The first chakra is the root chakra, which in Sanskrit is called the Muladhara Chakra. It pulls the universal life force energy from Mother Earth. As this energy moves up through your center, the grounding chakra distributes energy and strength throughout the body and is a gateway to the other chakras. A lotus symbolizes the Root Chakra with four petals and the color red.
The Muladhara is located at the base of your spine. It helps maintain any of your crucial physical needs, your vitality, sexuality, and helps you to sense danger. Think of the Muladhara Chakra when you hear the phrase, “Trust your gut feelings.“
It’s energy is based on the earth element, so it is associated with security and your sense of safety. Consider grounding the muladhara chakra by working in collaboration with your survival instincts.
Signs that the Root Chakra is Off-Balance or Blocked
- Low Energy
- Easily Angered
- Increased Anxiety
- Feeling Helpless
- Interrupted Sleep
- Lack of Motivation
- Unable to Focus
- Not Wanting to be Social
The first chakra helps one have a healthy outlook on life. It is very important to keep this chakra clear. The root chakra connects the psychical body to Mother Earth. This chakra is the foundation of basic survival needs. We all need food, water, and a sense of belonging to feel safe and protected. When the root chakra is clear and balanced, one can take comfort in every experience given to us by Mother Earth. We feel stable, secure, healthy and full of energy.
The rest of this brief article is an overview of the first chakra and some easy steps to balance your Root Chakra into everyday life.
Root Chakra’s Color
The vibratory color of the Root Chakra is Red: Red is very energizing. Use when traveling the outer dimensional realms and helps to gain easy access when astral traveling. Red is representational of “Creation Energy,” the energy needed for sustaining all of life.
8 Facts about the Root Chakra – Muladhara
- Angel Energy comes from Ariel
- Root Chakra’s Gift is to help unblock a path to our Soul’s Mission
- Clear-limiting human self-will and ego and grounds us to Mother Earth.
- Associated Planet: Mercury
- Mantra: Lam – Pronounced Lang
- Associated Scents: Cinnamon, Lavender, Patchouli, and Sandalwood
- Traits: Home Money Fertility, Masculine Power, Survival, Security, Vigor, and Work
- Different Names: The coiled Serpent Fire or Muladhara Chakra ~ Mula = Root, Source adhere = support, a vital part
Root Chakra’s Crystal
Root Chakra’s crystal is Almandine Garnet (Earth). The energy of the Garnet connects us to the Earth and vibrationally enhances the connection of the Spirit Body with our Earthly Body. This relationship provides the courage needed for survival on Mother Earth.
Our physical energy revitalizes when the connection to Earth is clear and unrestricted. This new fresh energy helps to remove karmic patterning and assists in gaining insight into our past lives.
Almandine Garnet strengthens the Muladhara Chakra, which in turn activates and grounds us in the physical world. Almandine Garnet also supports in elevating ones’ joy. This joy aids in the giving and receiving of unconditional love. The Root Chakra brings about awareness of one’s genuine needs and desires on this material Earth plane.
Almandine Garnet assists in releasing panic, worry, fear, and anxiety, thus bringing about a feeling of inner calm and grounded. This grounding supports the work of profound internal energy healing and facilitates personal acceptance in the fact that we are all part of everything that this material world has to offer.
The Root Chakra is the seat of the Kundalini (Sanskrit = the coiled one). Kundalini energy is a powerful force. It rises from the base point of the First Chakra coils its way up the spine and out your upper etheric chakras. How and when this energy develops is as individual as each person is different. To feel Kundalini rising is the only way to know if you’ve experienced the awakening of your Kundalini.
Meditation for Balancing Root Chakra
To open and clear the Root chakra, you can meditate using affirmations and crystals that are related to this chakra. Sit comfortably and prepare for mediation by clearing the mind and taking three deep breaths. Begin Root Chakra affirmation by placing the backs of your hands on your knees and form a circle with the thumb and forefinger of each hand.
Root Chakra Affirmation
- I release all the negative emotions of self-limiting human will, and ego, past, and present.
- I accept all the strength, vitality, and abundance that the Mother Earth has to offer.
- I AM free to receive and give Unconditional Love.
- I AM grounded and prepared to live my soul’s purpose and passion…and, so it is.