The first chakra, aka root chakra, is located at the base of the spine. It represents our foundation, stability, and grounding. It is our roots which is why this energy center impacts our financial security and career.
Clearing the root chakra can help with breaking through career blocks and glass ceilings. So what does it take to have a balanced root chakra?
First, let’s go over some basics.
The chakra model describes seven reference points in the body. These energetic centers are organized around the nervous system. Each chakra corresponds to a vital organ in the body and has associated emotional characteristics.
The lower chakras, namely the root, sacral, and solar plexus, affect our wellbeing. It also impacts our ability to relate to our self and society.
The upper chakras, namely the throat, third eye, and crown, affect how we connect with the outside world.
All chakras impact one another.
Each chakra is connected so when one is blocked, the other chakras begin to compensate. So by clearing one chakra, we also affect the entire chakra system's balance.
The chakras are believed to be energy-generating. Each chakra works to help keep our body in balance and thereby promoting physical and emotional well-being.
The root chakra supports your ability to handle career challenges with confident ease. When blocked, you may feel a strong sense of job dissatisfaction and restlessness.
Limiting thoughts, negative feelings, unhealthy foods, and lack of exercise can adversely impact the root chakra. Over time, this could lead to mental, emotional, and physical imbalances or blocks in the other chakras too.
How often should you clear your root chakra?
Just like maintaining a clean home and work environment, your chakras need to be maintained too! Not just your root chakra, but all your chakras.
Like taking a shower or brushing your teeth, if not done consistently, the bad unwanted stuff builds up. By maintaining balanced chakras, you are able to raise your vibrations to a higher frequency.
Got stubborn blocks?
Noticing a pattern or recurring theme in your career challenges? Hitting a glass ceiling at work? If you find yourself often saying “I feel stuck in a dead end job”, you may have some stubborn energy blocks in your root chakra.
The key to clear blocks getting in your way of being in the energetic flow is to align yourself to vibrate at the frequency of where you want to be in life.
Take a holistic approach.
Clear your career blocks from a physical, mental, emotional and energetic angle. A physical approach can include exercise to attending networking events.
A mental approach can be journaling out your ideas on how you want your ideal work day to be. An emotional approach can be envisioning yourself in that ideal career and noticing how you would feel.
And last but certainly not least, an energetic approach consists of clearing the root chakra. This can include Reiki self-treatment, meditation, to other energy healing activities.
By incorporating a holistic approach, you are better able to raise your vibrations to attract financial abundance.
Different ways to clear the root, aka money, chakra:
There are numerous ways to balance and cleanse your root chakra. This includes eating foods associated with the colors of the root chakra to practicing yoga where particular poses help to open up the root chakra.
Remember, setting your intention matters. Before doing any of the activities, set your intention. For example, you might set the intention to take small but consistent steps each day to improve your net worth.
Reflect on the following questions to assess your root chakra:
1. What belief patterns around work did you inherit from your upbringing?
2. Are there limiting belief patterns around yourself that influence your ability to advance in your career?
3. What characteristics within yourself would you like to strengthen in order to attract different forms of abundance?
Yoga poses and sequences can open and align the energy centers of the body.
A well-tuned asana practice can free up energy and stimulate imbalances in the energy centers. This provides a sense of balance, grounding, and calmness in life off the yoga mat.
Front body stretches, crow pose, and chair pose are a few of the many yoga poses that help to open up the root chakra. Here are more yoga pose suggestions to balance all the chakras.
Create positive energy flow.
When you raise your vibrations, you are better able to attract who and what you want into life. By creating energy flow, you can clear blocks and create space for new energy to flow in.