The Healthy Self

Root Chakra

The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine and holds the basic needs for survival, safety and security. This is the seat of the energy of creation and the need to be grounded and connected with the energy of Mother Earth. The energy to succeed in the world for business and for material possessions will come from the Root Chakra. In terms of Chakra balancing if the Root Chakra is out of balance it can lead to fear, anxiety, insecurity and frustration.

Good Chakra balancing grounds energy, creates stability, supports security and physical needs.

Bad Chakra balancing of this Chakra can cause anorexia, knee problems and obesity. Interestingly a man’s sexual organs are located primarily in this first Chakra which is why male sexual energy is primarily a physical experience.

Root body parts include the hips, legs, lower back and male sexual organs.

The colours used for this Chakra are red and black.

The gemstones include Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, Hematite, Red Jasper, Ruby, Coral, Onyx, Rhodonite and Black Tourmaline.