Updated: Apr 12, 2021
The root chakra is located at the base of your spine, also known as the cocyyx, and is considered the first of the 7 chakras.
The root chakra governs the lower half of the body including lower back, spine, legs, kidneys and bladder. Psychologically, the root chakra rules your sense of survival or instinct. The root chakra gets its name due to the plethora of psychological components directly related to your personal and family foundation. The root chakra begins to develop directly after birth where we begin to create the foundation of morals and values, behaviors and defense mechanisms that help us to create our world and our reality.
There are many psychological disorders that can develop due to an unbalanced root chakra. Let's take a look at what an underachieving or overactive root chakra looks like....
Underactive Root Chakra
Feeling disconnected from the world
Feeling distant from relatives
Acting kinda spacey
Feeling overwhelmingly exhausted
Feeling tired often
Weighing less than normal
Having trouble disciplining yourself
Feeling unusually depressed
Feeling unusually passive or lethargic
Experiencing chronic disorganization
Overactive Root Chakra
Feeling anxious, nervous or paranoid often
Questioning you love, life or career
Feeling confused about your future
Feeling aggressive often
Being closed off and having too many boundaries
Presenting dominant behavior
Seeking adrenaline rushes
Hoarding objects or poasessions
Fixtating on material things
If any of these behaviors associated with an unbalanced root chakra, they can develop into psychological problems that can seep into your life and relationships. You should strive for balance in all areas of your life. The following are different ways you can try to balance your root chakras.
Balance Your Root Chakra
Nature: Work with plants, walk barefoot in the dirt, dance, meditation and personal awareness
Visualizations: Imagine a glowing red light at the base of your spine.
Yoga: Positions where your tailbone touches the ground
Mantra: I am (vibration of middle C)
Crystals: Bloodstone, Garnet, Hematite, Onyx, Tourmaline
Essential Oils: Basil, Cedar, Myrrh, Vetiver
Affirmation: I AM A DIVINE BEING OF LIGHT, I AM PEACEFUL PROTECTED AND SECURE.