Root Chakra Balancing For Fertility
The root chakra, located at the base of your spine, is connected to your legs, bones, feet, rectum, and immune system. These parts of the body can show imbalance through chronic low back pain, varicose veins, rectal tumors/cancer, depression and autoimmune disorders. The root chakra is connected to your family, your sense of home and security, your ability to care for your necessities and stand up for yourself. It is where your tribe mentality and culture comes into play and where your family’s belief system is held. When you feel in rejected by or in conflict with a belief held by your family or tribe, dysfunctions like the ones listed above can manifest in physical form.
Specifically speaking to fertility, autoimmune or immune related disorders can cause a host of problems with conceiving and carrying to full term. If you carry relationship hang ups with your mother or father, you may experience fears around being a parent and passing down traits or behavior patterns that they exhibited when you were a child. For example, if a woman has issues surrounding her mother, becoming a mother, or having a daughter that would mirror her experiences as a child may cause blockages in conception or miscarriage. The same is true for men and their relationships with their fathers.
Muladhara Journal Prompts/Action Items:
Address any belief system conflicts you have with your parents and culture around how you were raised. What would you like to do differently? Do you think making these changes or establishing better boundaries would cause conflict within your family? How can you address a potential conflict by residing in a space of compassion and non-judgement but maintaining clear boundaries?
Give a voice to your inner child. Are you not speaking up about past hurts from your childhood? Are there any areas that need to be addressed with your relationship to your parents or close family members?
Practice forgiveness. Forgiveness doesn’t require the other person to change or to meet your expectations which are two things that are out of your control. What is in your control is the choice to forgive, let go, and surrender to healing.
Work with your partner to establish a list of your family values, traditions, and intentions. These can be from your childhood that bring you fond memories or things that are completely different that you would like to implement within your own family. Remember, as your family grows and changes so can your list. Nothing is set in stone so always leave room for evolution and growth.