Location: Base of Spine
The root chakra is the grounding force that allows us to connect to the earth energies and empower our beings.
~Exploring the Major Chakras
The root chakra is related to the anus and the adrenal glands. When poorly grounded, your spatial understanding is impaired. You may stumble around physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Grounding enhances your ability to function effectively on a day-to-day basis.
~ Drumbeat of the Rainbow Fire
When the root chakra is blocked an individual may feel fearful, anxious, insecure and frustrated. Problems like obesity, anorexia nervosa, and knee troubles can occur. Root body parts include the hips, legs, lower back and sexual organs.
~ Study of the Chakras
Root Chakra Stones
Ruby gemstone encourages one to follow bliss. It also acts as a "plug" for holes in the energy field. Stimulates our basic instinct for survival. Ruby strengthens both the physical and emotional heart. It brings love, confidence, loyalty, and courage.
- Red Coral is good for helping to "tame" the wildness within. Such as tempers, rages, compulsive disorders. Helps to balance us to the spiritual. A good stimulant for the root chakra. Protects one from depression and despondency.
Foods that Fuel the Root Chakra
Root vegetables, protein-rich foods, hot and peppery spices.
~Nourishing Your Energy Centers
Root Chakra Affirmation
The roots of a large tree spread deep underground, anchoring the tree into the earth, use your creative visualisation to imagine roots, going down from your body plunging into the depths of the planet and spreading out, just like the roots of that tree. Envision the prominent bulky roots extending downwards below the surface, broadening from the base of your spine. These roots are the essence that will, enable you to draw into your body the positive frequency of the mother earth. You are now beginning to feel the awareness of a reaction from the planet deep below the surface coursing into your space. As this occurs, you visualise the bulky roots that are beginning to entwine with the waters inside the planet's core, these waters represent the unconditional love, healing the rarefied energy of the Earth. As your roots entwine with the Earth energy use your senses to experience the awareness of unconditional love.
~Spiritual Chakra Meditations