Muladhara the Root Chakra

Muladhara the Root Chakra

Muladhara, the Root Chakra.

Muladhara is also known as the First chakra, Base chakra or Root chakra.


It is located at the base of the spine (the coccyx). The associated colour is red.

About Muladhara, the Root Chakra

The word Muladhara is made up of two Sanskrit words: Mula means root and Adhara means support.

Root chakra is associated with the earth element. The properties of earth include support, grounding and stability.

Basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and security resonate with the root chakra as well as your emotional needs regarding safety.

Root chakra emotions include fear and anxiety.

Energetically, this chakra marks the beginning of our journey from physical awareness towards spiritual enlightenment, and because of this, it is most closely connected to the earth, home and family as well as the physical body including the bones, the teeth, the muscles and the sinews.

Muladhara develops between the 2nd trimester (pre-birth) and 12 months of age so events occurring during this time can have a great effect on the development of this chakra including events that may have occurred for the mother while the fetus was in utero.

Key Themes:

  • Fear
  • Tribe, Family, Groups
  • Home
  • Instinct
  • Support
  • Safety, Security, Survival
  • Money, prosperity
  • Courage
  • Resourcefulness
  • Will to live
  • Logic, Order and Structure

Muladhara chakra imbalances can manifest as:

  • Disconnection from the body
  • Weight issues, underweight or overweight.
  • Eating disorders including Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder.
  • Fearful, Anxious, restless personality
  • Poor discipline
  • Financial issues
  • Poor or Rigid Boundaries
  • Disorganisation
  • Hoarding
  • Sluggish, lazy, tired
  • Fear of change
  • Disorders of bowel, anus, large intestine
  • Frequent illness

Balancing the Root Chakra.

We can maintain a balanced Root chakra by managing issues associated with feelings of security. By establishing a healthy diet and exercise routine, we ground ourselves in our physical body.
Secondly, by establishing a secure home environment or experience of home we create a strong foundation for our selves, this may mean working through any issues around housing security from our childhoods.
Thirdly, by working with on our financial stability through attracting a secure income, budgeting and creating a nest egg, we round out our security needs in the material environment.

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Kinesiology can help us to identify chakra imbalances by accessing the many and varied subconscious connections that lead to the imbalance. By working with muscle testing, kinesiology allows us to unlock and integrate past experiences and events that have caused chakra blocks.

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