Welcome to day #1 of our journey through the Chakras, specifically during pregnancy, birth and postpartum healing. Today, we are covering the first Chakra: the Root.
Day 1: Root Chakra
Even after 4 pregnancies, there are times when I’m scared and think, “Shit, I can’t do this”. Being pregnant is being vulnerable in both body and spirit. You’re carrying another life-force, which is terrifying!
As mentioned in the Introduction post, the Root Chakra is associated with feeling safe & secure. When I’m feeling scared or uncertain I like to do a grounding exercise (I have a good one listed HERE), or sit and meditate for 5-20 minutes.
Grounding during pregnancy and postpartum care is vitally important. Being responsible for another soul is HUGE! Kiddos don’t come with manuals so it’s easy to get buried in uncertainty when making the transition from “maiden” to “mother”. ❤
Crystals for balancing the Root Chakra:
- Smokey Quartz – A wonderful grounding and healing stone, Smokey Quartz is also thought to transform negative energy (and transmute fear!).
- Bloodstone (Heliotrope) – Bloodstone is thought to be a great detoxifier as well as an energy grounder. It also helps balance emotions by dispelling fear and promoting courage.
Essential Oils for balancing the Root Chakra:
- Cedarwood & Frankincense – both have earthy aromas and have helped me stay grounded, especially when diffused during a grounding exercise or meditation. Both are also safe for use during pregnancy
*Please stick with aromatic use or be sure to dilute appropriately for topical use! Pregnant mommas are super-sensitive to EO’s. 🙂
In addition to the above, I like to diffuse the following EO blend for grounding:
- 3 drops Frankincense
- 2 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Wild Orange
Tomorrow we’ll cover the Sacral Chakra! ❤ Remember to take care of yourselves, lovelies!
Brightest Blessings, -Cory Gunn, CCH
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: None of the health topics presented here have been evaluated or approved by the FDA and should NOT be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult your licensed physician regarding medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Use your best judgment, lovelies! ❤