Root Chakra

MULADHARA – ROOT CHAKRA or Base Chakra

The first of the seven major chakras is the Root or Base Chakra.

The root or base chakra is like the roots that connect us to the earth that energy may run up to the highest branches of Spirit.

Sanskrit Name: Muladhara

The root or base chakra is the base of our existence on earth. It is related to our very existence, manifestation on the earthly plane, our physical well-being, security, and groundedness. Without a balanced root chakra, energy can not move upward properly to the other chakras properly.

Root Chakra is Associated With

connection to Earth, empowerment, existence, family, gravity, groundedness, growth, health  (physical), individuality, loving life, money, nourishment, safety, security, self-esteem, shelter, stability, strength, survival, tribe, vitality

Colors:

Primary – red, black; Also – brown, gray

Location:

at the coccyx (tailbone), perineum (between sex organs and anus)

Garnet Crystal
Root Chakra Garnet Crystal in Matrix Photo: AdobeStock

Related Stones:

Root Chakra Crystals

The Root Chakra says,

“I am here and I love life.”

It is associated in many mythologies with dragons and serpents, which are also related to kundalini. The Sanskrit word Muladhara means root or support. This chakra, the first chakra, is considered one of the “lower” chakras because it is in the first three of the seven major chakras.

Dieties: 

Anat, Ceridwen, Dakini, Demeter, Erda, Ereshkigal, Gaia, Ganesha, Lakshmi

Element:

Earth

Beneficial Activities, Foods and More

Learn about Beneficial Exercises, Foods, and More.

Body Parts/Organs/Glands:

adrenals, anus, back, bladder, bones, colon, feet, hips, kidneys, legs, lymph system, nose (related to sense of smell), prostate (men), skeletal system, teeth

Planets:

Earth, Saturn

Sense:

Smell

Signs of Balanced or Imbalanced Root Chakra Energy and Related Dis-ease

Learn about the signs of balanced or imbalanced energy and related dis-ease.

Dragons are associated with this chakra and kundalini.

The Chakras

Learn about all the seven major chakras.

Some References
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A Beginner’s Guide To The Chakras by Marion McGeough

Chakra: Reference to Go: 50 Cards for Promoting Spiritual and Physical Health (Relax and Rejuvenate) by  Olivia H. Miller (Author), Nicole Kaufman (Illustrator), Michele Damelio (Contributor)