Root Chakra – Muladhara: How to Balance It

by Brittany Chavers
First Chakra / Root Chakra / Muladhara Chakra

The first chakra is the root chakra, which in Sanskrit is called Muladhara. It pulls the universal life force energy from Mother Earth. As this energy moves up through your center, the grounding chakra distributes energy and strength throughout the body and is a gateway to the other chakras. A lotus symbolizes the Root Chakra with four petals and the color red.

The Muladhara is located at the base of your spine. It helps maintain any of your crucial physical needs, your vitality, sexuality, and helps you to sense danger. Think of the Muladhara Chakra when you hear the phrase, “Trust your gut feelings.

It’s energy is based on the earth element, so it is associated with security and your sense of safety. Consider grounding the muladhara chakra by working in collaboration with your survival instincts.

First Chakra or Root Chakra
Muladhara Chakra symbol. The Root Chakra

Signs that the Root Chakra is Off-Balance or Blocked

  • Low Energy
  • Easily Angered
  • Increased Anxiety
  • Feeling Helpless
  • Interrupted Sleep
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Unable to Focus
  • Not Wanting to be Social

The first chakra helps one have a healthy outlook on life. It is very important to keep this chakra clear. The root chakra connects the psychical body to Mother Earth. This chakra is the foundation of basic survival needs. We all need food, water, and a sense of belonging to feel safe and protected. When the root chakra is clear and balanced, one can take comfort in every experience given to us by Mother Earth. We feel stable, secure, healthy and full of energy.

The rest of this brief article is an overview of the Root Chakra and some easy steps to balance your this into everyday life.

Root Chakra’s Color

The vibratory color of the Root Chakra is Red: Red is very energizing. Use when traveling the outer dimensional realms and helps to gain easy access when astral traveling. Red is representational of “Creation Energy,” the energy needed for sustaining all of life.

8 Facts about the Root Chakra – Muladhara

  • Angel Energy comes from Ariel
  • Root Chakra’s Gift is to help unblock a path to our Soul’s Mission
  • Clear-limiting human self-will and ego and grounds us to Mother Earth.
  • Associated Planet: Mercury
  • Mantra: Lam – Pronounced Lang
  • Associated Scents: Cinnamon, Lavender, Patchouli, and Sandalwood
  • Traits: Home Money Fertility, Masculine Power, Survival, Security, Vigor, and Work
  • Different Names: The coiled Serpent Fire or Muladhara ~ Mula = Root, Source adhere = support, a vital part

Root Chakra’s Crystal

Root Chakra’s crystal is Almandine Garnet (Earth). The energy of the Garnet connects us to the Earth and vibrationally enhances the connection of the Spirit Body with our Earthly Body. This relationship provides the courage needed for survival on Mother Earth.

Root Chakra Crystal

Our physical energy revitalizes when the connection to Earth is clear and unrestricted. This new fresh energy helps to remove karmic patterning and assists in gaining insight into our past lives.

Almandine Garnet strengthens the Muladhara Chakra, which in turn activates and grounds us in the physical world. Almandine Garnet also supports in elevating ones’ joy. This joy aids in the giving and receiving of unconditional love. The Root Chakra brings about awareness of one’s genuine needs and desires on this material Earth plane.

Almandine Garnet assists in releasing panic, worry, fear, and anxiety, thus bringing about a feeling of inner calm and grounded. This grounding supports the work of profound internal energy healing and facilitates personal acceptance in the fact that we are all part of everything that this material world has to offer.

Kundalini Rising

Root Chakra, the seat of the Kundalini
Kundalini by Ryszard69

The Root Chakra is the seat of the Kundalini (Sanskrit = the coiled one). Kundalini energy is a powerful force. It rises from the base point of the First Chakra coils its way up the spine and out your upper etheric chakras. How and when this energy develops is as individual as each person is different. To feel Kundalini rising is the only way to know if you’ve experienced the awakening of your Kundalini.

