First Chakra – Root or Base (called Muladhara in Sanskrit)
Written by Mariana Visser
The gemstones: Jasper, Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, and Black Tourmaline.
Body sense: Smell
Key issues: Sexuality, lust & obsession
Associated spinal area: Fourth sacral vertebra
Physiological system: Reproductive
Nerve plexus: Sacral-coccygeal
Physical action: Sexuality
Mental action: Stability
Emotional action: Sensuality
Spiritual action: Security
Endocrine gland: Testes/ovaries
Chakra qualities: Grounding and stabilizing Earth energy
Location: The root chakra is located at the base of the spine at the tailbone in back, and the pubic bone in front. This center holds the basic needs for survival, security and safety.
The root chakra is powerfully related to our contact with the Earth Mother, providing us with the ability to be grounded into the earth plane. This is also the center of manifestation.
When you are trying to make things happen in the material world, business or material possessions, the energy to succeed will come from the first chakra.
If this chakra is blocked an individual may feel fearful, anxious, insecure and frustrated. Problems like obesity, anorexia nervosa, and knee troubles can occur.
NOTE: A man¹s sexual organs are located primarily in his first chakra, so male sexual energy is usually experienced primarily as physical. Women’s sexual organs are located primarily in her second chakra, so female sexual energy is usually experienced primarily as emotional. Both chakras are associated with sexual energy
What is a Chakra: Every chakra has a corresponding organ and its effects on the endocrine system