About the Root Chakra
Te root chakra is located at the base of your spine and pelvic floor.
In Sanskrit, the first chakra is called Muladhara. This stems from the root “Mulad” meaning root, and “adhara” meaning support or base.
And this is exactly what the root chakra is all about.
Your root chakra is responsible for feelings of security and stability. Because the root chakra is the first of the Chakras, it acts as a base for all other chakras.
Affirmations are a tool you can use to open and balance your root chakra, creating feelings of security, balance, and safety. Before we get in to the 30 affirmations for your root chakra, let’s learn more about the root chakra and how affirmations can help.
Signs of a Balanced Root Chakra
When your root chakra is balanced, you will feel calm and grounded.
A balanced root chakra allows you to feel sure of and connected to yourself. Because of this, you’ll be less reactive to others comments and opinions and less anxious about external events.
With a balanced root chakra, you’ll also feel more connected to nature and to those around you. You’ll feel safe and trusting that you are on the right path.
Signs of a Blocked Root Chakra
An unbalanced Root Chakra can manifest in both physical and emotional ways. Physically, you may experience fatigue, restlessness, or even back pain.
You may feel disconnected, alone, or unsure of who you are. Without a strong foundation, you may be overly reactive to external events with anger or sadness. You may feel anxious, fearful, or even hopeless about the future.
There is a lack of trust with yourself, others, and the universe.
These feelings may cause you to cope with addictive or unhealthy tendencies like over eating and over spending.
If you feel this way, that’s okay. There are steps you can take to start balancing your root chakra today.
Root Chakra Fast Facts
Location: base of spine
Governs: stability, security, comfort, safety
Crystals: red jasper, red carnelian
Oils: Earthy scents like cedar wood, black pepper, patchouli, and sandalwood
Signs of a balanced root chakra: feelings of being grounded and secure. Aligned with and able to predict body. Strong sense of home.
Signs of unbalanced root chakra: feeling scattered and insecure. Intense fear of the d future. Distrust of your own body and unhealthy or even addictive habits.
Exercises to Balance your Root Chakra
There are several ways to balance your root chakra. Try the following exercises:
- Yoga: try mountain pose to feel connected to the earth, helping balance & strengthen your root chakra
- Meditation: several guided meditations can help balance your root chakra
- Visualization: Try this visualization exercise to balance your root chakra: visualize a bright red light shining out of the end of your tailbone, representing your root chakra.
- Nature: The root chakra is in part about connection to nature. In todays world, it’s easy to lose this connection. One way to open your root chakra is to spend some time in nature.
- Root chakra affirmations: affirmations are one of the best ways to shift your thoughts to balance your root chakra
How to Use Root Chakra Affirmations
If you’re new to affirmations, there are several different ways you can use them. To learn more about how to use them an how to work, be sure to check out my post all about affirmations. To get started, here’s a few ways to use these affirmations for your first chakra:
1. Use Root Chakra Affirmations to Start Your Day
Pick 3-5 root chakra affirmations that resonate with you, and say them out loud every morning before you start your day. This is a great way to declare your intention and start each day on the right foot.
2. Put These Affirmations Somewhere you Can See Them
Write these Root Chakra affirmations on sticky notes and place them somewhere like your bathroom mirror, phone Lock Screen, or other places you will see them each day.
3. Journal with Root Chakra Affirmations
Try writing a Root Chakra affirmation (or a few) multiple times in your journal on a regular basis.
How Root Chakra Affirmations Work
Root Chakra affirmations, like all affirmations, work by creating a subtle positive shift in your thoughts, which in turn manifests a more positive reality.
The root chakra affirmations in this post reflect thoughts and feelings associated with a balanced root chakra. By using these affirmations, we can influence our beliefs and emotions to open and balance our root chakra.
Using these affirmations may not feel totally natural at first. If you have an unbalanced root chakra, these affirmations may not feel true, yet.
But that’s how affirmations work.
Despite this, use the affirmations anyway, even if it’s uncomfortable.
You’ll be surprised when you notice your thoughts and beliefs start to shift, as your root chakra becomes more balanced.
30 Affirmations to Balance your Root Chakra
- I feel safe
- The world is a safe place
- I am centered and grounded
- I am secure
- I have everything I need
- My friends and family bring me peace
- I have plenty of energy
- I am connected to the earth
- I love my body
- I release my fears
- I am strong
- I take up space
- I am supported
- I am safe in my body
- I trust myself
- I am calm, strong, and centered
- I am prepared for change
- I am protected
- I am grateful for the life I currently live
- The universe has my back
- I feel deeply connected
- I am able to adapt to change
- I have a sense of belonging
- I am enough as I am
- I let go of my past
- I am present in my body
- I am home
- I deserve safety & security
- I have a healthy physical body
- I am guided by myself and the universe
With your root chakra balanced, you’ll have a strong foundation to shift your focus to your other chakras and energy work.
Being the first chakra, a balanced root chakra is foundational for the health of all other chakras.
If you’re feeling like you don’t even know where to start, starting with the root chakra can be extremely helpful.
By building a solid foundation, you’ll feel you have the stability to continue your energy work.
What Root Chakra affirmations did you find the most powerful? Take from this list, or even write your own.