Root chakra healing fosters proper energy flow throughout the body giving the chakra system a firm foundation on which the other energy centers may function. When the first chakra is blocked or somehow off balance, it is not uncommon to exhibit uncharacteristic behaviors, like paranoia, being short-tempered or aggressive. Healing your root chakra empowers you to confidently face whatever life may bring.
Key steps for in-depth healing of the root chakra
1. Anchoring yourself in your environment
Root chakra preoccupations relate to feeling safe in the world. Developing a harmonious relationship with your environment is key in fostering safety. How you feel in your immediate surroundings, from your home to your neighborhood and region matters in supporting the first chakra balance.
2. Connecting intimately with the earth
In order to heal root chakra imbalance, it’s important to connect directly to the earth. Go outside and walk on unpaved paths, dig your hands in the earth, plant seeds… These are all examples of personal connections with the earth element that will support the opening the root chakra to a more grounded, sustainable energy flow.
If you do not have access to garden, walking outside to a park and pay attention to every step you make, feeling the contact of your feet to the ground. Make it a daily practice. The presence of plants in your immediate surrounding can also be helpful to bring the earth closer to you. Another way to connect with this elemental energy is to imagine grounding yourself deep into the earth by visualizing a grounding cord made a burgundy red light, uniting your root chakra to the center of the earth.
3. Physical activity promotes root chakra health
Let’s face it, the root chakra governs the quality of our physical presence and feeling of aliveness in our body. Physical activity, no matter big or small, supports root chakra healing. Any movement involving your feet and legs will be particularly helpful. When you feel your vital force, you connect with the strength of root chakra energy and grounded in your life.
4. Overcoming feelings of insecurity by learning self-reliance
To counter the tendency to worry about safety and well-being, an element characteristic of first chakra imbalance, long-lasting healing consists in reinforcing your belief that you’re OK in this world and can get what you need when you need it. Working on self-reliance, confidence, perceptions about resourcefulness in your life are key in healing the root chakra.
5. Discovering your true needs and aspirations
To heal the first chakra, you need to know what your true needs and aspirations are. This generally helps guide your course of action and decisions with regards to the place you want to live in, the work you want to do, and the people you want to surround yourself with. Without this awareness, you have more chances to be swayed by others’ opinions or circumstances, and miss the opportunity to meet your deepest needs.
Introspection and clarity are therefore keys to healing the root chakra. This is no small task, but with some time given to personal reflection and friendly advice, you will get in the right direction. Pay attention to limiting beliefs about yourself, and trust possibilities towards a better life.
6. Going from a psychology of scarcity to personal abundance
Remember that a psychology of lack and scarcity tends to self-perpetuate and reinforces limiting beliefs about your chances of success. Healing your root chakra aims at restoring confidence in your ability to provide for yourself and meet your basic needs easily.
An important step in healing root chakra concerns is to re-center the notion of material abundance on inner and non-material abundance. For instance, instead of assessing your level of wealth just base on your bank account, consider all the other types of riches you have in your life, from friendships to enjoyment of everyday pleasures. In the process, you will like have to reconsider personal beliefs about money and physical safety.
7. The root chakra and embodying the energy of manifestation
When healing the root chakra, it’s important to remember that the outer world is often a reflection of what is happening inside you. Your notion about what it means to be abundant in the material world is affected and affects your notion of inner balance and resourcefulness. In other words, your state of being translates into your ability to manifest in the material world.
We are so excited to kick off 2018 with yet another collaboration with the colorful Blank Canvas Community on January 13 in Manarat Saadiyat.
The key to entering the body is to embrace the first Chakra element, Earth. Express yourself with Inner Seed and explore what it is to feel balanced and grounded as we walk you through interactive group sessions and a healing chakra yoga sequence with like-minded people.
Once you’ve stretched your mind, body and spirit, you can join Blank Canvas for a collaborative painting session