Your Root Chakra
Merry Meet :)))))) Almost all of you are probably familiar with your chakras, they are energy centers that our energy flows through. When properly maintained, they can go a long way to helping our overall health and well being. The root chakra, is one of the most important ones for staying grounded in your day to day life. When this chakra is out of balance we can experience issues with feeling secure, worrying, anxiety, self-confidence, hyperactivity, carelessness, and trusting those around us. It can also make you feel extremely tired all the time which just that alone can have huge effects on our emotions. When our root chakra is balanced you will feel healthy and fit, grounded, centered and confident in who you are.
The root chakra or Muladhara, is located at the base of our spine and really is the foundation for our energy flow. The Root Chakra is associated with the color Red and the element Earth. It's responsible for our heat and circulatory system. Spiritually this chakra helps us maintain our connection with our Mother Earth.
It's funny but I've noticed on myself and many others I've worked with that more often than not, this is the chakra that gets unbalanced first. I can tell right away when it's off now as I will start worrying about everything and bustling about not getting anything done. :)))) So while I try to maintain all my chakras regularly, this one probably gets the most attention for me. As the foundation for our energy, it's really important to always make sure this chakra is doing well.
How many of you when you are worried or nervous go on house cleaning sprees? Maybe it's just me but I've always noticed that I do that and I usually feel better after. The reason is that cleaning your house not only is a great physical activity but also just clearing clutter is grounding. This activity helps to balance your root chakra. Other activities that will help balance your root chakra include, grounding, yoga, meditation, gardening, and basically any type of physical exercise.
There are also a lot of foods that can be helpful. Most root based vegetables like carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, beets etc will help; as will protein rich foods like eggs, meats, beans, tofu, and peanut butter. Are you one that likes spicy things? Bring on the cayenne pepper, hot sauce, horseradish, chives and anything else spicy because those all will help as well. Perhaps that explains my addiction to hot sauce? LOL :))))
For gemstones you want to go with gemstones that are good for grounding like hematite and onyx. You can also use red stones such as red jasper, rose quartz etc. :))) Below I put an affirmation to help you work with this chakra.
Affirmation: I am grounded, and it is safe for me to be who I am.
Much Love and Many Blessings,
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