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CHAKRA HEALING | Is my Root Chakra blocked and what should I do?

Root Chakra - The Foundation

The Root Chakra, is the first Chakra, also known as the base chakra. In Sanskrit it is called Muladhara, which is actually derived from Mula meaning “root” and adhara, meaning “support” or “base”.

It is associated with the Earth element and the colour red.

Where is my Root Chakra located and what does it do?

Your Root Chakra is located at the perineum (base of your spine), along the first three vertebrae, and extends down into our feet and legs. It's connected to your lower back, legs, your feet and your process of elimination and is the foundation of life representing safety, stability and security. 

How can I tell if my Root chakra is blocked?

A blocked root chakra can manifest mentally, for example if you've been feeling irritated, anxious, sluggish, insecure then these may be some symptoms of a blocked Root Chakra. Symptoms can also be more physical. Constipation, cramps, lower back pain are some potential indications that your Root Chakra is blocked, unaligned or deactivated.

How can I unblock my Root chakra?

A repeated Root Chakra yoga sequence is probably the best way to unblock your Root Chakra but this can be complemented with the addition of chanting/affirmations, crystals and aromatherapy. Our tried and tested sequence takes about 10 minutes.

What yoga poses are best to unblock my Root chakra?

We recommend this yoga sequence, which takes approximately 10 minutes minimum to complete, although the longer the better.

Easy Pose (Sukhasana)

 

Benefits: Relaxing effect on the mind and body which is helpful in reducing stress and anxiety. Calms the mind, improving concentration and focus and automatically makes you more attentive. It strengthens the back muscles, stretches the knees and ankles and improves the overall body posture. Lengthens the spine and back muscles.

How to: Sit on the edge of a firm blanket. Extend your legs in front of your body and sit up straight, then cross your legs in front of you at the shins. With your knees wide, place each foot beneath the opposite knee. Fold your legs in toward your torso. Place your hands on your knees, palms down. Balance your weight evenly across your sit bones. Align your head, neck, and spine. Lengthen your spine, but soften your neck. Relax your feet and thighs. Gaze straight ahead with soft eyes.

Hold for up to one minute or for the duration

Watch for: If your hips are tight, do not sit flat on the floor! Prop yourself up on a blanket, two blankets or a meditation pillow. Lifting your hips above the level of your knees will greatly reduce stress and discomfort in your hips, knees, and back. It will also open your groin even further and bring your spine into correct alignment, which will help you to stay in the position for much longer periods.

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Benefits: Gently rests, relieves and stretches the lower back, hips, thighs & ankles; inspires introspection as it takes us inward to observe our body, breath, and mind; calms the mind; stretches the back muscles

How to: From lying on your back, gently roll to one side and then slowly make your way onto your belly. Bend your knees and shift your hips back until the buttocks reach the heels and the hamstrings rest on the calves. Bring your hands alongside your feet, palms facing up, or keep your arms extended and your shoulders relaxed.

Stay here for 2 minutes or at least for 5 deep slow breaths.

Watch for: If resting the buttocks on your heels does not feel comfortable, place a folded blanket or a bolster in between them. Or you can also use a bolster between your body and the mat.

Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

Benefits: improves your posture and body awareness, strengthens your legs, and establishes good alignment.

How to: From 

3 deep breaths.

Watch for: If 

Forward Fold (Uttanasana)

Benefits: it 

How to: From

Breathe deeply for 3 breaths.

Watch for: If .

Garland Pose / Yogi Squat (Malasana)

 

Benefits: it

How to: From

Breathe deeply for 5 breaths.

Watch for: If 

Corpse Pose (Savasana)

Benefits: it can help bring about a deep state of rest which can help to release stress and muscular tension

How to: From

Breathe deeply for 10 breaths.

Watch for: If 

Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)

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How to: From

Breathe deeply for 10 breaths.

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How can I use crystals to unblock my Root chakra?

There are many crystals that are useful when doing Root Chakra work. Our 10 best crystals for Root Chakra blog post focuses on the 10 most popular, although you should use whichever crystals resonate with you.

You can place the crystals in your palms while meditating, wear crystal jewellery or place the crystals around your home.

Hematite 

Guides you in becoming the master of your mind. This crystal will centre you in the present and when your thoughts are in a mess.

Black Tourmaline 

A highly protective stone that offers physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual protection. It is considered one of the best root chakra stones because of its grounding energy and its ability to boost our vitality, strength, and security.

This powerful stone transforms negative energy into positive energy and aligns the chakras. It reduces fears, phobias, and panic attacks, and gives us personal power during difficult situations.

You'll enjoy the self-confidence, physical energy, and clarity this crystal provides. It also supports the body with detoxification and assistance for the muscles, colon, and adrenal glands.

Red Jasper 

the Stone of Endurance. This crystal fills you with fiery energy to build your inner strength and connect you to your true power.

Smokey Quartz 

A highly protective stone that offers physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual protection. It is considered one of the best root chakra stones because of its grounding energy and its ability to boost our vitality, strength, and security.

 

Black Agate 

Black Agate is used for its grounding, balancing and centering effects. It is closely connected to the Root chakra. Wearing jewellery made from this gemstone will bring you peace, balance your positive and negative energy, relieve anxiety and provide protection during hard times

Black Obsidian

Black 

Moonstone

Black 

 

How can I use aromatherapy to unblock my Root chakra?

Aromatherapy can be used prior to, during or after yoga or meditation session, or as a quick fix. As the Root Chakra is centred around the earth and roots, it's not surprising that the Essential Oils that can be used to help unblock or align are also earthy or have roots. Think Cedarwood, Spruce, Sandalwood, or the earthy tones of Patchouli, Frankincense, Vetiver and even Black Pepper.

Rub directly into the soles of your feet, or blend with carrier oil and add to pulse points, or simply diffuse prior to or during a session of yoga, meditation or mindfulness.

Patchouli 

Vetiver 

Frankincense

Vetiver

Cedarwood 

Sandalwood

Black Pepper

What other things can I do to unblock my Root chakra?

As the Root Chakra is connected to the earth, it makes sense that activities that bring you closer to nature will help to ground you.

Here are some other Chakra Healing ideas, to help you activate, unblock or align your Root Chakra

Gardening 

Spend some time in a garden, or if space is an issue even planting up a houseplant. There's something grounding about feeling the earth in your fingers and being one with nature. 

Red! 

As the root chakra is associated with the colour red, eating red fruit or vegetables or even wearing red socks or knickers, will have some sort of impact on your Root Chakra. 

Meditation, Mindfulness, Chanting 

Take time out to meditate or chant, practice mindfulness - try to be present in the moment.

Walk barefoot 

On the grass, on the beach, in your home, connect to the earth

Check out our Chakras collection, for a great selection of crystals, incense, jewellery, gift sets, singing bowls and more.

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