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Before we can learn how to make the Root Chakra balanced, strong, and stable, we need to understand its basic components and modalities. In this post, the second post of the root chakra series, we will dive into the location and essential insights of our energetic foundation, Muladhara, also known as the Root Chakra.
The first of the seven chakras is the root core of our human needs. It is the basis of our physical and emotional perspective. It is our energetic foundation.
Throughout our time on Earth, the Root Chakra offers a sense of protection and health. In a literal sense, it is the foundation from which the other chakras are built. Through opening and balancing the energy of Muladhara, you provide room for the chakras above to open and align as well.
Root chakra, or Muladhara, is at the root of the spine. You can think of it as a red orb originating from your tailbone. It holds space in the area at the base of the tailbone, pelvic floor, and the entire lower half of your body. It is responsible for the operation of the lower portion of the body on a functional basis, such as the liver, kidneys, lower back, and legs.
The Root Chakra forms the foundation on which we construct our lives. It makes us evolve and feel comfortable in discovering every part of life. A balanced Root Chakra means getting comfortable in our home and in our bodies. In the midst of uncertainty and constant change, having the ability to ground down and anchor yourself is a truly valuable skill.
Think of the analogy of the tree. When a tree is replanted, the successful one is the one that has the ability to reconnect with the earth.
Our ability to stay grounded is linked to our overall sense of wellbeing as well. We connect and align with our lifeforce energy when we commit to circumstances that support the Root Chakra. When we have plenty of food, shelter, and reliable WiFi, we feel safe, stable, and connected.
The first chakra is correlated with the following roles or behavioral characteristics:
• Health and Safety
• Human needs (food, sleep, housing, etc.)
• Physicality, personality and self-respect
• Financial security
• Reason to live, Purpose
The first chakra, to sum up, is about health and wellbeing. The Root Chakra is where we anchor our energies into the present moment. We take the first steps toward growth when we nurture the Root Chakra. We feel grounded, stable, and secure when our Root Chakra needs are met and balanced.
If you missed the first post in this series, be sure to go back and check it out, Introduction on Healing the Root Chakra. Stick around for more root chakra information later in the series.