ROOT POINT ( CHAKRA )The 1st or Root Point, the Root Point is considered by many to be the most important Point (although we know they are all important, right?) because it is the Point that connects us to our physical world. Located at the base of our spine, it is the root Point that governs over our physical energies, giving us a sense of safety and security with other people and ourselves.
It is important to balance this point first before balancing the others, from an energetic stand-point, as it is widely believed that this is where we draw our life force energy from (see kundalini reiki). If you are not properly grounded (or rooted into the ground) you simply can not balance the other point properly. If your root point is in balance or open properly, you will feel secure in your world and daily tasks will seem effortless. You will not have any doubts about your place in the world and things will work for you, whether it be with relationships, money or with a career. You will work with the world and not against it!
Over-Active Root Chakra:
If the root point is over-active you may experience anger, annoyance and even aggression towards people and events in your life. Greediness and controlling others and becoming belligerent to those who challenge your “authority” may be a problem. You might become dependent on the security from other people, your job, or specific habits and because of this you will have very rigid boundaries – making it very difficult for you to accept change. You may also become very materialistic or impulsive and think that your value or self-worth exists in having such things. Problems with an over-active sex drive may arise due to the over-activeness of the root point.
Under-Active Root Point:
If your root point is under-active you may feel disconnected from the world around you, including from your body. You will feel disorganized and consequently this will reflect in your world. You will lack focus and discipline and you may even become afraid, anxious or restless in your daily interactions. You will probably experience a lack of stamina, depression or desire to do or to want anything out of life. You will have trouble obtaining financial security and will find yourself with no, or very little boundaries.
Physical symptoms of an Imbalance:
Weight-loss/gain, over or underactive sex drive, poor immune system, anemia, depression, laziness, irratible bowel syndrome are all possible physical symptoms of an imbalance within the root Point.
Healing the Root Point
There are many ways one can begin to balance their Point. Below you will find several useful methods, including colour, nature and sound therapy! Affirmation for the Root Point: I am safe in the world around me. I belong in this world, and am a part of Gaia (mother-earth). I am at peace with my surroundings, with the people and the events that occur.
Color of the Root Point:
The root is associated with the color red. Picturing a red lotus flower at the base of your spine will begin to balance it. Lighting red candles while focusing on your root point can also have this effect. Organs/Glands governed by the Root Point: Reproductive Organs, Large Intestine, Immune System. Crystal Therapy for the Root Point: Azurite, Bloodstone, Chrysocolla, Obsidian, Golden Yellow Topaz, Black Tourmaline, Carnelian, Citrine, Red Jasper, Smokey Quartz. Nutrition for the Root Point: Red Foods, such as red apples, strawberries, red cabbage. Ginger, carrots, or beets, or foods with “roots” and foods that are high in protein, such as eggs, meat, beans, nuts. Aromatherapy/Essential Oils for the Root Point: Sandalwood, Cedar, Rosewood, Ginger, Cloves, Black pepper, Rosemary.Healing the Root Point with Nature: Simply getting out and experiencing the sounds and smells of Mother Nature will have a positive effect on this point. Sitting on the grass, under a tree is an ideal spot to sit and allow yourself to absurd these earthly energies!