ROOT CHAKRA HEALING / MULADHARA CHAKRA FULL DETAILS

root chakra healing
root chakra healing

  • ROOT CHAKRA / MULADHARA MEANING

The word muladhara breaks down into two Sanskrit words: mula, meaning ‘root’, and adhara, meaning ‘support’ or ‘base’.
As indicated by the words meaning, the muladhara or root chakra, is that which roots us to the physical world, providing us with the base and support required to build from and thrive.

It is due to its association with our physical prosperity that the root chakra is often considered to be the most important of the seven major chakras.

root chakra mudra
root chakra mudra

It is comprised of whatever grounds you to
stability in your life, mostly regarding basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and safety.

A balanced root chakra will instil in you
a sense of ease. You will feel grounded and secure, having no doubts about your place in the world.

Your day to day tasks will seem effortless and you will find that things simply work for you, whether it is in regard to your relationships, finances, or career.

You will work with the world, not against
it. Survival concerns can often spiral out of control when our resources are too thin to adequately support us.
root chakra located
root chakra located

By balancing your root chakra, you will be working at reinforcing your foundation and rooting yourself into a stronger perception of safety.

From this more secure vantage point, your true needs and aspirations will come to light and it will become more apparent what must be done in order to fulfil them.
It is important to balance this chakra before the other six as it is the root chakra that will provide the needed stability for the others to function optimally.

You simply cannot balance the higher chakras without first establishing a firm base to work from.

When imbalanced, chakras can become either overactive or underactive, both causing a unique set of symptoms…

With an overactive root chakra you may frequently feel anger, irritation, or even aggression toward the people and events in your life.

You will likely exhibit characteristics of greediness, overly domineering or controlling behaviour, and belligerence toward those who challenge your perceived authority.

You may become dependent on the security of certain people, your job, or specific habits, causing you to become very rigid and resistant to change.

An overactivity of the root chakra will lead to an over-fixation with material possessions or sexual encounters and you will likely measure your self-worth by the attainment of such things.

An underactive root chakra will cause you to feel disconnected from the physical world, including from your body.
You’ll feel disorganized and this will consequently reflect in your surroundings.
You will lack focus and discipline and will probably experience a lack of stamina or desire to do anything or want anything out of life.

The things you do want will seem out of reach and very hard to obtain.
It will be difficult for you to feel safe in the world and this feeling of insecurity will surface through constant worries about finances, health, and current events.

In severe cases, uncharacteristic behaviour such as paranoia and depression may become a problem.

  • ROOT CHAKRA GOVERNS

The root chakra governs the functioning of the lower part of the body including the reproductive glands and system, sacral-coccygeal plexus, kidneys, bladder, back, legs, elimination system, and skeletal system.

  • ROOT CHAKRA IMBALANCE PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS /

ROOT CHAKRA PROBLEMS

Physical symptoms of imbalance root chakra may include: lower back pain, constipation, kidney stones, circulatory issues, leg or feet issues, weight-loss/gain, under/over-active sex drive, eating disorders, sciatica, hypertension, anaemia, impotence, or colitis.


  •  ROOT CHAKRA HEALING [MULADHARA CHAKRA]

For the root chakra, the best long term healing comes primarily from physical activities like exercise and hatha yoga.
This is because the root chakra is the densest and most related to the physical body.
As the root chakra is most associated with the lower part of the body, any movement involving your feet and legs will be particularly beneficial.
Smell-oriented treatments, such as aromatherapy, will also work especially well because the root chakra’s associated sense is that of smell.
Gemstones are very helpful as well because the stones come from the earth, the element of the root chakra.


  • ANCHORING YOURSELF [ROOT CHAKRA / MULADHARA CHAKRA]

Root chakra concerns primarily relate to your sense of safety within your environment.
Therefore, how you feel in your surroundings, from your home to your neighbourhood and region, matters very much and developing a harmonious relationship with your environment is paramount in fostering a healthy root chakra.


  • CONNECTING WITH THE EARTH [ROOT CHAKRA / MULADHARA CHAKRA]

The root chakra’s associated element is
earth. Going outside, walking unpaved paths, feeling the ground, planting seeds - these acts exemplify a personal connection with the earth and therefore aid in supporting the root chakra’s balance.


  • SELF-RELIANCE [ROOT CHAKRA / MULADHARA CHAKRA]

To counter any present worries concerning your safety and well-being, characteristic of root chakra imbalance, long-term healing requires that you reinforce the beliefs that you are secure in this world, and are resourceful enough to get what you need when you need it. Improving your confidence and becoming independent are key elements in healing the root chakra.


