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  • Writer's pictureAnne Marie Allen

Discover the Base Chakra

The base chakra is also known as the root chakra or Muladhara Chakra. It is often considered as 'the first chakra' since it's located at the base of the spine and serves as your energetic 'foundation' – without a balanced base chakra you won’t have the security, stability or feeling of beiing 'rooted' which is essential to ensure a true and lasting change.

The Base Chakra is associated with a pure red colour and is directly linked to our basic survival needs, such as security, warmth, food and safety.

Imbalance in the Root Chakra can show itself as:

Feelings of restlessness, fright, insecurity, greed, resentfulness, envy, criticism, pushing your body too far, not resting when you need to, gossiping, putting self or others down, negativity, procrastination, problems letting go e.g. fear, mistrust, anxiety, fears, nightmares, constipation, eating disorders (overeating, bulimia, anorexia), constantly living in the 'survival mode', feeling like you can’t get enough of food, money, sex or possessions (which may lead to hoarding).

The Root Chakra is associated with your:

Colon, bladder lower back, legs, feet, knees, sciatica, prostate, ovaries, testes and sacrum.

How to balance and heal the Base Chakra:

There are several ways to balance the Base Chakra, here a few suggestions you can try:

– Yoga

– Meditation

– Sound baths

– Colour therapy

– Crystals therapy

– Positive Affirmations

– Essential oils

– Reiki, which is my personal favourite when it comes to balancing not only the root chakra but all of the other chakras, both major and minor ones! Reiki works by re-balancing all of your energy centres and bringing all of your body systems into a harmonious balance.

I currently offer a Reiki Level 1 course which offers amazing tools when it comes to bringing more harmony, balance and connection to who you truly are, you can find out more about it here.

If you are completely new to working with the subtle energies of the body, I offer a FREE Aura Guide which serves as a fantastic introduction to recognising and working with auras, you can get it here.

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