If you aren't inclined to be woo woo or spiritual, look past the well used name of Chakra as it's just a word. Look further to what this color relates to in your life. Does it fit how you are feeling in this moment? Do you think you might be out of balance in this area?
The Root Chakra - The Red chakra (energy center) located at the base of the spine. It's Sanskrit name ismuladhara. It is associated with our connection to earth, survival, health, abundance, family, passion, and moving forward in life.
If the root (base) chakra becomes unbalanced, you may feel "stuck" and just can't seem to move forward in life like your feet are stuck in quicksand and you can't put your best foot forward. You may feel ungrounded, This frequently happens following traumatic events, family problems, death of a loved one, and major life changes. A blockage in the root chakra prevents the release of grief, guilt, and sadness, contributing to the inability to move forward and preventing you from following your destiny.
- Common psychological symptoms of an unbalanced root chakra: loneliness, insecurities, feeling ungrounded, unconfident, abandoned, indecisive, depressed, anxious, addictions, phobias, obsessions.
- Common physical symptoms of an unbalanced root chakra: lower-back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, constipation, diarrhea, rectal/anal problems, impotence, water retention, and problems with groin, hips, legs, knees, calves, ankles, and feet.
- Balancing and Healing the Root Chakra:
Balancing and opening the root/base chakra also known as the first Chakra allows negative emotions to be released, regenerating confidence and your will to move forward in life, putting your best foot forward. A healthy root/base chakra promotes feelings of security in the home, in finances and encourages exploration to find your life's purpose and achieve success. A balanced root chakra also generates the flow of energy to all other chakras. It is the most important Chakra to keep in balance and out of all of my clients that have root chakra issues it just about always sends all the other energy centers out of balance.