Have you ever felt disconnected from what is happening around you?
Root Affirmation Video
When you feel ungrounded it feels as if you cannot connect to the world around you. It’s like a “head in the clouds” feeling, and you can’t find your way back down. Feeling ungrounded is also related to anxiety or poor judgment of what needs to happen in your physical world.
Being grounded, or having your root chakra open, invites a feeling of presence, clarity, peace, and an overall sense of wellbeing. Sometimes, you can even feel a load being lightened because you will be able to practically do what you need to.
One of my favorite ways to instill this beautiful open-root feeling is to practice affirmations. I have included some affirmations below, as well as a video to follow.
Meaning the “Foundation of Support” in Sanskrit, the Root chakra is our connection to the physical plane, survival, and connection to all things that give us life. It’s where we store the feelings of basic necessity, the right to live. It is the lowest center in human incarnations, located at the base of the spine
Balancing the Root Chakra
After we begin to connect to this masculine energy center, we can begin to connect with the earth itself. In meditation, you can imagine that you have roots, roots of light extending from your feet and going deep into the center of the earth to ground yourself.
What can we learn from the root chakra?
The root teaches us that we need to fufill our own basic needs. It is the base of us, the vital foundation that supports us, we support ourselves by making sure we are safe in all aspects of life.
Is my Root Chakra in Balance?
Here is some knowledge you can use to begin to get to know your root chakra.
Age of focus: Birth- 7 years Element: Earth Color: Red Orientation: Self-Preservation Demon: Fear
Endocrine Glands: testes/ovaries, sex hormones: Testosterone, Progesterone, and Estrogen
Deficiency: Disconnected from Body, Fear, Anxious, Restless, Can’t settle, Poor focus, Financial Difficulty, Poor Boundaries, Disorganization, lack of abundance, If you are in a mindset of scarcity or lack, prana isn’t optimized in this chakra.
Healing: Focus on restorative yoga poses, stretching the legs, grounding, giving in to gravity, meditating on the earth, spending time in nature, using grounding “tree” essential oils.
Balance: Good Health, Vitality, Well Grounded, Comfortable in Body, Sense of Trust, Security, Ability to Relax, Stability, Prosperity, Abundance
Excess: Weight issues, Hoarding, Material fixation, Greed, Sluggish, Tired, Lazy, Fear of Change, Addiction to Security, Rigid Boundaries, Holding onto things to feel Safe
Affirmations: I am safe, I am protected, I belong, I am secure, I am grounded
Stop for a moment and take notice about what you were just thinking.
Whatever thoughts you think now pave the way for your future! As humans, we tend to act out unconsciously what our mind thinks about. Are your thoughts critical or tend towards the negative side of things? No worries, there is a way to turn this around, right now. One way to help shift your emotions and your future is to use positive affirmations. Affirmations are a fun way to retrain how you think about yourself.
You can use affirmations for literally any situation! Using them consistently provides the best results.
Many of us spend some amount of time in front of the mirror every day. During these times, you can add a boost of confidence by using affirmations. Look into the mirror and say your affirmations to you, while maintaining eye contact with yourself. It can be confronting and difficult to do this at first, especially if you don’t make eye contact with yourself too often. But this is so powerful to say that you love yourself and that you accept yourself in the eyes every time you look in the mirror. Try it next time you pass a mirror and see what happens!
Use Sticky Notes
You can place sticky notes in places you are every day as a gentle reminder to use affirmations! Just write what affirmation you are working with on your sticky note and place it where you can see it each day. You can use sticky notes on your mirror, by your desk, in your car, in your room– anywhere you can read them regularly can help to train your mind when you are least expecting it, anywhere you go.
Speak your Affirmations Out Loud
There’s something powerful about hearing your own voice telling you that you are worthy, capable, and confident. Hearing your own voice telling you this each day is more meaningful to you then hearing someone else’s voice say these things.
Here are a few affirmations to get you started:
I love myself
I accept myself
I am worthy
I trust in the process of life
I am healthy
I am safe
Hopefully this got some ideas flowing for how to incorporate daily affirmations into your routine! If you are looking for more ideas on how to increase your positive thinking throughout the day, there are affirmation videos on YouTube available for you to listen to for free. These can be so helpful for setting the tone for the day.
Below is a video of my favorite Abundance Affirmations! Try listening to it and see how you feel afterwards!