The Root Chakra is also called the Base Chakra, the First chakra, and also Muladahara and is associated with the element Earth. It symbolizes the densest level of manifestation and the foundation of life. For that reason is related to survival and the will to live.
This Chakra functions to channel Earth energy upward through the feet and legs to stabilize the body. From there it moves energy through the endocrine system. Therefore the Root Chakra is the ‘grounding’ Chakra, the link to your connection with ‘Mother Earth’. It also functions to channel down negative energies back to the earth where they can be neutralized.
Positively it gives the ability to survive under extreme conditions, to procreate children, and to handle the practical and financial sides of life
The signs of this Chakra being out of balance or functioning poorly can be feeling the need for basics, that is, food, money, goods, and sex (the need for more earth connection).
Associated with the Root Chakra are disorders of the sacrum, spine, elimination, sexual organs, and lack of fulfillment in sexual life.
Carnelian – use for healing
Emerald – use to achieve resonance and peace with the earth
Blue Sapphire – use to connect with spiritual origins, ancestral roots and cosmic origins.
The best way to activate your ROOT CHAKRA INSTANTANEOUSLY is through sound. Click here to listen to the sound of the quartz crystal singing bowl for the Root Chakra, tuned to the note ‘C’.
Fire Red. Use red light to stimulate the Root Chakra.
The glands associated with the Root Chakra are the ovaries and testes. The hormones are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. The adrenals have a secondary association with this gland.
The confidence in the foundation of your life as well as the sense of safety in the world, therefore, security and safety are centered in this Chakra
The sleeping serpent curled up at the base of the spine represents the human potential to become a blossoming spirit.
Spiritually the Root Chakra is the bliss center of the body where the realization of the Divine comes through the transmutation of sexuality. Latent in the Root Chakra lies the sleeping serpent of Kundalini holding the potential for growth into the limitless Light of the Spirit.
VISUALIZATIONS AND EXERCISES TO AWAKEN AND BALANCE THE ROOT CHAKRA:
#1BE LIKE A TREE
Visualize roots growing out from under your feet. First a strong, ‘taproot’, then a fine network of smaller strands that twine into the ground, around rocks and stones and all obstacles, all the way down to the center of the earth. Picture the center of the earth as a crystalline heart, and then allow the crystal light of the earth to infiltrate through out your body.
#2 BE LIKE A SEED
Imagine you are a tiny seed full of life-force energy. Tiny strands of root grow out from your spine, your Root Chakra, looking for nourishment from the earth. They seek food and water. See the roots taking up water and bringing it up into your body. See your spine as the trunk of a tree. Your body is now like a tree, complete with branches and leaves, and your head bringing in the air. Allow yourself to enjoy the energies that Mother Earth is bringing to you.