01-19-13 1st Chakra: Root Chakra

1st Chakra/Root Chakra
Location: Base of the spine
Color: Red Crystals/stones: Bloodstone, Onyx, Red Garnet, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz Essential Oils to Balance the Root Chakra: Sandalwood Mysore ,Cypress, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Rosewood, Frankincense ,Clary Sage, Geranium, ,Rose, Melissa, Patchouli, Ylang-Ylang
The Root chakra is located at the base of the spine. It is very important because it builds the foundation for all of the other chakras. If our root chakra is out of balance, it affects the balance and harmony of every chakra. It keeps you grounded and centered. It is associated with survival, instincts and basic communication. It is associated with the physical body and grounds us onto the Earth plane. When we are fully grounded, we easily manifest our needs and desires without harming another. When our root chakra is balanced we have no need or desire to manipulate, force or control another with distorted energy to get what we want. A large portion of our society has a blocked or unbalanced root chakra. The majority of us were raised by well-intentioned but unawake parents who were unable to provide us with the nurturing necessary to fully develop this chakra. The root chakra is developed while we are in the womb and up until around 12 months. If we were raised in a safe, loving, nurturing environment the chances of our root chakra developing fully are very high, therefore, providing a very strong foundation for the rest of our chakras to fully develop. Also, inappropriate levels of fear keep people stagnated in their root chakra. Fear is the demon of the root chakra. In order to release our fears we must first admit we have them in order to transform them. Ignorance is not bliss and denial keeps us stuck. Once we acknowledge our fears and work through them they will be released clearing the blocks we have created in our root chakra.
Balanced Root Chakra: We are grounded and centered. Our physical body is vital and healthy. We are connected to our instincts and we feel safe and supported. We have faith in our own personal manifesting abilities and we do not expect others to take care of us. We do not give our power away and we know we are fully capable of providing all of the basic human necessities needed for our survival. We are a leader, not a follower. We are stable, healthy, courageous, patient and powerful. Unbalanced Root Chakra: Survival issues. Money issues: over focused on making money even at the expense of others (greed) or the inability to make money in order to provide for your basic necessities. Anger, violence, fear, lack of self-worth (leading to self-centeredness), disorganization, fearful, restless, anxious, disconnected from the body (overweight / underweight / unhealthy), lack of faith, inability to relax, inability to stay grounded, losing our center and oftentimes over reacting, inability to be in the present moment – always in the past or in the future. Bodily Symptoms Expressing Blockage: Constipation, Bone Disorders, Weight Problems, Sciatica, Degenerative Arthritis, Knee Trouble, Eating Disorders, Aging, Gastrointestinal Disorders. To ground and balance your base chakra: go outside and take a walk in nature, stomp your bare feet on the ground (remember the Root Chakra is all about feeling “grounded”), Practice Kundalini yoga to open up your lower spine, the Bridge pose is also another good yoga pose to try. Web sites to learn more about the Base Chakra: http://www.eyogaforbeginners.com/the-1st-chakra-chakras-for-beginners-series/ http://www.allgoodthings.com/yoga/chakra/chakra1.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol5rRFSC1_s (will help you clear your base chakra) http://thecarolblog.com/mini-healing-session-with-carol-healing-the-1st-chakra/ (really good to ground and balance)

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