The Root Chakra, also known as Base Chakra, is located at the perenium and base of the spine. The colour that is associated with this Chakra is red. The symbol attached is this symbol that represents the Base Chakra.
This Chakra is connected to our grounding. It is important when doing energy work to ensure you are fully grounded. This is the Chakra that grounds you to earth. It is also associated with being the basis for our physical and spiritual energy. It is also connected with our excretion, due to it's location, This also represents our sexual self. It is closest to earth so is associated with earth symbol as well.
It is important that we ensure this Chakra (and all Chakras) are balanced. If this chakra is out of balance it can affect us physically, emotionally or spiritually. Whilst in balance it can gives us feelings of:
When it is out of balance it can give us feelings of:
The Sanskrit name is Muladhara.
Working With the Base Chakra
Lay or sit comfortably
Close your eyes
Breathe in through your nose
Breathe out through your mouth
Long, slow, deep breaths
Imagine roots going deep into the ground
They anchor you to this plane
Imagine red energy coming up through the ground
Imagine a red cone going down from your perenium heading towards the ground
The energy slowly goes up your body encompassing you
Imagine the energy flowing through and around you
It is dispelling all negativity and brings only good energy
Stay like this breathing long, slow, deep breaths for as long as you want
When you are ready imagine the energy slowly stopping
Focus on your breathing
Bring your awareness back into your body
When you are back into your body slowly wiggle your fingers and toes
When you are fully back into your body slowly open your eyes
Stay where you are for a few minutes
When you are ready slowly stand up
Working with your Base Chakra you would be bets suited to use red brown crystals. Hold them in your hands carry them with you, wear jewellery with red stones in, place them between your legs whilst you meditate.
Walking in nature or on grass without footwear helps ground you. Do it regularly to see the difference.