~Grounding time through Base Chakra and Heart-Warming Blend~
The holiday season can be an emotional and unsettling time for many people, as the media keeps telling us. However, this need not be so, and being more in touch with, and balancing, the base chakra can help make time spent with family more grounded, less stressful, and the connecting, nurturing, and joyous experience spending time with loved ones and family really ought to be.
Each of the seven chakras is associated with an aspect of the human existence, and the root chakra is the first chakra. It’s associated with the feeling of safety and grounding. It’s at the base of the chakra system and lays the foundation for expansion in your life.
The first chakra or root chakra is located at the base of the spine. The corresponding body locations are the perineum, along the first three vertebrae, at the pelvic plexus. This chakra is often represented as a cone of energy starting at the base of the spine and going downward and then slight bent up.
The first chakra is associated with the following functions or behavioral characteristics:
Security, safety, survival, basic needs (food, sleep, shelter, self-preservation, etc.), physicality, physical identity and aspects of self, grounding, and support and foundation for living our lives.
The root chakra provides the foundation on which we build our life. It supports us in growing and feeling safe into exploring all the aspects of life. It is related to our feeling of safety and security, whether it’s physical or regarding our bodily needs or metaphorical regarding housing and financial safety. To sum it up, the first chakra questions are around the idea of survival and safety. The root chakra is where we ground ourselves into the earth and anchor our energy into the manifest world.
Deficiencies or imbalance in the first chakra are related to:
Excessive negativity, cynicism, eating disorders, greed, avarice, illusion, excessive feeling of insecurity, living on survival mode constantly.
For a person who has imbalance in the first chakra, it might be hard to feel safe in the world and everything looks like a potential risk. The desire for security dominates and can translate into concerns over the job situation, physical safety, shelter, health. A blocked base chakra may turn into behaviors ruled mainly by fear.
On the other hand, when the base chakra is overactive fear might turn into greed and paranoia, which are extreme forms of manifestation of imbalance in the first chakra. Issues with control over food intake and diet are related to it.
In summary, a balanced base chakra helps keep us ‘real’, and secure in the knowledge that our most basic needs can be met. When our base chakra is balanced time spent with others becomes a joy, and there is no need to feel our basic needs are not being met, or to become competitive or resentful as a result.
Essential oils known to best help with the health of our base chakra are ylang ylang, and patchouli. Both of these blends can be found in the ‘heart-warming’ essential oil blend, and the ‘harmony’ blend, and when combined with either a wellness massage or thai inspired foot treatment can work wonders in bringing everything back down to earth.
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