The Base, or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine, and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation.
When its spiritual energies are out of balance, one will feel flighty, disconnected from reality, and distant. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and the spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one’s own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.
Symptoms When it’s Out of Balance
When it is physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as:
- low levels of activity
- low enthusiasm
- a need for constant stimulation
- lower back pain
- suffer from leg pain
- immune system disorders.
When its spiritual energies are out of balance, you will feel:
- disconnected from reality, and distant.
- you may begin to doubt your beliefs,
- stop being loyal to long-term associates and organizations,
- cheat on your partner
- find yourself deriving little joy from physical pleasures.
How to Treat Imbalances
Crystals with the red color ray are helpful in restoring balance to the Base Chakra. The benefits of just a few minutes a day with one of these crystals resting between the legs for 5 – 10 minutes are substantial.
The benefits are enhanced if the crystal therapy is augmented with Yoga positions that focus on the lower back, and with activities that connect you with nature such as hiking, gardening, rock collecting, and physical outdoor games.
Do you need some red crystals to help balance your Base Chakra?
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If you haven’t looked at the price of a real ruby, get ready for a shock. They ain’t cheap. BMW isn’t a fine jeweler so we recommend you find an excellent jeweler! But to give you an example, this ruby pendent on your right will cost you around $100,000. Beautiful YES. But a tad out of my budget for sure. I will have to find a wealthy boyfriend.
So why is a ruby so special?
Natural Ruby is one of four “precious” gemstones (including Diamond, Emerald and Sapphire) known its rarity, monetary value, and hardness (second only to Diamond).
Ruby is red Corundum, an aluminum oxide mineral with chromium responsible for its rich, red color. The name comes from the Latin word rubeus, meaning “red,” and until 1800 when Ruby was recognized as a variety of Corundum, red Spinels, Tourmalines, and Garnets were also believed to be Ruby.
Ruby has always been a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity. It symbolizes the sun, and its glowing hue suggests an inextinguishable flame within the stone that legends claim would shine through even the thickest clothing and could not be hidden; if Ruby were cast into water it would cause it to boil, and if carved and pressed into wax, it would melt the wax.
It was worn as an amulet or charm to ward off plague and pestilence, warned its wearer of impending danger, kept the body safe, and banished sadness and foolish thoughts. It was reputed to bring its owner peace, drive away frightful dreams, restrain lust, and to help resolve disputes.
Today, Ruby’s metaphysical properties are no less astounding. This exquisite crystal emanates the pure Red ray with a vibrancy unsurpassed in the mineral kingdom.
It actively stimulates the Base Chakra, increasing vitality and chi, the life-force energy, throughout the physical body and into the spirit. It promotes a clear mind, increased concentration and motivation, and brings a sense of power to the wearer, a self-confidence and determination that overcomes timidity and propels one toward prosperity and achievement
Ruby initiates the sensual pleasures of life. It stirs the blood and stimulates the heart, encouraging one to enjoy being in the physical world. It increases desire and sexual energy, and may be used to activate the kundalini.
Ruby has always been associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness.
In antiquity Rubies were considered to be perfect wedding stones.
Ruby is an aphrodisiac, allowing one to experience all forms of love, from wild sensuality to mystical communion. It deepens a couple’s relationship and encourages closeness and commitment. It is also the stone of courtly love and may honor admiration from a distance. Worn during lovemaking, Ruby can help restore and maintain passion, and is excellent for increasing the chances for conception.
AND FYI…….Ruby is the traditional birthstone of those born in July!
If you can’t afford the red ruby above, you may like to start with the ruby zoisite stone.
Ruby is to be carried or worn to provide a focus for Universal Life Force to enter your spirit. It will aid you in finding new paths in life and giving you the energy you need to walk those paths.
The Ruby is associated with the area between the First (Base) and Second (Sacral) Chakras. It is used for spiritual healing of issues related to conflicts between emotions and one’s basic instincts. Use this to focus the Universal Life Force on finding the strength to deal with the complexities of the modern world and bring balance to your life.