BASE -Root Chakra - 1st Chakra
The colour red shows this very important energy centre located at the base of your spine and controls the energy for kinaesthetic feeling and movement, and of the 7 major chakras it is the closest to Mother Earth. Not surprising therefore, its purpose is to connect and ground you to the earth. Think of your day to day physical survival but in this modern age we connect this to financial and emotional security. The root is connected to physical identity and aspect of self, supporting the foundation for living life.
Organ Association: legs, feet, bones, large intestines and adrenal glands. Being the Chakra for survival it controls your fight or flight response confirming its association with the adrenal glands. Influences the sense of smell.
In Balance: You feel connected, balanced and confident in life and yourself. Life flows beautifully and manifesting comes easy for you to experience abundance and peace within. You feel loved and find relationships easy.
Out of balance: You can feel over whelm with life, abandoned, lonely, stuck and even feel disconnected to self. This energy centre governs your day to day survival so when out of balance it is common to have low energy, little enthusiasm for life which can lead to anxiety, depression and you may have financial worries leading to a general fear for survival. You may experience lower body pain and or leg pain too.
Ways to restore balance to your base/root chakra: Crystals – red, brown or black in colour are helpful. There are great benefits to connecting to crystals and wearing them near the chakra point or even sitting with them between your legs for as little as 5-10 minutes a day. Physical activities that connect you with nature will help greatly to restore this energy centre. If it’s possible walking in woods, along a beach, gardening or even just emotionally connecting to the great outdoors.