Here are some questions and answers about the Root Chakra that may help you begin to see how it is functioning in your life. This chakra may not be as exciting or glamorous as other chakras that rule Self Empowerment, Love, Intuition etc., BUT it is the foundation of all the other chakras and without it there are issues with the development of the other chakras. For instance, without a healthy Root Chakra self empowerment is skewed, intuition becomes flights of fancy or even psychosis, manifestation is difficult or impossible, love is co-dependent. So in spite of this not being a wildly interesting place to focus our attention, it does serve us well in the long run.
When does the root chakra first “come online” ? 0-5 yrs.
Where is the root chakra located? Base of spine; Coccygeal Plexus
What is its function: Foundation of Physical & Psychological Health
What does the root chakra influence psychologically? Space-time orientation; Need for logic& structure, Physical& psychological roots/support, Family& societal belief systems; Boundaries, Manifestation of material reality; Survival
What are the fears associated with an imbalance of root energy? Fears: Abandonment; Loss of order; Tendency toward unrealistic fears for physical survival
What are the strengths associated with root chakra energies? Family identity; Honor; Support; Loyalty
What are common physical signs of imbalance in the root chakra? Hemorrhoids; Constipation; Sciatica; Eating Disorders,Spinal & leg problems; Decreased renewal of blood cells
Any chakra can be out of balance in a number of ways—an excess or a deficiency of energy is a most common one.
Excessive Energy: Obesity (denseness to lower body); Fear of change; Overly Meticulous, Excessively focused on routine, security, possessions
Aggression; Domineering; Egotistical; Sexually inhibited
Deficient Energy: Frequent fears; inability to be still; illness; spaciness, Very thin or flabby excess weight; poor grooming & hygiene, Lack of confidence; Depression; Loss of will power to achieve goals, Loss of interest in sex; Lack of a sense of grounding
Root Chakra in Summary
The positive archetype for the root chakra is the Earth Mother. A person with strong, positive root energy honors and cares for the body as a sacred vessel that carries them in the material world. Physical needs are well cared for which results in healthy vitality as well as abundant energy to flow upward to nurture the higher chakras. The higher chakras help to expand your inner world, and open up greater creative manifestation and expanded spiritual experience.
Next time we will post some questions to help you further personalize the root chakra issues/energy.