Updated: Jul 9
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” starting to practice all sorts of procedures to open their root chakra, a thing considered by some as a cornerstone to enlightenment.
I will use below a simple chakra numbering, from root chakra C1, to crown chakra C7.
Root chakra opening and kundalini awakening
The root chakra and its dangers
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 at some practical conclusions I would like to share with you.
Personally, I advise you NOT to touch the 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 8-10 or more of regular daily practice, and also getting confirmations along the way from independent higher souls that you really attained 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 4-5%, 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 of “inner combustion” cases when a non-spiritual person just bursts into flames and is consumed in minutes because of an accidental kundalini surge shooting upwards the spine. The probability of such a misfortune increases a lot by many orders of magnitude if one plays the “wizard's apprentice” and rasps the root chakra.
Strategy to open your root chakra (Muladhara)
I advise anyone, especially 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 25-30%, and then open root chakra (C1) from the basic average openness of 5% to 10%. Then leave the root chakra alone and again work on C2-C7 to open them even more to 40%, then again open C1 from 10% to 20%, and so on …
The keyword here is to keep a balance between how open chakras are compared to each other and hence chakra balancing. Only then you can reach a true kundalini awakening that doesn’t evade your control and won't push you into health issues that mainstream 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. All these kundalini symptoms also include 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) to change the Effects (chakra 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.
root chakra opening symptoms
How do you know you got the root chakra (C1) really open at least 30-40%? Well, there are several positive 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),
starting to feel the 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,
influence your 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 40%. Consider that there are also negative kundalini awakening symptoms.
These are latent/dormant abilities (siddhis, spiritual gifts) that the ancient druids in ancient Britain for instance were working on life after life to activate, and hence master nature in service to the tribes they headed 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 orders to kill them when he invaded Britain in the 1st century BC.
From my studies, many enlightened souks like Buddha, Yogananda, Vivekananda, and other fully 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 the physical ascension of the body and turning it into light (5D+ vibration), but that poses additional challenges which belong to the subject of Rainbow Body of Light.
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 here 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.