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Root Chakra: A Complete Guide to Understanding, Healing, and Balancing for Inner Stability and Grounding

At the foundation of our being lies the Root Chakra, our connection to stability and security. Located at the base of the spine, it roots us to the earth, fostering a sense of safety and grounding. When balanced, this energy centre empowers us to embrace change fearlessly, like sturdy trees swaying with the wind. Take a moment today to honour this grounding force within you. Embrace nature, feel the earth beneath your feet, and nurture your roots. It's from here that we rise, strong and steady, ready to flourish.

Root Chakra Quick Guide

Root Chakra Guide

Colour: Red

Mantra: Lam

Element: Earth

Location: Base of Spine

Quality: Stability 

Sanskrit: Muladhara

Symptoms of Energy Imbalance in the Root Chakra

So, what does depleted or excess energy in the Root Chakra look like? Rooted in our foundation, the Root Chakra governs our sense of stability and security. When this chakra has a depleted energy, you may feel undernourished, impacting on your grounding and sense of safety. On the flip side, the symptoms of excess energy create an overpowering flow that may lead to rigidity or obsession with material possessions.

Understanding these energies allows us to navigate towards a more balanced state. If you resonate with at least 3 of the listed ‘depleted’ or ‘in excess’ symptoms below, you may benefit from practices to nurture a harmonious Root Chakra, fostering stability and resilience in your life.

Root Chakra Imbalance Symptoms

Essential Oil Practice for the Root Chakra

Root Chakra Essential Oil: Patchouli

Root yourself with the earthy aroma of Patchouli oil. Known for its grounding properties, Patchouli fosters a sense of stability, perfect for balancing the Root Chakra. Diffuse or apply this oil to feel rooted and connected to the present moment. Embrace the grounding vibes and find your inner stability.

Practice: Grounding Meditation

Add a few drops of Patchouli oil to a diffuser, inhale directly from the bottle or rub oil (blended with carrier oil) onto the bottom of your feet before starting a grounding meditation. Sit comfortably, envision roots growing from your body into the earth, and focus on your connection to the ground. Allow the earthy scent of Patchouli to anchor you in the present moment.

Please note, any recommendations made should not be taken as medical advice and are explored at your own risk. Always consider your own wellbeing and consult with qualified professionals for personalised advice. Your well-being matters—explore mindfully.

Movement Practice for the Root Chakra

Stimulating the root chakra is all about exercise. Do anything that helps you get back into your body and stimulates your primal instincts. This could be walking in nature, running, dancing, qi gong, whatever feels good in your body! For me, that is yoga, stretching and breathing. You can try some simple yoga exercises which help to stimulate the root chakra. Let your body express itself and be free!

Affirmations for the Root Chakra

Reinforce your Root Chakra by repeating one or all of the below affirmations to yourself, encouraging the flow of energy to this centre. This is an amazing practice when you feel you need to connect more with your divine essence or the power of the universe, nurturing a deeper spiritual connection.  You can also come up with your own by bringing your attention to your Root Chakra and noticing what comes up for you there. Turn these sensations into positive affirmations and repeat them daily for profound impact.

Root Chakra Affirmations

As we conclude our exploration of the Root Chakra, remember that cultivating a sense of security and stability within is key to a harmonious life. Grounding practices, such as meditation, connecting with nature, and incorporating earthy elements into your surroundings, can foster a balanced Root Chakra. Embrace these techniques to build a solid foundation, allowing the energy to flow freely and nourish every aspect of your being.

Sound healing is an amazing offering to balance your energy centres. If you are feeling out of balance or would like support in creating balance within and improving your wellbeing, reach out to Courtney from Heart Resonance with any questions. You can also book a group sound healing or private sound therapy session.


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