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FIRST OR ROOT CHAKRA

Sanscrit name: Muladhara (root)

Location: Base of spine, at the seat of Kundalini

Symbol: A circle surrounded by four lotus petals, with a square inside it.

Central issue: Survival, stability, acceptance, self-preservation, deep-rootedness, perception, grounding, fear and safety

Color:    Red

 

Hormonal glands: Sexual and adrenal

 

Organs: Immune system, base of spine, legs, bones and bone marrow, feet, rectum, physical body support

 

Excessive:    Sluggish, lazy, tired, monotony, obesity, overeating, hoarding, materialism, greed, Fear of change, addiction to security

 

Deficient:    Fearful, anxious, restless, lack of discipline, underweight, financial difficulty Chronic disorganization

 

Balanced: Good health, vitality, well grounded, sense of trust in the world, feeling safe and secure, stability, prosperity, ability to relax

 

Physical Dysfunctions: Frequent illness, disorders of the bowel, large intestine, bones, teeth, problems with legs, feet , base of spine(chronic lower back pain, sciatica); eating disorders; depression; immune-related disorders; skin problems; lack of energy

 

Addictions: Food, gambling, shopping, work

 

Traumas and Abuses: Birth trauma, abandonment, physical neglect, poor physical bonding with the mother, malnourishment, feeding difficulty, major illnes or surgery, physical abuse, inherited traumas (eg. war, poverty, etc.)

 

Spiritual challenge:    How well we manage our physical world

 

HEALING STRATEGY: Physical activity, lots of touch, massage, reconnect with the body, grounding, Hatha yoga, look at earliest childhood relationship to mother, reclaim your right to be here


Essential oils: Patchouli, cedarwood, sandalwood

Crystals and Stones:    Garnet, Ruby, Agate, Onyx, Haematite, Red Jasper, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, Bloodstone, Red Coral

Stars and Astrological signs: Planets Mars, Pluto, and Saturn; Signs of Aries, Taurus, Scorpio, and Capricorn

Sound or mantra:    "Lam"

Sense: Smell

Body: The physical body

Orientation to self: Self-preservation

Goals: Stability, grounding, physical health, prosperity, trust

Rights:  To be here, to have

Developmental stage: Womb to 12 months

Identity:    Physical identity

Level of relationship: Tribal

Demon:    Fear

Element: Earth

AFFIRMATIONS:

It is safe to me to be here.

The earth supports me and meets my needs.

I love my body and trust its wisdom.

I am interested in abundance.

I am here and I am real.

I trust my Higher Self fulfills all my needs. My life is full of prosperity.

 

References:

Myss, Caroline (1996). Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing. Three Rivers Press New York

Simpson, Liz (1998). The Book of Chakra Healing. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York

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