What is a Body Chakra?
A chakra is an energy center in the body. It has energy, also called chi, flowing through the center and around the body. The seven chakras are associated with the temperature and atmosphere in our surroundings. This helps us determine whether something is cold or hot.
Each chakra is related to the elements of fire, earth, air, and water. They help balance our bodies to function in harmony. Our energy points are quite astonishing; they serve us as a powerful tool that acts as a radar picking up each frequency and chi surrounding us.
Energy points let us know if we feel comfortable with people, detecting if an atmosphere is tense. For instance, if you get a tingling sensation or an unpleasant sensation in your stomach this signal is associated with your fifth chakra the “Solar Plexus” which is giving you a heads up.
What happens when a chakra is blocked?
Our chakras system is linked to our body, the condition of its health. The sample applies to our state of mind. When a chakra is blocked or inactive, it is more likely to manifest as pain or ache in the body. The chakras are linked to the physical body at all levels, when something is unbalanced in your body, it will certainly reflect healthwise.
Many of us cannot imagine the amount of stress of everyday life. It is determinantal to our health. Little that we know is that when we don’t know how to handle stress, it acts like a chain reaction manifesting in our bodies physically in an array of health conditions including, autoimmune disorders, cancers, and rheumatoid arthritis just to mention a few.
The Chakra System Levels
The chakra system is differentiated by primary, secondary, and higher-level chakras. Each level is interconnected with the physical, emotional, and mental, and spiritual body.
Starting from the primary level of the chakra system involves how the physical body is interconnected. Our health, inner strength, energy level, discomfort, or weakness remain linked.
The secondary level is associated with the mind, consciousness, intellect, intuition, and ego. These energy points alert you if something is not feeling right.
The higher chakra levels relate to our spirit. They give us the ability of discerning, channeling and receiving information, connecting to our spiritual guides, and enhancing clairvoyance and psychic abilities. This level gives you the ability to explore or tap into astral projection, akashic records, and past lives.
The Base Chakra or Root Chakra
Location: Base of the spine
Main Role: Is the base of our life force energy, Gives us motivation in life
Meaning: Physical needs, passion, and anger
The Base Chakra is located at the base of the spine. It controls the lower body which governs the hips, thighs, legs, and feet.
For individuals that meditate constantly, it is suggested that they ground themselves by performing an earthing meditation. They should visualize the linkage of their Base Chakra to the center of the earth. Another technique would be to walk barefoot on grass or soil in order to ground yourself.
The Base Chakra is related to everything that is concerned with shelter, security, and basic human needs. In addition, it gives us an awareness of the world around us, the place where we live, and the society that we are surrounded by.
One of the most powerful energy points, our Base Chakra relates to our past lives, our history, reputation, and family. It is linked to the experiences in the womb, the early stages when a baby is formed.
The Base Chakra is also related to the Kundalini. Once this chakra awakens the serpent coiled and activates all the seven energy points. They will unleash your energy and lead you on a spiritual journey.
Indications Of A Balanced Base Chakra
The base chakra governs the professional aspect that stems from your instincts for survival and earning money for a living. Individuals with balanced Root Chakra are typically the ones that are self-reliant. They pay their bills on time, have money in their bank, are responsible individuals, hard workers, and ambitious.
Indications Of A Weaker Base Chakra
Those individuals with a deficient base chakra tend to be nervous, vulnerable and apathetic. They tend not to finish the projects that they started. The Base Chakra can be weakened due to life-threatening events such as family death, relationship breakup, severe financial issues, war, or any traumatic life-changing event. Issues such as lack of appetite for sex, insecurity, lack of self-esteem.
A common complaint about a weakened base chakra is back, hips, and feet pain. The root chakra is associated with the immune system, skeleton system, dental and digestive system.
