Understanding Chakras - The Root
Reconnect Magazine # 56
This is an article for RECONNECT MAGAZINE in August 2018.
What are Chakras?
THERE are seven primary chakras in the Human Energy Field. Starting with the Root Chakra in this series of articles.
We exchange energy with others and the world around us through our chakras. Each one feeds vitality into particular body parts and organs. Each chakra also holds different psychological themes.
For many different reasons, a chakra’s ability to function can become compromised. This can cause an imbalance in the energy field, which results in physical and psychological symptoms and disease.
The Root Chakra
The Root or Base Chakra is associated with grounding and security. It feeds energy to our coccyx (tailbone), legs, colon and adrenal glands.
It is linked to our basic sense of physical safety. The ‘fight or flight’ survival response comes from the Root Chakra activating the adrenal glands. If adrenaline is not metabolised by doing something physically strenuous (like fighting or running) then toxic residues build up which can cause chronic tension, anxiety and depression.
When we are born, our root chakra connects to the Earth and that particular place becomes our home. The feeling of being ‘at home’ also happens in places that are compatible with us. Or from belonging to a family or group.
This chakra can be affected by shock or trauma. This could be from being in or witnessing an accident, violence or hearing bad news. A chronically weak Root Chakra can often result from birth trauma.
When the Root Chakra is compromised we are not able to ground and discharge energy properly into the Earth.
We may experience:
- Low vitality & Weakness
- Lack of stamina
- low immunity
- Lack of confidence
- Forgetful and foggy thinking
When the Root Chakra is depleted it can cause an imbalance with a displacement of energy upward
The spiritual lesson presented by this chakra is that of healing our fears and learning to trust life. Then we can become fully embodied and present.
It is nourished by;
- Physical work
- Abdominal breathing
- Gardening and getting dirty is especially good!
Marc Blausten has 30 years experience with Homeopathy and Energy Healing. He was clinical director at The College of Practical Homeopathy in the 90s, one of the first people in the UK to graduate from The Barbara Brennan School of Healing ® (USA). Barbara is the author of the best selling book Hands of Light. Marc also founded The School of Energy Healing (UK)
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