How The Root Chakra Impacts Romantic Relationships
There are seven main energy centres within the body. They work from the base of the spine to the top of the head. In this five part series we will explore how the five lower chakras have a direct impact on relationships. We’ll teach you various techniques to help you bring your chakras into balance and create harmony in your life.
The root chakra, also known as the Muladhara chakra, is the first chakra in the body’s energy system. It is located at the base of the spine and is associated with the colour red. The root chakra is responsible for our sense of stability, safety, and security in the world. It is also linked to our physical needs and our connection to the earth.
Relationships are an integral part of human life. Whether it’s with yourself, family, friends, or romantic partners, relationships play a vital role in your emotional and psychological wellbeing. The root chakra is closely linked to your ability to form and maintain healthy relationships.
Blocked or Unbalanced Root Chakra
When the root chakra is blocked or unbalanced, you may struggle to form healthy relationships, finding it difficult to trust others or feel safe in their presence. This can lead to fear of intimacy or a tendency to isolate from people who care. You may struggle to express emotions or communicate effectively, which can create misunderstandings and conflict. You may find yourself overly cautious, guarded, or even paranoid, fearing others will hurt or betray you. This can create distance and barriers in relationships, making it difficult to connect on a deeper level.
An unbalanced root chakra can impact self-worth and confidence, which can in turn negatively affect your relationships. You may struggle with feelings of insecurity and low self-esteem, leading to validation seeking.
It can impact our ability to maintain healthy boundaries, leading to tension in relationships. By working to heal and balance the root chakra, you can improve your relationships and live a more fulfilling life..
Overactive Root Chakra
When the root chakra is overactive, you can become aggressive or defensive in communication. This may lead to confrontations and arguments, where you may present as overly confident or arrogant, pushing others away. You may feel threatened or challenged by your partner, and this can lead to explosive arguments and conflicts. This can be particularly challenging if you struggle to control your emotions or react impulsively.
Creating healthy boundaries can be challenging with an overactive root chakra and it’s difficult to maintain healthy relationships by becoming overly attached, possessive, clingy, or controlling, seeking to exert power and dominance over others. This can create tension and conflict in relationships, as others may feel suffocated or overwhelmed by your need for control and contact.
Feeling the need to control your partner or be constantly near them is an indicator of an overactive root chakra. This can result in a lack of trust, intimacy, and connection, and can even lead to the breakdown of the relationship. It can cause you to become overly focused on material possessions or external security measures. You may become obsessed with accumulating wealth, possessions, or other external measures of security, which can lead to a lack of connection and intimacy in relationships leaving the partner feeling neglected or unimportant.
Balanced Root Chakra *ideal*
When the root chakra is balanced, you feel grounded, safe, and secure in relationships. You’re able to trust others and yourself feeling comfortable expressing emotions and needs. A balanced root chakra allows you to communicate and empathise with others, improving your relationships.
A balanced root chakra helps you set healthy boundaries. You can recognise your own needs and desires and communicate them effectively, while also respecting the needs and boundaries of others. This can create a sense of mutual respect and understanding ,which can help prevent misunderstandings and conflict.
In addition, a balanced root chakra can improve your sense of self-worth and confidence. When you feel grounded and secure in yourself, you’re able to show up fully and connect with others authentically. This can help us to form more fulfilling relationships and improve your overall emotional wellbeing.
How to balance your root chakra
Our Raiya wand is a beautiful addition to your pleasure practice and will help you connect to your root and balance your chakras. It’s a supremely nurturing stone and knows how to clear your root chakra and your sacral chakra right out. Red Jasper is said to activate your kundalini serpent too and awaken your goddess energy.
Engaging in a Yoni Egg practice with our Carnelian Yoni Egg is a great way to bring your root chakra into balance. Carnelian is a stone of confidence, radiance, and outstanding courage. It gives you the inspiration and passion you need to confront life. As a stone of endurance, it also makes sure that you have the strength to follow through.
You can get our Red Carnelian Yoni Egg here.
Black obsidian is a stone that helps you trust your instincts, your root chakra feels stronger and you feel more stable and equipped to deal with life. Obsidian dissolves old traumas, veers you away from hidden psychic attacks, and guides you towards higher living all while keeping those roots deep. Our black obsidian yoni egg is a great tool for balancing and supporting your root.
You can get our Black Obsidian Yoni Egg here.
This can involve taking care of your physical needs, such as getting enough sleep and exercise, spending time barefoot in nature, grounding yourself, and taking time to engage in activities that bring joy and relaxation. When you prioritise your wellbeing, you can show up fully in relationships and connect with others authentically.
Reiki is an energy healing modality which will support the unravelling of underlying energetic ties that are keeping your chakras bound up. By releasing and transmuting this energy, it can have a profound and fairly immediate impact on your day to day life and relationships.
There are also dedicated root chakra meditations on Youtube that you could do daily in combination with a yoni egg practice.
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Stay tuned for next week when we release the sacral chakra article!
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