Root Chakra (Muladhara Chakra)

(all you need to know)

Root Chakra LocationIn the perineum
Root Chakra Function Stability, security, grounding and self-confidence
Root Chakra MantraLam
Root Chakra ColorRed
Root Chakra ElementEarth
Root Chakra SenseSmell
Root Chakra Ruling planetSaturn
Root Chakra Tarot cardsThe Emperor, The Devil, The World
Root Chakra ArchangelsCassiel, Metatron and Samael
Root Chakra CrystalsRed jasper, garnet, hematite, black tourmaline, smoky quartz, ruby, jet, bloodstone, red Coral, black Onyx
Root Chakra Incense/Essential oilPatchouli, cedarwood, frankincense
Root Chakra AnimalOx, bull, elephant
Root Chakra Note“C”

You will surely know that the Chakras are the energy centers of our body and their task is to absorb vital energy and then distribute it outside. The Chakras  are 7 and each of them is located in a certain point of our body, which goes from the head to the base of the spine.

The first of these chakras, is the Muladhara Chakra or the Root Chakra. Get comfortable and let’s find out together everything you need to know about the first Chakra.

What is the Root Chakra or Muladhara Chakra?

The Maladhara Chakra or Root chakra is the first of the 7 chakras and is also known as the root chakra . It is located precisely between the genitals and the anus.

The name means “support of the base” and in fact this chakra is the center of the base and represents the principles of the whole chakra system.

If the support is strong enough, then the energy can rise to all the other chakras. A house with a secure foundation will never fall, will it?

Its element is the earth , as it is solid and stable and childhood is the phase of life to which it is associated. Here the sexual impulse is generated.

It is represented by a square inscribed in a circle, surrounded in turn by four red lotus petals . Color, number and geometric shape are attributes of the earth .

In the center of the square are a triangle, the LAM mantra and the elephant.  

Why is Root Chakra or Muladhara Chakra important?

If this chakra is blocked, the signs you can feel are a strong insecurity, apathy and a loss of self-esteem that leads you to have a renouncing attitude during daily life.

You must also know that too much activity of this chakra brings bad consequences at the same time. In fact, you may become aggressive, hate change, develop a strong attachment to money, and be mentally rigid.

It is very important that you pay close attention to this chakra when you are in periods of fundamental changes, such as the beginning of a new job, a separation or a move. Anything that has to do with your safety and stability .

Regular meditation on Muladhara allows you to give confidence and calm to body and spirit. You can become braver and more enthusiastic.

Having this healthy chakra helps you promote healing, keeps the intestines in good condition, prevents possible inflammation of the sciatic nerve, and regulates blood pressure.

Root Chakra Positive attributes: 

  • A sense of belonging,
  • the ability to provide for self and others,
  • stability, strong immunity,
  • strong skeleton,
  • grounded personality,
  • virility,
  • muscular strength

Root Chakra Negative attributes: 

  • Fear, anxiety,
  • poverty consciousness,
  • victim mentality,
  • general inability to trust,
  • lethargy,
  • spacing out,
  • lack of focus,
  • poor memory, 
  • bullying,
  • materialism,
  • impotence

How to Balance the Root Chakra

It is much simpler than you can imagine. There are several really easy actions that allow you to give your chakra the right balance .

The first thing to do is to find the right environment to start. It must be a quiet place and it must allow you to have direct contact with the earth. In the park, in a grove or even in the backyard.

You can start with simple visualization exercises.

Sit on the ground, cross your legs and keep your back straight. Now visualize the roots from your body entering the ground and taking away all the negative energy . When you feel ready, call the roots and they will carry the positive energy they have absorbed from the earth into your body .

To facilitate contact with the ground, you can use two positions: one of the tree, called Vrksasana, or that of the mountain, the Tadasana .

Exercises to Balance the Root Chakra

Ashvini mudra 

This exercise is very useful because it allows you to bring to a conscious level what is blocking you. You need to contract and relax the anal muscles repeatedly. How a horse does when it has to get rid of organic waste. Ashva in fact means horse and mudra is a position of the body.

Mahamudra :

Sit on the floor, keep one leg straight and the other bend so that the heel is under the buttock. Exhale and lean forward, grab the toes of the leg using both hands. Raise your head and look up. Hold this position for a couple of minutes and breathe normally.

Mandukī mudra :

Sit on your heels and separate your legs until you feel that your buttocks are resting on the floor. Exhale while keeping your back straight and place your hands on the floor between your knees. Depending on how comfortable you feel, straighten or bend your arms. The fingers must point outward and your gaze is directed towards the tip of the nose. Breathe normally and hold this position for a couple of minutes.

Root Chakra Affirmation

“All my needs are met and I stand up for myself.”

In Conclusion

As you have read, everything starts from the Root Chakra. If your  Root Chakra or Muladhara Chakra is balanced, both your body and your spirit will benefit from it.

Take note of the exercises I have recommended to you. As you have seen, it is nothing impossible.

Find a quiet place and start balancing your first chakra.

Root Chakra (Muladhara)

Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)

Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)  

Heart Chakra (Anahata) 

Throat Chakra 

Third Eye Chakra 

Crown Chakra

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