Updated: Jul 24
Many spirituals talk about opening their root chakra as being a fundamental thing for spiritual growth, kundalini awakening, spiritual ascension, achieving a higher understanding, beliefs cleaning, and so on. One can find beginners in spirituality and even advised by “gurus”, that start their journey in spirituality by starting to practice all sorts of procedures to open their root chakra, a thing considered like some cornerstone to enlightenment.
When starting in spirituality more than 20 years ago, I started reading a ton of spiritual famous books and tried applying what I found there. After concluding that many things there were not really practical, many of very low efficiency, tedious, and extremely time-consuming, I followed a practical spiritual school that helped me discern between all these things and gave me the fundamentals to continue my own experimenting. Since then, I continued experimenting directly with higher energies, meditations, energy procedures, and comparing all sorts of procedures from different spiritual traditions, and I arrived to some practical conclusions I would like to share with you.
Personally, I advise you not to touch the C1 (root chakra) unless you are really very advanced as a spiritual practitioner, that is unless you don’t care about the risk of serious health issues ... An advanced stage in spirituality one can reach only after a good number of years, like maybe 10 or more of regular daily practice, and also getting confirmations along the way from independent higher souls that you really reached the level you think you reached.
Fortunately, the root chakra is the most closed of all chakras for the average 3D (3rd dimension of vibration, or chakra level) vibration embodied souls, it’s open just around 5%, so to open up to 100% is very difficult. Actually, it cannot be open for such low body vibrations as the usual 3D person is. It is true that once in one billion cases maybe there are documented spontaneous “inner combustion” cases, when a non-spiritual person just bursts into flames and is consumed in minutes because of “accidental” kundalini surge upwards the spine. But the probability for such a misfortune increases a lot by many orders of magnitude if one plays the “wizards apprentice” and rasps the root chakra.
I advise anyone especially as a beginner to start working on the higher chakras (C2-C7) and see from there how it goes. The strategy you should follow concerning chakras opening is to open more, in a balanced way, the superior chakras one by one without insisting too much on only 1 or 2, but open all chakras C2 to C7 to say 30%-50%, and then open C1from the basic average openness of 5% to 10-15%. Then leave untouched the C1 and again work on C2-C7 to open them even more to 60%, then again open C1 from 15% to 25%, and so on …
The keyword here is to keep a balance between how open chakras are compared to each other. Only then you can reach a true kundalini awakening that doesn’t escape your control and won't push you into health issues that medicine can't fix. Working your way up like this you will actually control your kundalini awakening and be able also to reap its benefits, or else you risk getting into crises of dizziness, head pressure, all sorts of acute body pains, also the feeling of detachment from daily life considered by some as a sure sign of “ascension” or “kundalini awakening”, while actually being just a warning of unbalanced body energies, etc.
Also, consider that opening the chakras in a balanced way will necessarily push you into releasing your limiting beliefs which means working with yourself a lot; this is also called "healing" by releasing your limiting beliefs. Chakras are open very little because of the limiting beliefs we have in our subconscious, so we need to work on the Causes (limiting beliefs) so to change the Effects (chakras opening percentage). There are methods to forcefully open the chakras, but if the spiritual doesn’t work diligently on acknowledging and releasing his beliefs, the chakras will close back again, I’ve seen this so many times in many spirituals.
How you know you got the C1 really open at least 60-70%! Well, there are several signs like often jolts of energy through the spine, body starts to feel different like not so rigid anymore kind of made of plasticine whatever your age is, activation of “lower siddhis” (corresponds to chakras C1-C3) like starting to see in a wider range of frequencies through your eyes (seeing entities), start to feel energy movements of Mother Earth (since you opened the link to Her now), forecast major Earth events not known by normal people, talk to animals and plants, talk to body organs and make them work at your will, etc. At least 4-5 of these must be activated currently to draw the conclusion that the root chakra got activated at least 70% …
These are latent/dormant abilities that the ancient druids in ancient Britain for instance were working on life after life to activate, and hence master the nature in service for the tribes they headed like thousands of years in the past. They became very powerful when activating these abilities and spearheaded the resistance of their tribes against the romans, and that’s why Julius Cesar gave order to kill them when he invaded Britain in 1st century BC.
From my studies, many enlightened souks like Buddha, Yogananda, Vivekananda, and other full enlightened souls didn’t have their C1 open a lot, it was open between 30% and max 50% at the end of their lives, so why would one need to open them more? A possible goal of reaching very high openness levels of root chakra would be reaching to physical ascension of the body and turning it into light (5D+ vibration), but that poses additional challenges which are not the subject of this post.
You can learn more by reading other posts in this spiritual site that are coming from a very different and fresh angle and based on a very long and personal experience and research, and not from books.
You might also consider a service like Psychic Readings in the Services section of this site from the ones listed there and get a spiritual diagnostic, or attend my spiritual School of Body and Soul Ascension Mastery so to raise your body and soul awareness, and reach into higher dimensions.