The first chakra, the root of all things, sits at the base of the spine just above the tailbone. Like the trees that bloom overhead, our root is our connection to all earthly things and the epicentre of our stability. In the hierarchy of needs, the root chakra also called the Muladhara is where we get our sense of safety, our strength, our preservation, endurance, and our sense of grounding. It is our survival chakra and is one of our most important spiritual assets. This is where our kundalini serpent slumbers and where our masculine energy resides and acts as the foundation for all other chakra points in the body. The root chakra is our foundation and has a huge impact on our emotional, spiritual, and physical body.
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What Happens When The Root Chakra Is Blocked
When our root chakra is out of balance or blocked, this can make us feel un-hinged and on edge. We may struggle with feelings of security, like we are lacking solid ground. We may feel unable to trust ourselves in making the right decision and suspicious of others. We may feel lost or stressed or over-anxious in everything we do. It’s possible also, to find ourselves stuck in scarcity mindset. Clinging to what we have in the fear that good things won’t arise again. Disconnection from our root chakra energy can make us feel powerless and when we are powerless we give our joy away. We may feel apathy or flighty, and our fight, freeze, and fawn responses can be easily triggered.
A blocked root chakra can even lead to slumps in our physical health, especially within the lower body. From bladder and colon problems to arthritis and even poor parasympathetic nervous responses.
Fortunately, clearing the root chakra isn’t a tricky fix. There are many grounding energy practices and elemental ways you can open this area. From yoga and meditation to deep breathing, standing barefoot in the soil, and of course; the healing vibrations of base chakra crystals! All these things can reconnect you to the world beneath your feet and raise your sense of safety and belonging.
Unblocking & Balancing The Root Chakra With Crystals
There are some amazing root chakra gemstones that can bring the safety, connection, and cleansing energy one needs. Unlocking the root chakra energy is about securing your feeling of physical and emotional safety so that one has a solid foundation. Usually, the best root chakra crystals tend to be ones that share the same colour as the root chakra. Think deep reds, earthy browns, and blacks. The black gems are for grounding and bring with them powerful volcanic energy. Let’s take a closer look at the best healing crystals our root chakras.
A thousand pomegranate shades sit at the striking red heart of the gorgeous Garnet stone. This rare and exciting root chakra gem is all regenerative energy. Forever a life bringer, Garnet raises low energy and supports you across the spectrum of emotional and physical health. For those who feel like their sense of courage and strength has deserted them, Garnet glows at the core to give your kundalini a power boost once more.
Silvery bright, the glistening rugged stone of Hematite is all about neutralizing the negative. This stone is an effective sweeper of the root chakra. It uses aura energy and filters stagnant energy through the root chakra for balance. Hematite is great at for grounding in the now. For those who tend to let their mind run away like wild horses, this stone centres you. This stone helps you master your mind before it masters you.
3. Black Obsidian
Black Obsidian is raw energy and earthly spirit. This deliciously dark stone is a force of nature. Naturally protective, this shiny dark gem comes highly polished and is believed to have mirror-like qualities so it can show you the truth of your own soul. It’s a gorgeous grounding companion and doesn’t think twice about helping you to see through fantasies. So you can walk in the light of knowledge, wisdom, and authenticity. This stone helps you trust your instincts. It strengthens the root chakra, giving you stablity. Obsidian dissolves old traumas, veers you away from hidden psychic attacks, and guides you towards higher living all while keeping those roots deep.
4. Red Jasper
Earthy and vibrant, Red Jasper is a supremely nurturing stone and great for clearing the root and sacral chakra. It has rich firey and fierce energy. It is also called the stone of endurance and known for raising motivation levels and helping you overcome obstacles and challenges. It gives inner strength and confidence to take life by the horns. The Red Jasper stone raises vitality, connects you to your true power, and ignites passion.
Blood stone, the warrior stone is a dark silvery green and red flecked gem. Favoured by samurai’s, soldiers, and warriors to carry into the battlefield. With this powerful stone in hand, it’s easy to feel invincible as it clears the root, sacral, solar plexus and heart chakra. Bloodstone is an emotional balancer and this gem doesn’t let you get pulled down by rampant flighty feelings. It steadies the heart and the mind, eases anxiety and protects against evil forces.
The fiery Carnelian is something your root chakra is sure to love. This creative stone also connects to the sacral chakra. Whenever you feel sluggish, low in mood, and as though you have lost your vibrancy, this stone activates the base chakras. Carnelian is a stone of confidence, radiance, and outstanding courage. It gifts you the inspiration and passion you need to confront life. As a stone of endurance, it also makes sure that you have the strength to follow through.
7. Black Tourmaline
Shaded as dark as night, Black Tourmaline is protective and powerful. This deeply healing stone works wonders on your sense of safety and helps you to feel fully protected from prying eyes that may want to do harm. It keeps you safe from the potential side effects of EMF’s for those who are sensitive. Black Tourmaline is known for transforming negative energy into positive. It transmutes feelings around anxiety, depression, and general despair. It provides positive support for the adrenal glands and gets your energy levels back up to scratch too!
8. Tigers Eye
Powerful and protective, the big cat vibes of the Tigers Eye helps you to feel full-bodied and blissful every time you step out the door. Banded with earthly gold, black, brown, and colours of orange, the Tiger’s Eye glints with power. It strengthens your root chakra by reminding one they are the master of their destiny. There’s nothing you can’t handle. Tigers Eye improves our natural body language, helping us to communicate our wants and desires.
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9. Smokey Quartz
The Smoky Quartz stone shimmers with silver mists and sheer magic. This stone not only connects and clears the root chakra but it works with the crown chakra too! Smoky Quartz has a deep connection with the earth but also carries that classic quartz family energy of being a mega amplifier and messenger to the universe. It teaches us to let go of that which doesn’t serve us and helps us to clearly see the pathways we want to take. It has a gentle energy meaning that it dissolves blocks without causing emotional upset. If a deep breath was a stone it would surely be Smoky Quartz.
10. Black Onyx
Another bodyguard stone, Black Onyx clears the root chakra. This polished dark gem shares similar qualities to Obsidian in that it also encourages the flow of physical strength and mental stamina. It invites the inner warrior to rise up while keeping us grounded to the Earth, so we can channel that energy. When we feel safe and strong and whole, one is bold in passion and creativity, Black Onyx helps us sit in our soul seat without the worry of being disturbed by outside forces.
11. Moss Agate
Moss Agate is mainly associated with the heart chakra, but it’s earthly energy is great at healing the root chakra too. This stone is pure spring rain, ever ready to wash away the worries. Moss Agate is glowing with Gaia energy and was often used by farmers to reap a bountiful harvest. As a stone that encourages abundance, it’s a great gem for keeping close with root chakra work. Moss Agate brings with it the elements of water, stone, forest, and shade. It cools hot heads and tempestuous hearts. It encourages your immune system to work wonderfully and also ensures that you are able to enjoy the full bloom of peace because you feel safe and sacred within your body.
Your root chakra is the first point towards stepping into your personal power. When this is blocked it has a knock-on effect throughout your life, for there is no clear flow of energy. Also, who can focus on their spiritual awakening when they don’t feel safe and secure in the body and space they inhabit? Keeping your root chakra cleansed and clear should be part of your daily wellness practice. This powerful force sets us up for all our great successes and ensures that no matter what we are facing that we are steady in our sense of personal power. Happy Activating!