Grounding, Courage & Protection
The ROOT chakra is our base. Our first chakra, located near the perineum, our root energy flows down our legs and into the ground. A masculine energy that governs our basic physical needs like safety, security and family. When we feel ungrounded, anxious, scared it has to do with our root.
This chakra is developed between birth until 7 years old, children who feel unsafe due to neglect, abuse or a traumatic event will not develop their root effectively. They will go into "Fight or flight mode" and battle with this well into old age, the most common symptoms include anxiety, insomnia, hoarding, addictions, restless legs, sciatica and PTSD amongst others. These individuals will often live in fear and will be subject to panic disorders when they close off their heart chakra, which is a pattern we often find in clients.
Other times, the root chakra issue does not stem from childhood. Periods of transition can also entail root chakras issues, for instance; a change in career, a retirement, a death in the family, a birth in the family, a move or a wedding.