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Root Chakra Healing: 9 Ways To Feel Grounded

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Find out about the meaning of the root chakra and how you can heal it when it got out of balance. 

Root Chakra Overview:

“I Am”

Sanskrit name: Muladhara

Color: red

Element: Earth

Location: at the base of the spine

Characteristics: security, belonging, safety

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Meaning Of The Root Chakra

The root chakra is the first of the seven chakras sitting at the base of our spine.

It deals with the very basic survival needs every living being has: the sense of security and belonging.

At the same time, it represents our primal fears: not having enough resources and isolation from others/our community.


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This chakra is affecting all the other chakras. Before we don’t have a sense of security in the world, we will find it hard to express the energy in other chakras.

When we’re constantly living in fear and anxiety (fight-flight-freeze response), we hold ourselves back in all other areas of life as well.


This could lead to overwhelm, lethargy and being afraid of external unexpected changes.

Coping mechanisms like overeating or undereating might come into play.

Hoarding is likely as well because the scarcity mindset is very active. We constantly fear that we don’t have the resources we need to survive.


Below I’ve listed 9 ways to heal your root chakra. Go with the themes that resonate with you the most. Where you feel a spark of inspiration.


The characteristics of a healed root chakra are, that we feel energized and in tune with life.

We feel anchored and grounded in Earth and with nature.

Our body feels like a safe temple to experience life in. We are deeply grateful for the natural functions of our body and how it supports us throughout the different phases of our lives.

Our immune system is strong and we feel vital and healthy.

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We don’t just feel like we belong in our body but we’ve also found a strong support system outside of us (this can be anything: close friends, family members, The Universe, religion, animals, local communities, neighbors,…).

A healed root chakra also means a healed relationship with money and materialistic resources.


Signs Of Imbalance

  • Feeling restless
  • Difficulty to deal with change
  • Feeling anxious often
  • Insecure/low self-esteem
  • Scarcity mindset
  • Trouble with money
  • Eating disorders
  • Feeling physically weak over a longer period of time
  • Lethargy
  • Showing behaviors of addiction


Signs Of Balance

  •  Secure within yourself and your body
  •  Strong immune system
  • Feeling vital and full of energy
  • Positive outlook on life
  • Sense of belonging
  • Feeling financially safe
  • no difficulty to go with the natural changes of life
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You can speak these affirmations whenever you feel out of control and unsafe in your daily life. Repeat them in your head or out loud if the situation allows.

  • I am safe
  • I am taken care of
  • My needs are valid
  • I am rooted
  • I am protected and supported
  • I belong
  • I am grounded
  • I am secure
  • All is well in my world
  • I am naturally worthy of love
  • I have everything I need
  • I am anchored in nature
  • I trust myself
  • Right now, I am safe
  • I feel grounded in my body
  • I am a home for myself
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  • Black Tourmaline: grounding, releasing blockages and negative energy
  • Bloodstone: mood booster when feeling unmotivated, gets your energy moving
  • Black Obsidian: release of mental drain, protection, grounding
  • Red Jasper: stability, courage, energy booster, vitality, determination
  • Red Garnet: moving stagnant energy, overcoming fears and anxiety, connects you with your passions

Essential Oils

  • Cedarwood: calming, soothing, comforting, warm
  • Sandalwood: reducing anxiety and mood swings, grounding, relaxing
  • Vetiver: reducing anxiety, anger and stress, calming
  • Black Pepper: warming, energizing, stimulating
  • Patchouli: increases confidence, mood booster, balancing
  • Cypress: reducing anxiety, refreshing, energizing


Journal Prompts

Journaling brings our deepest thoughts on paper and out of our heads. Take your time to answer the questions below to discover which root chakra theme causes your imbalance and how you can change the situation for the better.

  • In which moments do I feel grounded?
  • When do I feel restless?
  • When do I have the biggest sense of belonging?
  • How can I better deal with change?
  • What or who makes me feel supported?
  • What does “home” mean to me?
  • How can I create a home within myself?
  • How can I increase my time in nature?
  • Do I feel like I have enough? Can I feel contentment in my current situation?
  • Do I feel like I am constantly running out of important resources (like money, food, material goods)?


Yoga Poses

You can incorporate these yoga poses in your yoga flow routine to build a connection to your root chakra and to move stagnant energy in that area.  


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Plank Pose



Child’s Pose

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Standing/Sitting Forward Fold

Warrior II

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A general saying is to eat the colors of the rainbow, which align with the colors of each chakra. To balance your root chakra, you can eat all red fruit and vegetables as well as all root vegetables.


  • Cranberries
  • Strawberries
  • Pomegranates
  • Apples
  • Cherries
  • Blood orange
  • Pink grapefruit
  • Raspberries
  • Watermelon
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  • All root vegetables
  • Tomatoes
  • Red pepper
  • Red potatoes
  • Red cabbage
  • Red onions



Frequency: 396 Hz

Mantra: LAM

For Sound healing, you can use singing bowls holding the root chakra frequency or chant the mantra LAM in your meditation practice.

There’re also quite a few videos on YouTube with the frequency of the root chakra as well as sound bathing:


Find a comfortable position. Close your eyes. Imagine a red light circle at the base of your spine.

With each breath you take the circle gets bigger and bigger and the red light becomes clearer and brighter.

Grow the circle with your breath until your whole pelvic floor is filled with red radiant light.

Hold the circle for a couple of minutes and feel how its light is cleansing the energy in your root chakra.

All blocked emotions are set free and flow freely out of you. Negativity gets washed away by the strong red light you’ve created.

In addition, you could combine this visualization technique with chanting the mantra LAM, speaking the affirmations from above, or listening to the root chakra frequency.

Repeat this practice whenever you feel restless and anxious during your day.

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