The Root Chakra is your grounding core and the first of the seven energy centers running through our bodies. Known as Muladhara in Sanskrit, the Root Chakra is associated with our physical energy and connection to the earth. Just like the name implies, the Root Chakra provides stability, strength and security.
When our Root Chakra is well balanced we operate from a place of self-confidence and assurance and can endure what life brings our way better. With the physical energy centre balanced, we can also begin to work on our other energy centers, towards spiritual awakening and allow our primal energy to delve deeper within.
Located in the base of your spine, in the perineum, the Root Chakra is represented in fiery red tones and deep black. It has a masculine energy, that provides emotional stability and is also where your Kundalini flows through on its way to the top towards the Crown Chakra.
Healing crystals and stones are one of the best ways to cleanse, activate and heal the energy flowing through your chakras. The 7 root chakra crystals we will explore below resonate with the frequency of your primal base chakra and will promote proper alignment of your physical energy.
At Tali & Loz we are true believers of the Chakras and we curated crystal sets which we believe help to guide specific energy through the Chakras. Our ‘Detox Chakra set’, will introduce crystal vibrations that will help you with detoxing and protect you from negative energy around you.
Why work on your Root Chakra?
The Root Chakra is the foundation of all other energy centres, so ensuring it is well balanced and unblocked from negative energies is integral to your physical and spiritual wellbeing.
When your foundation and internal structure is compact, you will feel free to pursue new opportunities and achieve goals that you have neglected in the past.
You can keep your Root Chakra healthy by ensuring you eat adequate quantities of nutritious food and connecting to the element of earth. Gardening, walking, exercising in nature or simply being outside can do wonders for your Root Chakra.
What does a blocked Root Chakra feel like?
Think of yourself like a tree whose roots have been blocked from absorbing water and nutrients from the soil. How long will you last before you wither away and start to die?
A blockage in your Root Chakra will most likely manifest as a sense of loss and instability. Without a steady foundation, you may feel drained and lack the physical strength and vitality you once had.
Your ability to stay present in the moment and work towards your goals may also be affected, and things that used to make you feel excited and passionate will now feel insurmountable. The fiery red hue of the soil that the Root Chakra is represented as, is also connected to our flight or fight response.
A severe blockage leads to apathy and anger, pessimism, anger and overthinking everything while being unable to take action.
Some common physical and emotional symptoms with a blocked Root Chakra
- Lack of strength
- Lack of purpose
- Lower back pain
- Emotional & physical disconnection
BEST ROOT CHAKRA STONES AND CRYSTALS
You can shop our Root Chakra Crystal collection here or click on the images below.
We have curated a wonderful set to help and balance your Root Chakra.
Carnelian comes in a range of orange to red hues and is a powerful cleansing
and healing stone. Throughout history, red carnelian was used to provide courage and strength to those wearing it. It will shield you from envy, resentment and anger, all indications of a blocked Root Chakra and is a popular choice for jewellery. Wear it close to your lower body or meditate by placing it next to the base of your spine.
Obsidian is said to draw those in need of deep cleansing and healing. This
powerful black stone can overwhelm those not accustomed to its power and strength and should be handled with care. Known to protect against psychic attacks and negative energies, Black Obsidian is known as the "Stone of Truth" and can bring up unresolved emotions and allow you to examine them and resolve them. This is a great stone to use if you feel something is holding you back.
A truly magnificent stone, that has been used as a stone of protection since
antiquity and was considered sacred by many civilizations. Red Jasper occupies the space between the physical and spiritual realm while grounding those who wear it and providing much-needed inspiration. For this, it was often used by poets, writers, and spiritual guides or magicians. It has a very nurturing and warm aura that will protect and guide you through turbulent times while healing your Root Chakra.
Hematite meaning blood is in Greek, is one of the best Root Chakra crystals
you can choose to cleanse and heal the negative energies away. Primarily a protective and grounding stone, it boosts self-esteem and instils a sense of peace, confidence and inner strength that is needed to overcome all obstacles. Known as the "Stone of the Mind", Hematite is great for those struggling with stress and anxiety and will quieten and settle your mind while strengthening your connection to the earth and your base chakra.
Black Tourmaline is a most powerful protection stone that vibrates strongly with
the Root Chakra and promotes positive thinking, self-confidence and optimism. Ideal for grounding work, it will shield your aura from negative thoughts and self-perceptions, and psychic attacks. With its deep black colour and earthy feel, it will detoxify the environment around you and even block electromagnetic waves from small electronics that could be affecting you.
Contrary to its name, Bloodstone is characterized by a deep green and earthy
colour, and speckles of bright red. It has a deep and powerful connection to the Root Chakra but is also well aligned and provides healing energy to the Solar Plexus, Sacral and Heart Chakras. It is a stone of resilience, perseverance and courage, and a protective barrier against negativity and psychic threats. In years past, healers used bloodstone to purify the blood and organs of patients suffering from infections, anemia and other ailments. When meditating with Bloodstone, you will stay present in the moment and be able to figure out ways out of uncomfortable or threatening situations.
Tips for Using Chakra Stones for Healing
Healing stone and crystals can be used in a variety of ways.
- Try to learn more about each stone specifically and work with each one individually to sense their energy
- Place the stone on your Root Chakra during meditation work. Hold it in your hands or move it around your fingers as you focus your mind on something
- Pick your favourite stones so you can wear them as jewellery or use them around the house and close to where you sit
- Try sleeping with one of our suggested best Throat Chakra stones under your pillow, for stress-free dreams
- Look at ways to introduce crystals around the house, your car, or other spaces that could benefit from healing energy
- Make sure you know how to properly cleanse your stones after using them
As always feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Love & Light,
Founder of Tali & Loz
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