How to balance the root chakra ?

Pretending I’m 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 energy of the incarnation. It ensures my rooting and connection to the Earth.

A harmonized root chakra allows me to :

  • Feel secure.
  • Have my feet on the ground.
  • Gain stability.
  • Establish a solid foundation.

Chakra balancing

If the 1st chakra is blocked, I’d better 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 contemplate, to connect.

For example, I can sit at the foot of a tree and meditate.

Anything to do with the earth is excellent:

  • Walking barefoot.
  • Gardening.
  • Mud baths.
  • Pottery.


The root chakra, as its name suggests, is my root to the Earth.

To facilitate my grounding, there are several solutions:

  • Guided meditations.
  • Imagining roots reaching down from my feet into the ground and nourishing me.
  • Qi Gong.
  • Earthing.
  • Spending time with family.
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Relationship to sexuality

The first chakra is related to sexual energy and the genitals.

Often I have many memories that hinder my sexuality.

It is essential to love myself, and to accept all parts of myself without repressing them.

I recommend reading the article How to make love?

Eriosema cordatum

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 my powerful sexual energy.


It is mainly the emotional memories that hinder the balance of the base chakra.

In particular the wounds related to :

  • Sexuality.
  • Impotence (not only sexual).
  • Family (my roots).
  • A change of place of life (house move, house fire, emigration …)
  • Poverty.

Introspective work is highly recommended to release the blocked energy.


Certain foods promote the healing of the first chakra:

  • Tomato.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Turnip.
  • Rye.
  • Rice.
  • Carrot.
  • Potato.
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How to balance the root chakra ?

Mainly by combining connection to the earth and healing of emotional wounds.

It is about finding my roots, at all levels.

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