The Root Chakra or Muladhara is the foundation of divine energy and responsible for our stability, security, and basic needs. Being the Root it affects your other Chakras, keeping your root balanced is important.
Located at the base of your spine, the first three vertebrae, and the pelvic floor, this Chakra is the gateway to your six other Chakras.
A person with an imbalanced Root Chakra may show signs of insecurity and a sense of lack (i.e over eating, anxiety, hoarding).
Being the root, like a trees roots, awakening the Root Chakra is an important part as we transcend to higher levels of consciousness.
Treat this root well, maintain it’s energy and it will open the gate to awakening your other chakras.
How Do I Open and Balance My Root Chakra?
There are many things you can do every day to help open and balance your Root Chakra. Meditation, Mantras, Dieting are highly successful.
Spend just a few minutes a day with these tips and you’ll experience some balancing and opening in your Root Chakra.
TIP #1: Use a Mantra
LAM – The Root’s Mantra.
Bija Mantras are the vibrational energy of your body.
Certain Mantras can be used to cause vibrations which tune into certain areas of the body.
LAM is the root chakras vibration.
Exercise: Take a moment and focus on your root chakra. Don’t simply focus at the base of your spine, but in, toward the center of your body.
Now say aloud or in your head “LAM” holding onto the M sound.
You should feel some sensation around your root chakra.
Here’s a Mantra Meditation for LAM!
Tip #2: Meditate
Meditating on your root chakra.
- Find a quiet area, sit with your spine straight, shoulders back and head in a level position.
- Stretch your neck, shoulders and back
- Close your eyes and for 2 minutes inhale and exhale deeply but slowely.
- With every inhale breath into your lower abdomen and up through your chest.
- Slowely but evenly exhale. As you exhale sink into your breath relaxing further each time.
- After 1 to 2 minutes breath normally through your abdomen.
- Focus your mind on your root chakra. When focusing, focus inward to the middle of your body where your spine ends.
- Picture a Red flower (carnation or Rose will do), as you breath in picture the flower becoming brighter.
- As you exhale feel this energy flowing through your root chakra.
Do this for 5-10 minutes, or however long you feel comfortable.
If you find you need more help meditating on your root chakra an easy way to get started is to follow a guided Chakra meditation.
Tip #3: Root Chakra Diet
Your diet will impact how quickly and how you respond to spiritual practices.
Heavy foods and processed foods cause disturbances in your internal symptoms.
There are also food specifically linked to the root chakra.
Root Vegetables like:
Protein rich food like
- Soy products
- Peanut butter.
Spices such as:
Only eat in moderate portions, do not overeat and be mindful of how much you chew your food.
Here’s a great video discussing more about Root Chakra foods.
What Happens When My Root Chakra Opens?
Your Root Chakra holds a lot of energy. Some people may feel after a few hours or the next day a little fogginess in your body or mind.
These feelings will quickly subside, usually in 24 hours or less, replaced with slight euphoria.
This may happen as you balance your chakras due to the release years worth of built up energy.
It depends on how much insecurity has been built up in your Root Chakra, this generally occurs when meditating on your Root.
Feelings of being more centered
This is hard to explain unless you’ve experienced, but you may feel a lightness or space in and around the area of your Root Chakra. this feeling is wonderful, it’s hard to describe because while it feels great, it also feels like nothing.
Warm and Tingling
Probably the most common symptom of the Chakra opening is a warm, soothing, tingling sensation around the Root Chakra area.
Sometimes you may feel very light electrical like zaps. As this energy opens more and grows this sensation may move upward to the base of your skull and over your Crown Chakra.
If you enjoyed this article, please share it with your loved ones!