What is the root chakra?

The root chakra is the energetic vortex of energy located at the base of the spine. At the physical level, it resides near the pelvic floor and correlates with the sciatic nerve, adrenal glands, the rectum, bladder, kidneys and the bottom of the feet.

What is root chakra healing?

Root chakra healing can take many forms and most often is tailored to clearing blockages near the base of the spine. Some practices include grounding meditations, reiki healing, crystal work, and more.

How do you ground your root chakra?

The best way to ground your root chakra is by walking barefoot on the earth. This practice is known as grounding and has a number of benefits for circulation, clearing blockages, and returning to the earth. Other helpful practices include grounding meditations, working with crystals, and subconscious mind healing.

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What are the best root chakra stones?

Aragonite, Red Jasper, and Hematite are amongst some of the most potent root chakra stones for grounding and clearing blockages. You can program them with your intention, meditate with these stones, and incorporate into your grounding practices at home.

What are helpful root chakra affirmations?

I am safe to be here.

I am grateful to be grounded in my body.

I trust in my inner support system.

I create safety within my body.

Where is the root chakra located?

The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and is responsible for maintaining grounded energy. This applies to physical groundedness as well as emotional and spiritual safety.

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What is the root chakra responsible for?

The root chakra governs all things safety and is responsible for making us feel grounded and at ease.

How do I know if my root chakra is blocked?

Common symptoms of a blocked root chakra include feelings of feeling ungroundedness. This typically manifests in issues surrounding home, security and family, to name a few.

What causes a root chakra imbalance?

There can be many reasons a root chakra imbalance occurs and can stem as far back as from childhood. Some examples can include moving around a lot when you were younger or simply being disconnected from the earth. Showing up for grounding practices such as walking barefoot in the soil can be a simple, yet effective remedy for balancing the root chakra.

What happens when your root chakra opens and is balanced?

When the root chakra is in harmony and balance, people often feel safe in their own body as well as in their immediate surrounding. An open root chakra can feel like being open to receiving loving support from friends and family. It can also come with feelings of deep connection and security.