Nurturing A Blocked Root Chakra
The Muladhara Chakra, also known as the root chakra, is located at the base of our spine. Since it rules our stability, survival and security, this chakra is also in charge of our basic emotional needs such as trust and safety.
Keeping this in mind it is to be expected that when this energy centre is imbalanced, one can have a mistrust of life, inflexibility, ungrounded feelings and cynicism. Many rituals can be used to bring your root chakra back into balance:
Ground Yourself The Earth
This chakra is connected to the element of earth, which means simple practices of walking through the garden, and spending time in more nature can help transform this energy centre. Gardening is one activity, that can help to feel grounded in time and powerful at the same time your ability to grow.
Focus on Your Feet & Spine
These two places in your body are the roots of your grounding and security. Massaging and exercising them will help bring great benefits. An exercise also done in therapy is to notice the sensations of your feet on the ground. This means focusing on the temperature, the texture it is feeling, and the weight of your limbs. It will help you anchor in the present.
Another useful exercise is to visualise roots growing from your feet or your spine into the ground to help you feel connected to the earth. It is a reminder of your connection to everything around you and how it is there to support you.
In the end, when healing this chakra, there are many options. You can work by wearing colours such as red to enhance this energy centre. When it comes to crystals you can work with ruby, red jasper and garnet is great for grounding and energizing. You can also look up particular affirmations and yoga poses for this chakra to heal the root chakra.