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Root-Heart Chakra Meditation: Managing Anxiety

April 7, 2015


Root and heart chakra energies, linked to earth and air elementally, are well suited for managing anxiety.

Focusing on our root and heart chakras is the most powerful energetic tool for dealing with the scourge of modern society – stress. Most of us lead extraordinarily busy lives, and stress and the resulting anxiety have become the biggest challenges to our health. What does it really mean to feel stressed or anxious from an energetic standpoint? It means we are off our center (heart) and feeling unsupported (root.) Empowering these two centers can help re-establish a sense of foundation – a solid root chakra helps us feel the earth is still beneath us no matter what else is going on, and a strong heart chakra allows us to let go and allow ourselves to feel part of a flow, rather than separate, isolated, and singularly responsible for the fate of our world.

On a deeper level, our root chakra really IS our home base – it is the chakra associated with our physical connection to our body and this world. When we really connect to our root, we realize we don’t have to be in a particular place to feel at home – if we are grounded and connected here than we ARE home, and can feel that way no matter where our physical body happens to be. And when we center in our heart, we turn on the inner fountain of well-being, the sense that ‘all will be well’ in the long term, and this generates the sense of self-compassion and equilibrium we need to live fully and openly in the meantime. These two energies together really create our energetic ‘heart home’ – our root is the foundation, or bones, of this home and our heart is the light which fills the rooms, bringing them alive with love and luminosity.

There are many kinds of chakra meditations, and this particular one is meant to be soothing, more than energizing. Within it we will first settle into our root chakra and use a tree visualization to ground. Then we will focus on opening our heart and letting go of anything we are gripping emotionally. Finally, we will connect these two and shift into a supported, still center point. It is a little over 12 minutes long.

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Root Heart Chakra Meditation
May you feel grounded and connected as you move through the world.
8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 10, 2015 11:29 pm

    Thx for the reblog

  2. April 11, 2015 12:26 pm

    Thank you, Lisa. Synchronicity once again–between the time I read your post (this morning) and an experience earlier this week. I was “creative dancing” and began to picture that I have a large reptilian tail which connected me to the Earth. Just beginning to work with that picture and the very physical grounding that it brings.

  3. April 17, 2015 1:20 am

    Hi Cate, love the reptilian tail!

  4. Nalini Sharma permalink
    January 30, 2019 10:10 pm

    Thank you so much for this meditation. I can’t thank you enough. I felt so disconnected with myself and felt so angry towards everyone. I cried during this meditation and after it was over, I realized this is exactly what I needed. I feel so much better, happier, and more at peace now. Thank you once again for this.


  5. February 1, 2019 3:05 am

    Wonderful, I am so glad it was helpful.


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