think of chakras as the major centers of energy within your body. the belief around chakras is that all seven chakras should be open to promote harmony and balance in your system. the concept of a blocked chakra is that if one of your primary energy centers in your body is blocked, then the whole system is off-balance and the chakra needs to be cleared.
the root chakra, the first chakra.
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this chakra is at the base of your spine near your tailbone and it represents your energetic foundation. when the root chakra is open, you feel grounded, stable, and authentic. feeling unstable, dealing with basic survival issues like money and food, anxiety, and an inability to trust are indications that this chakra is blocked.
to unblock your root chakra, practice grounding.