Root chakra affirmations can be a grounding addition to your meditation routine, personal manifesto, or morning affirmation practice.
But what is a “root chakra?”
In tantric Hinduism, a chakra is a place on the body where one is to direct his focus during meditation. The body has seven chakra points, beginning just above the crown of the head and continuing down to the pelvic floor. Each chakra is thought to be responsible for modulating a type of energy flow in and out of the body. Meditating on these focal points balances and unblocks these chakras, allowing them to release their energy into the body.
The root chakra, specifically, manages foundational needs like trust, integrity, humility, and a sense of being grounded.
An imbalance in the root chakra causes anxiety and insecurity. It leads us to make decisions that don’t line up with our personal values and belief systems. It encourages us to look for ways to find the easy way out, take shortcuts, and avoid confronting the hard work of life.
Physically, the root chakra is located between the perineum and the pelvic bone.1 It is the first and bottommost chakra on the body, and as a result it is considered the foundational chakra. It is the chakra upon which all other chakras rely. You can’t address any other chakras until you have resolved your root chakra.
Putting aside whether you agree with the spiritual beliefs around chakras, it is hard to deny that being grounded is the first step toward building a life that aligns with who we really are inside.
Here are 40 powerful root chakra affirmations to help keep you grounded:
Root Chakra Affirmations on Staying Grounded
Your root chakra is primarily responsible for your sense of being grounded. These affirmations are designed to help you shift your mindset toward one that is well-balanced, emotionally stable, and unpretentious.
I am safe and grounded.
I deserve to be safe at all times.
I am here and I am safe.
I am deeply rooted and stable like a tree.
I am calm and grounded right now.
I am powerful, rooted, and strong.
Root Chakra Affirmations on Belonging
One of the primary benefits of meditating with root chakra affirmations is cultivating a sense of safety and belonging. We can’t thrive if we don’t feel like we belong, but too often, our minds allow negative thoughts to hold us back from accepting our right to hold space.
I have everything I need.
I trust that I am supported by the Universe.
I am at home, wherever I am.
I feel protected in this world.
I trust in the good of the world.
I am supported by those around me.
I am at home in my body.
I have a right to be here.
I am nourished and supported by Mother Earth.
I am safe, protected and guided in this world.
I am worthy of love and care.
I am connected to my body and soul.
I am connected to the Universe and to the earth.
Root Chakra Affirmations on Faith and Optimism
One cannot feel truly grounded without a fundamental belief in the arc of the moral universe, however long, bends toward justice.3 Root chakra affirmations around faith in future positive outcomes validates your commitment to a purpose in life.
I am right where I need to be and things are going really well.
I trust the goodness of life.
I am financially free.
I am open to all possibilities.
I believe in me.
I focus on what I’m doing and do it accurately.
I am moving slowly and taking deep breaths.
I live in an abundant Universe.
I am immersed in abundance.
Root Chakra Affirmations on Confidence and Self-Care
We are often our own worst critics, the ones holding us back the most. Practicing meditation with root chakra affirmations allows you to cultivate an awareness of these thoughts, so that when they arise, you can allow them to pass and continue forth to your destiny.
With every breath, I release anxiety.
I am all I need to be happy.
I nurture myself and take care of my well-being.
I release all my doubts and fears.
With every breath, I release the anxiety and fear within me.
I am confident in all that I do.
I love my body and trust its wisdom.
I nurture my body with what it needs to flourish.
- You read that right! The root chakra sits in the coveted position between the anus and the generals. Probably not a place you spend a lot of time thinking about, but in a way, that’s the point. ↩
- For a given session, choose one of these affirmations and place the mind’s attention on the pelvic floor. Repeat the affirmation in your mind while holding your attention on the pelvic floor. When the mind wanders, acknowledge and name the thought or feeling, and then gently return the mind to focus on the root chakra. ↩
- This can be harder to believe now than it has ever been, but a fundamental belief that things will ultimately work out is essential to finding purpose in one’s life. After all, if you don’t believe things will work out in the end, what’s the point? 😅 ↩