  • NEEDS AND ASPIRATIONS [ROOT CHAKRA / MULADHARA CHAKRA]

Fulfilling your needs is another root chakra priority. Being aware of your true needs and aspirations will help guide your decisions and course of action in regard to the place you’d like to live, the work you’d like to do, and the people you want to surround yourself with. Without this awareness, you are more likely to be swayed by the opinions of those around you and by other distractions, causing you to miss valuable opportunities to fulfil these needs.
Introspection is therefore necessary in healing the root chakra as it is through introspection that your needs and aspirations will become apparent.


  • SCARCITY TO ABUNDANCE [ROOT CHAKRA / MULADHARA CHAKRA]

The healing of your root chakra depends on the restoration of your confidence in your ability to provide for yourself.
An important step toward this restoration
is the re-centering of your perception of abundance on inner and non-material possessions. Instead of assessing your level of wealth purely on the contents of your bank account, consider all the other forms of abundance in your life, from friendships to the simple daily pleasures you may tend to overlook. In the process you will likely have to revaluate your perception of wealth and what it means to be abundant.


  • MANIFESTATION [ROOT CHAKRA / MULADHARA CHAKRA]

It’s important to realize that your outer world is often a reflection of your inner world. Your notion of what it means to be abundant in the material world is affected and affects your sense of inner balance and resourcefulness.
In other words, your inner state of being directly affects your ability to manifest in the outer, material world. The following are various associations between the root chakra and the physical world which can be used in healing practices.
The root chakra is associated with the colour red.
Picturing a red lotus flower at the base of your spine will begin to balance it.
Lighting red candles while focusing on your root chakra can also have this effect, as can wearing red clothing or jewellery.
The root chakra governs the reproductive glands, kidneys, and bladder. The functioning of these parts of your body is an indication of your root chakra’s balance.

  • ROOT CHAKRA STONES TO HEALING

Healing stones’ vibrational frequencies can help restore balance when there is a deficiency or excess of energy. Like the chakras, each stone has its own frequency.
Stones useful in root chakra balance include: red stones such as bloodstone, red carnelian, red jasper, and garnet; other options are hematite, rhodochrosite, jet, smoky quartz, azurite, chrysocolla, obsidian, golden yellow topaz, black tourmaline, and citrine.


  • ROOT CHAKRA FOOD TO EAT

Just as each chakra has its own vibrational frequency, colour, and function, so too are there foods that help bolster individual chakra function.
When concentrating on the root chakra, consider adding naturally red-coloured foods like red apples, strawberries, red cabbage, and beats, as well as root vegetables, and foods that are high in protein such as eggs, beans, nuts, parsnips, soy, tofu, rainbow card, ginger, and carrots.


  • ROOT CHAKRA OILS TO MASSAGE OR BATH

Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils in massage or baths and is another useful tool for chakra balancing.
To heal the root chakra, consider using flowery, earth-scented essential oils to ground and balance, such as ylang-ylang, rosemary, patchouli, sandalwood, myrrh, cedar, rosewood, ginger, cloves, and black pepper.


The root chakra’s element is earth.
Simply getting out and experiencing the sounds and smells of nature will have a positive effect on this chakra. Sitting on the grass, under a tree is an ideal spot to rest and allow your root chakra to be purified and balanced.


  • ROOT CHAKRA YOGA POSES OR ASANAS

Incorporating yoga into your daily routine is a great way to open and balance your body’s chakras.
Yoga asanas (or poses) that encourage root
chakra balance include: easy pose, child’s pose, hamstring stretch, triangle pose, and side lunge.


  • ROOT CHAKRA SOUND TO LISTEN

Each chakra has its own vibrational frequency and listening to sounds that resonate with a chakra’s frequency can help bring it into balance.
The root chakra resonates with the musical
note “C” and the mantra sound “LAM”. Listening to music in the key of C or chanting LAM will help open and align this chakra.

  • ROOT CHAKRA AFFIRMANTION

Affirmation for the Root Chakra: “I am safe in the world around me. I belong in this world and am an important part of the earth. I am at peace with my surroundings, with the people and events that occur.”




The Following is a list of useful questions to help

  • guide the balancing of your root chakra.

Do you feel you have all you need to live
comfortably?
How are you doing financially?
Are you constantly struggling or do you have a comfortable income?
How are your current living conditions?
Do you feel supported?
Do you feel connected to the environment around you?
Do you feel threatened by looming fears?
Or do you trust that you can handle whatever comes your way?
How resourceful do you feel when you are met with life’s challenges (whether they are financial, health-related, job-related, etc.)?

Do you find yourself in situations that others deemed right for you, but do not truly meet your needs and aspirations?
Answering these questions honestly will provide you with a rough estimate as to how under or overactive your root chakra is, thereby indicating how best to go about healing it and bringing you one step closer to its balance and purification.


HEALING ROOT CHAKRA WITH SOUND