The Root or Muladhara chakra is the 1st chakra and comes from the words Mula (root) which translates to support. It's energy is based on the earth element, and gives off an energy of feeling safe and grounded. The Root chakra is all about connecting us to the energy of the earth and gives us the foundation for creating a stable life.
The root chakra provides the foundation on which we build our life. It supports us in growing and feeling safe into exploring all the aspects of life. When balanced it will give you a sense of accomplishment and will make you feel connected to the human experience. It is related to our feeling of safety and security. The root chakra is where we ground ourselves into the earth and anchor our energy into the manifest world.
Location: Sits at the base of spine, near your tailbone. It goes up to just below your belly button.
Signs of an Balance/Unbalanced Root Chakra
When in balance: We have a sense of stability and we feel like our basic needs are being met. There is an overall feeling of being grounded and connected, which creates a sense of stability in the physical world. As a result, we are able to stand firmly on our own two feet without the presence of fear. From this space we make choices that promote our overall wellbeing.
When out of balance: It may feel hard to feel safe in the world, everything seems like its at risk and that can increase our levels of fear. Often, imbalances here cause extreme anxiety and/or insecurity. We may also feel disconnected from our physical bodies and the earth beneath us.
Crystals for the Root Chakra
Red Jasper: Frequently used as a worry stone, Red Jasper is excellent for reducing stress and increasing focus towards any task. It enhances the determination and instincts needed for new beginnings.
Black Tourmaline: Known for protection and grounding on all levels, Black Tourmaline is also an excellent purifying stone. It transmutes negative energies within the body into positive ones for healing.
Obsidian: A grounding stone, Obsidian is also excellent at absorbing negative energies on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. This makes it an excellent choice for healing work.
Root Chakra Mantra
“I am strong, stable and at peace.”