A chakra is an energy wheel in the body, we have seven of these which go from the base of the spine to just above our head.
It is so important to keep the energy within our chakras balanced, for this optimises emotional, physical, spiritual and mental health.
The root chakra is thought of as the most important chakra; located at the base of the spine. It is the foundation on which we build our life, supporting us in all decisions we make.
It is associated with the feeling of safety and security and links directly to the digestive & immune systems and reproductive organs.
The basic things that you need to give your body, in order to preserve the energy in the base chakra are sleep and self-preservation. When this chakra is balanced you will feel safe, fearless and secure, you will not have any self doubt and your daily tasks will be effortless.
However, when this chakra is out of balance you may feel any or all of the following:
Lack of focus
Afraid or anxious
Lack of stamina
If you’re suffering from digestive, immune or reproductive issues then it’s highly likely that your root chakra is lacking energy. The things that you can do to balance the chakra:
Become aware of sound, colour and nature. Engage in more grounding tasks, such as gardening, cooking, hiking, being in nature (a favourite of mine is to hug a really big tree), out both of your feet on the floor and imagine roots coming out of the bottom of them, lie on the grass.
Foods you should eat include: Strawberries, ginger, red cabbage, carrots, beets, eggs, meat, beans and nuts.
Thoughts you should think: I am safe, I am secure.
Affirmations you should say: “I belong in the world around me” “I am at peace”
Wear something red.