How To Know If Your Root Chakra is Blocked And Powerful Strategies for Healing

Are you experiencing root chakra issues? In this post, I’ll give you the full rundown on the root chakra. We’ll explore what the root chakra is responsible for, how an unbalanced root chakra manifests in your body, and signs and symptoms that you may need to heal your root chakra.

I’ll also give you a few grounding strategies for how to bring your root chakra back into balance.

Let’s get right into it. 👇🏽

What is a chakra?

First, let's talk about what is a chakra.

Chakra is a Sanskrit word for ‘wheel’. Chakras are circular spirals of energy, which exchange energy between layers of the energy field and the physical body. They’re in our aura and and in the physical body, nourishing all of our surrounding glands and organs.

We can think of chakras as gateways through which energy enters and leaves the body. They’re cone-shaped, with the smallest point meeting at the spine.

As you can see, there's a thicker cone and then it goes all the way to a tiny point, which will always meet within the spine. That's why in yoga, in kundalini, it’s all about the spine.

While it’s actually believed that there are thousands of tiny chakras within the body, the main ones you need to be aware of are the seven foundational chakras.

Those are:

  • Root chakra (Muladhara)

  • Sacral chakra (Svadhisthana)

  • Solar plexus chakra (Manipura)

  • Heart chakra (Anahata)

  • Throat chakra (Vishuddha)

  • Third eye chakra (Ajna)

  • Crown chakra (Sahasrara).

When we talk about chakra problems, we often talk about a chakra being out of alignment or being blocked. But what most people don’t realize is that chakra problems are usually a result of your chakra being overactive or underactive.

When your chakra is overactive, it means that that certain power center is most likely easily agitated. It’s reactive, aggressive, and very outward.

When your chakra is underactive, that specific power center is lifeless, sluggish, slow - it’s contracted.

A good way to think about it is like this. 👇🏽

Is it taking too much energy from the other chakras? Or does it not have enough energy?

This quote by Anodea Judith about chakras is one of my favorites, and also is helpful in understanding their power.

Remember: if you are living, you have life force energy. It’s the breath of air given to us by source, by a higher power, and when it’s blown through our body that is our life force.

The most important thing we have is our lifeforce. It’s our vitality.

When we are clear, we are here and ready to co-create.

Heaven on Earth happens in your body first

For a brief moment, I want to talk about WHY healing your chakras is so so important.

Everything that you want to create, to experience, to be a part of - it has to be felt in the body first. Always.

Heaven on earth is a concept Is the earth is anchoring into a 5D planet, one where everyone is using their intuitive abilities and channeling, we are working together and accepting our differences, there's a lack of war and there's an abundance of health and vitality.

But that must happen HERE - within the vessel, within our inner universe, within the confines of our skin, before we can see it and experience it on the outside.

The Root Chakra

The root chakra is the first chakra. And while each chakra is equally important, the Root Chakra is truly the foundation.

And this is also a super important aspect of what I’m gauging about a clients energy body in regard to their Most Abundant Timeline…here’s why ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

If the Root Chakra is not empowered, activated and in alignment, it will start affecting the rest of the chakras.

So it’s SUPER important to get grounded in this chakra more than anything.

No matter what you’re going through, whether it’s a loss of a loved one, a divorce, a move, a layoff, global pandemic, you’re always going to have to address the root chakra.

We cannot manifest anything unless the root chakra is in alignment.


The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine, at the perineum. However, it affects the entire area surrounding your pelvis (legs and feet)


The purpose of the root chakra is SURVIVAL. It’s the will to live, it’s food and shelter. It’s your primary family unit. And it’s also sex.

The focus of the root chakra is basically all about safety and security. It’s physical, mental, and emotional security, but more than anything, it's tangible physical security.

Things like:

Do I have a home?

Do I have food? Do I have re$ource$?

It's the basic need for survival.

The root chakra controls the adrenal gland, and the body parts it’s responsible for are the spinal column, kidneys, and the stress response parts of our body - feet, legs, anus, va6ina, peni5 and rectum.

(Please note I am only “censoring” these words because I don’t want to be marked a spam, not because there should ever be shame around these words)

The first chakra represents a primal part of us. If our basic needs aren't met, it’s going to be very challenging to feel expressed and aligned and more importantly it’s going to be difficult to move into DESIRE.

Signs the root chakra is in alignment

Here are some signs that your Root Chakra is in alignment:

  • You have trust in the universe/God(dess).

  • Your emotional and physical needs are met

  • You have healthy parental dynamics

  • Money flows in and out with ease

  • You have a healthy relationship to food

  • You feel at home wherever you are

  • You feel supported

  • You adapt well to change

  • You have a strong connection to all that is

Whether that’s a feeling of being connected to source, feeling connected to nature, you have this feeling of connection and like you’re here with a purpose. You have a deep will to live.

When the root chakra is in alignment and the wheel is spinning, no matter what comes

our way, the root chakra is able to move the energy and expel it. We all know that shitty things happen, that there will be ups and downs in life.

But when those events happen when your root chakra is healthy and intact, they won’t throw you off balance.

When we contrast that with a blocked root chakra, these unexpected life events completely rock our world. We’re totally thrown off, and our body isn't able to move that energy as rapidly.

Signs the root chakra is out of alignment

Here are some signs that your Root Chakra is out of alignment:

  • You have increased levels of anxiety

  • Feeling threatened and unsafe/insecure

  • Panic attacks or panic attack symptoms

  • Negativity towards yourself and others

  • Loss of confidence

  • Lack of concentration

  • An unhealthy relationship with food (i.e. behaviors like binging, starving and purging yourself)

  • Doubts about things you used to take for granted

  • Trouble making decisions

  • Excessive reliance on external feedback

When your root chakra is out of alignment, you have no trust- no trust in yourself, no trust in a higher power, no trust in the process.

It’s like everything is a little wobbly and you could be knocked over at any time.

Imagine a tree. The roots of a tree are what allow it to be steady, to stand tall amongst wind and storms. Without the roots, it would simply blow over.