Main principles of the Root Chakra: Grounding and Survival
The Root Chakra is the first of the seven major chakras: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye / Brow, and Crown.
Remember that each of these chakras has a front and back! Clear both sides separately and equally for greater results.
The Root is the grounding chakra - the chakra through which we maintain our connection with the earth, our connection with Mother Nature. Without this grounding force we are left floating around, spaced out, feeling like we're not living in the present, in the now.
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Without grounding we are like a live electricity cable zapping about, dangling in mid-air! We are affected by every little thing that comes our way, we are knocked off balance, easily upset, we hold on to negative energy, unable to find a release.
So grounding brings wonderful calm - emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually! We can learn to release all of our tensions, upset and negativity into the ground. Once we have formed this connection with the earth through the root chakra we can then also take in the great earth energy, that brings peace, contentedness, security, satisfaction and a new practical perspective on life. We are no longer caught up in the destructive emotions of fear (for our safety, our health, our wealth, our loved ones), anger, jealousy, etc., but we are at ease, we can enjoy life and the time we have on earth.
The Root Chakra is located at the end of the tail bone.
The primary colour connected with this chakra is Red. Other earth colours can also be used, and are also extremely powerful: black, brown and earthy green. Be aware that if you suffer from anger outbreaks red could be a trigger for you, so work with black, brown or green instead.
The musical note connected with this chakra is 'C'
Crystals for the Root Chakra include:
* Magnetite / Lodestone
* Tiger's eye (Golden or red, for example)
* Red Jasper
* Zincite (The ultimate FireBean!)
* Smokey fluorite
* Smokey quartz
* Green Jasper
* Green Jade
I often use magnetite and hematite together.
Blue Goldstone works well with hematite.