It is located at the base of spine, this chakra forms our foundation. It represents the element earth and is therefore related to our survival instincts and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane. Ideally this chakra brings us health, prosperity, security and dynamic presence. It represents our physical identity- the ability to identify with our body and its needs.
Meaning: root support
Location: base of spine, perineum
Body Parts: legs, feet, bones, large intestine, teeth
Function: survival, grounding
Balanced Characteristics: good health, vitality, well grounded, comfortable in body, sense of trust in world, feeling of safety and security, ability to relax and be still, stability, prosperity, right livelihood
Deficiency: disconnection from body, notably underweight, fearful, anxious, restless, can’t settle, poor focus and discipline, financial difficulty, poor boundaries, chronic disorganization
Excess: obesity, overeating, hoarding, material fixation, greed, sluggish, lazy, tired, fear of change, addiction to security, rigid boundaries
Physical Malfunctions: disorders of bowel, anus, large intestine. Disorders of solid parts of body-bones, teeth. Issues with legs, feet, base of spine, buttocks. Eating disorders.
Healing Strategy: reconnect with body, physical activity, massage
Kew Words: body, physical, survival, foundation, earth, roots, grounding, home, nourishment, instinctual, tribal, primal, and primitive.
Affirmations: I enjoy being in my body and I nourish it each day
I am connected to the Earth and the safe foundation it provides for my future growth
I believe in my abundance.