Located at the base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae, the root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety and security on this earthly journey. The word Muladhara breaks down into two Sanskrit words: Mula meaning “root” and Adhara, which means “support” or “base.”
- Chakra 1 : Root
- Color: Red
- Element: Earth
- Position: Base of the Spine
- Objective: Birth issues, survival patterns, generational patterns, money, food and health issues, grounding.
When your Root Chakra is closed
You feel you have been abandoned by your parents, you feel you have to survive life and are constantly getting by or going without, there is never enough money, and you hate your body and feel you are not good enough the way you are.
When your Root Chakra is opened
You have a strong connection with your family and or friends that are like family to you, and as a result feel wanted and loved, you feel like you belong, you are content with your body and are confident with money, managing it well and always having enough for what you need and want.
The sense organ that corresponds to the first chakra is smell. While meditating, focus on the tip of your nose to help align the root and bring forth the qualities you need to balance your root chakra.
Other ways to open a blocked chakra include using yoga, mantras, colors, and gems.
The mantra sound that corresponds to the root chakra is LAM.
Finally, colors and gems can help bring a chakra into balance. The root chakra’s color is red. Gemstones for the first chakra include garnet, red jasper, black tourmaline, and bloodstone. You can place the gemstone on the area of the chakra while lying down to help open and align it.
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Source: Deepak Chopra