Is Your Root Chakra Out of Whack?

Represented by the colour red, the Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine. It governs material world lessons such as our sense of safety and security, family beliefs and loyalty, as well as physical pleasure and pain. Having a blocked Root Chakra can play all kinds of havoc with our mental, physical and emotional health. Let’s find out how healthy yours is:

Does this sound like you? I have a strong will, vitality and energy. I accept challenges as part of life’s journey and I overcome obstacles easily. I see life as a fantastic adventure worth living to the fullest. If that’s you, stop reading - your Root Chakra is perfectly fine and well balanced!

But… maybe this is you: I feel sluggish and barely capable of fulfilling daily activities. I have moments where I become angry or depressed and I feel I am missing out on the joys of life.

Other indicators that your Root Chakra needs some love:

Physical Symptoms:
* bladder or kidney issues
* cysts or haemorrhoids
* chronic health problems
* lack of energy, fatigue
* lower back pain
* feet, leg or spine issues
* immune disorders

Mental Symptoms: 
* trouble saving money
* scarcity mentality
* materialistic or greedy
* obsession with possessions
* fear of change

Emotional Symptoms:
* lack of healthy boundaries
* impatience or selfishness
* generalised fear
* lack of confidence
* low self-esteem or insecurity

If any of these resonate, I highly recommend working with a combination of gemstones, affirmations and essential oils to get back to balance. 

Which Gemstone should you choose?


GARNET: Garnet inspires devotion to family and to our life's purpose. It also brings success and prosperity in business by keeping us motivated and productive. Click here for more

HEMATITE: Hematite is the stone of the mind. It is great for tackling brain fog and improves mental clarity, concentration and focus.  Click here for more

ONYX + OBSIDIAN: Use these gemstones for work that requires disciplined focus and perseverance to attain goals. It also protects against negative energy by deflecting it away. Click here for more

SMOKY QUARTZ: The gentle energy of Smoky Quartz disperses fear, helps to lift depression and neutralises negative vibrations. Especially good while going through chemotherapy, it is a powerfully grounding stone and works to anchor us in turbulent times. Click here for more

LAVA: This grounding stone strengthens our connection to the earth. It gives strength and courage, allowing us stability through times of change. It provides guidance and understanding in situations where we need to recover. Click here for more


This is our brand new design in the Survivor range, designed specifically for people entering into cancer treatments... but its so beautiful, it can be worn by anyone, anytime! This design features Smoky Quartz, the stone of strength. Click here to get it now


This was a tough decision as there are a few other essential oils that I could have recommended but I think these are the 3 that will be most beneficial to you. 

The Essential Oils I recommend are: 

Patchouli: This oil supports us to become fully present in our physical body. It balances us when we feel devitalised and seek to escape through unhealthy distraction. This oil is grounding and stabilising and helps us feel more secure yet fluid, while calming fear and nervous tension so we feel more at peace.

Sandalwood: For centuries, the dry, woody aroma of the sandalwood tree made the plant useful for religious rituals, meditation, and even for ancient Egyptian embalming purposes. Today, essential oil taken from the sandalwood tree is particularly useful for enhancing mood, promoting smooth skin when used topically, and providing grounding and uplifting feelings during meditation when used aromatically. The rich, sweet aroma and versatility of Sandalwood oil makes it a unique oil, useful in everyday life.

Vetiver: This oil assists us in becoming more rooted in life so we don't scatter our energy over too many activities. Vetiver brings us back down to earth and grounds us in the physical world while supporting us to explore the root of our emotional challenges. This oil is excellent for staying present in the moment and opens the door to emotional recovery.

More on the healing powers of essential oils can be found in the book 'Emotions and Oils - a Reference Guide to Emotional Healing.' I am happy to help with oils. Click here to shop, or get in touch for more information about saving with wholesale prices. OILS

And last, but not least - try out this affirmation. It’ll help change your mindset and move you closer to balance:

I am safe and secure


I love channeling my creativity to connect with people in a meaningful way and then to help them feel better through my jewellery. If you'd like a design made with the above gemstones, or any other that will assist with your challenges, please get in touch. I'd love to help.


I left Canada to marry a wonderful Aussie man and was just settling into motherhood when he suffered a stroke from a bad neck manipulation. Since then, I’ve been on a mission to help people get through difficult times.

At Kaya, we create meaningful pieces that bring comfort and hope, supporting you on your wellness journey. Our designs combine meditation and affirmations with healing gemstones and lava beads to diffuse essential oils.

We want to help reignite your vibrancy and joie de vivre by sharing the positive energy that is infused in each piece. I know you’ll love yours. All the best, Marlowe

Article credit : Marlowe Richards  (

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