The Complete Chakra Workout : 1st Chakra (PART A): The Root (Base Chakra) – Muladhara


root-chakraIn this part of the series we will be focusing on healing and balancing the Root Chakra. The Root Chakra can be visualized as a deep red in color and being in the shape of a pointed vortex. This vortex has its pointed end facing the coccyx and its open end facing the genitals. It can be visualized as spinning in a clockwise motion for men, while it spins in the opposite direction (anticlockwise) for women. The root chakra has the lowest frequency as it is working with the lowest physical planes of consciousness.  So, what does this mean?

The Root Chakra basically constitutes our roots. This chakra roots our souls in our bodies and the physical plane, through our feet to the center of the Earth. It is where we receive vital nutrients and release toxins. It expresses our most primal physical needs, which are, at its most basic level, are to eat and procreate and fight or flight. The base chakra is also about sex; not so much the making love of the sacral chakra but more of a physical urge.

It is our physical bond that keeps us in the present. It is an emotionless chakra which is the center of our safety and security as physical people in our bodies and on this Earth. This is quite understandable, as we too are made and constitute and important part of the Earth and, therefore cannot survive without it. As a result, the base chakra is about feeling comfortable in our skin and in our physical environment. Fear of the physical world and seeing it as a place of danger, whatever its origin, is a base chakra issue. People who live with the threat of physical danger may have enlarged base chakras but many people with comfortable lives, remote from their food sources and the land or not looking after their bodies, the base chakra may be diminished

 As the root chakra is associated with security, survival, and everything solid in our life (our home, our body and the ground we walk on, etc.). The root chakra is about your family, ancestors and cultural beliefs. It is related to our connection with prosperity and how we attract it into our life. Since money is a kind of basic survival energy, this too is base chakra issue. There are a great many people – especially spiritually aware people – who are ungrounded and suffer skin complaints, lack of money, etc. Fears of scarcity may come from times of hardship in this life or another and can affect the base chakra and attitudes about receiving abundance. Even some people who have money may not spend it on creating a healthy and comfortable environment for themselves due to base chakra fears.

Whenever there is a blockage in the chakra system, physical and non-physical signs manifest. However, since the root chakra is where energy is initially raised, any disruption in energy flow through the chakra makes it impossible to achieve balance in the remaining six chakras. Below is a checklist with the most common physical and mental manifestations of an unbalanced Root Chakra:

Physical Manifestations of an Unbalanced Root Chakra

Mental and Psychological Manifestations of an Unbalanced Root Chakra

  • Leg or foot problems
  • Blood circulation problems in the lower abdomen, legs & feet (varicose veins)
  • Problems of maintaining balance while standing (muscle or skeletal problems).
  •  Lower back pain and problems (muscle problems)
  • Immune System Problems & Autoimmune Deficiencies
  • Digestive and Bowel problems (IBS)
  • Problems with the rectum – (hemorrhoids)
  •  Low or High Blood Pressure
  •  Blockage or Arteries
  •  Anemia (Iron Deficiency)
  • Kidney problems (kidney stones, renal failure)
  •  Gall Bladder stones
  •  Adrenal Gland Disorders
  •   Fear of the physical world and seeing it as a place of danger, whatever its origin
  • Primal Overactive Sex Drive without a sense of emotional Attachment
  • Depression (Loss of interest in the real world or practical survival
  • A sense of not belonging anywhere.
  • Not being able to stay long in one place (restlessness)
  • Claustrophobia
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Volatile emotions (constantly changing/ not stable)
  • Lack of energy (Fatigue)
  • Obsession with one thing (Psychosis)
  • Selfishness (Narcissistic behavior)
  • Eating Disorders and Excessive Weight Gain or Loss.
  • Insecurity, driving you to comfort food consumption.

Exercise 1: Diagnose How your Root Chakra is Working!

According to the Rhys Thomas Institute of Energy Medicine and Margaret Lynch, a leader in the EFT—Emotional Freedom Technique, in order to see how your root chakra is functioning, look at the things in your life that are working and the things that are not. Look at your car, your house, your clothing and the physical aspect of yourself. Take a look at how your parents and ancestors relationship was with money. Were there any cultural rules regarding money such as, “You need to work hard for money,” or “This is just how it is for people like us,” or  “I am not going to be money hungry and unhappy like my family,”? All these unspoken belief systems are rooted and programmed into the root chakra. To have a root chakra that is healed and balanced, the belief system that you have unconsciously held needs to be addressed. How do you know what belief systems you have unconsciously made about money and your personal security? The answers must come from within you. So you will have to sit quietly with yourself, with a pen a paper in hand, and honestly write down all the answers to the above posed questions.

