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The 1st Chakra - Root/Base Chakra

The first chakra – is the Base or Root chakra. It is located at the base of your spine and is characterised by the colour red.

It covers your instinct and primal awareness; it is where your survival energy is stored, however it is not only influenced by your energy, but also your parents and their parents if they feared for survival. It is the part of your that can lose energy to your parents’ beliefs via the DNA you inherit from them.

The root chakra is affected by the physical aspects within our world and holds everything that you have experienced in life so far and is based upon your tribe, meaning your family influence, cultural conditioning, how much nurturing your received as a child – everything you have experienced. This also includes many group influences such as religions, expectations, beliefs, thoughts, illness, and evolutions.

When the root chakra becomes blocked or imbalanced the following psychological symptoms may be felt; Loneliness, insecurity no confidence, abandoned, depressed, anxious, indecisive, additions or obsessions. Physical symptoms of a blocked root chakra include, constipation, impotence, lower-back pain, problems, with the hips, knees, calves and feet, sciatica, and water retention.

Healing the root chakra will be personal to everyone. Some suggestions to guide you include: create physical order in your life and house, create physical order in your mind with mindfulness and meditation, eat healthy and mindfully, walk in nature, or have energy healing such as reiki, or wear a base chakra crystal.

Affirmations that may be helpful with healing the root chakra include:

  • I affirm my right to the life I choose

  • I am connected to life in all its glory

  • I am grateful for the challenges that have helped me grow

  • I belong

  • I know how to make the right choices

  • I am open to individuality and creation

  • I am safe

  • I am supported

  • I am thankful for growth and development opportunities

  • I know how to make the right choices

  • I know I am truly good

  • I know who I am

  • I love life

  • I love my body and my place on earth

  • I love from my heart

  • I trust in the power around me

  • My body supports me in living a creative and happy life

Another way to unblock and balance your chakras is energy healing such as Reiki.

Regular sessions keep our energetic health in order which then flows on to our mental and physical health. If you would like to book in for a Reiki session with Capri you can do so here.