I feel like an enormous part of the world is not “grounded” energetically. In my experience, its the most common malady of the modern world. Being spaced-out and unhinged is the modern coindition for the many, and it is resulting in a nation on antidepressants, drugs, alcohol and escapism. This is no fun!!!
If you are feeling : depressed, misunderstood, extremely stressed about survival, have money problems, aching in your lower back, feel sexually disrupted, have foot injuries or colon problems or addictions to substances amongst other things , you may just be suffering from an under-active “root chakra.”
I’d like to say this is a bunch of hogwash, but acupuncture acknowledges these energy centers in your body just as modern medicine is just starting to… and when you get that area at the base of your tailbone flowing properly, well… lets just say very very good times in every way await you!!!
Here’s a list of many fun ways to get your root chakra on the right track :
First, if you don’t really understand what the energy centers of your body are (also called, “chakras’) THIS article from Mind Body Green will get you primed on these energy centers and how they relate to your well being. If one area of your body energy is suppressed or overstimulated, your life goes out of whack. ( The super-cool thing? The bagua map in feng shui also relates to these “chakra” energy centers. I’ll write more about this to come, but for now lets just say that your energy is intmately related to your environment!)
Now, lets talk about getting the energy flowing properly.
Roots!!!! Try eating beets. Or carrots. Or other root veggies. This part of your body corresponds to the earth element and root veggies are “of the earth” literally.
RED!!! The color red is thought to stimulate this area of your body. Red is the color of fire, and in the element cycle, that fire feeds earth element in your body. Wearing red lingerie, eating red foods… adding more red in any way… fuels the red energy. You might also want to lay around with some red (or smokey quartz) crystals on that area correlating with the base of your spine. See above to the left for the red dot for a bit more of a map of where to focus your energy.
Home Styling With Color: At home, yellow and earth tones actually add earth, as will extra fire. If you are high strung in general, go for yellows and earth tones to add your stabilizing energy.
Do yoga! Although some poses in yoga open certain chakras more than others, its worth just doing yoga & as often as you can, to keep all of your physical energy balanced and active.
Hang out in nature in a real big way. I’ve talked a lot about tree-hugging. I MEAN IT, LITERALLY. Go hug a tree. You need that rooted energy. Try camping if you can, if you want to really get immersed in the natural flow.
Add some aromatherapy….! Sandalwood, cedar wood & lavender are amongst my favorite root-chakra loving oils that also smell good. I put them on my wrists and the base of my spine, too….or a bit in a bath when I just don’t feel open.
Do affirmations. When you get your intention fixed on loving who you are and what you are here to do on this planet, things flow much more smoothly. sit down and tell yourself throughout the day that you are loved, beautiful, safe and prosperous!
When you really get the energy flowing in this area of your body, your creativity, your finances and your sexy feelings all flow in bigger and more stable streams. So…get going! Here’s to your grounded, fabulous life!!! xoxo Dana