Muladhara, Earth Chakra, and Root Chakra are all used to describe the first chakra, located at the base of our spine.

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How to know when you’re out of alignment

Our root chakra is all about our connection to the physical earth, material world, survival, and our family identity. Our root chakra is our urge for life.

Some signs of this chakra being out of alignment are:

  • being overly needy
  • low self-esteem 
  • fearful
  • self-destructive behaviors
  • food cravings

Ways to improve alignment

It’s incredibly common for Muladhara to be out of alignment or weak. Muladhara connects us to the earth, so it is not surprising that when it is out of balance, we don’t feel grounded.Earthing” or “grounding” is one of the easiest ways to balance Muladhara.

If you want to learn more about earthing, I encourage you to watch this film. I am not an affiliate, but own many of the Earthing products and sing their praises every chance I get!

I AM Statements

“I AM” statements are also beneficial to root chakra alignment.

Saying “I am” solidifies what follows that phrase in your mind. It becomes a truth you keep believing, whether it is truth or not.

“I am fat,” “I am sick,” “I’m not good at this” are all phrases I’ve heard – and caught myself saying – on a daily basis.

When our mind decides something is a truth, whether or not it is, our intention and power sets into motion actions that support that truth.

To support Muladhara, try saying the following I AM statements instead:

I am safe.
I am always supported.
I am affluent.

I am powerful.
I am grounded.

Essential Oils

Some of my favorite essential oils also support the root chakra.

Patchouli essential oil helps soothe inflammation, and depression, removes emotional and mental barriers, and brings a sense of peace and calming.

If you’re not a fan of the earthy smell, cedarwood essential oil is a great substitute! It’s also a wonderful oil to meditate with.