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Grounding our Roots

May 01, 2020 09:00AM ● By Laura Baker
Within our body resides multiple energy fields called chakras. Although each chakra has its own unique purpose, together they play an important role in the body’s energetic system. When chakras are open and clear, the mind, body, and spirit will feel harmonious and in balance. When the chakras are disrupted by daily stress, toxins, or illness, we may feel fatigue, anxious, depressed, and/or general dis-ease.

The first chakra is called the root or muladhara. It sits at the base of our spine and is connected to our sense of instinct, security, and stability. It is the foundation of who we are and is impacted by childhood experiences, basic survival needs, and our connectedness to the earth and those around us.

When the root chakra is blocked, we may experience a lack of love, attention, abundance, support, etc. We may feel unworthy, fearful, materialistic, and unsafe. When the root chakra is open and balanced, we will feel connected, complete, abundant, empowered, and fulfilled by life.

Exercise to Balance and Restore the Root Chakra Grounding is vital to the health and wellbeing of the root chakra. It connects us to nature, calms the busy mind, and brings us back to the present moment. 

  • Pick a quiet spot outside.
  • Remove your shoes and socks. Let your bare toes connect to the earth.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Settle in by taking 3 deep, cleansing breaths.
  • Visualize roots growing from the bottom of your feet and deep into the soil. Observe your roots anchoring to the core of the earth.
  • Allow your roots to soak up the healing core energy and bring it back to your body.
  • Let it fill your entire body.
  • Sit for a moment or two. Notice your connectedness to the earth.
  • Express gratitude for the healing energy you have received.
  • When you are ready, you may open your eyes.

Laura Baker is an intuitive energy healer and reiki master in the Indianapolis area. Connect with her at
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