The Root Chakra is the 1st chakra. It is our foundation energy centre and its activation and balancing is the beginning of any physical and spiritual elevation. The root chakra (Mūlādhāra) is the seat of stability, security and your survival centre. Here lies all of our primal energy and instinct.
A lack of balance in the root chakra may result in the inability to trust, low self esteem, not feeling comfortable in your own body, always feeling as if u don’t belong, or are threatened. Mentally, you may have negative thoughts and no focus. Since it is the first part of our bodies that is formed while in the womb, we are known to carry ancestral trauma in this energy centre and everyone will struggle independently to keep this chakra balanced.
Simultaneously, it is the most dense and most important to keep in check. A healthy root chakra brings us a promise of confident decision making, stable mental states and comfort in our own circumstances as well as the ability to persevere when times get tough. Since it is the seat of stability, consider how important stability is necessary to progress in any way.
Some crystals that are helpful in activating and balancing the root chakra include: garnet, red jasper, black tourmaline, onyx, and bloodstone.
Physical Activities you can partake in the support and strengthen the root chakra include: taking a walk barefoot in nature, taking a shower, doing a meditation with intent to ground yourself.
The consumption of naturally occurring red fruits and vegetables is also an effective way to activate and balance the root chakra. All the while, make sure that when you are doing all of these things, you are doing them with intention & devotion.
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