Chakras are energies that spiral inside of us, each supporting and developing a different aspect of ourselves, our bodies, and our souls. When one of these chakras is over or under active, sometimes it can be hard for the layperson to see what is going on. Here, we are going to review some of the symptoms of a misaligned root chakra. If you recognize yourself here a lot, you likely need to do some work on your root chakra!
1. You feel spacey, out of it, light-headed, or “dreamy” frequently.
Our root chakra keeps us grounded, to the Earth and to our physical reality. Feeling mentally or physically light-headed or in another world can mean we are lacking grounding; our root chakra may be not be acting as it should. Grounding exercises are great quick fixes for any of these symptoms.
2. You have an unhealthy relationship with food.
The root chakra deals with our material needs as humans, and our survival instincts. This means that it is deeply intertwined with food; how we eat, why we eat, and what we eat. If you have an unhealthy relationship to food, including overeating, under-eating, guilt around it, using it for comfort, and other issues, this could be a problem with your root chakra or you could be doing damage to your root chakra. Working on balancing your root chakra may aid you in developing a better relationship with food, and vice-versa.
3. You feel unsafe, anxious, or otherwise worried without a good reason frequently.
As our survival base, this also deals with issues of fight or flight. If you feel frequently anxious, on edge, or otherwise nervous and unsafe, this may indicate that your root chakra is overactive and reacting to everything. Grounding exercises, and breathing routines can help to relax this chakra.
4. You feel frequently undeserving of material things.
This one is a little bit harder to notice. However, the root chakra deals with our being, our human reality, and our existence. It also deal with our relationship, therefore, to material things, including objects that we want and need. If you frequently find it hard to spend money on yourself, on things that you might buy for other people, and feel guilt when you do make personal purchases or otherwise indulge your desires, you may be suffering from an unhealthy root chakra. Someone with a healthy root chakra makes responsible decisions, but can also indulge themselves.
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