Location: Base of the spine
Musical Keynote: Middle C (vocalized as an “ooh” sound)
Associated Gland: Adrenal
*Controls body solids, such as the spinal column, bones, teeth, and nails. Also the blood, building process of cells, the colon, and rectal area
Gemstones: Agate, Bloodstone, Hematite, Red Coral, Red Garnet, Ruby, Black Obsidian, Black Tourmaline and Black Tourmaline in Clear Quartz
Herbs: Cedar, Clove, Pepper, Vetiver
Essential Oils: Balsam de Peru, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rosewood, Thyme, Vetiver
Qualities and/or Functions: Survival, power to achive goals, vitality, grounding, material security, stability, stillness, courage
In A Word: Evolution
Verb: I have
Muladhara: 1st Chakra (Base or Root Chakra): Earth, Physical identity, oriented to self-preservation Located at the base of the spine, this chakra forms our foundation. It represents the element earth, and is therefore related to our survival instincts, and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane.
Ideally this chakra brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence. The color for the root chakra is red or black and it is grounded with your power. When this chakra is open, you feel in good health and connected with your physical body. It is used to ground your essence into your physical body. This chakra gives you determination, grounds you and aids in survival in the physical realms.
When this chakra is balanced, the masculine and feminine energy work together to make you strong and vital, when it is not balanced, the feminine aspects disappear and you can become overbearing and have difficulty with the ego. Physically, it governs the kidneys and the spinal column. To help activate this chakra, use red candles, clothes or lights. Use red sparingly as it can also strenghten anger if it is present. The symbol of this chakra is the Square.
Life development: The Root Chakra – Chakra 1 represents growth from conception to age one. This is the most significant physical growth of a fetus to the speed of development and the need to survive. This is our time of dependence for food, warmth and shelter. This is the period that helps us to become anchored into the physical word.