Getting To Know Your Root Chakra

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR ROOT CHAKRA

Tantric tradition teaches that there are seven energy points on your body that allow an energy exchange between your physical and spiritual beings.  Its important to keep these points healthy for your wellbeing.  The Muladhara, or Root Chakra, is the energy center at the base of your spine, connecting you to a sense of groundedness as well as instincts for survival.  If you are feeling like you have no energy, or you notice you're getting angry on the drop of a dime, this chakra may be off balance.  Here's some tips to start healing your root chakra and to feeling secure, stable, and full of energy:

NUTRITION:  A healthy root chakra vibrates the color red.  Red foods like apples, raspberries, cherries, peppers, radishes, and beets provide this vibration as well.  You may want to try foods with roots themselves such as carrots, onions, garlic, or potatoes.

YOGA:  Popular yoga asanas that ground and stabilize you connect you with your root chakra.  Mountain poses, forward bends, and child poses are all great exercises.

VISUALIZATION:  The root chakra is associated with the four petal Lotus flower.  Find a quiet place and sit in your favorite meditation position.  Image you have a  red lotus flower at the base of your spine and it's energy is flowing into your body as you inhale.  Exhale.  Continue as you begin to feel recharged and grounded.

GEMSTONE THERAPY:  Gemstones have an unknown ability to focus universal energies.  Wearing certain gemstones are said to help you tap into their energy, helping you focus your own energy and healing capabilities. We love black and red gemstones for the root chakra - try OnyxHematiteSmoky Quartz, Garnet, or Ruby. 

COLOR THERAPY: Wearing red and incorporating red into your daily life can help energize the root chakra center, unblocking it and allowing energy to flow freely again.

POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS:  Try daily mantras, which are just simply sentences that you speak aloud to yourself to bring focus to the healing process.  

I am safe.

I am grounded.

I have all that I need.

I am trusting and fearless.

I am at peace with my surroundings.

As with anything, focus is the key to getting and staying healthy.  Besides these techniques, you may also find that sound therapy, aromatherapy, and reflexology offer more benefits to the root chakra. MadSky and Company offers mala beads and gemstone japa malas that support the root chakra.  We invite you to shop our line of affordable collection of meditation mala at www.madskymala.com.