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  • Writer's pictureMairead Flanagan

The Root Chakra Explained with Affirmations to help clear Energy Blocks at the Root.


The root chakra provides the foundation 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 our feeling of safety and security, whether it’s physical or regarding our bodily needs or metaphorical regarding housing and financial safety. To sum it up, the first chakra questions are around the idea of survival and safety. The root chakra is where we ground ourselves into the earth and anchor our energy into the manifest world.

What happens when the first chakra is imbalanced

At the emotional level, the deficiencies or imbalance in the first chakra are related to:

Excessive feeling of insecurity, living on survival mode constantly

For a person who has imbalance in the first chakra, it might be hard to feel safe in the world and everything looks like a potential risk. The desire for security dominates and can translate into concerns over the job situation, physical safety, shelter, health. A blocked root chakra may turn into behaviors ruled mainly by fear.

On the same line, when the root chakra is overactive, fear might turn into greed and paranoia, which are extreme forms of manifestation of imbalance in the first chakra. Issues with control over food intake and diet are related to it.

Chakra colors: The red chakra

The typical color used to represent the root chakra is a rich vermilion red. This is the color used on its symbol to fill its petals. Traditionally, it is also associated with the color yellow or gold (this is the color of its element as opposed to its petals). In the spectrum of chakra colors, red symbolizes strength, vitality, and stimulates our instinctual tendencies.

Affirmations can be very helpful in clearing blocked energy from our energy fields and chakra sysem.

Root chakra affirmations

I am safe

I love my life

I allow myself to be in the present moment, right here, right now

I have everything I need

I am open to new ideas

I am here, here in my body, and all is well

I am aware of my thoughts, feelings, and body in the present moment

I am grounded and connected to the earth

I trust myself

I am open to new ways of thinking

I embrace change

I love myself

I let go of my past

I am

Information taken from:

Reference; websit. Charka Anatomy websit

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