We all have energy centers at various points in our bodies. These energy centers, which can be visualised as spinning balls of light, that when out of closed, blocked, too open can lead to or be a sign of physical imbalance. Each energy center relates to a different area of the body, organ system, mental and emotional states. For this series we will be focusing on the seven main chakras that run down the center of our bodies, and I’ll be breaking things down so you will be able to determine how your chakras are doing, and give you some ideas on how you can bring them back into balance.
When we talk about the chakras and we are numbering them, we always start from the bottom and work our way up. Doing so helps us stay grounded, as the first three chakras can bee seen as the Earth Chakras because when these three chakras are balanced we are more grounded. These three chakras also act as our base and foundation.
Are you ready to dive in?
Root Chakra – Muladhara
Location: Base of the spine, pelvic floor, first three vertebrae.
Endocrine Gland: Adrenals
This chakra is our sourse of raw, primal feelings (rage, terror, joy…ect.); survival; family values and beliefs that have been passed down to us; programing regarding our basic needs; life purpose;basic needs (water, food, shelter, money, love, safety).
Some of the common signs of imbalance are: addiction; anxiety disorders; fears; nighmares; problems with the colon and/or bladder; lower back; legs and feet issues.
Signs that this chakra is too open: anger; having a short temper; greed; feeling stuck; disconnected from the world
Signs that this chakra is blocked: co-dependancy; lack of focus; feeling restless; distraction; lack of self-esteem.
When this chakra is balanced, we feel safe, secure, and grounded. We also find we have a nice balanced energy, not the kind of energy that comes after too many cups of coffee, but enough to make us not need to reach for caffine. We also feel nurished and nurtured, we don’t feel like our necessities are scarce.
Exersizes to help balance
I will be releasing a Tapping meditation specifically for balancing this chakra on Friday March 9th, but until then some the following can be beneficial when we are trying to balance our chakras. This isn’t a full list, but it is some the things I turn to often.
Affirmations: I am always safe; I always have my basic needs taken care of; I am abundant; I do not need to carry my family’s past burdens with me; I am peacefully and positively connected to my family’s history, I choose what I want to carry with me, and I am not responsible for their actions; I am connected to Mother Earth.