When you have finished this exercise, you are half-way down the path of healing and balancing your Root Chakra! You have identified the Cause behind the manifested symptom!

Healing And Balancing The Root Chakra : 7-day Treatment Plan.

Many techniques exist for opening up and balancing the Root Chakra. As the Root Chakra is the one that vibrates at the lowest frequency, it is understandable that it can be the one most easily disrupted due to the constant interactions of vibrations from our surroundings.

When this chakra is stimulated and opens up, you may feel warmth or intense heat in different parts of your body, especially at the base of your spine. Your body may feel very heavy and grounded into the earth, and you may start to gain weight.  Do not worry too much about this. As you start working on the next chakra any weight gain will be released. Your feet may become very sensitive, and you may feel spiraling (vortex) energies going up and down. Your physical connection to nature, the planet, growing and nurturing things (and people) becomes very important.

Having understood that an unbalanced root chakra, disrupts the flow of energy throughout our whole chakra system, the 7-day plan, will allow you to ‘get to the root of the problem’ so as to speak. By incorporating different aspects of the following modalities in your daily routine, you can ensure feeling much more in control of any problems that may have arisen as a result of a Root Chakra imbalance. All you have to do on a daily basis is pick 1 out of each box to use throughout the day, according to your needs and what you already have available.

  1. Color Therapy

The main colors associated with the Root Chakra are the following:


Red symbolizes life, vitality, strength and the physical nature of man. In nature, red represents heat, fire and anger. Rose-red is the color of universal harmony. Brown and black symbolize the Earth and are primary colors associated with grounding and stability.

Here is a list of how to incorporate these colors during this 7-day treatment plan.



Black, brown or red Socks or women’s tights.

Brown & Red Underwear.

Black, Brown or Red Shoes.

Back, Brown or Red Trousers, leggings, exercise pants, shorts or Skirts.

CANDLES Red, brown or black candles burning while you meditate to balancing your root chakra.
FLOWERS A bunch of beautiful red flowers available in your homes or work places will help you gaze at them often and stabilize your Root Chakra.  State your intention that as you tend to caring for the flowers during the week (trimming the stems and changing the vase water), so are you tending to your Root Chakra.


RED DRINKING GLASSES OR WATER BOTTLES Filling these colored drinking vessels with water and leaving them in the sun to be activated for about an hour will be a perfect way to incorporate more water into your diet and it will activate the root chakra. You can also incorporate crystals (See Below) in the water to make your own Root Chakra Elixir.


PICTURES OF / CONTACT WITH  NATURE Large Trees with Deep Roots

Red Plants

Red Colored Animals

Images of  Red Horizons and Red Sunsets

Red Beaches and Deserts

A Red Flame or Fire

  1. Grounding

The Root Chakra is all about grounding ourselves and being connected to the Earth and its Core. For information on this topic please refer to the following link in the Hireath Spiritual Blog:

  1. Crystals & Semi-Precious Gemstones

Crystals help to balance and energetically shift the energy in the root chakra, so that you can achieve root chakra healing. At first, the stones will feel heavy on the body. This will make it easier to focus your energy and breathe into them.

Ways to incorporate the use of crystals during the day or while you sleep:

  • Lie down and place them on your root chakra while conducting energy healing focusing on the Root Chakra.
  • Wear a double set of underwear and place crystals between the two sets on your Root Chakra, while you are sleeping.
  • Place them in the pockets of your trousers or skirts.
  • Place small chips covered with cotton wool in the soul of your shoes or slippers.
  • Place small pieces of crystals in your socks.
  • Place them in small bags and carry them on you.
  • Wear them as jewelry.
  • Place them in water bottles to make a Root Chakra Crystal Elixir
  • Hold them in your hand while meditating.
  • Place in in your homes and offices in close proximity to your person.

Below is a table of Crystals suitable for balancing the root chakra and their specific healing properties:

Name of Crystal Healing Properties
Red Jasper, Red Garnet, Aragonite, Fire Agate, Ruby, Red Calcite, Cinnabar, Fire Opal

For grounding, stability and emotional balance, reinforcement the sense of courage and passion for life in the present.

Silver Hematite

Hematite helps to evoke deep thought. It is the ultimate grounding stone that vibrates with the root chakra. It assists in energetically connecting you to the Earth.   Cleanses the blood and aids blood circulation issues.

Smoky Quartz, Chiastolite, Septarian (Dragonstone), Stavrolite,

Assist in letting go off the past. They are powerful stones that help to clear away what no longer serves you. They are powerful protection stones, facilitating a feeling of security, releasing any sense of fear.

