The Base or Root Chakra is associated with the color red. This chakra is the grounding force that allows us to connect to the earth energies and empower our beings. Focusing one's attention on the color of a cherry popsicle or a juicy red apple can help bring our energetic body "down to earth" and in alignment with our physical body when we find ourselves energetically fleeting or in other words....."spacing off.
Chakra One - Associations
|Physical Location||base of spine|
|Purposes||kinesthetic feelings, movement|
|Spiritual Lesson||material world lessons|
|Physical Dysfunctions||lower back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, rectal tumors, depression, immune related disorders|
|Mental / Emotional Issues||survival, self esteem, social order, security, family|
|Information Stored Inside Root Chakra||familial beliefs, superstitions, loyalty, instincts, physical pleasure or pain, touch|
|Area of Body Governed||spinal column, kidneys, legs, feet, rectum, immune system|
|Crystals / Gemstones||hematite, black tourmaline, onyx|
|Flower Essences||corn, clematis, rosemary|
Are You Adequately Grounded?Bibliography: Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss, Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, Hands of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan, Love is in the Earth by Melody
How often have you been told that "grounding" is important? What does it mean to be ungrounded anyway? Taking this quiz will offer you clues as to which characteristics you have, and whether the actions or reactions that you take are helping you to stay grounded or are actually aiding your energetic retreats from your physical self.
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updated Oct 2013