When the Root Chakra is balanced, what symptoms may occur?
Good health, vitality, well grounded, sense of trust in the world, feeling safe and secure, stability, prosperity, ability to relax
What physical dysfunctions, may relate to problems with the Root Chakra?
Frequent illness, disorders of the bowel, large intestine, bones, teeth, problems with legs, feet , base of spine(chronic lower back pain, sciatica); eating disorders; depression; immune-related disorders; skin problems; lack of energy
What addictions may relate to problems with the Root Chakra?
Food, gambling, shopping, work
What are some traumas and abuses that can block the Root Chakra?
Birth trauma, abandonment, physical neglect, poor physical bonding with the mother, malnourishment, feeding difficulty, major illness or surgery, physical abuse, inherited traumas (eg. war, poverty, etc.)
What is the spritual challenge of the Root Chakra?
How well we manage our physical world
What are some healing strategies for the Root Chakra?
Physical activity, lots of touch, massage, reconnect with the body, grounding, Hatha yoga, look at earliest childhood relationship to mother, reclaim your right to be here