Root Chakra ~ Muladhara


MEANING: Support, Foundation

SYMBOL: Square

LOCATION: Perineum

FUNCTION: Embodiment



QUALITY: Grounding

DEITIES: Isis, Shakti, Ganesha, Gaia

BODY PARTS: Legs, Bones, Colon, Spine

EXPRESSION: Happy in Physical Body

DISTURBANCE: Dislike of body

AILMENTS: Back pain, Addictions, Constipation


BALANCE: Safe, Secure, Courage

UNBALANCED: Fear, Rigid, Weighed Down

CENTRAL ISSUE: Survival, stability, acceptance, self-preservation, deep-rootedness, perception, grounding, fear and safety

COLOUR: Red and brown

ESSENTIAL OILS: Patchouli, cedarwood, sandalwood

CRYSTALS: Garnet, Ruby, Agate, Onyx, Haematite, Red Jasper, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, Bloodstone, Red Coral

ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS & PLANETS: Mars, Pluto and Saturn, Signs of Aries, Taurus, Scorpio and Capricorn

SOUND: "Lam"

SENSE: Smell

BODY: The physical body

ORIENTATION TO THE SELF: Self-preservation

GOALS: Stability, grounding, physical health, prosperity, trust

RIGHTS: To be here, to have

DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE: Womb to 12 months

IDENTITY: Physical identity



HORMONAL GLANDS: Sexual and adrenal

ORGANS: Immune system, base of spine, legs, bones and bone marrow, feet, rectum, physical body support

EXCESSIVE: Sluggish, lazy, tired, monotony, obesity, overeating, hoarding, materialism, greed, fear of change, addiction to security

DEFICIENT: Fearful, anxious, restless, lack of discipline, underweight, financial difficulty, chronic disorganization

BALANCED: Good health, vitality, well grounded, sense of trust in the world, feeling safe and secure, stability, prosperity, ability to relax

PHYSICAL DYSFUNCTIONS: Frequent illness, disorders of the bowel, large intestine, bones, teeth, problems with legs, feet, base of spine (chronic lower back pain, sciatica) eating disorders, depression, immune-related disorders, skin problems, lack of energy

ADDICTIONS: Food, gambling, shopping, work

TRAUMAS & ABUSES: Birth trauma, abandonment, physical neglect, poor physical bonding with the mother, malnourishment, feeding difficulty, major illnes or surgery, physical abuse, inherited traumas (eg. war, poverty etc)

SPIRITUAL CHALLENGE: How well we manage our physical world

HEALING STRATEGY: Physical activity, lots of touch, massage, reconnect with the body, grounding, Hatha yoga, look at earliest childhood relationship to mother, reclaim your right to be here!