In this article, we decided to share with you how to open root chakra. How to open the chakras yourself? Why chakras close and how to open them? Root chakra radiance overflowing, blending with the sacral chakra. The root chakra is the foundation of the chakra system. If the root chakra is open, you will feel safe and calm and you will feel the space around you, which you have filled.
What is root chakra? Chakras points of energy throughout the body where the physical and higher selves meet. The root chakra is located in the perineum in a man, halfway between the anus and the genitals, and in a woman, it is in the cervix, where the vagina and uterus merge. It is located approximately 2-3 inches inside the body. Its work creates an energy “pump” that stimulates the flow of energy through the entire physical body and aura. This energy, from the ground up, continues to move in a vertical direction all the way to the seventh chakra. This flow is known as the vertical energy flow and it connects the peaks of the anterior and posterior aspects of each chakra.
From this brief description, you can see the importance of the good work of the first chakra. The root chakra represents our foundation. On the human body, it sits at the base of the spine. And gives us the feeling of being grounded. When the root chakra is open, we feel confident in our ability to withstand challenges and stand on our own two feet. When the root chakra is blocked, we feel threatened. As if we’re standing on unstable ground.
Location: Base of spine, in tailbone area.
Mantra: “I can’t grow from an unsteady foundation.”
- Color: Red
- Element: Earth
- Stone: Hematite
What is the root chakra and how to open it?
The root chakra connects us to the physical world and gives us a sense of security. The root chakra is the first of the chakras of matter. The first chakra is the root of our being that establishes the deepest connections with our physical body, our environment, and instinct. It is our center for survival, struggle, and instinct. The state of the first chakra depends on the energy status of the body, the work of all other chakras, the connection with other people, the desire and will to live in physical reality and the physical body. It is dominated by red. It is located at the bottom of the spine, so it is also called the root.
The balance of the root chakra creates a solid foundation for opening other chakras. Imagine building a house in which you will live for a long time. A well-laid foundation will help keep the house stable. That stability will bring you a lot of joy in the years to come.
The root chakra is blocked by fear. The challenge is to face the fear and let it go, root chakra affects the amount of body energy and will to live. If the root chakra is in balance, we feel safe, balanced, grounded. There is a strong will to live, joy, freedom from all mental burdens… It is the center of physical health, vitality, and connection with the earth.
Earth is important for balancing this chakra. Stay in nature, walk barefoot on the ground like when you were children. Feel the ground under your fingers, feel its support, so that you can develop yourself. You work with the earth, it calms and ennobles, it heals, takes root.
You can meditate. Meditation connects you to a higher spiritual plane, it also serves to establish you. Connecting with your higher self will give you what you need to feel safe.
Do yoga, work with colors, crystals.
How to open the root chakra? Opening the Root Chakra. The root chakra is associated with the earth. So walking barefoot in the sand, grass, or dirt can be beneficial. Any time spent in nature is helpful for this chakra.
Nutrition: Eat healthy red foods like tomatoes, beets, berries, and apples.
Wear and Decorate: Use accents of red and wear red jewelry, clothing, or shoes.
The first chakra helps us stay focused on the present and be free from fear. On the physical level, the first chakra is connected to the adrenal glands, skeletal system, teeth, colon, kidneys, and blood. The imbalance of the first chakra is reflected in the following: health disorders: obesity, constipation, hemorrhoids, sciatica, prostate problems.
The element of the first chakra is the earth, so that all the deficiencies of minerals, vitamins, as well as bone diseases, have their roots in the insufficient functioning of this chakra. Of course, this is a simplified approach, because no health condition involves just one chakra. Rather, it is a complex dynamic relationship of many factors (awareness, relationships, emotional states, lifestyles, trauma, personal history, etc.).
As we mentioned in the introductory article, the ground under your feet or this stable energy of the earth is very important for a balanced state of the nervous system. If you look at the anatomy of the nervous system, you will see that it branches like a tree throughout the body, and the root is extremely important for the life of the tree.
At the emotional and mental level, imbalance of the first chakra can manifest as lack of self-confidence, postponement of obligations, weak sex drive, stubbornness, various fears, anger, pessimism, depression, egoism, selfishness, impulsivity, materialism or the need for domination.
The energy of the first chakra allows us to show courage, resourcefulness and the will to live in challenging times. This energy connects us with the spiritual energies of our ancestors, their shortcomings and their successes.