Welcome to the 7 day root chakra study! I am so glad that you are here! This is the first week of the 7 week chakra study. In the next 7 days we are going to work out, sweat, and...you said it! Get down to our core, as in our spiritual core!
*Just a quick side note in case you are new to this, we will be partaking in a Chakra study/cleansing get-to-know-yourself 7 week full body scan that includes 1 week of focus on each of the chakras, which is a system of energy that originates from India dating back to as far as 2000 BCE (a long, long, long time ago!). By learning more about this system, how it works in your body, and how you can connect to the different parts, you will begin to establish a deeper connection between your mind, your body, and your spirit. We are one with the universe my friends.
The root chakra is the base of all 7 chakras and it is the closest to the ground, literally. It begins at the base of the spine where the tailbone connects, and moves down through the legs into the feet. It is from here where your feet are planted and you receive and give out energy from or to the earth. This is why the root chakra is also referred to as the ‘earth’ chakra, or the Muladhara for “root base.” When your root chakra is balanced, you are providing the essential doorway to get the rest of your chakra system flowing. I like to think of the root as the foundation of the system. When you have a solid foundation, you have what you need to begin to build the rest of the home, from the ground up.
Imagine, however, that you are trying to build on rocky ground. The soil is lacking nutrients, the ground is shifty, and the earth itself feels uneasy. Survival becomes challenging right? Especially when you are wanting to build a house on this land. In this sense, your root is unbalanced. It is not centered and therefore you may find yourself feeling dislocated. Some other feelings you may have when the root is not grounded include anxiousness, money or financial worries, depression, quick to anger or break down suddenly, disconnected with others on an emotional or spiritual level, or you may even feel like you are missing something and you have a difficult time staying in one place for too long. I also want to add that negative past experiences, particularly from childhood, can have a lasting toll on our sense of self and trust, both of which lie in the root chakra, thus potentially causing even more cracks in the foundation. So, if this is you (or if this is not, and you are just here to explore), you have come to the right place. By spending a full week, 7 days, with this energy wheel, you can get to know yourself and your connection to the root more deeply. You can work on your foundation, build skills to help you remain centered, and you can move on to the next level feeling prepared. That being said, on this journey I have given you a set of daily experiences that you can commit to trying. These experiences may include the use of color work, music, crystals, journal reflections, or positive affirmations. Do one, do all...but in so doing any of them, keep your feelers on and have fun! I am so glad you are here to embark on this journey with me!!
Some things that may be helpful to use over the course of this week:
Root Chakra Healing Guide
Another side note, if you sense your root off balance, wearing a little red can help regenerate your focus. Keep your intention light and positive, and remember to hold fast and true to your root, your foundation, and who you are. YOU ARE STRONG< GROUNDED<IN CONTROL.
Follow us on Instagram as we do the Root Chakra Healing @kernelstribe and use hashtag #kernelsrootchakra so we can follow you along as well.
For the Guided Meditation, use these links:
root focus; guided meditation; sleep music; healing chants; song bowl