ROOT CHAKRA - BASE CHAKRA - FIRST CHAKRA
Located at the base of the spine and groin area, this is the animal or base nature. It is also taste and smell. The Root chakra is associated with adrenals, kidneys, muscles and arterial blood. The Root Chakra links us to the physical world, solidity and support - especially to the physical body. It is the foundation of energy.The Base or Root Chakra manifests strongly in the motivation to ensure personal survival by way of food, rest, and sexual expression. Spiritually, the base chakra has to do with protection of individual integrity. It is an energy center that provides a solid ground from which to establish our equilibrium in order to ascend to higher awareness.
Some signs that the Base Chakra is out of balance are:
- Lack of energy
- Loss of interest in the real world or practical survival
- Volatile emotions
- Obsession with one thing
ROOT CHAKRA COLOR
The color associated with the root chakra is Red. Red symbolizes life, vitality, strength and the physical nature of man. In nature, red represents heat, fire and anger. Rose-red is the color of universal harmony. All the red stones - ruby, garnet, red jasper, bloodstone, rose quartz, coral - are used with the root chakra. (see root chakra gemstones below)
Healing and the root chakra
For healing, these stones are said to be excellent for anemia and other blood deficiencies. Red offers a healing vibration for emaciation, depression or lethargy.