|Also known as:
Security Center, Muladhara
Body/Mind Associations: Stability (personal, financial, romantic, etc)
Location: Anywhere from a little below the groin area to the feet. Many people will have two (2) root chakra's, one at about the knee's and one at the feet to a few feet below the feet.
Color : Red (Higher Root) or Black (Lower Root)
Use(s)/Gifts associated with: Grounding, gaining Earth energy, Earth Sense, Earth Elemental Sense.
Endocrine gland: Adrenal glands
Consciousness: Security, survival, trust, the relationship with money, home, job. Ability to be grounded, to be present in the here and now. Ability to allow one's self to be nourished, in the sense of allowing one's Inner Being to be satisfied. This chakra also reflects a person's connection with their mother, and with Mother Earth. How the person feels about being on the earth. Connection with the physical body.
Symptoms or tensions in the parts of the body controlled by this chakra indicate tensions in the parts of the person's consciousness related to this chakra. Tension here is experienced as insecurity as a general perceptual filter. More tension is experienced as fear. More than that is experienced as terror, or a threat to survival.