When you allow your root chakra to close, it is not a simple path to take in reopening. You may meditate and present positive thoughts while concentrating on the earth, but there is a process of emotional and physical stress that has to take place. It is all good for getting back to where you once were with a strong root chakra, but be prepared for some unusual feelings, thoughts and physical symptoms.
Feeling the Force of Grounding
Because the root chakra has a direct connection to the earth, your body may begin to feel heavier, as if planted to the ground. Look for a sudden weight gain and a sensitive feeling in the soles of your feet. The body requires a change in nutritional values and you may find yourself craving comfort foods, fresh fruit or salty products. Give in to a point without compromising your welfare.
Heat and Tingling
One example of a symptom of the root chakra starting to open is with the sensation of heat in different parts of your body. The base of the spine is most noted as the energy begins to regain its place in your energy field. There can also be tingling as the vibrations become established in your body and mind.
Sleeping and Dreams
Some people experience difficulty falling asleep from restless leg syndrome as the energy attempts to find its rightful place. Dreams may become more vivid and intense as the unconscious becomes involved in the transformation. Bizarre, non-sensical or nightmarish dreams have taken place where tranquil stories once appeared.
Not everyone’s degree of blockage is the same and not everyone has the same level of sensitivity to the symptoms. To some, these feelings may be a mere inconvenience to allowing the energy to do its job. For others, however, an acute awareness may begin to have an effect on normal aches and pains, even having flu-like symptoms. Be assured that the body is only in a state of healing and all emotional and physical occurrences will pass as your root chakra becomes fully opened.