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Alchemy of Stability: Earth Energy of Root Chakra

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The Root Chakra is also known as the Earth Chakra. Truth is, we all benefit from having more of an Earth personality.

Characteristics include stability, reliability, and thoughtfulness. An earth person has a reputation for being nurturing and grounded. People we value as dear friends are often those that are self-accepting, peaceful and supportive. They are comfortable with who they are.

We can achieve this by investing time into stabilizing our Root Chakra. When we’re at home with ourselves, we’re less likely to worry. When we are grounded, our roots go deeper, providing us more physical and emotional stability. Like a plant, the deeper the root base, the bigger the bloom above ground.

The stronger we are in our foundation, the more confidence we have to reach for our greatest visions. The Root Chakra feeds and gives strength to the power of manifestation. 

The Alchemy of Stability breeds a belief in abundance. From the Earth we feel secure in our worthiness to grow.

"We must plant ourselves again in the universe."~ D.H. Lawrence, from Radical Acceptance

General Information About the Root Chakra

Name: Muladhara, Root Chakra, meaning "root support"

Location: Base of the spine at the perineum (between the genitals and the anus)

Intention: Manifestation

Your Rights: Right to be Here

Self-Work: Self-Preservation

Identity: Physical identity

Affirmation: "I am here"

Mantra: "May I be able to nourish and nurture myself, may I be grounded, may I be stable."

Color: Red

Element: Earth

Sense: Smell

Healing Stones: Lodestone, ruby, garnet, smoky quartz, obsidian, onyx, hematite

Psychology of the Root Chakra

Basic Issues: Grounding, survival, finances, family, physical health, trust, safety, security, stability, centering, coming home, embodiment, boundaries, determination, courage, will, strength, vitality

Characteristics When Out of Balance: Fear, instability, mistrust, insecurity, monotony, hoarding, materialism, greed, sciatica, constipation, anorexia, obesity, addictions to food, gambling, shopping, work

Excessive: Obesity, hoarding, greed, sluggish, lazy, tired, fear of change, rigid boundaries

Deficient: Underweight, fearful, restless, anxious, poor focus, chronic disorganization, poor boundaries

Healing: Physical activity, lots of touch, massage, yoga

How do you feel connected to your Root Chakra? What do you do when it's out of balance? Let us know in the comments below!

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