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The Root Chakra Guide

The Root Chakra Guide
Root chakra (Muladhara)
Base of your spine
Physical identity, stability, grounding
396 Hz
Essential Oils:
Cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver, ginger, clove
Crystals & Stones:
Bloodstone, jasper, carnelian, smokey quartz, garnet

What is the Root Chakra

The root chakra is our origin. It is where we rest before we live. It is our lowest frequency. This is the first step in growing towards your destiny. You have already done it!

You have conquered the root chakra, which is known by most as related to survival. You have survived. Everyone must go through this chakra in their childhood and it is a time to rest and a time to wake.

When meditating, I personally close my eyes to be resting when I do this chakra, and then I open them to wake myself and see the world. When we are struggling, we use this chakra to find our way, though it is not the most wise, it is there to help us survive.

Root chakra Quick Summary

Name: Root chakra (Muladhara)

Root chakra Location: Base of your spine

Root chakra Meaning: Physical identity, stability, grounding

Root chakra Color: Red

Root chakra Frequency: 396 Hz

Root chakra Mantra: Lam

Root chakra Essential Oils: Cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver, ginger, clove

Root chakra Crystals & Stones: Bloodstone, jasper, carnelian, smokey quartz, garnet

When Do We Use the Root Chakra

I see this chakra as one of childhood. Things that are playful can be of the root chakra but it is important to know that the greater of these things that bring us joy come from higher places.

This is your root into the world that you live, and it is from here that we grow from. When we are in trouble we return to the root chakra to remember what it was like to not know how to solve our problems.

Everything learned from this chakra comes with us to our higher chakras and experiences of life.

How to Balance the Root Chakra

If you are feeling your chakra is unbalanced, read the root chakra healing and balancing section below.

However, in my experiences, chakra is always balanced if you believe it to be so and give your life time to change. Make sure to live your life in a normal, natural way and you will always find balance as that is the nature of life.

If balance is what you seek, balance is what you will get! You will get what you wanted! Make sure to think about what matters to you and make sure it is a good thing! What is right for me? Whatever works for you.


What Is the Root Chakra Associated With

This chakra is associated with the color red. I associate it with rest and new beginnings, as well as childhood. This is the chakra that gives you access to the rest of your life, think root, like root directory as in computing.

Survival is another thing it is associated with and is its main nature, along with playing and fun as children would.

How Long Does It Take to Develop the Root Chakra

The root chakra takes the longest to develop as it is the lowest frequency. Each chakra after the root chakra takes successively less time to develop as they are higher and higher frequencies, hence the color.

Check out the Secrets of the 7 Chakra article for an overview on chakra and where this chakra fits in with the rest.

How To Heal the Root Chakra

Having a tough time and feeling your survival instincts?

Your root chakra may be imbalanced or overactive!

If you have ever been feeling like you are needing something to survive, like money or a place to live, and feel like you have to do certain things that you would not normally need to get by with your life, then you may have a root chakra balance problem.

The root chakra is where you learn about survival and it is where you return when you have a need to survive a tough situation. Sometimes you might return to the root chakra when things are tough, like when you are in danger.

Finding balance for this situation is important and there are things you can do to help. The main thing to do is address any problems in your life logically using knowledge you have gained throughout your life.

There are also some things you can do to help with this imbalance of the root chakra.


There are several important things to do when you feel like you are in survival mode and feel like your root chakra is overactive or unbalanced.

1. Faith Vs. Fear

Have faith instead of fear and you will return to the higher levels of consciousness that you have gained throughout your life and restore balance to your root chakra.

Fear is often the thing that can bring us down to the root chakra because it governs our survival and if you are having fear about money, ill-health, and even criticism (the book Think and Grow Rich has great chapters on both faith vs. fear and how to deal with these fears) then you might return to the root chakra as a way to survive whatever is going on in your life.

Faith is a state of mind that restores your higher abilities and thinking. It can give you strength to conquer whatever challenge you might be facing.

2. Get in Touch With Nature

Give yourself some time with nature is another technique to boost your chakra power and to strengthen your root chakra. This will give you happiness that you can use to boost your chakra energy.

Go on a walk or spend some time in the sun to harmonize with nature. One of the main aspects in the root chakra is harmony, and it is important to find this in the world around you as this will strengthen and balance your chakra.

3. Find Harmony With Your Outer and Inner Worlds

What is happening in your life is often a reflection of what is going on in your mind. An example of this is when you find what is called synchronicity (finding that things synchronize with you) and you might see that things are out of sync.

This can make you realize an imbalance in your life, whether it is your root chakra or a higher frequency chakra that is out of sync is something that you will have to decide for yourself. If it is your root chakra, try to mentally harmonize your inner world with your outer world with meditation.

Eating healthy and fitness are also some things that can help harmonize your world as health is so important for finding balance.

4. Meditation Can Help Balance Your Root Chakra

I also suggest meditation to help balance your root chakra. A recommended frequency for meditation music is 396 hz music or just something relaxing like my Secret Chakra Healing Music.

5. Be Healthy

Make sure to eat healthy and get exercise to stay in balance. This is important at any stage of chakra because it can be a sure indicator that something is out of balance when you are not being as healthy as you want to be.

6. Use Frequency Meditation to Balance Your Chakras

Use a meditation with the sound that matches the root chakras frequency with the intent to balance it like the video below. The intent to balance your chakra should be enough to help balance it. Also, it can be helpful to do something like the 7 chakra balancing meditation to ensure you are being fully balanced in your chakras.


Following these tips can help heal your root chakra. A statement like “I am safe” is a great one to help get past your survival instincts and help heal the root chakra.

Mainly, it is going beyond survival and using what you have learned in life to overcome your survival instincts. You will be stronger for working on this chakra and finding balance in your life.

Just remember that it takes time for change to occur and that you will find the balance you seek.

Avatar photo Cam is the editor in chief and an absolute chakra nut. Shes love chakra, mediation and everything that brings joy and balance into her life. Cam is on the way to become a Chakra and Reiki teacher.