An Introduction To The Root Chakra + How To Heal It

Yoga, Meditation, & Ayurveda Guru By Yogi Cameron
Yoga, Meditation, & Ayurveda Guru
Yogi Cameron has helped thousands of people tap into their spiritual side, having studied Ayurvedic Medicine and Yoga since 2003. He became certified in Yoga at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City as well as the Sri Satchidananda Ashram, and studied Ayurvedic Medicine at Arsha Vidya Peetam in South India and trained at the International Academy of Ayurveda in Pune, india. He’s been featured in ELLE, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The London Times, and has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, and more.

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The seven chakras are the main energy centers of the body. The first chakra, muladhara or the root chakra, represents our foundation. It binds us to the earth and gives us stability. It is our base and our anchor. The chakras are sequential, so when we open the root chakra and reach this place of grounding and confidence, we pave the way for the other chakras to open too. But you need that solid foundation first! Here's a quick beginner's guide to this chakra:

Location of the root chakra.

The bast of the spine.

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What the root chakra controls.

Confidence, strength, digestive health.

Color of the root chakra.

Red

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Healing exercises for the root chakra.

  • Step your bare feet onto the ground; go forest bathing.
  • Sit cross-legged, with one foot placed above the other and tucked into the area between the thigh and the calf. Inhale slowly, then exhale. Then, contract and release the perineal or anus muscle as quickly as you can for as long as you can.

Beneficial foods for the root chakra.

  • Red-colored foods like apples and beets
  • Hot spices
  • Root vegetables

If you are interested in learning more about chakras and how to open each to harness your spiritual energy to feel truly alive, check out my course, Chakras 101: How to Harness Your Spiritual Energy for Better Sex, Better Sleep & Better Moods

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