The 1st Chakra: RED

The 1st Chakra: RED

The first chakra is also called the root chakra or the red chakra is associated with our basic needs of survival, hence food, clothing, rest, shelter, money and procreation. When the root chakra is open and clear you are able to take the steps necessary to take care of yourself financially and provide for what is rightfully yours; a comfortable home, food and clothing.

However, the Chakra becomes dysfunctional due to reasons like insecurity, abuse, basic requirements not met while growing up, and complications while birthing, issues of abandonment, etc.

Dysfunctional chakra means either it is dominant or weak, blocked or blown out. The symptoms are:

Physical : Addictions/ Addictive Behaviour, Anorexia, Constipation, Colitis, Depression, Diarrhea, Frequent urination, Glaucoma, Hemorrhoids, Hypertension, Impotence, Kidney stones, Knee problems, Obesity, Piles, Sciatica, Weight gain/ loss, Prostate cancer, Rectal cancer, Blood diseases, Skin disorders (especially rashes), Itching, Pain at base of spine, Migraines, Spinal curvatures, Sciatic, Lumbago, Painful or frequent urination, Backaches, Poor circulation in legs, Swollen ankles, Weak arches and ankles, Cold feet, Weak legs, Leg cramps, Eczema.

Emotional : Anger of the past, Fear of deadlines, Afraid to let go, Feeling burdened, Terror of abandonment, rage from hurt or anger, Guilt, Sexual pressure, Numbness, Hypocrisy, Uncertainty regarding money and the future, Inability to flow with life, Holding onto old ideas, Untrusting of life, Lack of integrity or courage or convictions, Blaming others, Deep hurt, Longstanding resentment, Deep grief, Carrying hatreds, Tension.
Many hard core addictions such as alcohol, sex and cocaine are related to imbalanced first chakra.

Essential oil to help balance the root chakra are:

Apply to the bottom of the feet and the spine.


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