Hey it’s #WellnessWednesday!
Today begins the 7 Chakra Blog Series! Don’t get it confused with the legendary Chaka Khan now! Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be taking a closer look at the chakra system that operates within all of us. During Reiki sessions, we look at the imbalances happening the chakras to gather information about what might be causing stress of discomfort in someone’s physical, mental or emotional health. Reiki healing helps to encourage the body to remove blockages and start to restore balance. Following Reiki session, there’s a discussion on what chakras came up during session and guidance is provided to continue to restore balance between sessions.
Today we’ll be looking at the Root Chakra – sometimes referred to as the Muladhara chakra. The Root Chakra is the first of the chakras of matter. Balancing the root chakra creates the solid foundation for opening the other chakras and you’re going to need a strong foundation to build a long-lasting house, right?
The root chakra is comprised mostly of what provides you stability in life. This would include your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and safety, as well as your emotional needs (e.g. letting go of fear). Upon these needs being met, you’ll feel more grounded and safe and will experience less worry. You could see why imbalances or blockages might cause some problems now. That’s where Reiki healing comes in! Below you’ll find a possible conversation that may occur after a healing session.
“During our session I noticed heaviness in your stomach area and some push-back when I was working towards the end of your spine.”
These areas are related to the Root Chakra. Read more about it below.
Root Chakra (The base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae)
- Feelings of security, safety, and stability
- Overactive = anger and annoyance towards people and events in your life, feelings of greed, dependency on others’ security, establishing rigid boundaries, difficulty with accepting change, showing materialistic tendencies, impulsiveness
- Underactive = feeling disconnected, disorganized, lacking focus, experiencing feelings of fear, anxiousness, or restlessness, lacking stamina, difficulties with obtaining financial security
- Balance = feelings of safety, feeling solidified with your place in the world, fearless attitude, authentic personal connections, feelings of stability
- Engage in meditation
- Develop a healthy relationship with your surrounding environment.
- Do grounding yoga
- Spend time outside
- Say positive affirmations daily – I trust myself. I feel safe and secure. I am connected to my body.
If you’re interested in discovering whether or not you are experiencing a root chakra imbalance and you want to figure out how to balance it, be sure to book an appointment at our distant reiki clinic today!