Red Carnelian

Historically worn for strength and courage, red carnelian is used to cleanse and activate.


Traditionally worn to promote self-esteem and repel negativity, it is used to cleanse and balance. Also good with healing health issues such as skin problems and blood circulation.

Black Tourmaline , Jet & Black Obsidian Used for spiritual grounding and protection, this stone is good for cleansing and balancing.
  1. Calling Upon The Archangels to Assist with Balancing & Healing the Root Chakra

Like Crystals there are Archangels associated with each Chakra. You can call upon the Archangels by shouting out their name thrice or if you are a REIKI 2 Practitioner and above, you may connect to them with the help of Distance Symbol HSZSN.  Reiki Masters may also use the Master Symbol. According to which problem has manifested in our physical bodies because of an imbalance in the Root Chakra, we may call upon a specific Archangel to work with:

Archangel Michael

Call Upon Archangel Micheal if you are focusing on healing and balancing the following issues: Qualities: Patience, structure, stability, security, the ability to manifest your dreams. Life issues: To value the material as sacred, to find trust in place of despair, to persevere Angelic presence: Archangel Michael, leader of the heavenly armies against the forces of evil.

Archangel Uriel

Resonates with the RUBY RAY.. You can call on Uriel when you need to manifest the virtue of DILIGENCE. The demon of the root chakra is fear. Fear stops us from creating and taking action in our lives, which manifests itself as the vice of being a SLOTH. Uriel can help us build trust and faith so we can be DILIGENT and peaceful within ourselves helping us to establish a stronger relationship with our higher souls – which speak to us through core sensations/feelings in the physical body. If we are disconnected to our physical bodies we will also be disconnected from the intuitive guidance from our higher souls. Remaining grounded – fully present in the here and now – will help us overcome our fears and remain DILIGENT and peaceful in our ascension process.

Archangel Sandalphon

His main role is to carry our prayers to God, so they may get answered. He is also associated with music and we might feel his presence more when we listen to music, sing or play an instrument. So next time we want to balance our root chakra we can just put on some music, call upon Sandalphon and get our Chakra balanced.

Archangel Cassiel

Call upon Archangel Cassiel for healing and balancing of the Root Chakra when dealing with matters of physical Energy, passion, courage, will power and desire. He also works with the specific health problems related to the Urinary System, large intestines, bones, back, hips, legs & feet.

Exercise : Assistance of Archangels in Healing the Root Chakra (Meditation)

  • Close your eyes and focus on breathing slowly, inhaling and exhaling slowly. Once you feel calm, ask for the Assistance of Archangel Michael to surround you with his protective white light and keep you grounded to the center of the Earth.
  • When you feel the protective white light of Archangel Michael surrounding you and keeping you protected. Become aware of your Root Chakra and visualize it glowing with a translucent ruby-red light.
  • Place your hands gently on this chakra and invite Archangel Sandalphon, Cassiel, Uriel or the angels of the earth to gently cleanse and balance this chakra.
  • Feel the angelic presence and ask that they help you feel safe, secure and fully grounded in the physical world.
  • Visualize your Root Chakra spinning steadily and the ruby red light emanating from it filling the whole area of your Root Chakra, clearing, healing and balancing any problems or blockages that may have manifested.
  • When you feel that healing has occurred, ground yourself once again with the assistance of Archangel Michael & thank the angels for their blessings and healing.

5.      Sound Therapy for Opening the Blocked Root Chakra:

Sound therapy does help greatly in opening of the Root Chakra or the Muladhara. This first chakra vibrates in harmony with the sound of note “C”. Apart from this, chanting “LAM” can help fine in healing of the root chakra

Here is a beautiful video on Magical Chakra Meditation Chants for Root Chakra | Seed Mantra ‘LAM’

6.      Open Your Blocked Root Chakra With Daily Affirmations:

“Yes! Affirmation help you believe and make what you want to.” Why not go for the below mentioned affirmations every day and help you open the blocked root chakra by self in the most independent way? Read below the affirmations for opening root chakra.

  • I feel absolutely secured and safe of my being
  • I am open to all the possibilities
  • I trust in truth and goodness of life
  • I believe in me, I love my being
  • I am satisfied; I have peace for I have what I need.
  • I make choices which are helpful for me and which strengthens me to core.
  • I am connected to my body and my souls. I am connected to the world.

The healing journey for our Root Chakra will continue tomorrow with Part 2 that will include a full Dietary Regime, enriched with the uses of Herbs, Spices and Essential Oils.

Till then, many healing blessings and balanced Root Chakras!

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