The first chakra, Muladhara, is located at the base of the spine and is the root of our very being.
Muladhara is concerned with the functionings of the physical body, including all feelings and sensations.
This chakra represents our basic survival instincts and produces energy for our survival.
When Muladhara is blocked, we may start to feel unstable and insecure. As a result, we often neglect our responsibilities and physical body, which leads to an unhealthy way of living.
On the contrary, if this chakra is too stimulated, we begin to lose ourselves in the physical and material world.
We can end up paying too much attention to worldly desires and will be unable to reach our higher selves.
To balance this chakra, we need to ensure that our basic survival needs are met without going overboard into superficiality.
Some great grounding crystals to keep around you are red jasper, hematite and red garnet.
Sanskrit name: Muladhara
Colour: Crimson red
Represented by: Lotus with four petals
Bija mantra: Lam
Energy flow: Clockwise
Auric layer: Physical body
Location: Base of the spine
Regulates: Lower back/coccyx, adrenal glands, feet, knees, hips, rectum, spine, skeletal system, muscle tissues, immune system
Sense: Smell (nose)
Associated with: Security, self-sufficiency, responsibility, patience, stability, instinct, independence
Focus and intent: Grounding ourselves in a material world, connecting to the earth, survival instincts
Crystals: Red jasper, black tourmaline, hematite, red garnet, bloodstone, smoky quartz, carnelian, jet
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