I believe that everything comes from within and therefore we need to look inward to achieve emotional and physical well-being as well as beauty. We need to understand that we need to be able to connect with our inner self, our spirit, and the energy of the universe to connect with others in a harmonious way and to live a fulfilled life. We need to radiate positive energy in order to attract positive things to our life. I love meditation, it has helped me beyond measure when it comes to depression, anxiety, to have a positive outlook in life, and to feel at peace. I am in no way an expert in the subject, but I am a big believer that understanding the Chakras and meditating can help improve your life in many ways.
What are Chakras?
The Chakras are energetic points within our body that allow for energy to flow. There are 7 chakras with different purposes but all equally important to have a healthy and well-balanced body, mind and spirit. Today I will focus on the Root Chakra, explain what it does, how to identify when it needs attention, and provide an exercise to help you balance this, your first Chakra.
What is the Root Chakra?
The official name for this Chakra is actually Muladhara and it comes from the Sanskrit words Mula, meaning “root”and Adhara, meaning “support”. This Chakra is located at the base of the spine (tailbone area) and it goes up to below your belly button. When this Chakra is well-balanced, you feel a sense of stability, accomplishment, and peace. You feel grounded, connected with your human experience and your survival needs are being met.
How to identify a Root Chakra imbalance?
You may experience anxiety, fear or jitteriness and trouble concentrating. It is said that it can also be linked to digestive problems, lower back and/or lower extremities issues, bladder issues, among others.
How to balance the Root Chakra through meditation?
- Meditate in a quiet place where you can avoid distractions. Adopt a comfortable standing or seated position for this practice.
- Intention is key. Be still and place attention on your breath. Inhale through your nose and exhale though your nose (not mouth), in a slow and controlled manner.
- As you meditate, practice visualization. Focus on your connection to your spirit and your connection with the universe. Imagine this red energy flowing up from your legs to your spine (the location of the Chakra) and see this energy being absorbed by the it and getting nourished this energy.
- You can further enhance your experience by utilizing aromatherapy during your meditation. There are essential oils that are made with scents specifically meant to help balance the Root Chakra. These are: myrrh, oakmoss, vetiver, angelica root, cedarwood, linden blossom, spikenard, benzoin, patchouli, and frankincense.
- Chanting or playing meditation music can help during the meditative state.
- Gemstones that help balance the Root Chakra include garnet, bloodstone, obsidian, black tourmaline, red carnelian and red jasper.
Try this out for at least 21 days and see how you feel. Share your experience with us!
Stay true – Chantal