Affirmative statement: I Am
Sanskrit name: Muladhara (root support/base)
Frequency: 396 Hz (Solfeggio), 256 Hz (Carrier Wave)
Musical Note: C
Organs: Kidneys, Skeletal Structure, Base of Spine
Endocrine Glands: Adrenal Glands
Identity: Physical Identity
Rights: To Have
The root chakra, also known as Muladhara [mooladhara] (which in Sanskrit means “Root Support”) is the most physical chakra. It represents one’s physical manifestation into the world and with it, the basic aspects of existence –food, water, shelter, safety, vitality, movement, survival, lack of fear.
When these needs are met, you can easily let your energy start moving up to the rest of the energetic centers in order to cover other aspects of your being. This energy vortex is located at the base of the spine (the first three vertebrae) and it is related to the perineum, near the anus. It is very important to have this chakra functioning properly, because if not, one cannot let other chakras function as they should.
The root chakra is the place from which all theEarth’s energy moves upwards to the rest of the body. In order to work on the higher chakras, one must first feel safe and secure. This is why this chakra is very important.
Which Organs is the Root Chakra Responsible For?
As we mentioned in the previous article, this chakra governs over the adrenal glands. Adrenalin, as we already know, is very important for the function of our body.
Also, if you have problems with your kidneys, you could help yourself by trying to balance your root chakra, as it is connected to the kidneys. This is also true if you have problems with your legs, since the nerves responsible for the legs are exactly those starting from the first three vertebrae.
So, what are the characteristics of a balanced root chakra?
A person with a balanced root chakra is a physically healthy person. They are characterized with a strong physical presence and groundedness. They are realistic, comfortable in their body, and they feel a sense of safety and security.
They are stable and possess the ability to be still and patient, but at the same time they have a strong passion for life, are active and they tend to work out to stay physically fit. They live their lives with reason, passion, focus and joy. These people create a stable and healthy connection to their families and they treat the others as they would like to be treated themselves.
They are survival-oriented, which means they work their way through life finding means for a healthy life and environment. They have a solid self-esteem and a moral compass and they are reliable and have a healthy sense of loyalty.
What are the characteristics of a root chakra out of balance?
There are two scenarios for a root chakra out of balance: it can be underactive or overactive. Both cases are unhealthy, as they bring many negative aspects to one’s being.
Underactive root chakra:
People with an underactive root chakra have difficulty manifesting themselves physically, as they feel unnoticed, disconnected from the world around them. They are usually disorganized, lacking the will to take action. These people tend to get depressed, they lose the will to live their life to the fullest and create a comfortable and safe environment for themselves.
Because of this, they are usually the most common target for bullies, as they manifest their sense of insecurity around them, which makes them look weak and vulnerable. These people lack self-confidence and are usually lazy and not active. They have an underactive sex drive. They lack the desire to do or want anything out of life. They are filled with fear and may even have nightmares.
Overactive root chakra:
These people tend to be aggressive, filled with anger and easily annoyed by people and events in their lives. They are greedy and feel the need to control others. They have very rigid boundaries, making it very difficult to accept change.
They are very materialistic, to that extent that they start hoarding and they start believe that their being is defined by how much they have and what they have. This is why they may become workaholics and may turn to excessive spending. They can easily become obese and they may have an overactive sex drive.
How to balance the root chakra?
If you find yourself in one of the scenarios of an imbalanced root chakra, you might want to help yourself by trying to balance it. While energy healing (such as Reiki or Crystal Therapy) is a very good step, you will need to work on yourself even afterwards, since your body is your temple and you have to keep it healthy, nourished and clean all the time.
There are several ways of balancing this energetic center. Below you will find some useful ways of balancing it, but be careful as these techniques are only good for an underactive root chakra! If your chakra is overactive, try balancing the neighboring chakras, and the energy will adjust itself.
Color therapy (or chromotherapy)
Red is the color of the root chakra, which means wearing something red will instantly boost the chakra as it vibrates with the same frequency. However, if your root chakra is overactive, we recommend that you stop wearing red for some time.
You can also place a red poster in your bedroom if your root chakra is underactive, since while we sleep our energy is being regenerated and it absorbs the frequencies from our surroundings (keep your room tidy!).
Sound therapy (audiotherapy)
You can play solfeggio harmonics at 396 Hz on YouTube. You can also chant the LAM (or LANG – NG as in ‘tongue’) as a mantra, since its sound frequencies stimulate the root chakra.
Nutrition for the root chakra
Red foods, such as red apples, strawberries, red cabbage, beetroots and foods that are high in protein.
Cleaning the house, working out, walking in nature or doing yoga. Anything connected to movement and physical presence will stimulate the root chakra to manifest its energy and start working properly.
Sitting comfortably while focusing your attention on the base of your spine and visualizing a red lotus or rose blooming at that place will stimulate the energy of the root chakra. You can chant LAM (or LANG) while meditating on the root chakra.
Meditation in nature is always the best one there is, but if you can’t find the time, just tidy your room and meditate facing a window.