Your Root Chakra – Survival, Trust, Safety, and Family Loyalty
You have 7 main energy centers that run through your body. They begin in your sacrum and run up your spine ending just outside the top of your head. Each chakra represents life issues, corresponds to specific areas of your body and each of those body parts have information about you and your life, in particular what you believe and perceive.
- Root Chakra – Instinctual Need for Survival
- Sacral Chakra – Pleasure Seeker
- Solar Chakra – Power Driver
- Heart Chakra – Searching for Love
- Throat Chakra – Expressing Your Truth
- Brow Chakra – Transcending Beyond Ego
- Crown Chakra – Spiritual Awakening
The Root Chakra is found at the base of your spine. This is your foundation. The basic issues associated with the root chakra are instinct, safety, survival, grounding, family, security, boundaries, and new beginnings. The body parts associated with the root chakra are coccyx, anus, large intestine, adrenal glands, back, leg, feet and bones.
You will find family wounds and tribal beliefs are stored in the body in this area. Health of this chakra is associated with your upbringing and early life. Inheritance of tribal programming of 1st and 2nd generation immigrants to the US is prevalent here.
You can change your life by looking at the wisdom in your first chakra and seeing where you may be blocked or held back by beliefs tied to family loyalty or expectations but that are not serving your highest good. Perhaps your body is showing you that fear is stopping you.
If you are struggling in your relationships especially with issues of trust this is a first chakra issue. Some people just never feel safe at some level, in their jobs, or they feel there is never enough money, or no matter what they do they can never get ahead – these are all first chakra issues.
Fortunately this can be cleared, and you can shift your thinking, beliefs and actions so that you are experiencing the safety you deserve. It begins at the unconscious and energetic level and that is where we are working in the chakras.
Since your energy flows up, if your energy is blocked in this chakra it is limiting the flow of energy in your body potentially impacting your health, success in relationships or with money or in your career.
How to Balance Root Chakra Muladhara
While meditation does connect you to a higher spiritual plane, it also serves to ground you. You may not always be able to trust that the world will give you what you need to survive, but connection to your higher self and trust in a power higher than yourself will give you what you need to feel safe.
It does not matter if you call that higher power Consciousness, Mother Nature, God, or Spirit. Connection to universal energy will bring you a sense of peace and stability. The animals in the forest have no idea if and when they will find food each day, yet somehow they trust in nature to provide for them.
Try this: The sense organ that corresponds to the [supreme kwid=1504 kw=”1st chakra” url=”http://www.divinitymagazine.com/chakra-systems-demystified” cpfl=false]is smell. While meditating, focus on the tip of your nose to help align the root and bring forth the qualities you need to balance your root chakra.
Root Chakra Opening Techniques
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