A Closer look at the Root (Base) Chakras
Root Chakra is the foundation upon which every other body system relies for
stability. It is the primary source of usable energy, drawn upon in times of
danger to supply energy and physical solutions to life threatening situations.
The root chakra is vital if we are to keep a grip on reality. A block in this
chakra can lead to feelings of unreality, isolation and of not being able to
cope. You may feel a sense of pointlessness and an inability to achieve goals.
Centering and grounding are key attributes of the root chakra, establishing us
firmly with our physical system, alerting us to the world around us and
protecting our energies from depletion.
Problems with the feet and legs, movement, and coordination might indicate a
need to work with this Chakra. This chakras ability to ground excess energy as
well as assimilate it means that when it is simulated by appropriate crystal
placement it can help to release stress, creating a greater ability to relax
physically, to let go of worries and to focus on the enjoyment of the present
Location of the Root Chakra
The Root Chakra is located at the perineum, between the anus and the
Physical Disorders related to the Root Chakra
Some of the physical disorders which might occur when this chakra is not
functioning to its full potential are spinal problems, testicular disorders,
inhibited rejuvenation of blood cells and haemorrhoids.
Balanced Energy at the Root Chakra
When this Chakra's energy is balanced it provides vitality for the physical
body. It gives a sense of well-being, a feeling of being grounded, centred,
sexually affectionate and in control of yourself.
Excessive Energy at the Root Chakra
Excessive energy here can lead to aggression, make you domineering, become
egotistic and sexually inhibited.
Deficient Energy at the Root Chakra
Deficient energy here can create a lack of confidence and depression with
little will power to achieve your aims and goals in life. It can also cause a
lack of interest in sex and a reduced sense of grounding.