What is a chakra? Well, the word itself means disk, or wheel and has a Sanskrit origin. There are seven main chakras in the human body. They begin at the base of the spine, and continue to the top of the head or crown. Each major chakra is a center of spinning energy which may be spinning in different directions.
Each chakra is named after the area of the body that it covers: the root chakra, the sacral chakra, the solar plexus chakra, the heart chakra, the throat chakra, the third eye chakra, and the crown chakra.
Each chakra can influence the organs of the body that are close in proximity, but also can influence the muscles, ligaments, and all other body parts within its energy field. Chakras may also affect your psychological and spiritual health. There are also colors associated with the chakras. Light and color move through them and may change colors while spinning, but there are colors that typically correspond with each chakra.
In this blog post, I will be focusing on the first chakra, the root chakra.
The Root Chakra- Effects
It is said that red is the color of the root chakra, and it is located at the base of the spine. The root chakra influences the hips, spine, legs, bones, adrenals, and could affect the kidneys and intestines as well. This is the chakra that connects us to the Earth and its energies. Early experiences in life are imprinted on this root chakra as well as past life memories. If a person’s root chakra is closed, or under -active, he or she may not feel grounded or safe and may experience fearfulness, lack of confidence, issues with anxieties and phobias, or feel disconnected. They may have a poor immune system, irritable bowel syndrome, or feel generally sluggish. They may also have trouble with finances.
When the root chakra is overactive, a person could experience feelings of anger, aggression, or frustration. They may depend on security from others, and may not deal well with change. They may have unhealthy habits, be very controlling, greedy, or even have an overactive sex drive.
Root Chakra Healing
Balancing the chakra is the goal! When the root chakra is balanced, one will experience stability, security, healthy boundaries and confidence. How do you heal the root chakra?
You can begin with walking around on the Earth, stomping on the ground, or even dancing to generate a connection to the Earth energy. Kundalini Yoga is also a popular way to bring balance to the root chakra. Also, some oils are used in connection with healing the root chakra: sandalwood, cedar, clove, and ginger Both ways are equally as powerful and effective.
Reiki has been known to bring balance to and promote chakra healing with comfort and ease. Reiki removes negative energies from the root chakra that prevent it from being in total balance. To take your root chakra healing to a deeper level you could schedule a Reiki healing session with me in person , or at a distance. Click here to schedule a chakra healing today!