Root Chakra – The first Energy Center
The root chakra represents our base, in the human body, it is at the base of the spine and gives us the feeling of being grounded. Its element is the earth and absorbing this energy is its main function and also anchoring us in the world, this force is pulled up through this chakra by the soles of the feet, to keep us in balance. If our energetic body were a tree, the first chakra would be the root. So it is always recommended taking your shoes off on the grass to absorb energy from the Earth.
This chakra is connected to the adrenal glands, the anus, the prostate, the rectum and the large intestine are also part of this list of correspondents and have everything to do with the release of adrenaline in the bloodstream, with the connection to life, its basic principle is do the physical movement here and now, a very primitive relationship with the fight or flight for survival.
Sanskrit name: Muladhara
Location: Perineum, below the genitals and above the anus within the coccix, pelvic plexus, base of the spine, the first 3 vertebrae
When it develops: 1-7 years old
When the root chakra is balanced, we are able to walk in harmony and with guaranteed physical health. The main benefits of opening this energy center is to improve our reflection on the relationship that we establish in our life between “having and being”, gratitude for everything that the Earth produces and that is at our disposal as food, protection, security, affection, stability, inner strength and an unshakable confidence in the achievement of your goals. It is the chakra of the instinctual zone, that of our drives, of our deepest desires.
Imbalanced: Irritation, lack of self-confidence and tension with basic daily activities.
The root chakra influences primary physical needs: eating, sleeping, drinking, sexual desire, money and also houses our largest and inexhaustible vital force called Kundalini, the central point and channel of the circulatory system of subtle energies. The development of this chakra is extremely dangerous. It requires a discipline of the physical, emotional and mental bodies during a series of reincarnations, a strict moral.
Read more: What is Kundalini Energy
In fact this connection to the basics, when we grow up in a family life, our parents (but mainly the mother) will represent our entire connection with life and how we see the world, in other words, will be our eyes. Everything we want comes through them. It is from them then that our aspects that we already bring from countless lives, our manifestation of who we are, our light and also our shadow. In childhood, we are also influenced by our parents behaviors regarding their fears and little confidence in themselves, which can influence our growth and learning. This aspect full of willpower to live full of peace that comes from this chakra when it is balanced is sometimes so pruned by the family that to survive in harmony with their parents, they sometimes need to “abandon them” and adopt another strategy of self-knowledge. Awakened parents are needed to raise truly free children and awakened children are needed to release parents from their karmic responsibilities to them.
To facilitate the harmony of this powerful energy center, which would assist in the functioning of organs and systems, it invests in an energetic cleansing such as Reiki or Tantric Massage, which is essentially sensory and very powerful, it is also considered the awakening and the rise of Kundalini through the other chakras , where its integration and power can be recovered. That done, we can begin a path of self-investigation to recognize how actions, thoughts and desires may be limiting us. The lack of self-knowledge and self-observation may be de-energizing your vortex, as if your thoughts and actions are opening cracks through which your vital energy escapes. Take care!