Root Chakra

Location: Base of the spine
Sense: Smell
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
GemstonesAgateBloodstoneHematiteRed CoralRed GarnetRuby, Black Obsidian, Black Tourmaline and Black Tourmaline in Clear Quartz
Herbs: Cedar, Clove, Pepper, Vetiver
Essential Oils: Balsam de Peru, MyrrhPatchouliRosewoodThymeVetiver
Qualities and/or Functions: Survival, power to achive goals, vitality, grounding, material security, stability, stillness, courage
In A Word: Evolution
Verb: I have

by Andrew Pacholyk, MS L.Ac
from his exciting new book, Lead Us To A Place ~ your spiritual journey through life’s seasons.

Muladhara: 1st Chakra (Base or Root Chakra): This center is related to the earth, our physical identity, and orientation towards self-preservation. This Chakra forms our foundation. It represents our survival instincts, our sense of feeling grounded and a connection to our physical bodies. It is how we relate to those around us. Ideally this Chakra brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence.

The color for this area is red or black and it is the color which energizes this region. When this Chakra is balanced, you feel in good health and connected with your surroundings. It is used to ground your essence, feel comfortable and protected. This Chakra gives you determination, a feeling of being “rooted” and assists in our survival mode.

When this area is not balanced, we can become overbearing and egotistical. To help center this Chakra, consider eating red food, or using color in the form of candles, clothes or lights around you. The symbol of this Chakra is the Square.

Life development: The Root Chakra is a representation of our growth pattern from conception to age one. This is the most significant time for physical growth of a baby as far as internal development and their need to survive. This is their time of dependency for food, warmth and shelter. This is the period that helps us to become anchored into the physical word.

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