Do you often feel irritated, insecure, or disconnected? It’s likely that your Root Chakra is off-balanced. One way to remedy that is through meditation.
In this article we’ll go over the basics of Root Chakra, and some mantras and meditation techniques you can use.
The Main Functions of Root Chakra
The Root Chakra, located at the base of the spine, is associated with the element of earth and is responsible for our sense of grounding and stability.
It is linked to our survival instinct and governs our physical energy levels. When this chakra is in balance, we feel safe and secure in the world and can face up to life’s challenges with ease.
Some of the basic functions of the Root Chakra include:
- Grounding and stability.
- Maintenance of physical energy and vitality.
- Exercising survival instincts.
- Maintaining a sense of safety and security.
- Maintaining a sense of connection to the body.
- Maintaining the health of organs and glands associated with this chakra such as the reproductive and digestive system.
When the Root Chakra is in balance, we feel centred and grounded, and experience increased physical energy and vitality, and a sense of safety and security.
Conversely, when it is out of balance we may feel scattered and disconnected from our bodies, and unable to deal with everyday stressors.
We may also experience low energy levels, feelings of insecurity, and a general sense of unease.
By taking some time to focus on your Root Chakra and by using some meditative techniques, you can help bring yourself back into balance and alignment.
The Root Chakra is responsible for emotional stability, and maintaining healthy self-confidence or self-esteem. Practicing meditative techniques can help bring balance and alignment.
The Purpose of Root Chakra Meditation
The purpose of Root Chakra meditation is to connect with your true nature, which is pure and perfect. When you meditate on the Root Chakra, you access the part of yourself that is beyond the physical world.
You also connect with the energy of the Earth, which provides stability and grounding. This connection can help you feel more centered and balanced.
Root Chakra meditation is a powerful tool for accessing your innermost power and strength. When this chakra is balanced, you feel grounded and secure in your body and in life. You can seamlessly access your personal power and manifest your desires with ease.
What we Learn
Root Chakra meditation can help bring balance by helping you connect with the earth element. You focus on the sensation of being rooted to the ground, which can in turn help you feel more stable and secure.
Preparing for Meditation
There are a few things you can do to prepare for Root Chakra meditation. First, find a comfortable place to sit or lie down.
Remove your shoes and socks so that you can feel a connection to the earth under your feet. You may also want to place your hands on your lower abdomen, which is where the Root Chakra is located.
Once you’re comfortable, begin to focus on your breath. Make sure that your spine is straight and your head aligned with your shoulders.
Breathe slowly and deeply, allowing your belly to rise and fall with each breath. As you breathe, imagine the air moving down to your Root Chakra and filling it with energy.
Continue to breathe deeply and focus on the Root Chakra for a few minutes, or for as long as you like.
To end, slowly open your eyes and begin your day.
- Practicing different techniques, focus on the sensation of being rooted to the ground. As you breathe, imagine roots growing from the bottom of your feet, anchoring you to the ground.
Visualize a red force swirling around the Root Chakra. As you continue breathing, imagine the red color getting brighter and brighter.
- Visualize the Root Chakra itself. Close your eyes and imagine a red, spinning wheel at the base of your spine.
Visualize it spinning faster and faster until it is a blur. Then, slow it down and watch it spin in the opposite direction. Continue to visualize it for 5-10 mins.
- Affirmations: Breathe in deeply through your nose, then exhale slowly through your mouth. With each breath, feel yourself sinking deeper and deeper into the earth.
Feel the Root Chakra energy anchoring you to the ground. As you continue to breathe deeply, repeat the following affirmation:
“I am safe. I am loved. I am connected to all that is.”
As you do so, let the words sink deep into your consciousness
Root Chakra Seed Mantra Meditation: The Root Chakra mantra is “LAM”. This mantra helps to energise and activate the Root Chakra for the purpose of prayer or meditation.
The meaning of “LAM” is “I am.” When you recite this mantra, you are affirming your presence and power in the world. And you get to connect with the Root Chakra, which provides stability and security.
Chant the mantra, while visualising the sound energy of the chant traveling from the base of your spine and being released from the top of your head.
This will help raise energies of the Root Chakra while directing the benefits of the sound vibrations to your entire body.
Root Chakra meditation can help to bring higher balance and grounding into your life. If you are feeling unsteady or somewhat out of balance, try practicing one of the meditation techniques to reconnect with your Root Chakra energy.
Best Practices and Tips
Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your Root Chakra meditation:
- Practice regularly. The more you meditate, the easier it’ll be to connect with your Root Chakra energy.
- Be patient. It can take some time to feel the effects of the meditation. Don’t worry if you don’t feel anything right away. Just keep practicing and trust that the Root Chakra energy is there.
- Visualise clearly. The more vividly you can imagine the Root Chakra energy, the easier it will be to connect with it.
- Use affirmations. Repeating positive statements about your Root Chakra can help to open and balance this energy centre. Some examples include: “I am safe and secure,” “I am connected to the earth”.
- Use the Root Chakra mantra ‘Lam’. It is a powerful tool for energising and aligning the Root Chakra. This mantra can help to release any blockages or stale energy and promote a better flow of energy throughout the body. It is important to chant it aloud to experience its sound healing effects.
With regular practice, you will begin to feel more grounded and centered in your life. The Root Chakra energy will help you to feel more secure and focussed in your everyday experiences.
The Bottom Line
Root Chakra meditation is to connect with your Root Chakra energy, to help you feel more grounded and present in your life.
Whichever technique you choose, this meditation can help you feel safer and more connected to your body. It’s a simple way to bring balance to the Root Chakra and create a sense of stability in your life.
You may practice on your own, or access our detailed course on how to balance, heal, and meditate on all chakras ‘Understanding Chakras’. This is one of the most sought-after course on chakras, with everyone raving about it when they finish it. See it here.