The root Chakra exists at the base of your spine, as highlighted in orange in the photo above. The most significant aspect of your life related to the root chakra is survival and your ability to sustain yourself. This because it resides in a part of your body that holds the rest together. For this reason, nutrition is a big part of what keeps the root chakra open. You must be eating right and taking care of your health to survive, after all.

Another important aspect of root chakra openness is financial stability. If you’re experiencing trouble at work or have a bit of a shopping addiction, this may cause your root chakras to close and need healing. Drawing up a monthly budget is one way to help keep this balanced, and, of course, succeeding at work is another. So try to make sure you’re productive and happy in your job, as this will lead to an overall feeling of peace and harmony at the root.