Root Chakra

Number: First Chakra

Location: Base of the spine, tailbone

Basic issues: Stability, survival, vitality, security

Colour: Red

Mantra: Lam

Musical Note E

Element: Earth

Right: The right to have and the right to be

Alternative Name: Base Chakra

The base or root chakra is chakra number one.  It is about our physical body and survival instinct. Not many people have a strong, healthy root chakra.  We spend too much time in our heads and not enough time outdoors in nature.  Our root chakra connects us to mother earth.  All our current environmental problems show our cultural disconnect with our root chakras.   A healthy root chakra helps us get out of our heads and into our bodies grounding and centring us in the present moment, which is where all the magic happens in our lives.

The base chakra is also about our safety and security.  Trauma in our lives can block your root chakra, making it harder to feel safe in the world after the trauma.  The root chakra feeds energy to all the other chakras, so without a healthy root chakra it makes going forward in your life more difficult, and you may be lacking the energy that you need to enjoy and make the most of your life.

For the past few thousand years, as women, we have been trained to be the supporters and cheerleaders and be friendly and polite.  Almost as if we are here just for others and that we have no right to take up space.  Fortunately, that has been changing over the last 50 years.  And the root chakra can help us change this even more.  The right of the root chakra is the right to have and the right to be.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE HERE!  It is time for us to stand loud and proud.  Right now (if you can) stand up.  Plant your feet firmly on the ground should width apart, put your hands on your hips elbows pointing out, stand tall, take up as much room as you can and say loudly “I have the right to be here”.  Feel the energy of the Earth pouring into you.  Do this as often as you need to to feel stable and strong.

If we are going to get out of this mess that we find our world in we, need to stand up and speak up with all our power, strength and love for what we know, in our hearts,  is right.  And that starts with a healthy root chakra but also needs a healthy solar plexus chakra and an open heart chakra.

We have both the divine feminine and the divine masculine in us, and we need to step up and active both.  And we can activate both on  our journey through the chakras.

To find out about the second chakra – the sacral chakra click here

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