How to Open the Root Chakra

How to Open the Root Chakra

Root Chakra, Muladhara, is the first of the seven chakras, and hence, carries fundamental energies and our deepest instincts and desires. When blocked, the whole of our life feels shifted. Though unpleasant of an experience, it is very common for Root Chakra to get blocked.

However, you don’t need to feel distressed regarding how to open the Root Chakra. It is easier than you might think! With the proper Root Chakra opening techniques, you can always set it back to its right formation.

Simple Ways to Open the Root Chakra Starting Today

Work with Grounding Crystals

Crystals — who can deny these marvelous bundles of magic and their powers. These powerful articles given to us by Mother Earth are not useless, instead, they carry energies that can heal and stabilize us physically, mentally, and spiritually.

With that being said, it is no wonder that crystal healing is deemed to be the best way to open your Root Chakra. You must be wondering, how can one actually open their Root Chakra through crystals? Worry not, here is how:

  1. Meditate with crystals
    Wield your healing crystals in the process of meditation. So, when you get on with your meditation routine, take your crystal with you. You can also work with a tumbled stone if you have one. Now, begin with your usual meditation technique. As the unblocking of the Root Chakra is the purpose, focus on that. Then grab the crystal in your hands and hold them near the perineum.

    Keep your eyes closed and picture red-colored rays of the crystals’ energies reaching towards your Root Chakra. Let yourself soak in these healing energies until you feel calm and buoyant. You may also feel the tightness wear off from that area.
  2. Wear grounding crystals for all-day benefits
    Do you want a 24/7 access to the healing energies of these crystals? Wearing them as jewelry is the best way to go. Having these crystals on you all day long is highly convenient (as well as classy) if you need to unblock your Root Chakra.

    Any sort of accessories you can think of, crystals support them; rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, even cufflinks.
  3. What crystals should you use?
    Mother Earth provides us with unique crystals for specific purposes. Similarly, some crystals primarily work to ground energies related to Root Chakra and keep them flowing smoothly.

    These crystals include Red Jasper, Black Obsidian, Bloodstone, Black Tourmaline, and Hematite.

Burn Incense and Essential Oils for the Muladhara (Root Chakra)

Using essential oils for stabilizing and grounding your energy and healing has been prevalent since the earliest times. It has a name, Aromatherapy, and it works beautifully for Root Chakra alignment.

You can cover your body in essential oils such as Clove, Cedarwood, Cypress, Myrrh, Frankincense, Ginger, Thyme, Rosewood, or Rosemary, to unlock your Root Chakra. These will make you feel calm, poised, and balanced. Further, they will help with your feelings of desolation or loneliness.

Overall, you will also experience good blood circulation, greater enthusiasm and stamina, and feelings of deep-rooted connection with your environment.

You can also use incense for this cause. It is an aromatic biotic material that releases fragrant smoke when burned. The smoke released from burning it will enclose you in a ring of tranquility, leaving you feeling stable and secure.

Repeat Positive Root Chakra Affirmation

Affirmations are essential to have a tangible sense of ease and flow regarding your Root Chakra and to feel in control. For opening your Root Chakra, repeat these affirmations:

  • I am protected and guarded by Mother Earth.
  • I am safe and sound.
  • I trust, love, and nurture my body.
  • I am right where I need to be.
  • I am meant for good things.
  • I have everything I need.
  • I am enough.
  • I am worthy of respect, success, and love.
  • I make good decisions for myself, and I trust my choices.
  • I am grounded.

Root Chakra Meditation

Root Chakra Healing Guided Meditation takes you on a relaxing journey for a complete Root Chakra meditation session with a soulful, calming voice, and soft background music. 

Another meditation technique is with Tibetan singing bowls. Tibetan singing bowls are known to emit intense healing energies from particular sound sequences. With guided meditation through these sounds, the blockages in Root Chakra give way to healing, and eventually, your chakra is opened.

Here is a video to help you understand: Meditation/Root Chakra with Tibetan Singing Bowls

Root Chakra Balancing Guided Meditation is another video you can utilize as a mode of meditation. In this, you will be made to focus on your breathing first, moving on to other parts of your body. Once you are in a trance of relaxation, you will be guided to drive your inner focus towards the Root Chakra with a visualization of the color red. 

Further, several body positions are decsribed in this video that are best for Root Chakra unblocking. It also includes Root Chakra affirmations.

Practice Yoga Poses That Stabilize the Root Chakra

There are specific yoga poses that can help open your Root Chakra. As your Root Chakra resides underneath the end of your spine, the yoga poses are such, accordingly. Some of those yoga poses are as follows:

Sit cross-legged in a relaxed but upright manner; let your spine stand tall, don’t slouch. Visualize the upper frame of your body in one straight line, from head to pelvic floor.

Another yoga pose for the Root Chakra is to sit and connect your hands near the pelvis area and slightly raise your shoulders to breathe deep into your body. Maintain focus on your Root Chakra.

You can also connect your hands like in a clap, near your heart while sitting tall, stretching inward into a little semi-bow slowly, channeling energy from the base of the spine towards your heart and head. Now, stretch outwards into a relaxed sitting position and repeat.


Dance like no one is watching! Yes, it is highly productive for Root Chakra alignment as it makes you feel connected with your body. That is what Root Chakra centers on; your connection with your own true self and being confident in your body.

And certainly, movements involved in dancing are a great way to attain that.

Take a Shower

Take a good long shower or a bath with the intention to feel grounded and calming yourself.

Reconnect with Mother Gaia (Mother Earth)

Involve your instincts and primary senses, especially touch, sight, and smell. Walk barefoot in the woods or your garden and feel the Earth.

Heal from Past Insecurities

  1. Journal your inner thoughts, let your emotions run free, and give you clarity.
  2. Visualize your meditation process as vividly as you can and feel yourself healing from your past.
  3. Reconnect with your inner child, do things you haven’t done since you were a child, e.g., go to swings, paint, draw, play in the dirt, anything!

See Red

Red is the color ascribed to Root Chakra. See it in your surroundings and sense its warmth and glow, protecting you.

Eat More Chakra Supporting Foods

Increase protein-rich foods such as spinach, beans, and almonds in your diet, along with red food like strawberries, cherries, and tomatoes, etc. And, of course, include roots in your diet: Beets, garlic, and potatoes are great root vegetables for you!

Root Chakra Smoothie

You can make a cold smoothie to soothe your energies with fresh red ingredients like beets, raspberries, strawberries, and blood oranges.

How Do You Know When Your Root Chakra Is Open?

The most common sign that your Root Chakra is beginning to open is a sensation of heat and tingling in your body, centering in the pelvic area. It may feel heavy for a while as the energy is reconnecting with the Earth.

Moreover, if the blockage was immense, you may experience trouble sleeping as there is an abundance of energy, finding a smooth passage for it to flow.

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