The root chakra is about feeling secure and safe, having all our essential needs met. It’s about feeling protected, nourished, supported and grounded in your authentic truth. This chakra becomes out of balance when we feel a sense of “lack.” Worrying about money, or how we are going to support ourselves or our family can be leave us feeling far from grounded. If you are struggling with these feelings, this mantra is perfect for you. Find a comfortable seated position and imagine you have roots growing deep into the earth, repeating this mantra throughout your meditation practice. You can use prayer beads to guide you through this practice, or use ujjayi breath to help anchor you to the earth. Imagine on every inhale you are growing your branches upward and on every exhale your roots are growing deeper into the earth grounding you in every way you need.
Purpose: Support, foundation, stability, safety, grounded,meeting your essential needs.
Crystals: Red Jasper, Hematite, Black Tourmaline.
Foods: Root vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, onions. Red foods such as strawberries, and tomatoes.
Essential oils: Ginger, Cypress, Sandalwood.
Yoga postures: Legs up the wall, Wide-legged forward fold with support, Tree pose. Poses that create a sense of grounding and stability.