Root Chakra:Foundation of Our Energy System
The healthy, positive expression of the root chakra is embodied in the archetype of the Earth Mother. Weak or negatively expressed energy here is that of the victim.
A person with strong, positive root chakra energy honors and cares for the body as a sacred vessel that carries them in the material world. Physical needs are well cared for which results in healthy vitality as well as abundant energy to flow upward to nurture the chakras above the root.
Weak or negatively expressed energy in the root can result in ill health physically or psychologically in dis-empowerment. Dis-empowerment can be expressed in overwhelm, lack of boundaries, lack (time, money, space), problems with fear/safety/belonging or difficulty manifesting.
The root chakra may not be as exciting or glamorous as other chakras that contribute to Self Empowerment, Love, Intuition etc., BUT it is the foundation of all the other chakras and without it there are issues with the development of the other chakras. For instance, without a healthy Root Chakra self empowerment is skewed, intuition becomes flights of fancy or even psychosis, manifestation is difficult or impossible, love is co-dependent. So in spite of this not being a wildly interesting place to focus our attention, it does serve us well in the long run to develop the more interesting aspects of our nature.
Root Chakra Energy Knowledge: the Beginning of Healing and Balance
When does the root chakra first “come online” ? 0-5 yrs.
Where is the root chakra located? Base of spine; Coccygeal Plexus
What is its function: Foundation of Physical & Psychological Health
What does it govern physically? Spine, Small Intestine, Colon, Legs, Knees, Feet, Sexual Organs, Immune System
What does the root chakra influence psychologically? Space-time orientation; Need for logic& structure, Physical& psychological roots/support, Family& societal belief systems; Boundaries, Manifestation of material reality; Survival
What are the fears associated with an imbalance of root energy? Fears: Abandonment; Loss of order; Tendency toward unrealistic fears for physical survival
What are the strengths associated with root chakra energies? Family identity; Honor; Support; Loyalty
What are common physical signs of imbalance in the root chakra? Hemorrhoids; Constipation; Sciatica; Eating Disorders,Spinal & leg problems; Decreased renewal of blood cells
Any chakra can be out of balance in a number of ways—an excess or a deficiency of energy is a most common one. Here are some ways that imbalances in amount and flow of energy of root chakra energies manifest.
Excessive Energy: Obesity (denseness to lower body); Fear of change; Overly Meticulous, Excessively focused on routine, security, possessions
Aggression; Domineering; Egotistical; Sexually inhibited
Deficient Energy: Frequent fears; inability to be still; illness; spaciness, Very thin or flabby excess weight; poor grooming & hygiene, Lack of confidence; Depression; Loss of will power to achieve goals, Loss of interest in sex; Lack of a sense of grounding
We all are human and therefore have some issues around unbalanced root chakra energy. As one of my teachers says, “We all need our gravity boots”. The next time you feel anxious or fearful try going outside and laying face down on the earth….we en-train with the earth’s energy if given the opportunity…as we do our anxiety or fear begins to abate. Mindful walking, being very conscious of your feet contacting the earth can also be effective. Learning to create a connection with healthy root chakra energy helps to build it into our system so it becomes part of our foundation and provides us with a sense of safety, security, belonging and vitality that is reliable unlike outer sources that we mistakenly try to align with.
The recordings in the store on this site are also aids to helping you build healthy root chakra energy as well as all throughout your bodymind.