Many of the following health issues are related to a weakened base chakra:
High or Low blood pressure
Eating disorders: anorexia, binge eating
Techniques to Awaken your Base Chakra
1. Use Crystals for Grounding
Crystal healing is another popular technique by using each color that is associated with each chakra. Acupressure can do the same by massaging the area or applying pressure so the obstruction is released. Chakra healing can be seen as a multi-sensorial approach that involves all your five senses: vision, touch, sound, smell, and taste.
Many crystals will activate your root chakra. Crystals such as black tourmaline, bloodstone, red jasper, bronzite, smoky quartz, obsidian mahogany, and labradorite are great for grounding purposes. A great technique that can help unblock your energy point is by placing a crystal on your root chakra while meditating this can help release the energy blockage.
Hold a stone in your hand while thinking of an intention. When you hold a crystal during your meditation and repeat your intention, your auric energy field will purge and revitalize. Don’t forget to cleanse your stone thoroughly with sage or submerge stones in salt overnight, prior to a meditation.
2. Using Essential Oils for Grounding
Aromatherapy is a technique that can compliment chakra healing. Essential oils can help address the feelings of insecurity, loneliness, and disconnection. They connect you to the Earth while keeping you grounded, centered, and present. Sandalwood, cedarwood, lavender, myrrh, frankincense, and ginger are good .
3. The Power Of Earthing
Walking barefoot on grass or soil is by far one of the most powerful techniques to practice. This is called Earthing or grounding. Earth has a natural capacity of absorbing electromagnetic energy.
Think of the Earth as a gigantic resource that contains natural energy and electromagnetic frequency. Earthing provides wonderful health benefits such as reducing inflammation as well as stress and anxiety. It also improves circulation and blood flow. When you are electrically grounded you feel centered, balanced, relaxed, connected, and strong.
4. Earthing and Breathwork Meditation Technique
Breathwork techniques can be one of the most powerful techniques to heal the body. With such a spiritual experience, your body and mind can truly be connected to your inner self.
When you are in a state of oneness, you get to connect to your true self and everything around you. Many people that have practiced breathwork have experienced spiritual awakenings. The key here is to focus on your spirit while connecting to the energy of the universe.
Sit straight in an upright position, place your feet on the floor. Close your eyes and relax. From the Root of your Chakra, take a deep breath and exhale down the legs, and through the feet.
Hold your breath for 7 seconds, and let go of the breath slowly. Pace yourself, don’t do it too fast. Repeat this exercise a few times. Through your feet, and down your root, create an invisible cord that connects to the center of the earth. Focus on how that cord is connected to Planet Earth. Feel how the cord pulls you downwards to the core.
Practice this technique daily, this will help you feel connected to the present moment, this will help be more aware of your thoughts, feelings, sensations, and emotional state.
Below Are Some Grounding & Breathwork Meditation Videos:
5. Reiki Healing
One of the most popular techniques, Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing. Reiki practitioners use a technique that uses their palms as a healing tool, which they channel universal energy. The practitioner transfers their energy through the palms and sends a healing soothing energy vibration to their patient.
Reiki is an excellent practice to help activate our chakras. It works to stabilize, harmonize, align, and harmonize our body. The work done in a session will leave you feeling revitalized and re-energized.
6. Colors Can Affect your Chakras
Colors can affect your chakras in an astonishing way. Little did we know that wearing our little favorite black dress to make us look slimmer can affect our mood. However, the absence of bright tones has a negative vibration that doesn’t attract positive energy but dissipates it in every shape or form.
Choromology is the study of colors that can affect how individuals think or act. Tints have an impact on, mood, behavior, and stress levels. Colors have a different effect on our brain and our auric field. To activate your root chakra, you need to wear the color red more frequently. Accessories can serve as a catalyst.
7. Yoga Practice
Yoga is a wonderful technique to unblock your chakras. Many instruction videos are freely available online to imitate poses and exercises. Practicing yoga frequently can help balance and subtle the chakra system.
Each yoga pose can help ease and help release the obscurity. Poses such as child pose, low lunge, warrior, squat, easy pose are just a few exercises that can help open your root chakra. Below are a few Root Chakra Yoga Videos: