Colour – red
Element – Earth
Seed Sound- LANG
Location – At the base of the spine, where the tail bone is located
Sanskrit – Muladhara – translation root or base support
Physical anatomy engaged – sacrum, coccygeal nerve plexus, adrenal glands, feet, legs, hips, bones, large intestines, anus and skin.
A healthy Root chakra is reflected in one feeling grounded, connected to the earth, comfortable in their body and present in physical surroundings. They feel responsible and well able to ensure their own safety and security as well as their family in the physical world, emotionally and spiritually. Boundaries, setting them and adhering to them, are important for this chakra. A balanced Root Chakra supports a prosperous lifestyle – as we live in a material world, this can be helpful for generating income, paying bills on time, saving for the future and alleviating the stress that comes with an inability to do so.
Proper functioning of the Root Chakra fosters proper energy flow throughout the body giving the chakra system a firm foundation on which the other energy centers may function. The Chakra represents sense of security, safety, ability to survive, groundedness, your place in the world, financial state and physical health.
If your Root Chakra is blocked you may feel threatened, panicked or anxious. Insecurity, fear, lack of personal boundaries, flightiness, anxiety, disorganization, financial problems, eating disorders, constipation and problems with the feet, legs, hips and bones
The Garnet Crystal is associated with the Root Chakra. Carry it as a lose crystal in your pocket or purse. As a ring or pendant, it is very attractive. Its characteristics are:
- stone of regeneration and stability
- brings positive thoughts
- excellent for manifestation and bringing abundance
- removes negative energy from all of the chakras
- discourages disorganized growth and brings inner strength
- stone of romantic love and passion
- increases truth, commitment and faith
- reduce and/or eliminate self-sabotage conscious or unconscious
- helpful in healing blood diseases, regenerating the body, metabolism, spinal and cellular disorders, blood, heart, lungs, regeneration of DNA, assimilation of minerals/vitamins, allergies and anemia.
- dark red in color
Named for the seed of the pomegranate, it is said to be good luck to be given a Garnet. It is a powerfully energizing stone that protects you, bestows self-confidence and is useful in a crisis where there has been a trauma. This builds your foundation chakra and fortifies the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope. Crisis becomes challenge under Garnets influence and promotes mutual assistance. It dissolves ingrained behaviour patterns and outworn ideas that no longer serve, eliminating self-sabotaging behaviour.
Use Reiki in your private meditation and also use it in your Yoga class. Reiki is intelligent energy and will know your intention in performing the poses you are is to help rebalance your Heart Chakra.
In your private meditation experiment with burning incense. Palo Santo incense or another that you find cleansing and relaxing. If you find this doesn’t work for you, that is OK. There are no rules here.
Meditation is best done in peace and quiet. Hold your crystal in your hand if you are sitting, or place it over your heart if laying down.
Archangel Sandalphon governs the Heart Chakra. Ask him to be present. You may feel or sense nothing, you may feel tingling or sense an increase in the vibration of your space. You have after all invited an archangel to your side to help with your Root Chakra. Speak or think what you want to communicate and what you sense in your Root Chakra and ask for Sandalphon’s help healing it.
This anxiety can easily infiltrate your thoughts, making everything suddenly feel uncertain. You may also find that you can’t concentrate and that you’re constantly preoccupied with worries about your well-being. In some people, this can manifest as hypochondria or general paranoia. Physical issues potentially caused by a blocked Root Chakra include a sore lower back, low energy levels, and cold extremities.
Overloaded symptoms are hoarding, greed, materialism, obesity, overly strict boundaries, obsession with the body balance by eating protein and root vegetables, sleeping more, massage, exercise, feeling your feet against the earth.
If your Root Chakra is blocked you may feel threatened, panicked or anxious. This anxiety can easily infiltrate your thoughts, making everything suddenly feel uncertain. You may also find that you can’t concentrate and that you’re constantly preoccupied with worries about your well-being. In some people, this can manifest as hypochondria or general paranoia. Physical issues potentially caused by a blocked Root Chakra include a sore lower back, low energy levels, and cold extremities.
Yoga poses that will assist in balancing this chakra – Apanasana, Supported Malasana, Supported Malasana Twists, Salabhasana, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Janu Sirsasana, Mountain, Tree, and Corpse pose.
Mark is a Registered Reiki Teacher and Practitioner
Mark is a Usui Reiki Master Teacher