Root Chakra Healing with Crystals
The Root Chakra is the first chakra also sometimes known as the Base Chakra, the red chakra, or Muladhara. It is located at the base of the spine and controls the kinesthetic energy for feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical energy and spiritual energy for the body. When it is blocked or out of balance Root Chakra healing may be in order. Using Root Chakra crystals is recommended to remove any blockages and return normal flow to the chakra.
When the Root Chakra is physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, feeling down, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. You may experience lower back pain, suffer from leg pain, or have immune system issues.
When the spiritual energies of the Root Chakra are out of balance, you will feel flighty, disconnected from reality, and distant. You may begin to doubt your beliefs, stop being loyal to those around you, or find yourself deriving little joy from physical pleasures. You will also likely have a lack of motivation and drive.
Symptoms of Root Chakra Imbalances
If you're experiencing any of the symptoms below, it's likely you may have a blockage or imbalance in your Root Chakra. Often, imbalances can be linked together, so don't forget to check your other chakras.
- Feeling flighty
- Low energy levels
- Feelings of being disconnected from others or reality
- Low enthusiasm
- Lower back pain or leg pain
- Easily fatigued
- Lack of motivation and drive
How to Balance the Root Chakra
Red or scarlet crystals are best when looking to restore balance to the Root Chakra. The benefits of just a few minutes a day with one of these crystals resting between the legs for 5-10 minutes can be substantial. The benefits are enhanced when used during meditation. We also recommend activities that connect you with nature such as hiking, gardening, rock collecting, and physical outdoor games. You can read more about the best yoga positions for the Root Chakra further down.
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Root Chakra Healing Video
You can use audio and visual methods to help balance and align the Root Chakra. Visualizing red, using red imagery, and listening to specific isochronic tones and binaural beats can all help. The bija mantra for the Root Chakra is LAM - this can be chanted or hummed to help as well.
Try this video (also embedded below) created by one of our Certified Crystal Masters while holding your favorite red crystal or placing it between your legs near the Root Chakra.
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Best Yoga Poses for the Root Chakra
The best yoga poses for the Root Chakra are going to be anything that focuses on your lower half, especially your lower spine, bottom, and thighs. Here are the top 3 best yoga poses for Root Chakra healing.
Easy Pose or Sukhasana is one of the most simple yoga poses but still very effective. Sit on the ground, on a bed, or on a yoga mat with the legs crossed comfortably. Make sure you're sitting up straight. You can either hold your hands in the classic pose as shown in the image above or place them palm down upon your knees.
Mountain Pose or Tadasana is another simple but powerful pose. All you need to do for this one is standing on the ground (preferably outside on dirt or grass), back straight, with your arms down at your side. Alternatively, you can bring your arms up in a prayer pose at your chest. This yoga pose brings both center and focus.
Standing Forward Bend
Standing Forward Bend or Uttanasana is a more advanced pose. In this pose, you begin by standing straight with the feet together and slowly bending forward until place both hands flat on the ground on either side of your feet. However, simply bending forward as far as you can comfortably stretch the hamstrings while bringing relaxation and calmness.
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