The Root Chakra is also known as the Earth Chakra. Truth is, we all benefit from having more of an Earth personality.
Characteristics include stability, reliability, and thoughtfulness. An earth person has a reputation for being nurturing and grounded. People we value as dear friends are often those that are self-accepting, peaceful and supportive. They are comfortable with who they are.
We can achieve this by investing time into stabilizing our Root Chakra. When we’re at home with ourselves, we’re less likely to worry. When we are grounded, our roots go deeper, providing us more physical and emotional stability. Like a plant, the deeper the root base, the bigger the bloom above ground.
The stronger we are in our foundation, the more confidence we have to reach for our greatest visions. The Root Chakra feeds and gives strength to the power of manifestation.
The Alchemy of Stability breeds a belief in abundance. From the Earth we feel secure in our worthiness to grow.
"We must plant ourselves again in the universe."~ D.H. Lawrence, from Radical Acceptance
General Information About the Root Chakra
Name: Muladhara, Root Chakra, meaning "root support"
Location: Base of the spine at the perineum (between the genitals and the anus)
Your Rights: Right to be Here
Identity: Physical identity
Affirmation: "I am here"
Mantra: "May I be able to nourish and nurture myself, may I be grounded, may I be stable."
Healing Stones: Lodestone, ruby, garnet, smoky quartz, obsidian, onyx, hematite
Psychology of the Root Chakra
Basic Issues: Grounding, survival, finances, family, physical health, trust, safety, security, stability, centering, coming home, embodiment, boundaries, determination, courage, will, strength, vitality
Characteristics When Out of Balance: Fear, instability, mistrust, insecurity, monotony, hoarding, materialism, greed, sciatica, constipation, anorexia, obesity, addictions to food, gambling, shopping, work
Excessive: Obesity, hoarding, greed, sluggish, lazy, tired, fear of change, rigid boundaries
Deficient: Underweight, fearful, restless, anxious, poor focus, chronic disorganization, poor boundaries
Healing: Physical activity, lots of touch, massage, yoga
How do you feel connected to your Root Chakra? What do you do when it's out of balance? Let us know in the comments below!