The root chakra, otherwise known as the Base chakra, is the foundation of the whole of the chakra system. It is located at the base of your spine and gives us a feeling of security and strength. It connects us to the world much like a tree and its roots. It is our support.
This chakra embraces our energy surrounding survival, material comforts, our awareness of reality, our physical being and the feelings of “I am”, “I exist”. When we ground ourselves it is through this chakra because it connects us to the earth… the physical aspect of this plane of existence.
The aspects that are stored in this chakra are that of familial beliefs, superstitions, loyalty, instincts, physical pleasure and pain, our sense of touch and the feeling of “To have”. Because this chakra revolves around the physical, it is where we experience material world lessons such as money, career, and material possessions.
Below are some quick facts about this chakra.
Sanskrit Name: Muladhara which means “root support”
Color: Ruby Red
Calming Color: Blue
Development Stage: Womb to 12 months
Energy State: Solid
Musical Note: C
Sound: Oh like in rope
Celestial Body/Moon Phase: Saturn, Full Moon
Essential Oils/Spices: Clove, Dedar, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Ginger
Flower Essences: Corn, Clematis, Rosemary
Aromatherapy: Cedarwood, Patchouli
Auric Layer: Etheric Body (lower physical aspect)
Dominant Sense: Smell
Connection to Nature: Dawn and Sunset, Red Earth
Food: Red Fruits and Vegetables such as tomatoes, apples, radishes
Tomorrow, we will go over the parts of the body connected to this chakra as well as symptoms of this chakra in the following states: Healthy and Open, Over Active and Closed.
I hope this information helps you to understand this chakra. Later on this week we will look at crystals as well as meditations and activities to help make your chakra healthy.
In Love & Light Always.
Carol ~ Mama Owl