Earth, Physical identity, oriented to self-preservation. Little Toe, Little finger
This Chakra is connected with the adrenal glands, and is associated with the colour red. It is located at the top of the legs, at the base of the torso, pointing down. On a physical level it affects the spinal column, skeletal system, and bladder. It supports our will to live and basic necessities of life.
This is the source of strength and is essential for proper development. The other centres of energy rely upon the root chakra to perform properly. Disorders within the root Chakras may result in mental problems (e.g. aggression, confusion) or physical symptoms (e.g. of the intestines, excretory systems, or bones).
Does your home reflect who you truly are? If not, how can you change it?
Have you focused on abundance or lack today? Make a list of all things representing abundance for you (family/friends/support networks/money/job)
Have you lost contact with family or friends? Make approaches to reconnect using love and a positive attitude, (not obligation or duty)
How do you honour your body? (Diet, exercise, relaxation, play?)
Root Chakra Affirmations:
I am taking responsibility for my life. I can cope with any situation.
I recognise the abundance of love, trust and care surrounding me.
I am connected to Mother Earth and know the security of being grounded in reality, in the moment.
Crystal – Garnet
Activates Base Chakra. Stone of health – regenerates body systems and purifies blood. Stimulates passion, creativity & intention.
Crystal and corresponding Angel: Garnet – Gabriel, Haniel, Raphael
Corresponds with essential oils of Cedarwood & Patchouli.
Cedarwood is very earthy and feels as though you are being connected to the very heart of Mother Earth. Patchouli is calming and grounding and helps in times of stress, helps to restore on the emotional and physical levels.
Food: Proteins, Meats
Essential Oils that can assist with balancing your Base Chakra
Cedarwood – Community
Forming social bonds and belonging
Inhale from the bottle, or diffuse OR dilute three to four drops with carrier oil and apply on arms, legs, or the bottom of the feet.
Patchouli – Physicality
Grounding, confidence boosting, balancing and self accepting
Inhale from the bottle, diffuse, or place drops in hand, rub and inhale OR apply one to three drops on the bottom of the feet or base of the spine.
Basil – Renewal
Energises, renews, rejuvenates, resting and strengthening
Inhale from the bottle, diffuse, or place drops in hand, rub and inhale OR apply three to five drops over adrenal glands (lower back) or on the bottom of the feet in morning and before bed.
Vetiver – Centering and Descent
Centering, grounding, becoming emotionally aware, being present and connecting
Inhale from the bottle, diffuse, or place drops in hand, rub and inhale OR apply one to three drops on the bottom of the feet or base of spine.