The Root Chakra: What is it?!!

Are your familiar with the Chakra System?

Generally speaking when we talk about the Chakra System we are usually focusing on the 7 Main Chakras. Chakras are an essential aspect our body’s energy system. Each Chakra is linked to a specific body part and systems, how we relate the world around us, how we interpret experiences, and physical health. The Root Chakra is the first chakra of this system and very important .

Main Characteristics

The Root Chakra is known by many names such as, base, root, and Muladhara. Muladhara is Sanskrit translates to ” FOUNDATION”. So you can guess what the Root Chakra is all about. The Root Chakra is known for it’s emphasis on Nature and connecting to Earth. The Root Chakra is about being grounded and secure. Usually when the Root Chakra is presented it is introduced as basic needs; food, water, shelter, and clothing. As well as survival instinct. We are called to ask ourselves , “Do we have everything we need?” when working with the Root Chakra.

 The Root Chakra is the center for which self-esteem, integrity, and a sense of belonging is nurtured. 

Dr. Stephanie Nichols ND

The beautiful aspect of the Root Chakra is that it is not just about survival it is also about connectedness. The Root Chakra is about home life, familiarity, and values. The energy within this area is trust; feeling connected internally and externally on an emotional level in a way that is supportive. This is what our foundation looks like. Theses are the things that keep us grounded and let us know all is well.

Mental Health and The Root Chakra

Emotional issues associated with the Muladhara can translate into physical diseases because we feel unprotected and unloved by our community. This can include immune-related disorders.

Katie Ness

Mental Health in the realm of the Root Chakra is linked to anxiety, stress, and fear based decision making. Childhood experiences reside in the Root Chakra as well. Because this Chakra is all about being grounded and maintaining stability if abandonment or poverty were key factors in our life this can show up in our personality as a fear based or lacking mindset.

An Imbalanced Root Chakra

As we continue to talk about Mental Health, the Root Chakra when balanced gives us a sense of belonging, self-esteem, and security in a way that empowers us to continue forward in a positive way. This is because when we feel connected to those of deep meaning to us, we have the things we need, and we feel supported we develop a sense of purpose that drive us. On the opposite end of this is an imbalanced Root Chakra. When the chakra is not balanced this shows in depression, anxiety, and fear. When this happens some of us may not feel as though we have purpose and lose our drive and will to work on. While others may become greedy and feel as though we do not have enough.

Symptoms of Root Chakra Blockage

The Root Chakra is linked to the large intestine, pelvis, hips, legs, feet, eliminatory system, and adrenal system. Because of this when the Root Chakra is out of balance problems will arise in one of these areas. Symptoms such as:

  • sluggishness
  • colon issues
  • low libido
  • bladder issues and issues with elimination
  • lower back problems
  • hip problems
  • inflammation
  • cramping
  • prostate issues