The root chakra is red and sits at the base of our spine. It governs issues of security, safety, money, self-esteem and family of origin. If you have a lot of lower back pain, you might be worried about money or feeling insecure at your job. When we’re greedy or hold on to our money rather than sharing it, this center shrivels up and limits our ability to receive. When we give too much and too freely, this center gets enlarged and can put us into debt. To keep this chakra balanced and healthy, affirm that money comes to you easily and abundantly. Try yoga stretches and getting massages to stretch out your lower back. Work on forgiving any members of your family that are or have caused you problems. When meditating, imagine tree roots coming out of the soles of your feet so you feel rooted and safe.
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