The root chakra is related to issues around physical security. Finances: money, bills……Career: making enough money, being in right job, redundancy fear, promotion…………Home: desire to move, feeling of safety…….Physical Safety: Feeling safe or unsafe………..Needs: having enough to eat, clothing……Possessions: cars, furniture……Fear around any of the root chakra concerns make the centre shrink in size and become murky. It creates a feeling of not having enough, not ever being able to get enough and limits potential.
Some of the common problems when the root chakra is not balanced: Chrons disease, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Piles, Cold fingers/toes, Kidney issues, Impotence, Problems with hips, legs and feet, restless legs, Lower back pain, Lack of energy, Obsessed with money/possessions, Feeling insecure….I could go on but I think we all have experienced some of these issues before and some are probably still suffering.
So how can we restore some balance to our root chakra?
It can be easier than it sounds. If you think your root chakra is out of balance there are a few things you can do to help restore it to its optimum. You may like to try a therapy like Reiki, Crystal healing or many of the other therapies offered. But you can also do so much yourself once you are aware of the imbalance.
Each morning before you jump out of bed just spend a minute or two greeting the day. Don’t do the mad panic dash to get the kids up or rush off to work, stubbing your toe and standing on lego in the process…..not a nice way to start the day. This only takes a few minutes. Welcome the day and what is about to unfold. Be grateful for the lovely sleep you just had. (Hopefully you slept well) Be grateful for all you have and all you have achieved and all you have not achieved yet. Accept what is in store for the day and send some positive thoughts to it. If you do find a little or even a great big fat negative thought creeping in here just acknowledge it is there but turn it into a positive by just accepting it for what is but knowing you are working on changing this. As you are balancing your root chakra you may want to place your hands behind on your lower back or on the front pelvic region. Focus on this area with the intention of healing it and feeling grounded. Now when you are ready get up slowly and place your feet on the floor. Consciously feel your feet touch the floor, be aware of the feeling, wriggle your toes and as you take your first few steps imagine that your feet are heavy almost rooted into the ground.
This is a simple exercise and can really make a difference to your day. You will have started the day so positively and feel grounded. Once you feel grounded other issues become easier to deal with, sometimes issues no longer seem like issues. You need to be more present and living in the present moment as what you do in the present moment is creating your past and your future. If you worry and have fears now that is what your past will be full of and that is what you will manifest for your future. Now who wants that? When your root chakra is balanced and you are feeling grounded all your other charkas gain positive energy from this and help to create an all over well being. The root chakra is a little like the foundation of a building. If they are not straight, secure and balanced the building will fall down. Thankfully building which fall down can be rebuilt.
Other methods of grounding yourself can be through being out doors…go out your garden, a park, forest the beach or a favourite spot outside. Now just BE… present in that moment….it does not matter if you can not empty your mind of thought…just feel the ground, hear the birds, feel the heat of the sun or the dampness of the rain, what can you smell?. Take some deep cleansing breaths and know that you are part of the beautiful nature around you; you are part of the universe and this energy of creation.
Dance…take a local dance class. Join a yoga group. If you are attuned to Reiki use your reiki to self heal focussing on you base chakra. Surround yourself in the base chakra colours….RED. Start noticing red in your daily life, especially in nature. Wear something red. Red underwear is a good one and very commonly worn to help balance the root chakra. Try guided meditation. Try visualisation…imagine you are similar to a tree the sun shines on your head (the universal light enters your crown chakra) this strengthens the body or the tree and the roots at the base or foot of the tree grown deep into the earth. Visualise you have roots growing from the bottom of your feet and into the ground creating a connecting to the earth. Spend a few minutes feeling this.
Which ever way you find best to ground yourself do it with an attitude of gratitude. If you think you have nothing to be grateful for try being grateful for being able to do the grounding or for trying something new. I believe that gratitude is such a powerful feeling that it can help to dull negative thoughts and feelings. As I use my reiki daily and start my day grounding myself I find that it has become second nature to be to be grateful for all that I have and all that I am. My gratitude has become part of my grounding.
There are many ways to feel grounded and one to suit everyone. If you would like to know more please contact me and I can help guide