The First Chakra: Are you feeling safe?
What is the first chakra?Are you feeling safe? Do you have a sense of belonging? Do you accept yourself and others?
Description of the First Chakra
Our journey of the chakras begins with the first chakra, also called the root chakra. The color associated with this chakra is red. Located at the bottom, it is the foundational chakra and therefore crucially important as a platform for the rest of the chakras. It is related to the earth element, all things earthly such as our bodies, our survival, our ability to manifest, and our ability to feel safe in the world, are related to the first chakra.
The first chakra is your “tribal” connection and having a sense of belonging in the world or in your life. Having a community that you can relate to and feel a sense of belonging, whether that is your family or some other group, is very important in order to have a healthy first chakra. The first chakra is about feeling safe, grounded and rooted. Someone who is always moving or traveling (unless they are extremely grounded) may have a hard time establishing a healthy first chakra.
What About The First Chakra?
Below I discuss the human talents of the first chakra, how the first chakra expresses itself negatively and positively, the lesson you here to learn, an exercise that you can do to balance or open your first chakra and an inquiry for you to think about.
Human Talent: Acceptance. Accepting everything and accepting everyone as they are.
Negative Expression: Not having a place to call home. Feeling unsettled. Feeling scattered. Having a feeling of superiority and excluding others due to prejudice feelings.
Positive Expression: Having a sense of belonging, feeling grounded, secure and stable. Having the ability to bond and create a meaningful connection with another. Being loyal to yourself and others is a positive expression of the first chakra.
Lesson: The first chakra teaches you that we are all connected, that we need each other and that we are all one. The first chakra, when balanced and open, lets you know that you are safe and that you are not alone.
Exercise: This is a great exercise to do if you are feeling fearful, scattered or too mentally active (up in your head). Sit in a comfortable position, either in a chair or preferably on the ground. The best location would be outside sitting directly on the earth. If you are sitting in a chair, start by feeling your feet on the ground. Whether you are in a chair, on the ground or directly on the earth, begin to feel the bottom of your body. Feel that part of your body that is in contact with the chair, floor or earth. Breathe into that connection. Become aware of your tailbone, your anus and your perineum. Breathe into them. Imagine a chord coming from your root chakra down deep into mother earth.
Take time to imagine the chord reaching deep into the core of the earth…
Breathe that chord from the bottom of your body rooting deep into the earth. Take time to feel your connection to the earth and to the bottom of your body. Stay in this awareness for as long as you would like. Then once you feel you have that connection to the earth and to the bottom of your body, begin to affirm, “I am safe”, “I am stable”, “I belong”, “I accept myself and others” or any other similar phrase that is related to the positive expression of your first chakra. Repeat one or all of these affirmations.
Let the affirmation resonate through you. Feel the vibration of the words and their effect on you. You can put your hands on your heart and send heart energy down into your first chakra as long as you can keep your attention at the base of your body. Imagine your heart energy flowing down into your root magnifying the feelings of being grounded, safety and acceptance. Bask in the feeling of the first chakra resonance that you have created.
Inquiry: How is your first chakra expressing itself in your day to day life? Are you feeling safe in the world? Do you understand that you are not alone and that we are all in this thing called life together? What is your first chakra wanting to teach you? Let me know.
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I’m Anna-Thea, an intimacy coach. I help to empower in the area of intimacy and love. If you would like to find out more about how to create more fulfilling relationships, contact me at 702-306-3084 or visit www.LeaderOfLove.com