How to Tell if your Root Chakra is Blocked
Start Here if you don't know what the fudge nugget a chakra is.
Scroll down to the bullet points for symptoms of an underactive or overactive root chakra.
We’ll start at the very beginning… it’s a very good place to start.
The First Chakra is the Root Chakra, (aka the Base Chakra or muladhara in sanskrit). It is located at the base of your spine at the tailbone. This amazing chakra is aptly named because, like the roots of a tree, it is your connection to earth’s energy and the material world. It governs your survival instincts and your need for basic necessities like food, shelter, and clothing. The root chakra helps revitalize your overall well-being and keeps you grounded.
Why do I care?
If you’ve ever felt anxious, stressed, unsettled, scattered or insecure, your root chakra was out of whack. And just like a game of Jenga, if the base is unbalanced all the pieces above fall out of place too. It’s time to heal from your foundation and work your way up the chakra system as soon as disconnected feelings of any shape or form creep into your body, mind or spirit.
Signs your Root Chakra is Underactive
Feeling disconnected from the world
Wanting to disconnect from the world
Wanting to escape from being social and social media
Feeling distant from relatives or wanting to be distant
Acting kind of spacey
Feeling overwhelmingly exhausted
Feeling tired often
Being a homebody from laziness or sadness
Weighing less than normal
Having trouble determining boundaries
Having trouble disciplining yourself
Feeling unusually depressed
Feeling unusually passive
Feeling unusually lethargic
Experiencing chronic disorganization
Experiencing an increased fear of change
HEAL IT WITH CRYSTALS: Bloodstone, Garnet, Ruby
HEAL IT WITH ESSENTIAL OILS: Spruce, Frankincense, Chamomile
Signs your Root Chakra is Overactive
Feeling anxious often
Feeling nervous often
Feeling paranoid often
Questioning life, love and career
Feeling confused about your future
Craving unhealthy, comfort foods
Feeling aggressive often
Presenting dominant behavior
Engaging in adrenaline activities
Hoarding more than natural
Fixating on material possessions
Needing to exercise more than usual
HEAL IT WITH CRYSTALS: Hematite, Smoky Quartz, Black Tourmaline
HEAL IT WITH ESSENTIAL OILS: Patchouli
Root Chakra Checklist
Use this checklist to determine if your root chakra is out of balance. If you place a check in three or more boxes from either list you could benefit from giving your root chakra a little attention.
Ways to heal your Root Chakra
Connecting with the earth, whether that means working with plants or spending time outdoors.
Ground yourself by standing up straight with your feet rooted to the earth. Close your eyes, focus on your feet and breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and imagine a glowing red light at the base of your spine. Watch it grow.
Mantra: Lam (at the vibration of middle C).
Crystals: Bloodstone, garnet, ruby, jasper
Essential Oils: Basil, cedarwood, myrrh, patchouli, vetiver, white fir
Affirmation: “I am a divine being of light. I am peaceful, protected, and secure.”
Signs your Root Chakra is Balanced
Feeling abundant health and energy
Feeling grounded and settled
Feeling comfortable with own body
Having a sense of safety and security
Feeling happiness in job/career
Feeling satisfied with life
Experiencing material prosperity
Related: 8 Crystals for Grounding
The Chakra Crystals eBook includes information about using crystals to heal and balance each of the seven main energy points of the body to encourage overall health and wellbeing.
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