Root Chakra

Root Chakra

Affirmation “I am a divine being of light.  I am peaceful, protected, and secure.”

Earth Element – Will to Express

The Root Chakra is associated with the feeling of safety and grounding and symbolized by a red lotus with four petals.  It is located at the base of the spine, near the tailbone.  It is the foundation on which all of your basic needs are met and your identity as an individual.  The corresponding body locations are the perineum, along the first three vertebrae, opening up at the pelvic plexus.  This is the matrix upon which the body tissue is formed.

The root chakra provides the foundation for expansion on which we build our life.  It supports us in growing and feeling safe into exploring all the aspects of life.  It is related to the instincts of survival, family loyalty, our feeling of safety and security, whether it’s our physical body or metaphorical needs, such as housing and financial safety.

Physical manifestations are often related to the lower back, sciatica pain, constipation, legs, feet, groin, hip issues, rectal problems, low blood pressure, anemia, depression, anxiety, lethargy, lack of control over your nervous system, excessive sensitivity to stimuli, and digestion or bowel issues.

Excessive worry, depression, tendency to be overly negative towards others or yourself, psychological or emotional rigidity, low self-esteem or the opposite end of the spectrum, dominating in relationships, overbearing cynicism, selfishness, greed, addictive behaviors especially with regards to substances or food.  At the psycho-spiritual level, feelings of ungrounded, spacy, and living on survival mode at all times.

Emotional attributes may occur, such as feeling insecure, fearful, lonely, unsupported, restless, lethargy,  laziness, panic attacks, short temperedness, and lack of concentration.  Feeling ungrounded or spacy, living on survival mode at all times, high levels of anxiety, panic reactions or paranoia, generalized feeling of insecurity, going through extremes like anger and uncontrollable apathy are signs of emotional instability in the root chakra energy center.

Invocation:  Open, clear, balanced and aligned root chakra to transmit the Will to blend my soul with my personality and expanding into being all that I am.

Primary Meaning:  I am / I exist

Mantra:  LAM

Sense:  Smell

Animal:  Elephant

Zodiac Signs:  Aquarius, Capricorn

Yoga poses:  Warrior poses, and all standing yoga postures

How do we balance the Root Chakra?
There are certain essential oils and gemstones that represent the Root Chakra.  The oils and gemstones used in your session work together with your root energy center to balance your physical, spiritual and emotional being.  Experience being fully anchored and driven in your daily life, confident in our ability to have our needs met, and strongly embodied in all our feelings and actions.

We can feel everything and everyone without fear of being disturbed or distressed because we are solidly present with what is and increased levels of vitality.  Feelings of being grounded, self-assured and balanced flow of energies in your body will begin to manifest.  We can soar to new levels as we have strong foundations to let our emotions and imagination thrive.  Best therapies are taking care of and loving oneself, a barefoot walk in nature or dancing and jumping.

A balanced root chakra shows abundant health and energy, feeling grounded and settled, comfortable with your own body, feeling a sense of safety and security, happiness in job career, material prosperity, and overall zest for life.  We can experience being fully anchored, confident in our ability to have our needs met and feel strongly embodied in all our feelings and actions.  There is no feelings of fear of being distressed, because we are solidly present with what is.  We can soar to new levels as we have strong foundations to let our emotions and imagination thrive.

Essential Oil Base:   Arborvitae, Basil, Black Clove, Sandalwood, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Cilantro, Frankincense, Myrrh, Patchouli, Vetiver, and White Fir essential oils are thoughtfully blended and applied to the Root Chakra.  Inhale, place on pulse points, bottom of feet and behind knees for complete application.


Cassia essential oil is added for an underactive root chakra.
Patchouli essential oil is added for an overactive root chakra.


Gemstone Base:  Red Hematite, Red Jasper or Ruby Hematite gemstones are used for strength and courage and are included with your session.  It focuses energy and emotions for balance between the body, mind and spirit.  Red Hematite dissolves negativity and prevents you from absorbing the negativity of others. It boosts self-esteem, enhances willpower, overcome compulsions, addictions, reliability and confidence.

Consider these questions to open yourself to new possibilities:

Are there fears that prevent me from living life fully?

How do I deal with control in my life, too loose, or too controlling?

Do I give too much attention to money matters in a worrisome way?

How do I relate with my body and health?

What can I do to increase my level of vitality?

Grounding Techniques:

  • Exercise, go out for a walk, run, be in nature, or simply do some gentle breathing to feel your body as a whole.
  • Put your hands in the soil, plant something.
  • Relax and focus on feeling at ease in your body.
  • Go to a yoga class.
  • Receive a leg and foot massage.
  • Practice visual meditations linking you to the earth.