The Root Chakra


Root Chakra Correspondances

Anatomical Location: Base of the Spine/coccyx (tailbone); the perineum area.

Affirmative Statement: (Affirmations): "I AM" ('I Have', 'I Live')

Associations & Qualities: Stability, Security, Physical/Material, Groundedness, Vitality, Will Power, Identity; Basic Survival Needs (food, shelter, clothing, rest, money, procreation); Self Preservation; Root Support; Bodily Consciousness / Survival Consciousness; Deep Unconsciousness; The Primitive Self; Reptilian aspect of brain; the Seat of Kundalini

Animal Symbols/Totems : Elephant(Ganesha), Snake; (also, Ox, Bull, Mole)

Archangel/Angelic Vibration: Sandalphon, (and all Angels of the Earth); Also, Gabriel

Aromas/Scents: Myrrh, Patchouli, Vetivert, Lavendar, Sandalwood; Cedarwood, Clove, Cedar, Rosemary

Astrological/Zodiac Signs: Capricorn & Aquarius; (also, virgo, taurus)

Body Functions: Elimination; Lower Digestive Functions; Sex Drive; Fight/Flight Response

Body Systems: Reproductive Organs; Immune System, Large Intestines, Lymph system; Skeletal system (teeth and bones); Reproductive organs; prostrate gland (male); Bladder and Excretory systems; Lower extremeties (legs, ankles, feet)

Chemical Element: Hydrogen

Color: Red, Black, Brown

Consciousness Focus: Self-preservation; "The Foundation" - Grounded into the Earth

Crystals/Gemstones: Bloodstone, Black Tourmaline, Black or Red Hematite, Smoky Quartz, Ruby, Jasper, Red/Black Obsidian, Garnet, Onyx

Days of Week (associated energies): Saturday/Monday

Developmental Stage: Birth and Infancy (0-2)

Developmental Cycle: Age range 1 - 7 / 50-56

Electromagnetic Energy: Gamma Rays

Element: Earth

Endocrine Gland: Adrenal; adrenal medulla (inner).

Energetic Focus: Physical

Esoteric Dimension/Consciousness Level: Physical Plane

Essential Oils: Sandlewood, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Vevetir, Frankincense, Myrrh

Flowers: Cornflower, Clematis, Rosemary, Amaryllis, Daffodil, Sunflower

Food & Drink: Any red or dark brown colored food or drink. Root Vegetables or anything with an 'earthy' taste. Ground coffee. High protein foods.

Gender/Energy Type: Yang/Masculine

Herbs & Spices: Dandelion, Burdock root, Ginger Root, Cloves, Ashagwanda, Cayenne Pepper; Parika, Any root or earthy tasting herbs and spices.

Kabbalah Sefirah: Shekhinah (Creation)

Kingdom: Mineral

Mantra/Sacred Sound Vibration: "Lam"

Metal: Lead

Musical Note: "C"

Musical Scale/solfeggio Tone: "do" (doh)

Mythology: Sol(Roman) Helios (Greek) Surya (Hindu)

Natural Experience: Being barefoot on the earth, watching Dawn or Sunset; walking in the woods; trees and forests; gardening/planting; tending to the earth.

Organ Systems: Skeletal/Skin

Petals: Represented by a lotus of 4 petals.

Planetary Body: Saturn; Earth (also associated with Pluto and Vulcan)

Plexus: Coccygeal (plexus of nerves near the coccyx bone)

Power/Force: Gravity

Psychological Need: Security

Related Sin: Lust

Related Virtue: Purity

Sacred Vowel Sound: "Uh"

Sanscrit Name and Meaning: Mūlādhāra - Root Support (Mula - Root, source, base foundation; adhara - support, vital part)

Sense: Smell / Olfactory System

Sound Frequency/Healing Tones: 194.18 Hz.(Chakra Platonic) - 256 Hz (Carrier Wave) - 396 Hz.(Solfeggio)

Spin Direction: Clockwise(male); Counter-Clockwise(female)

Spiritual Lesson: Material World Lessons; staying grounded and centered; Action on the Physical Plane

Spiritual Light Ray: The 4th Divine Ray (color frequency: White) -- The ray of "Harmony through Conflict"

Subtle Body/Auric Body: Etheric Body/Physical Body (First Layer)

Symbol (chakra): Four red petals, square with a down-facing triangle

Symbols (other): Square/Cube

Symptoms of Malfuction/Imbalance: Issues related to survival; problems in lower body (feet, legs, lower back, etc.,) blood disorders.

World Chakra Point/Vortices: Just as the first (root) chakra represents our physical body, the Earth's first chakra represents Her physical body. The planetary first chakra is located at Mt. Shasta in Northern California, U.S; also Mount St. Helens, Washington, U.S

Yoga: Hatha Yoga -- Root Chakra Poses