Tuesday, 6 October 2009


The Root Chakra is the first of seven Chakras - it is the foundation on which all the other Chakras sit. It is about our connection to the Earth, about stability and security in a physical and material sense.
Each Chakra looks a little like a flower, having petals and a stem. The stem of the Crown and the Root Chakras are open but are contained in a central column of energy that interpenetrates totally with the physical body. The other Chakras have petals opening into the auric field at the front and stems projecting into the auric field at the back.
Much of the colour and energy of the auric field is supplied by the Chakras (subtle energy centres). They are the points in our subtle energy field where universal energy enters and interpenetrates with our personal energy system. Most Chakras carry links to specific parts of our physical glandular system and affect, and are affected by, our physical bodies and constitution.

The Root Chakra is located in the perineum, which is the area midway between the anus and the genitals. The petals face downwards, between the legs, and the stem faces upwards into the central column (the central column is a little forward of the spine). It is naturally and healthily slightly open. It is linked to the developmental stage that takes place from birth to 3 or 5 years of age. It's main spectrum colour is red, having secondary colours of brown and mauve.
Its element is Earth, its kingdom is mineral, its sense is smell.
Keywords are: rootedness; incarnation; acceptance; preservation and concept.
The Root Chakra is associated with the physical body and the gonad glands (testes in men - ovaries in women); legs; bones; spine; colon and red blood cells.
The fragrances of cedarwood and patchouli will quieten and calm this Chakra, whilst musk and lavender will stimulate it.
Its crystals are: smoky quartz; garnet; alexandrite; ruby; agate; bloodstone; onyx; tiger's eye; rose quartz; red jasper and red jade.
Its symbol is a square - this represents strong foundations and solidity. The 4 corners symbolise the 4 directions: North; South; East and West.

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