How To Unblock The Root Chakra

The first of the seven main chakras, is located around the tailbone at the end of your spine. It controls the area of good health in our bodies and gives a sense of security to the earth.

Root Chakra Symbol and Chart

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Location: Base of the spine

Color: Red

Element: Earth

Bija Mantra: LAM (sounds like llama)

Sanskrit Name: Muladhara (meaning: root, foundation)

Purpose: Foundation

History of Root Chakra

The chakra system came into existence between 500BC-1500BC in India. It was first mentioned in the text of the Vedas and introduced as an energy system. 

The Root chakra represents the earth and is the first of the energy system that provides the body with a foundation and grounding. In Sanskrit, the root chakra is called Muladhara Chakra, which means root (Mula) and base or support (adhara).  

 What Does The Root Chakra Do

The root chakra is the foundation of the human body and should be examined in that way. Much like a house, the Root is the base of everything. It is in the root there is stability and security. The root chakra is also spiritually connected to the earth and all that is around us. A balanced root will provide a feeling of  security and safety. During your life when the root chakra is out of balance it may cause all the other chakras to be out of balance also. 

The root chakra is spiritually powerful and connected to a person’s ancestral history which means they can carry the energies from the times of their ancestors. These energies may cause traumatic behaviors if healing doesn’t take place. There are a number of yoga poses/stretches that help to heal the root. 

When your root chakra is blocked you may see the following symptoms: 


  • Weight gain
  • Incontinence
  • Weight loss
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic pain


  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Poor focus
  • Feeling lethargic
  • Weak self-esteem

There are other physical and mental ailments that are directly connected to the root chakra. 


When you have a balanced root chakra then you will feel connected to your surroundings and nature. A balanced root chakra provides a sense of calmness within and can help one to stay focused on goals. 

Here are some ways to find balance with the root chakra:

Asana Yoga

  • Standing Forward Fold 
  • Garland Pose (Malasana): 
  • Tree Pose (Vrikshasana): T



Body Scan Meditation

Focused Meditation 

Questions You May Still Have?

How does it feel when the root chakra is opened and balanced?

There is a sense of safety with a person when they are feeling balanced. A balanced root will also give an individual confidence and an ability to feel comfortable in the world.   

Can the root chakra be overactive?

When your root chakra is overactive you could experience a variety of symptoms such as panic, anxiety, low self-esteem, and eating disorders. 


If you are feeling pain in the pelvic area it can be a sign that the root chakra is unbalanced. 

Can Stones or Crystals Help The Root Chakra?

There are a variety of stones/crystals considered to be helpful with the root chakra and often are used together with other stones/crystals for more beneficial healing.  

They are:

bloodstone, tiger’s eye, smokey quartz, moss agate, black onyx, red jasper, carnelian, garnet, black obsidian, hematite, and black tourmaline. 

These stones and crystals may be combined with your daily meditation, in home accents, jewelry made with them, and having them close to your physical being. 

Understanding Crystals and Chakras and how they can work in your life

Chakra Colors Using Lilies With Blue Background
  • Root Chakra.

Also known as the Muladhara represents and individuals foundation. It sits at the base of the spine and is the chakra that is known to give us a feeling of grounding, much like the foundation of a house.

  • Sacral Chakra

Also known as the Swadhisthana, helps us with our emotions and the emotions of others. This chakra is also where our creativity and sexual energies are.

  • Solar Plexus Chakra

Also known as the Manipura, is the chakra that enables you to feel confident and in control of your life.

  • Heart Chakra

Also known as the Anahata, is located in the middle of all the chakras and is the central area that influences our ability to give and receive love.

  • Throat Chakra

Also known as the Vishuddha, gives the heart chakra the ability to communicate and also communicates our own personal power.

  • Third Eye Chakra.

Also known as Ajna, which is often considered the eye to the soul and gives us the ability to see the bigger picture and to relate to the divine.

  • Crown Chakra

Also known as Sahasrara, when fully opened one is able to reach the highest consciousness. As you develop the Crown Chakra you become more spiritually connected.

Energy Healing Is It For Real

Body, spirit, mind Balance


Well what do you think about energy healing, is it for real? I have been a skeptic for many years and this is a subject area that I only have a small amount of knowledge about. I know the we are powerful beings and that we either can create a negative environment or a positive environment through the way we think or act. So being that the brain is a lot of neurons that connect to different body movements are we all just energy within a shell called a human body?

There are many so called experts in this field that have indeed been studying the subject with a lot of intensity. As a person of faith one may say it is blasphemous to say that mere humans have power and their own distinct energy source. Is that really a true statement if you have a religious background or is it just a way to keep people from believing that our source or higher being is within us. I do believe in spirits and I feel I have a strong sense of spirituality but I am not a follower of a traditional religion.

As a child I always talked to a GOD, and I always had my own ideas of who and what this GOD was so taking my faith to an extended belief such as energy healing was not so difficult for me. In all the Bible stories that have been told didn’t Jesus and GOD both expected us to believe with our mind, body and soul for things to happen. Take Noah he had to believe that it was GOD talking to him and that the storm would come and also the rain would stop.

Another example was the belief that a blind man would see or a cripple would walk. Were these examples of think it, feel it, then be it. I am in a place today that is open to this concept and as I look back on the history of spirit and the idea that we are all energy based beings I really need to consider all of these teachings. Now I am not here to preach religion or anti-religion, my only motive is to help others to open up to all the possibilities of life.

As I explore and open myself up to the idea of my mind being an energy force and realize the depth of that I also know that there is a world out there that is huge. The beautiful thing about the freedom to choose is that we can believe in a source within our mind, body, and souls to develop a lifestyle of our own.

One thing I am absolute about is I do have the power to be a positive source for others and with that alone there is only the idea energy healing that makes sense to me. I choose to be a source of good energy which in turn creates more good energy. That said then my higher being has allowed for me to see how powerful on human can be in this world we live in.