These Root Chakra affirmations will help you to get your most basic needs in life answered and satisfied. Read on to learn more about why this chakra is so important, and how you can balance it out.
What is the Root Chakra?
The Root Chakra is called the ‘Muladhara’ in Sanskrit. You’ll find this chakra located at the base of the spine and it’s linked with the element of earth. It’s essential to our foundation and represents our most basic wants and needs in life.
Root Chakra meaning and association
‘Muladharah’ means root in Sanskrit and is where grounding takes place. The colour of the Root Chakra is red and represents stability and the root of where you begin. The colour red is associated with earth, the stable ground, the root of where we grow from.
The feeling of being safe and calm and grounded are aspects of the Root Chakra. It’s the chakra of security and our basic needs both physically and mentally. It’s associated with our physical body, our skeleton, muscles, blood and oxygen. It links our energy system and our physical world, it’s our base that we work from.
How do you know if the Root Chakra is blocked or not?
So how can you tell if your Root Chakra is unbalanced? What are the signs and how can you tell if it is blocked? Why would you need to start doing these Root Chakra affirmations?
Firstly, as this is our base chakra, it’s the place where our energy starts. It helps us connect to the earth and feel grounded and like we are able to ‘take root’. Again, as with all of the chakras, you may experience physical symptoms, as well as feeling energetically and mentally affected.
Aligned or balanced root chakra
If your Root Chakra is balanced and the energy is flowing as it should, you’ll feel a sense of belonging, you’ll feel stable and all round balanced in life. You’ll also feel motivated and confident when making decisions. You’ll be full of energy and motivation in all things that you do.
You can use Root Chakra affirmations to keep it balanced.
Unaligned or imbalanced Root Chakra
If you find that your Root Chakra is out of balance you may feel insecure and generally unstable. Physical and psychological symptoms may include; lower back or kidney issues. Feeling lethargic and emotionally disconnected. Anxieties may spike and overthing, depression and nightmares can occur.
As well as the symptoms listed above, if our Root Chakra is out of balance, the rest of our chakras do not function to the best of their abilities or at all. The Root Chakra is the base, the foundation for all of the higher chakras and without balancing it, the other chakras can become blocked as well, causing more physical and psychological issues down the line.
Healing your Root Chakra
If you experience any of the symptoms of a blocked or unbalanced chakra, there is no need to worry as with a bit of work, patience and time it is possible to restore balance to the Root Chakra. There are several ways of doing this and we will go through them below.
One of the best ways though, is by doing your Root Chakra affirmations.
Root Chakra crystals
There are certain crystals associated with each of our Chakras. It’s best to either carry them with you when you are out walking and connecting with nature, keep them in your pockets or hold them while taking a walk or meditating. Wearing them as jewellery will also keep them close to you and connected to the chakra. The Root Chakra is represented by the colour red, so when it involves using crystals to balance and unblock this chakra, dark red and blacks and browns are the ones to use, such as:
- Black Tourmaline
- Smokey Quartz
- Moss Agate
Root Chakra meditation
Meditation is always a powerful form of healing. Meditate regularly to keep your root chakra’s energy flowing. Imagine the ball of red energy at the base of your spine slowly growing and shrinking with your steady breath. Focusing on this area through meditation will help unblock the Root Chakra.
Root Chakra movement
Moving to balance your Root Chakra is a very important technique. When we talk about ‘movement’ we mean in general getting your body moving, whether it be out for a walk, dancing in your house, practicing yoga or pilates, jumping on a trampoline.
Moving your body in any way you can is a sure way to get the energies moving and unblocking at the root.
Try to move daily in one way or another and you’ll notice the difference in your feelings of safety, security and connectedness.
Root Chakra yoga poses
Yoga is one of the easiest ways to balance your chakras as it balances your physical and energetic bodies. There are many different forms of yoga, finding the right one for you is the key to fully embracing and benefiting from this practice. Some yoga positions that help balance the root chakra are:
- Garland Pose
- Warrior Poses
- Bridge Lifts
- The Tree Pose
- Standing Forward Fold
- Easy Cross Legged Pose
When performing each pose, visualise the red ball of energy ebbing and flowing with your breath, getting bigger and bigger as it starts to become balanced.
This is a great way to get the stagnant energy moving in your Root Chakra. These following sound healing practices are widely used and can be done at home or attending a class:
- Sound Baths
- Singing Bowls
- Hrtz Frequency Music
- Gong Sounds
They get the energy moving by the vibrations emitted using specialist tools and instruments.
What are the benefits of balancing your Root Chakra?
The Root Chakra is the first Chakra of our energetic body and the fundamental Chakra that links our energetic body to our physical body and the physical world. In addition to being responsible for making sure the higher Chakras are free to flow to the best of their abilities, your Root Chakra should be balanced for a whole host of reasons.
These root chakra affirmations will help.
You will feel grounded and have a sense of purpose and belonging when your Root Chakra is balanced. From your diet to your exercise, you will be motivated to take care of your body physically and energetically. You will notice that you will see the world in a more positive light and that your overall health and wellbeing will be at their best. Your energy will flow freely, and your concentration and focus on your work will increase.
Root Chakra Affirmations
Affirmations are a powerful tool that can essentially change your life by re-wiring your subconscious beliefs. Affirmations work by repeating them several times throughout the day, but you need to believe in what you are saying, remember ideas create actions which then in turn actions become our reality. If you want to learn more about how to use affirmations, and why, click that article.
You might also find this article on manifesting your affirmations by writing them down interesting too.
We will look at some of the most powerful Root Chakra affirmations to help balance you out:
1. I am safe and grounded.
2. I am connected to mother earth.
3. My root chakra is balanced.
4. I am deeply rooted.
5. I choose to trust where I am right now.
6. I feel calm and grounded.
7. I am safe and protected.
8. I am balanced.
9. I am stable.
10. I live a stable, grounded life.
11. I am supported and my needs are met.
12. I nourish my body with healthy, natural foods.
13. With every breath, I release anxiety and fear.
14. I feel rooted and grounded.
15. I am one with the earth.
16. I am safe and loved.
17. I love myself exactly as I am.
18. I am positively grounded.
19. I am positively safe.
20. I am positively strong and grounded.
21. I am safe and secure.
22. I love and look after myself.
23. I am peaceful and calm.
24. Even when the world feels chaotic, I am calm and grounded.
25. I am exactly where I am meant to be.
26. I am healed and strong.
27. I am healing everyday.
28. I look after my body because it keeps me safe.
29. I feel secure where I am right now.
30. I am rooted and grounded, like a strong tree.
31. I am whole and complete.
32. I am positive, safe and loved.
33. I am able to remain calm and stable in all situations.
34. I practice grounding myself everyday.
35. I am strong and grounded.
36. I am thankful for the strength I possess.
37. I am grateful for my healthy strong body.
38. I made healthy, positive choices.
39. I have sources of security surrounding me.
40. I build my life on a solid foundation of strength, faith and love.
Affirmations for the Root Chakra
I hope these affirmations for the Root Chakra have given you some inspiration into how to balance your Root Chakra out. Check out some affirmations for the Solar Plexus here.