Yoga and Mindfulness for children and Teens.
When the root chakra is out of balance....
When the root chakra is out of balance you may feel out of sorts, unable to ground, scattered, anxious, worried that you're going to lose everything, feeling like your basic needs are not being met, unmotivated, feeling the need to hoard everything or feeling disconnected.
When the root chakra is in balance...
When the root chakra is in balance you may feel grounded, secure, safe, at home in your own body, strong, rooted in the present moment, connected with nature, calm and centered.
How can we work towards balancing our root chakra...
There are many ways we can help to achieve balance in this chakra. Connecting with nature, meditation, mindful walking, eating root vegetables and a healthy diet, yoga, journaling and using affirmations. Affirmations being the focus of this post.
When using affirmations it is important to notice how they make you feel. If it feels wrong and causes you to feel discomfort saying it, notice that. Maybe explore why that is but change the wording until you can feel good saying it. The affirmation is to help empower you to take control of your thinking mind. To rewrite any negative self talk and replace them with kindness and lobe for yourself. This cant be done however if you are struggling with the affirmation, for instance if it feels like a lie. Take the affirmation I am safe for example. If you were to repeat this over and over when you were actually in a very unsafe situation, your brain and body would be fighting against you saying it. Where as if you were safe but finding it hard to calm yourself, the affirmation I am safe could be very grounding. So play around with the wording, make it your own. Memorise it, repeat it, don't just read it. I am safe could turn into may I be safe, I am safe in this moment, Safety is my birth right. This goes for any affirmation, make them your own.
Choose one or two to work with for the next week. Write them down, set them as reminders in your phone and say them in front of the mirror everyday. The more you hear it, see it and feel it, the more it will be.
Root chakra affirmations
Feel free to use these, change them up or create your own.
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Comment below with your favourite way to ground and centre yourself.