CHAKRA HEALING SERIES: The Root Chakra

Chakra (cakra in Sanskrit) means “wheel” and refers to energy points in your body. They are thought to be spinning disks of energy that should stay “open” and aligned, as they correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our emotional and physical well-being.

The Root Chakra (also known as the base chakra or “Muladhara”)

The root of all things, this chakra is located at the perineum or the base of the spine, just above the tailbone. The root chakra is represented by the color red. It is our connection to all earthly things and the epicenter of our stability. In the hierarchy of needs, the root chakra (also called the Muladhara) is where we get our sense of grounding, security, our preservation and endurance, and physically it is associated with our body’s cleansing and detox process. The root chakra is our foundation and has a huge impact on our emotional, spiritual, and physical body. 

When the root chakra is balanced, we feel supported and grounded. It gives us a sense of connection and safety to the physical world. When it is blocked or out of balance, we may struggle with those basic feelings of being stable and grounded. We may feel constantly on edge or unable to trust ourselves in our decision-making process and suspicious of others. Losing our root chakra connection might make us feel lost or stressed or overanxious in everything we do.

A blocked root chakra can even lead to setbacks in our physical health too, especially organs connected to the lower body. From bladder or colon problems and digestive discomfort to constipation. Fortunately, healing the root chakra isn’t a tricky fix. There are many grounding energy practices and elemental ways you can shake loose this area. From Kundalini yoga practice and meditation to deep breathing, taking a nature walk, a juice detox cleanse, and of course – using the healing vibrations of root chakra crystals. All these things can reconnect you to the world beneath your feet and raise your sense of safety and beautiful belonging.

Healing Crystals for The Root Chakra

There are some amazing root chakra crystals out there that can bring the safety, connection, and cleansing energy you need to pin you down in the best of ways. Raising the root chakra energy is about securing your feeling of physical and emotional safety so that you have a solid base to start working through those higher emotions. Usually, the best root chakra crystals tend to be those that share the same coloring as the root chakra wheel – think deep reds, earthy browns, and blacks. Below are some of our favourite healing crystals for opening the root chakra.