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Understanding the Root Chakra

1st Chakra              Root Chakra

Location: Base of spine

Color: Red

Sense: Smell

Motto: I have

Mantra:  LAM

Musical Note: C

Life Lesson: Standing up for oneself

Represents: Survival of fight or flight

What affects it: Survival issues, such as money and food

Organs affected: Bones, feet, rectum, immune system, nails, colon, blood, prostate gland, kidneys and bladder, the vertebral column, hips and legs


Associated problems: constipation, diarrhea, colitis, Crohn's disease, cold fingers and toes, the frequency of urination, hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney stones, impotence, hip problems


These are the effects on the body from an unbalanced Chakra:

Disconnection from body

Underweight or obese



You can’t settle down

Poor focus and discipline

Poor boundaries

Chronic disorganization

Financial difficulty


Material fixation


Sluggish, lazy, tired

Low self-esteem


Self-destructive behavior

Instability, ungrounded


These are the effects on the body from a balanced Chakra:

Comfortable in body



The feeling of safety and security



Acceptance of others


Able to relax

Grounded, stable

High physical energy

Demonstrate self-mastery


These are the emotional ailments on the body:

Mental lethargy


Emotionally needy

Incapable of inner stillness

Inability to provide for life’s necessities

Inability to stand up for self

Panic attacks


These are the physical ailments on the body:

Frequent illness

Issues with legs, knees, feet, the base of the spine


Disorders of the bowel, anus, large intestine

Disorders of the teeth, bones

Eating disorders


Poor circulation

Poor metabolism

Issues with Arthritis



Healing Exercises: The Root Chakra is all about feeling grounded. Walking barefoot in the grass, ocean, dirt is a great way to be grounded.     


Healing Foods: Beets, cherries, red cabbage, red currants, red peppers, plums, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon, watercress


Healing Crystals: Bloodstone, Tiger’s eye, Hematite, Smoky Quartz, Moss Agate, Garnet, Tourmaline, Red Jasper and Obsidian


Healing Fragrance, incense/oils: Cedarwood, Myrrh, Patchouli, Frankincense, Oakmoss, Benzoin, Spikenard, Vetiver                 


Healing Affirmations:

My body is becoming more important to me. I nurture it constantly.

I am taking responsibility for my life. I can cope with any situation.

I recognize the abundance of love, trust, care surrounding me.

I deserve the best that life has to offer.

My needs are always met.

I am stable, safe and secure.

I have unshakable trust. It sustains me.

I am rooted in life, and in myself.


Reiki, Energy Healing and Chakra/Aura Clearing can assist with this.

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