The Root Chakra
The Root Chakra is the foundation upon which every other body system relies for stability. It is the primary source of usable energy, drawn upon in times of danger to supply energy and physical solutions to life threatening situations. The root chakra is vital if we are to keep a grip on reality. A block in this chakra can lead to feelings of unreality, isolation and of not being able to cope. You may feel a sense of pointlessness and an inability to achieve goals. Centering and grounding are key attributes of the root chakra, establishing us firmly with our physical system, alerting us to the world around us and protecting our energies from depletion.
Problems with the feet and legs, movement, and coordination might indicate a need to work with this Chakra. This chakras ability to ground excess energy as well as assimilate it means that when it is simulated by appropriate crystal placement it can help to release stress, creating a greater ability to relax physically, to let go of worries and to focus on the enjoyment of the present moment.
Location of the Root Chakra
The Root Chakra is located at the perineum, between the anus and the genitals.
Physical Disorders related to the Root Chakra
Some of the physical disorders which might occur when this chakra is not functioning to its full potential are spinal problems, testicular disorders, inhibited rejuvenation of blood cells and haemorrhoids.
Balanced Energy at the Root Chakra
When this Chakra’s energy is balanced it provides vitality for the physical body. It gives a sense of well-being, a feeling of being grounded, centred, sexually affectionate and in control of yourself.
Excessive Energy at the Root Chakra
Excessive energy here can lead to aggression, make you domineering, become egotistic and sexually inhibited.
Deficient Energy at the Root Chakra
Deficient energy here can create a lack of confidence and depression with little will power to achieve your aims and goals in life. It can also cause a lack of interest in sex and a reduced sense of grounding.
Associated Colour and Element of the Root Chakra
Crystals for the Root Chakra
Red Jasper, Agate, Snowflake Obsidian, Hematite, Black Onyx, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Pyrite, Smokey Quartz, Garnet, Carnelian (Darker Shades), Black Obsidian, Rhodonite (More Black than Pink Shades), Mookaite, Aragonite, Black Agate, Septarian.