Pretending you’re a tree. 😄
Root chakra: meaning
The root chakra or first chakra is an energy center of the body, located at the sexual organs.
It is the seat of the kundalini energy. It ensures the rooting and the connection to the Earth.
A harmonized root chakra allows you to :
- Feel secure.
- Have your feet on the ground.
- Gain stability.
- Establish a solid foundation.
If the 1st chakra is blocked, it is advisable to see a therapist immediately, for example a reiki practitioner.
The following advice is only applicable if the chakra is open.
Connecting to nature
Contact with the forest, the sea, the mountains, the desert, the countryside is essential to balance the base chakra.
In nature, it is advisable to be present, to breathe, to contemplate, to connect.
For example, you can sit at the foot of a tree and start a meditation.
Anything to do with the earth is excellent:
- Walking barefoot.
- Mud baths.
The root chakra, as its name suggests, is our root to the Earth.
To facilitate anchoring, there are several solutions:
- Guided meditations.
- Imagining roots reaching down from our feet into the ground and nourishing us.
- Qi Gong.
- Spending time with family.
Relationship to sexuality
The first chakra is related to sexual energy and the genitals.
Often we have many memories that hinder our sexuality.
It is essential to love ourselves, and to accept all parts of ourselves without repressing them.
I recommend reading the article How to make love?
This African plant is excellent for re-circulating energy in the base chakra and releasing blockages.
Eriosema cordatum can be taken before a walk in nature for example.
First chakra yoga
There are certain yoga postures that help to harmonise the root chakra, including:
- Mountain pose.
- Tree pose.
- Child’s pose.
Kundalini yoga is a relevant tool to channel the powerful sexual energy.
It is mainly the emotional memories that hinder the balance of the base chakra.
In particular the wounds related to :
- Impotence (not only sexual).
- Family (our roots).
- A change of place of life (house move, house fire, emigration …)
Introspective work is highly recommended to release the blocked energy.
Certain foods promote the healing of the first chakra:
How to balance root chakra ?
Mainly by combining connection to the earth and healing of emotional wounds.
It is about finding our roots, at all levels.