Clearing Blockages within the Root Chakra

The Root Chakra is where our vital life force energy begins. It is the starting point of our very existence that started in the embryo. To develop properly, we must have a strong foundation in which to build and develop a healthy balanced life. Situated at the base of the spine, it is our it the first in our spiritual-energetic building block.

This Chakra is one of the most often blocked and can lead to many difficulties, but bring this elemental Chakra into balance is easy. Balancing the Muladhara will help calm the fight or flight response when you don’t need to protect yourself. Our world is saturated with conditions that our bodies believe we need protection from that are, in truth, normal modern conditions.

Taking a walk outdoors in nature, preferably and in warmer weather, barefoot can align ground you to Mother Earth. This practice will allow the heartbeat of the Earth to straighten the spine and open a clear path to the rest of the Chakras.

Walking in the Nature to balance root chakra
Image by Michal Křenovský from Pixabay

The root chakra is in charge of keeping organs of elimination healthy. Think of any organ you would need to detox or any area that helps with removal; large intestines, liver, bladder, sciatic nerve, the bottom of the feet, adrenal glands — most of these primary organs that need to be operating 100% for our survival. 

You can start to detox by getting enough water. Hydrations is essential to every cell in the body. Drinking at least two quarts of water a day is a good start. Begin smaller quantities and work your way up, but start. Adding the herb Milk Thistle or dandelion root to green tea can be an added detox bonus while hydrating. 

The subtle energy of crystals on the chakras can be potent. Stones like Carnelian, Garnet, Black Tourmaline, and Shungite are excellent in assisting in balancing and clearing the Root Chakra. Using these crystals will create a channel for healing, allowing the vibrations of the stones to align with the positive energy flow of the Earth, thus clearing the body of negative energy.  

Not all wounds are visible, and emotional trauma can get trapped in the Root Chakra. Clearing our Root Chakra can profoundly help us heal emotional wounds. Dealing with and working through our inner scars can be accomplished in many different ways, such as therapy and meditation. 

You can also balance the Root Chakra with essential oils. Essential oils help to stimulate the nose to smell receptors sending the message to your brain that you are safe. Oils such as sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, cloves, black pepper, and ginger are beneficial for balancing the Root Chakra.

When your outer environment and inner world feel safe, you Root Chakra is in balance. Introducing the fundamental essentials of safety in your world, you can develop an elevated state of spiritual connection on your way up the Chakras to enlightenment.

Balance Your Root Chakra with Sound

There is now much scientific evidence that sound can heal. Everything vibrates, and finding the appropriate resonance for an illness can help the healing process. Sound therapy improves relaxation by reducing stress hormones, can help in pain management, and by balancing the entire nervous system. 

Using the deep-vibration of and instrument like the crystal bowl’s frequencies can bring harmony, balance, energize the mind, body, and emotions. Find the right cycle of vibrations, and you can target afflictions. 

Root Chakra, Frequency Range: 396 Hz to 480 Hz – These wavelengths are the vibrational tone of the Earth, so therefore very grounding. However, the note C works best at grounding the root chakra.

TOPFUND’s Root chakra 8″ C crystal sing bowl

will vibrate through the skeletal spine, helping to ground and balance your root chakra.

Meditation for Balancing Root Chakra

To open and clear the Root chakra, you can meditate using affirmations, essential oil and crystals. Sit comfortably and prepare for mediation by clearing the mind and taking three deep breaths. Begin affirmations by placing the backs of your hands on your knees and form a circle with the thumb and forefinger of each hand.

Meditation for Balancing Root Chakra

Root Chakra Affirmations

  1. I release all the negative emotions of self-limiting human will, and ego, past, and present.
  2. I accept all the strength, vitality, and abundance that the Mother Earth has to offer.
  3. I AM free to receive and give Unconditional Love.
  4. I AM grounded and prepared to live my soul’s purpose and passion…and, so it is.

“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.”

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