The root chakra is about feeling secure and safe, having all our essential needs met. It’s about feeling protected, nourished, supported and grounded in your authentic truth. This chakra becomes out of balance when we feel a sense of “lack.” Worrying about money, or how we are going to support ourselves or our family can be leave us feeling far from grounded. If you are struggling with these feelings, this mantra is perfect for you.
Find a comfortable seated position and imagine you have roots growing deep into the earth, repeating this mantra throughout your meditation practice. You can use prayer beads to guide you through this practice, or use ujjayi breath to help anchor you to the earth. Imagine on every inhale you are growing your branches upward and on every exhale your roots are growing deeper into the earth grounding you in every way you need.
There are many different ways we can support the root charka, Using crystals can help to ground you if you are feeling a bit unstable. Crystals like red jasper, hematite, black tourmaline, and shungite can be used in meditation, ritual or a crystal grid to help to support the soul, connecting you back to the earth, back to your body Essential oils such as patchouli, Balsam fir, bergamot, arborvitae can help by calming anxiety, as it works with the energy of the root chakra to strengthen feelings of security and safety. This is best when rubbed on the hips, lower belly, legs and feet. Foods can also support the root chakra. Root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, turnips, onions and radishes. Warming food such as soups, stews and casseroles can be calming and comforting to this chakra. Red foods such as beets, strawberries and tomatoes can help to balance out this chakra working with the deep colour red. There are many yoga poses that help support this chakra some that I really enjoy are legs up the wall, wide-legged forward fold and tree pose. Make sure give yourself time to move through the posture with intentions and deep breathing.