How to Heal The Root Chakra?

We have covered basic knowledge regarding our 7 main chakras in the previous post. In this article, let us talk about the signs of the imbalanced root chakra and how to help heal and balance the root chakra.

balance our chakras

Balanced and well-aligned chakras will bring about holistic well-being, the harmony of body, mind, and spirit. As a result, this will make the biological energy in the body vibrate, circulate, and receive the endless source of cosmic energy. Therefore, we are able to assist the healing of the imbalanced chakras by utilizing those factors in harmony with the corresponding chakras.

The First Chakra – Root Chakra:

Root Chakra is formed in the mother’s womb and develops until 6 months old. It relates to the element of Earth, representing survival. These are matters related to food, shelter, clothing, money, work, death, and so on.

It is fear that will hurt this chakra. The feeling of fear that arises when someone or something dangerous threatens your life or paralyzes you, making you not know what to do. Animals know how to shake off fear energy but humans still keep that energy in their bodies, exerting influence on the root chakra.

What can affect Root Chakra?

– The first chakra is affected by everything that happens to the fetus in the womb: the mother intends to have an abortion, or she does not want this pregnancy.

– Birth trauma: difficult birth, prolonged birth.

– Anything that makes a child feel unwelcome in this life: being abandoned, orphan, death of a loved one in the family (the child feels that that person has left him or her).

– Eating issues: Living in a poor family and do not have enough food, or the child is forced to eat too much even though he or she is not hungry.

– Being treated violently or severely neglected. Harsh punishment in the name of love and discipline affects children’s sense of security and happiness. When a child is hurt physically or emotionally, he or she will not be able to trust these people anymore. When there is excessive physical abuse, it will create a separation between the mind and body, they shut down in order not to feel the pain of the physical body and become numb.

– Inheriting worries from parents about financial problems, the child will feel insecure and create a lack mentality for the rest of his or her life.

Signs of Imbalanced Root Chakra

* Weak or Blocked Root Chakra:

– Lots of fear, anxiety, insecurity, mistrust in others.

– Tend to be stagnant, easily bored and lazy.

– Can not deal with change and instability.

– Easily frustrated and stressed by external factors.

– Doesn’t take good care of the physical body or the living environment.

– Ungrounded, far from reality.

– Having financial problems, not enough money to cover life.

– Feeling being abandoned.

* Overactive Root Chakra:

– People try to make a lot of money and achieve financial goals by any means, sometimes we can see them as “workaholics”.

– Merely work for money, even if they don’t like the job or the work environment. They do not want to try risky options due to the fear of not earning money.

– Being obsessed with material things, leading to hoarding and greed.

– Aggression, anger, lust for power.

* Physical issues:

– blood and bone issues, especially in the lower part of the body, such as arthritis, varicose veins, swelling, cramps.

– constipation, bladder or colon problems.

==> Balanced Root Chakra:

– Feel grounded, calm, centered and secure, both physically and emotionally.

– Being financially independent and self-supporting.

– Have faith in life, in self and others.


How to Heal and Balance Root Chakra

What to do:

– Regular meditation to increase self-awareness and aids awakening.

Yoga: warrior pose, mountain pose, bridge pose, chair pose.

warrior pose for root chakra

– Face the old fears. You need to explore the deep root cause of those fears, reflect on that, try to get healed on those issues and move on.

– Get grounded. In other words, connect to the earth and with nature. For example, consciously walking barefoot on the ground in nature, hugging trees, gardening. Because the essence of nature is loving and giving, connecting with nature helps you to realize prosperity everywhere and within you which leads to increasing trust and reducing fear.

– Organize work properly, allow yourself to rest.

– Learn how to take care of your body properly. Because your physical body is a precious vessel for you to experience life to its fullest!

Food: red food such as apples, pomegranates; and root vegetables like beets, parsnip, sweet potato, carrot.

Positive Affirmations:
speak out loud or in your mind several times every day, or write down on sticker notes and stick them around your home and/or work environment to remind yourself.
1. I am safe and grounded.
2. I feel protected in this world.
3. I am safe, protected and guided in this world.
4. I release any doubts and fears.
5. I am abundant, and I live in an abundant Universe…

Chant: chant LAM to yourself slowly “lllllaaaaammmmm” while meditating or doing chores during the day.

Crystals: black tourmaline, obsidian, red jasper, red tiger’s eye, smokey quartz, jet, hematite, and bloodstone. Bring them with you, put them next to your bed or hold them in your hands while meditating.

Aroma: vetiver, patchouli, cedar, ginger, sandalwood, rosewood, cloves, and black pepper.


– Grounding music with a low bass tone, such as drum, the sound of thunder.

– 396Hz Solfeggio music.

Color: wear red clothes or accessories, have more red objects around the house.

Energy Healing: Reiki, Acupuncture, Quantum Healing, with the intention to heal and balance the root chakra.

Above is quite a comprehensive list of things to know for healing the root chakra but definitely not exhaustive, I would love to hear your suggestions or feedback about how to help your root chakra to gain back its balance in the comment section below. And below are the healing tips for other chakras!

1. How to Heal The Sacral Chakra.

2. How to Heal the Solar Plexus Chakra.

3. How to Heal the Heart Chakra.

4. How to Heal the Throat Chakra.

5. How to Heal the Third Eye Chakra.

6. How to Heal the Crown Chakra.

Much love,
W. / E.

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  1. Hi Grace,

    Fantastic article. I loved the reading. I am passionate about well-being and health, especially yoga.

    After reading your article, I concluded that I need to rebalance my Chakra because I am too anxious. 

    I am convinced that meditation reduces anxiety, and that’s why I decided to start my first seance today.

    I do have a question, though. I always thought that red annoys people, so it is suggested to have red objects around the house?

    Thank you for this great post.

    1. Hi Daniella,

      Thanks for leaving your comment and question! Colour can evoke different emotions in each person. In fact, I have found many people like red, so it really depends. If you have difficulty seeing red (which can possibly have a reason behind it, energetically), try lighter shades of red. Or if you still don’t like it, you don’t have to do that suggestion at all. There are many other things to help heal your root chakra. Maybe after healing part of it, you will find red easier to look at? Who knows? ^_^

      Keep me posted on your healing journey and share any questions you might have along the way.

      All the best,


  2. Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful article with us all. I found this to be a vey interesting, intriguing and educational read indeed. This is actually a topic i was only just thinking about an hur or so ago.

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    Thanks again

    Have a great day


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