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Working with the Root Chakra

The Root Chakra is our survival centre, our foundation & is located at the base of the spine (sexual organs). It supports our legs, feet, digestive system and emotional balance. When we are feeling out of balance; disconnected/ alienated from ourselves & with others; low in energy or easily angered then our root chakra needs to be re-aligned. It often becomes blocked, so needs regular rebalancing, to remove our insecurities, loneliness or feelings of fear. All become heightened so bringing it back into balance then makes us feel re-vitalised, full of energy, healthier & more stable & secure. It supplies energy for the suprarenal glands, spine, kidneys and bladder and is associated with: life, birth, creation and physical vitality. In Reiki, the root chakra is often used in combination with other chakras to ground, balance and heal our emotional imbalances. 

Some of the more significant signs of a blocked root chakra are: Low blood pressure, anaemia, depression, anxiety & digestive and bowel issues. Reiki, yoga, general exercise & dietary changes, combined with crystals and additional grounding techniques all aid with restoring balance to the  base chakra, key to our existence, our mental clarity and physical health.

The Root / Muladhara Chakra Mudra

First, place your hands in pray position at your heart then interlace your small & ring fingers & fold them inside your palms. Bring the middle fingers together so the tips touch and then interlace the thumbs and index fingers so they form rings around each other (see the image below), with the fingertips touching. Optional move: Turn the Mudra upside down and lower your arms slightly, so the middle fingers are pointed downward at your root chakra. 

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Use the Mudra & the mantra 'LAM' to further aid with creating transformation & for strengthening the root chakra. This can be combined with the Yoga poses: Mountain; Forward Bend; Warrior One & Child Pose. The Root Chakra is masculine in nature & referred to as one of the 'calls to action', a phrase usually heard in marketing but describes the functionality perfectly.

Top 7 Root Chakra Aligning Crystals

  • Bloodstone

  • Carnelian

  • Red Jasper

  • Agate

  • Hematite

  • Black Tourmaline

  • Red Calcite

Positive Affirmations:

  • I AM

  • I am safe

  • I am secure

  • am grounded

  • I have all that I need

Foods for this chakra: Red apples, beets, tomatoes, pomegranates, chilli, strawberries, raspberries, radish, carrots, sweet potato, spinach, turnips, onion, nuts, ginger & garlic. Spices: Paprika, cayenne, turmeric & horseradish.

Additional healing can be achieved with a walk in nature, even a small area of outdoor green space to bring about feelings of positivity and calm. To book regular reiki sessions to ensure your highest mental, physical and emotional health call 07949089265 or email 



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