Our first chakra, Muladhara, the root chakra, affects us at the level of our basic needs. Our physical safety, health, and anxiety over finances to fulfill our basic needs – food, clothing, and shelter. When we feel threatened for our safety, or any of other first chakra issues, we can strengthen ourselves by tapping into the power of our root chakra.
Use this visualization exercise to strengthen your root chakra:
Imagine a grounding cord that runs from your spine deep into the earth. Imagine in your mind’s eye any excessive mental energy running down your spine and dissipating through the grounding cord into earth. Imagine the grounding cord growing roots, like giant trees. Picture the roots of your grounding cord intermingling with the roots of the giant trees. Now imagine that you can draw energy up from the earth through your grounding cord. Picture the same centered strength of the trees being accessible to you.
Chakras for Beginners, by David Pond