understand how deeply my father’s death affected me. I used to believe it didn’t. It’s amazing what we humans will push to the back of my minds because we believe that’s what makes us strong. But when we deal with these experiences and their associated feelings, we can actually heal.
Next time challenging emotions come up, instead of brushing them aside, do yourself a favor and fully confront them. If you really want to grow and awaken spiritually, this is something that you’ll have to do often. Just when you think you’ve “healed” that part of yourself, another deeper wound will bubble up to the surface needing acknowledgment and attention as well. It’s all part of the process of awakening.
Root chakra healing takes time, patience, and practice
Even if this doesn’t exactly sound fun, it will make your life more gratifying, fulfilling, and whole. You’ll be better adjusted and able to enjoy life from a clearer perspective. Hopefully, the little things won’t bother you as much. Life might just get a little easier.
Some symptoms that may present as a result of an imbalance in the root chakra
- issues with body parts around the root chakra such as the anus, colon, lower back, knees, legs, and feet
- preoccupation with money, aggression, compulsive and addictive behaviors, selfishness, impatience, frustration, and intolerance
A few ways an underactive root chakra may present itself
- fearful thoughts,
- fear of abandonment
- unable to properly manage money
- weight issues
- low sex drive
- feelings of unworthiness
Practice soul-searching and dedicate yourself to journaling every day to uncover your truths. Sit with what you reveal. Embrace changes that will propel you forward. Repeat daily.
Other ways to balance your root chakra
Other Ways to Balance Your Root Chakra
Below are a few suggestions to help balance your Root Chakra, with links for our recommendations to help you get a jumpstart on your journey.
Colors: Bright reds
Foods: Beans, red apples, healthy protein, red potatoes