The Muladhara in Sanskrit also known as the root chakra, which is our first chakra in the seven chakra energy center. It is located in the pelvic region at the base of the coccyx bone.
The root chakra rules the body parts of the kidneys, colon, adrenal glands, bones, and muscles. It is associated with the color red and the element earth. Within this chakra is our sense of safety and feeling like we belong here.
It is directly related to our survival needs and instincts. This is our relation to the physical world and our primal being lies here. Our ability to provide for our material needs and feel capable of having our physical needs met comes from this chakra.
How To Tell If The Root Chakra Is Blocked
The root chakra, like any chakra, can become blocked. Our chakras are energy centers in the body that work as a sort of gathering point within the layers of our mental, physical, and emotional bodies.
Chakra in Sanskrit translates to “wheel” or “circle” this can begin to explain that our chakras spin and need continuous movement to thrive. Similar to our bodies which need replenishing of nutrients as well as expelling the excess in order to thrive, our chakras need movement as well.
When this chakra is blocked it can manifest as financial fears, material obsession, difficulty saying no, lack of self-confidence. It can also show up as resisting change, controlling behavior, and egotisical tendencies.
Physically it can show up as eating disorders, elimination problems, kidney stones, ankle or hip problems, and lower back pain.
What Are Affirmations?
Affirmations are used in psychology as well as new age thought. They affirm an idea or concept to your subconscious and conscious mind most commonly used in repetition.
When we have a thought we will also attach an associated image, feeling, and response to this thought. It has actually been proven that our brain actually cannot tell the difference between visualizations real-life events.
By using affirmations we are telling and affirming to the brain a reality we are wanting to integrate with. The repetition of these thoughts work to ingrain themselves in the subconscious.
The power of affirmations is actually amplified when we attach our emotions to them. This begins to affect the way we interact with life and the way we view ourselves.
When we have an underlying belief system that we can trust ourselves or that we are worthy of love we will begin to naturally act in a way that harmonizes with this reality rather than in a way that blocks this from entering our lives.
Affirmations really work to disarm self-sabotaging tendencies and make it easier to create change. They can rewire our neuropathways and will prime the soil of our lives for seeds of success to sprout easily.
How To Use Affirmations to Heal Your Root Chakra
To begin using affirmations, take some time to first become aware of where you would like to encourage or grow yourself. Then, choose an affirmation or customize one that matches the nourishment you want to bring into your life.
Then the most important step is to own it. When you say these affirmations cultivate the feelings you would be feeling as you are saying them as if they are your truth. Feel extravagantly rich when you say the words “I am abundant”.
Through the law of attraction, you will begin to shift your vibration to be a harmonious match to the reality of the affirmation.
Affirmations and The Chakras
The chakras vibrate at a higher frequency when they are in balance. You can affirm statements that match these frequencies in order to open, balance and program your chakras to be open and in alignment.
You can journal these affirmations, chant them, sing them, or think them in meditation. They work the strongest with the intentions and attention you put behind them.
Root Chakra Affirmations
Positive affirmations are like clearing out the leaves and sticks in a beautiful river. This allows your creativity and joy to flow endlessly and effortlessly. They work to boost confidence and reinforce the subconscious belief you are worthy of love.
When clearing out a chakra blockage you will first start to release the old. This may be felt as a resistance to these statements at first. It may feel like you are simply going through the motions.
Practice patience, kindness, and dedication with this as you will begin to clear out this energy center and you will begin to feel the nourishment that loving words can bring you. The more you practice the more you may be able to feel the subtle shifts you can create inside you when you affirm that you are worthy of love.
Tony Robbins says, “energy flows where attention goes” which speaks volumes to the fact that our attention and intentions are powerful. By using these affirmations below or customizing your own you can open and heal your solar plexus chakra.
- It is safe for me to be in this body
- I deserve success
- I am worthy of (ie. love, my dreams, abundance)
- I am financially stable
- It is safe for me to trust
- I am capable and strong
- I am supported and loved
- I am grounded