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Root Chakra

Chakra One - Exploring the Major Chakras


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root chakra | sacral chakra | solar plexus chakra | heart chakra | throat chakra | brow chakra | crown chakra

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

Color red
Sanskrit Name muladhara
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
Learning About Chakras
Are You Adequately Grounded?

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.

Are You Adequately Grounded? - take this quiz now
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

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updated Oct 2013

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