There are some days where you just feel…off. It’s like your stability and confidence have completely abandoned you, but you can’t put your finger on why. In cases like this, an unbalanced root chakra might be the culprit.
How Do I Know If I Need to Balance My Root Chakra?
The root chakra, or Muladhara chakra, is the first of the seven chakras. Located at the base of your spine, it is the root center of physical and emotional experience and provides stability and security throughout your life.
The root chakra is the base on which the other chakras are built, so it’s important that it is well grounded before you turn your attention to other chakras.
Physically, it is responsible for how the lower parts of your body function, like the bladder, lower back, and kidneys. Emotionally, the root chakra manifests as confidence and survival instincts.
Someone with a well-grounded root chakra will feel safe and secure, and will exist without worry. They are at peace with the world around them.
When your root chakra is out of balance, though, or is blocked you might feel restless, fatigued, and suffer from physical symptoms such as constipation or back pain.
How do I Fix Root Chakra Imbalance?
There are many different techniques that you can use to balance and open your chakras. Let’s go over a few simple methods that you can easily fit into even the busiest of lives.
One easy way to strengthen the feeling of peace with the earth that the root chakra provides is to strengthen your connection with the Earth itself. Doing this is as simple as gardening in the yard, taking long nature hikes, walking barefoot on the grass or sand, and meditating outside where the sounds of nature can surround you.
You can also easily balance root chakra by simply drinking herbal teas! Here are three of our favorite root chakra balancing herbal teas.
Add Tea to Your Routine
Each of your chakras are connected to a handful of herbs that will help you to influence, improve, and balance your chakras. Herbal teas are a wonderful way to slow things down and give kindness to yourself.
Mountain Rose Herbs’ Forests Tea is a combination of roots and spices is both rich and grounding, in addition to cassia cinnamon bark, fennel seed, ginger root, licorice root and orange peel, (all organic of course!).
You’ll also love Persephone’s Tea, for when you’ve been overworked, overindulging, or under stress. Organic Persephone’s tea is a blend for transitions, a soothing and rooty decoction to help support your hard working body.
Finally, you are going to want to grab Mountain Rose Herbs’ Turmeric Ginger Tea. Ginger is a herb that is strongly connected to the root chakra, and the warm, earthy, and comforting flavor perfectly matches the feeling of balanced root chakra.
My favorite way to prepare tea, especially during the summer, is to harness the sun’s energy and make Sun Tea!