WHAT IS THE BASE CHAKRA?
Your base chakra is the energy centre that is associated with your stability and survival. It represents your family, a secure home life, regular income and your ability to manage your stress so that you are not overwhelmed.
Action: ‘I Have’
Location: Base of spine, pelvic region
Function: Survival, safety, grounding in the physical world, will to live
Associated Gland: Adrenal glands
Body Parts: Legs, feet, bones, teeth, nails, blood, rectum, immune system
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY BASE CHAKRA IS OUT OF BALANCE?
You might be out of balance if you struggle to have clear boundaries with people or if you’re prone to excessive hoarding. Another characteristic is feeling that you’ve inherited some family patterns that are hard to break such as anger, poverty consciousness, illness or relationship dynamics.
WHAT ARE SOME BLOCKS THAT COME UP?
Are you easily drained by others or feel that you don’t belong anywhere? Do you feel bullied or victimized? If you’re struggling financially or suffer from constant bouts of sickness (like an adrenal burnout), your base chakra might need to be balanced.
Your aura protects you from other people’s negativity, and helps you feel sensitive to your environment. It protects you from the thoughts and projections of people that are in your presence. People with strong positive auras are naturally charismatic, powerful ‘manifesters’ and attract others to them. They tend to be more successful in getting things done and getting support from other people.
A BALANCED BASE CHAKRA
A healthy and open base chakra means you are a very trusting, grounded and independent person. You know who you are and where you are going and what it takes to get where you’d like to be in the future.
A balanced root chakra manifests as grounded and healthy with plenty of physical energy. It grounds you in the physical world and is linked with security, survival and trust.
Physical connection: Spinal column and adrenals, material drive and elimination.
Psychological functions: Your will to live and your amount of physical energy.
- stand up for yourself and have a sense of good boundaries.
- be healthy, experience vitality, be well grounded, comfortable in your own body, have a sense of trust in the world and generally feel safe and secure
- have the ability to relax and be still, feel stable, prosperous and able to provide for your own needs with and inspired livelihood.
A DEFICIENT (DEFENSIVE) BASE CHAKRA
A deficient chakra means you have a weakness or avoidance around the issues of the chakra. When our base chakra is deficient, we may become disorganised or unfocused; feel disconnected; or experience anxiety, restlessness, or fear.
There may be a strong sense of disconnection with the body, and fearful, anxious tendencies will dominate. A person may ‘live in their head’. They may have poor discipline, and will often struggle financially. They may have trouble ‘supporting themselves’.
Their physical body will tend to be underweight, and their mind will feel scattered.
Symptoms of deficiency
- not present
- chronically disorganised
- withdrawn thin, under eating no vitality or energy
- lack of will to live
- lack of commitment
- not completing things
- letting people down
- avoidance of physical commitments
- live in a fantasy and dream world
AN EXCESSIVE (OVER COMPENSATING) BASE CHAKRA
If a chakra is excessive, you overcompensate with actions to try to heal that chakra. When this chakra is overactive, it can cause greed, fear of change, sluggishness, decreased energy, or laziness.
We are excessive with things like eating, hoarding and greed. There is an inability to accept change, and boundaries are often rigid. A person can feel lethargic, sluggish and tired. They may have financial success, but are unable to share or enjoy their earnings.
If you are overly preoccupied with your body, with work, and material comfort, eating, security, or other issues related to the first chakra, then you would fall on the excessive side.
- no trust
- control the means of survival
- obesity, overeating
- not feeling grounded
- resistant to change, like routine and security
- cynical about spiritual matters
- thick walls of protection
- rigid boundaries, keeping people out
- hoarding, material fixation, greed.
CAN YOU BE BOTH DEFICIENT AND EXCESSIVE?
Absolutely! In fact, you can be deficient, excessive and balanced all in one day. After all, we’re all only as balanced as our last trigger, right? Check out some videos below where I’ve interviewed some amazing female entrepreneurs that share their tips to overcoming any imbalances that come up for them in their base chakra.
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