1st Chakra is the Root Chakra
Its energy center is located at the base of the spine
Its Color is Red
Associated with Earth Elements
Its primary functions are associated with
self-preservation, self-esteem, survival instincts, physical sensations. Grounding ourselves and movement.
When we have blocks in this area, we may physically experience
stiffness, a lack of graceful movement, problems with our legs, thighs and hips, low blood pressure, obesity, back pain and bladder infections.
We may also psychologically experience
depression, suicidal thoughts, addictions, lack of confidence, fearfulness, frustration, and hyperactivity
This chakra governs our relationship with money, career and home
Our spiritual growth begins with this chakra
Some healing practices for the root chakra
Walk in nature and connect with the earth. This can be very grounding!
Sitting in nature taking in the beautiful surroundings around you.
Listen to nature music with sounds of thunder or drums
Eat grounding foods (sweet potatoes, beets, radish and other root vegetables).
Meditation or visualizations and yoga are also beneficial
An affirmation for this Chakra I am safe here.. I trust the wisdom of my body