Base Chakra – Muladhara
Red is the colour associated with the base chakra. This chakra is also called the root chakra and is located at the base of the spine. It is associated with survival, having strong foundations, the connections and ties to family or tribe and physical stamina and strength.
It is the seat of security and self-preservation, including the right to be here; how we relate to the physical world including wealth and abundance and the ability to take 100% responsibility for our security. The base chakra gifts the foundation from which we live life from, promotes comfort and ease with our bodies and encourages adaptability. This energy centre is also associated with the period of our conception to age 7 years where we learn the laws of our tribe or family, feelings of inclusion, being wanted, feeling safe and having our needs met. It also contains patterns passed down from our families – both our bloodline and soul-line.
The Sanskrit name for the base chakra - Muladhara means ‘root support’. When this chakra is in balance we feel secure enough to welcome change and intuitively trust and know that our basic needs will be met. We are able to rise above fear and develop a deep trust in our place in the world. We feel safe, grounded and relaxed. We also establish regular routines that support us to live our life fully and joyfully. These regular routines form the foundations we need to function optimally and include regular sleep, meals, exercise and connection to nature.
Organs and Glands
The base chakra is associated with the adrenal glands & kidneys, colon, hips, legs & feet, spine, bones, teeth, blood and immune system.
Signs of Imbalance Imbalance
Worry, worry, worry!
Feelings of abandonment
Out of touch with nature
Signs of Balance
Secure enough to welcome change
Attuned with nature
A sense of belonging
Walking lightly upon the Earth
Gift of Strong Foundation
One of the symbols of the base chakra is the tree. When we have a strong and clear functioning base chakra, we have the roots to grow and fully mature. We are adequately nourished at all levels by our own actions rather than expecting someone else to meet our needs. This provides a valuable platform or foundation to do the ‘work’ we are here to do.
We are self-sufficient and self-contained, yet generous and humble. We have moved on from destructive family or societal codes and rules and live courageously and authentically in accordance with those codes and values that support our soul.
May your foundations be strong so you may grow and prosper.