Root Chakra

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Mantra: I am
Location: The base of your spine
Associated Color: Red
Qualities: Balance, stability, foundations, physicality, safety, basic needs, finances, grounding, security, earth
Physical Associations: Legs, hips, lower back, reproductive organs
Signs of Imbalance: Physical – Low back pain, problems with feet/legs/hips such as general pain or sciatic pain, problems with colon such as constipation/diarrhea, problems with prostate such as enlarged gland, urinary problems such as UTI or incontinence. Emotional – Feeling of being unable to sustain home/shelter, and basic needs, feeling of being too dreamy or “head in the clouds” and not being grounded, financial troubles
Food and Herbs to Strengthen: Root vegetables that grow underground (beets, yams, radishes, potato, turnip, parsnip, ginger, garlic), red colored foods (red apples, pomegranate, raspberries, strawberries, goji berries, cherries, red meat, kidney beans, tomatoes, peppers), red colored/earthy herbs and spices incorporated into food or teas (cloves, dandelion, pepper, paprika, red curry, cinnamon, coriander, ashwagandha, jasmine, rose, hawthorn berries, marjoram)
Crystal Complement: Black Tourmaline, Red Jasper, Garnet, Hematite, Obsidian, Ruby, Tiger’s Eye, Smokey Quartz or other red/black/earth tone colored crystals
Activities to Strengthen: Connect to nature (walk barefoot on the grass, gardening), Tai Chi, stand on the ground (preferably someplace outside) and practice standing up straight with your feet firmly planted in the earth and take deep breaths and focus on being rooted like a tree, meditate focusing on red glowing and spiraling light at the area of the root chakra, or being surrounded in glowing red light, inhale and imagine breathing in red and on the exhale releasing that which does not serve the root chakra, set your computer or phone background to the picture above and take time out every so often to glance at the red color.
Affirmation: “I am safe,” “I am grounded,” “I am provided all of my needs.”

 

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Root Chakra

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