en-The Root Chakra
The Root Chakra (Muladhara) is the first of the seven Chakra's within our energy field. This Chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with the color red and the element earth. A well-balanced Root Chakra forms a stable foundation for the rest of the six Chakra's, that is why in meditation we must always start with the first Chakra.
The Root Chakra symbolizes all of our basic needs like shelter, sleep, water and food as well as our emotions, basic instincts and fears. When our basic needs are met we feel secure, grounded and safe. Our Root Chakra is our survival center and our foundation for a happy and healthy future. Our outer world is a reflection of ourselves and the first Chakra is where it all begins.
Imbalances in the Root Chakra can cause a lack of vitality, sexual dysfunction, depression, anxiety disorders, nightmares and fears. Physically these imbalances can manifest in bladder problems, lower back pains and prostate issues. Eating disorders, negativity and greed are also common when the Root Chakra is not completely in balance. Should your Root Chakra be overactive you may experience addictions, anger and aggression as well as the need to control and a fear of change. It may also be hard for you to feel safe and/or make decisions.
To balance your first Chakra a connection to the earth is very important. You can wear or use crystals such as Citrine, Bloodstone, Red Jasper and Black Tourmaline. Wearing red clothing and consuming red colored foods helps as well. Meditation is one of the most popular ways to balance your chakra. During meditation you can light red candles to enhance the energy of the first Chakra. A balanced Root Chakra contributes to feelings of confidence and security. It should leave you feeling grounded and in touch with your own reality. Taking a walk in nature, gardening, or practising a hobby will also help to make you feel more grounded and it will help to balance your Root Chakra.
Many more different Root Chakra meditations can be found on youtube.com