What exactly is the Root Chakra?

November 27, 2018 5:08 pm Published by

The root chakra is tied to your sense of security and survival. This particular chakra is connected to whatever you use to ground yourself. Examples are basic needs such as:

  • Food
  • Water
  • Shelter
  • Safety

Please note this also ties into your emotional needs such as letting go of any fears that may arise. Once these things are met in your life you tend to worry less. 

What if it’s blocked?

Great question! With blockage, a variety of ailments can occur such as:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Fears and phobias
  • Nightmares

Physically, the first chakra is associated with problems in the colon, bladder, lower back, leg, and feet issues. Reiki is a great system that can help unblock and restore the body to its natural state.

Stones and crystals 

Red Jasper is a gemstone that is great for grounding and stabilizing in your energy system. Jasper is one of the oldest and most commonly used stones out there.

Smoky quartz, one of my favorite crystals, is also great for absorbing negative energy. This quartz releases negative energy into the ground through the root chakra.

Finally and most importantly is Obsidian! Obsidian is a beautiful glossy stone that is formed from volcanic rock. It’s energy is one of the most powerful ones as it comes from Mother Earth. It helps with self control and can help connect the dots with where you belong.