The Muladhara, or Root, Chakra is our place of energetic connection to the earth. It is here we find grounding, strength, stability. A healthy root chakra supports us in all that we do in the same way that a stable foundation supports not only the walls and roof of a house, but all the lives and activities that house shelters. The root chakra allows us to feel safe in this world.
There are lots of ways to support your root chakra. You can give yourself a foot massage (or swap massages with a friend or partner), you can take an epsom salt foot bath or bury your feet in sand or mud. Mud masks aren't only for your face!
One of the easiest and most effective ways to support grounding the root chakra is through diet. Eat things that grew under the ground; they still carry the energetic resonance of the earth. Its even better if you can obtain locally grown root veggies, so that you take in the resonance of the earth you are standing on! Carrots, potatoes, beets, parsnips, turnips, rutabaga, sweet potatoes are all great options.
Pick two or three (or six!) root vegetables that you and your family enjoy. Preheat the oven to 350. Cut them into smallish cubes (if you choose beets, be sure you're not wearing white! Beets stain!). Chop up one onion or 2 cloves of garlic - these also grow under the earth. Pick your favorite healthy fat: grassfed/organic butter, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil. Mix the cubed veggies with 3 tablespoons (or a little more) of the oil or butter and toss with 1 teaspoon dried basil, one teaspoon dried oregano and one teaspoon dried thyme in a roasting pan or a large cake/lasagna pan. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover pan with tinfoil and bake for 30-40 minutes until the veggies are tender when poked with a fork.
Eat as a meal or serve as a side. Enjoy the nourishment of the earth!