The Base or Root Chakra is associated with the colour red and is called Muladhara in Sanskrit. The root chakra is located at the base of the spine at the tailbone in back, and the pubic bone in front. This centre holds the basic needs for survival, security and safety. The root chakra is powerfully related to our contact with the Earth Mother, providing us with the ability to be grounded into the earth plane. This is also the centre of manifestation. When you are trying to make things happen in the material world, business or material possessions, the energy to succeed will come from the first chakra. If this chakra is blocked an individual may feel fearful, anxious, insecure and frustrated. Problems like obesity, anorexia nervosa, and knee troubles can occur. Root body parts include the hips, legs, lower back and sexual organs.
A man’s sexual organs are located primarily in his first chakra, somale sexual energy is usually experienced primarily as physical. Awoman’s sexual organs are located primarily in her second chakra, sofemale sexual energy is usually experienced primarily as emotional. Both chakras are associated with sexual energy
This chakra is the grounding force that allows us to connect to the earth energies and empower our beings. Focusing one's attention on the colour of a red flower or juicy red apple can help bring our energetic body "down to earth" and in alignment with our physical body when we find ourselves energetically fleeting or in other words....."spacing off."
Colour - Red
Sanskrit Name - Muladhara
Physical Location - Base of the spine
Purposes - Kinaesthetic feelings, Movement
Spiritual Lesson - Material world lessons
Physical Dysfunctions– Lower back pain, Sciatica, Varicose veins, Rectal tumours, Depression, Immune related disorders
Mental & Emotional Issues - Survival, Self esteem, Social order, Security, Family
Information Stored Inside Root Chakra - Familiar beliefs, Superstitions, Loyalty, Instincts, Physical pleasure or pain, Touch.
Area of Body Governed - Spinal column, Kidneys, Legs, Feet, Rectum, Immune system
Gemstones - Red Jasper, Hematite, Black tourmaline, Black onyx, Black obsidian.
Aroma Therapy - Rosemary, Cedarwood.
Mantra - “Lam” Pronounced as “Lammm”
Affirmation - “I trust the power of earth & feel my own body”