Root Chakra ~ Balancing & Healing

10fbbb72e1818f55045dcea4a970f7d4Root Chakra (Day 4)
Balancing and Healing

Ok, so we’ve gone over the basics, what symptoms you could experience if your root chakra is out of balance and what crystals and stones will help balance it.

I want to talk a little more about what the root chakra holds for us. We now know that it is the foundation of all the other chakras. All of the chakras are important but the root is the base for all the others to operate and function well. The root chakra is our physical being. The “I AM” statement directly affects the root. When we feel those horrible words “I wish I were never born.” It is a direct sign that our root chakra is out of balance and not functioning properly. When your root chakra is in balance and operating good then you have a strong sense of security in your world. Tasks will be easy, you will have no doubts about your place in this world, and things will work well for you whether it’s relationships, money, or your career. You will feel as though you are working with the world instead of against it.

Now let’s look into what we can do to bring our chakra into balance. There are many ways to accomplish this and they include eating healthy, exercise, learning about the chakra system, music, different types of therapy including psychiatric, affirmations, and meditation just to name a few.

Affirmations:
Repeat after me… “I am safe and securely set in this world” “I belong in this world and am a part of it.” “I am at peace with my surroundings.” I will post more affirmations in tomorrow’s information.

Visualization Therapy (one example):
Red is the color of the root chakra so, focus on a red lotus flower. Place it in the area where the chakra resides within your body. Watch the flower bloom and open wide. Watch the color become more vibrant. Watch it spin. Now stop the flower from spinning, bring the brilliance of the color down a little and then close it up but not completely. Think of the flower needing to breathe so you don’t want it closed all the way or you will suffocate it. Leave it open about half way. This will allow the flow of energy.
Once you get used to doing this visualization you will notice that the flower opens and closes on its own throughout your day. When it becomes too open you can very easily do this visualization to close it down to its normal state. When you experience the feelings of an over-active root chakra, you can do this visualization and see that the flower is wide open and its color will be very bright. That means that the energy is too strong. This is an easy and quick way to try and calm the feelings you are experiencing in the heat of the moment. It does take practice so don’t give up if it doesn’t work right away.

Crystal Therapy
Wearing the stones we talked about in Day 3 can help keep your root chakra in balance.

Nutrition
These are some foods that will help with the root chakra: red apples, strawberries, red cabbage, ginger, carrots, beets and those high in protein such as beans and nuts.

Meditation:
There are many different meditations that will help the root chakra. Here are a couple that I’ve learned over the years.

Barefoot in the earth.
This meditation will help you feel grounded and secure in the world.
Sit in a comfortable chair and with your bare feet, dig them into the ground (sand or dirt in a box will work will work in a pinch). Because this chakra is an earth element chakra, having your feet in the earth will help you ground and feel closer to the stability of the earth. So with your feet in the ground, close your eyes and breathe gently in bringing beautiful golden, sparkling light into your body and down into your root chakra with the light turning to red as you do so. On the exhale, gently blow out any dark air. Continue to do this in a slow manner until you feel the dark air turns into clear or light colored air. Now, after the air is turned light on the exhale, allow your breathing to remain at a comfortable pace. Now turn your attention to your feet. Feel the cool ground on and under your feet. Allow your feet to turn into roots at a pace that is comfortable for you. Allow these roots to go deep into the earth and grow making your feel secure within the earth. You now feel very grounded and secure in your world… in your being. Now gently, draw up energy from the earth and allow your body to be consumed by it until you feel as though you and the earth are one. Now allow the energy to go back into the earth keeping some for yourself. Allow the roots to come back up to your feet. Feel the earth on and under your feet. Open your eyes when you are ready.

Grounding meditation.
Same as above but can be used without being barefoot. This meditation will help you feel grounded and secure in the world.

Sit in a comfortable chair or in a comfortable position anywhere. Close your eyes and breathe gently in bringing beautiful golden, sparkling light into your body and down into your root chakra with the light turning to red as you do so. On the exhale, gently blow out any dark air. Continue to do this in a slow manner until you feel the dark air turns into clear or light colored air. Now, after the air is turned light on the exhale, allow your breathing to remain at a comfortable pace. Now turn your attention to your feet. Allow them to turn into roots at a pace that is comfortable for you. Allow these roots to go deep down into the earth and grow making your feel secure within the earth. You now feel very grounded and secure in your world… in your being. Now gently, draw up energy from the earth and allow your body to be consumed by it until you feel as though you and the earth are one. Now allow the energy to go back into the earth keeping a little for yourself. Allow the roots to come back up to your feet. Now open your eyes when you are ready.

Color Therapy
Simply wearing the color red will help you balance your root chakra. Be playful with it and feel the color red… wear it… don’t let it wear you.

Chakra Dance
There is an amazing website that talks about this technique and I invite you to check it out. It’s breathtaking! http://www.chakradance.com/

Doing a combination of the things listed above can help keep your root chakra balanced and will help you feel safe and secure in your world.

Tomorrow will be the last day of the Root Chakra lessons and it will be about Affirmations.

Until tomorrow!

Brightest Blessings!
Carol ~ Mama Owl

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