Everything around us contains energy. Our energy fields absorb this energy through energy centers called chakras. The word comes from the Sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel.’ The chakras are a connection to all the vital organs and glands in our body.
There are seven major chakras, from top to bottom: the root, the sacral chakra, the solar plexus, the heart chakra, the throat, the third eye chakra, and the crown chakra.
Today, we’re going to talk about the root chakra. This chakra is located at the bottom of the spine. It is the base chakra of our body that allows us to keep our balance and acts as an energy path to connect our physical bodies and the Earth. It’s associated with red, which represents strength, passion, and fire.
Functions of the Root Chakra
1. Physical balance and health
On a physical level, it is responsible for the proper functioning of the feet, legs, kidney, bladder, and of course, spine. Each chakra’s position is in correspondence to our endocrine glands responsible for the release of hormones, balancing and controlling primary nerve functions. It keeps us nourished and healthy.
An imbalanced root chakra can cause sleep disorders, poor circulation, chills, hemorrhoids, constipation, arthritis, weight issues, lower back pain, and diarrhea.
2. Increased confidence
When this chakra is balanced, you gain more confidence and feel more secure. With a root chakra in balance, you will perform tasks in life with enthusiasm and increased confidence.
When the root chakra is imbalanced, you will be overly cautious, feel tired, insecure, and afraid of change. You won’t trust and respect yourself and others. You will be clumsy and lethargic.
3. Dealing with conflicts and problems
When balanced, you will manage conflicts smoothly and handle them with a calm and constructive mind. the balanced root chakra will give you the courage so that troublesome problems will be incapable of scaring you.
When the chakra is blocked, it will cause insecurity. You will be overly cautious, aggressive, and angry at everything. Also, you will be prone to violent behavior and doing mindless things.
4. Being grounded
The root chakra is related to the basic needs in life, such as shelter, food, water, warmth, and comfort. It will help you to have the basic needs met if it’s balanced.
However, if it’s out of balance, any task seems difficult. You are starting to lose confidence, and money problems arise. You become selfish and unable to find happiness, and you turn to violence. You turn greedy and materialistic. You get “stiff,” uptight. You become more sexually manipulative, domineering, and impulsive.
Ways to Heal the Root Chakra
The following ways can help you clear the root chakra If you feel that it is blocked, or you are overwhelmed with negative energy.
1. Think red
The root chakra is related to red, so visualizing a red flame glowing brightly at the base of your tailbone might help you to clear the root chakra. You can start with a meditation picturing the red flame and imagine the light at the base of your spine extending down to your legs and feet and grounding you to the Earth.
2. Dancing and Singing
Express your freedom by dancing and singing with the door closed and without a care in the world. This can clear your root chakra. Singing also helps clear the throat chakra.
3. Take a bath or shower
Cleansing your body with a nice hot bath is an excellent way to express your love for yourself. This clears your root chakra.
4. Go for a walk
Each and every step you make while walking is grounding with the Earth. Every connection with the Earth can clear the root chakra. Go for a walk with your mind if you can’t really go out and walk.
5. Hug a tree
Nature, nature, nature. Hugging a tree can get you grounded. Be kind to mother nature, and your root chakra will never be out of balance.
Reiki and the Root Chakra
Reiki is an excellent technique to keep your chakras balanced and in function. Reiki helps in healing the chakras that are dysfunctional, imbalanced, or even blocked due to problems of the body, mind, and spirit. Reiki will prevent problems and illnesses. It involves hand placements targeting the seven chakras to remove all negative energies and blockages. These blockages stand in the way of the normal energy flow like a rock in a stream.
Reiki is a safe and natural method of healing. With its energy, these negative forms of energies are removed, and the stream of energy is recovered and flows smoothly through the body. Everyone can use the benefits of Reiki healing.
Reiki has been known to be one of the most effective methods of healing the chakras. During healing, the practitioner’s hands are placed on the affected areas that need to be cured; in this case, the root chakra. Even though the root chakra is at the base of the spine, hands hover somewhere near the location of the spine. It’s in Reiki’s ethics not to touch the client’s body unless the client and the practitioner have a close relationship.
Crystals can also be used for healing. As the root chakra is related to the color red, rubies, red jasper, and garnets can be used to clear the root chakra.
Performing Reiki healing on the Root Chakra
Reiki practitioners usually have their own technique for balancing the root chakra because, in most cases, they are guided by their intuition. Here’s one of the methods that many find effective, but it doesn’t mean that works on everyone. It’s individual.
Self-treatment for Reiki initiates
1. Lie down and relax. Make sure not to cross your arms and legs because doing so, you are stopping the energy flow.
2. When you are comfortable, place both of your hands with your palms down an inch below your genitals.
3. Visualize a river of red energy, forming a bright red ball passing down from the palm of your hands. Direct your thoughts towards this energy ball. Imagine the ball of energy emerging your root chakra.
4. As the chakra gets cleared, you might feel some warmth spreading through your body.
Healing of the Root Chakra with Reiki brings calm and tranquility. Balancing the root chakra brings back all the comforts in our life and help us and lead a healthy and happy life.
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