Mooladhar Chakra – Root Chakra
The root chakra, as the name already tells, concerns about our roots. Where do we come from, where do we belong and what is our identity? These questions can be answered with our family and ancestors or the location where we come from. Strong energy in the first chakra gives us emotional security whereas a blockage in the Mooladhar chakra can be the reason for emotional insecurity. This insecurity makes them feel attached to the material world in an attempt to find an identity. This lack of identity also expresses itself in inferiority and superiority complexes because people who are not sure who they are have to make themselves big or small.
People with blockages in the first chakra often have the feeling they are not being heard which is why they become very talkative. The element of this chakra is earth and someone whose energy in this chakra is weak is not connected with earth, not grounded. Emotional consequences are anger, depression and a disorientation in life.
On a physical level the legs and knees are related with the root chakra and hence affected if the natural flow of energy is stopped there. Cancer is also related to the first chakra.
The first chakra is the basic chakra where the Kundalini energy lies and from where is rises on its way to the other chakras. Problems and blockages in the first chakra are a very common problem especially in countries and cultures in which family values get lost and where children and teenagers do not get a strong background of where they come from.
Location: On the perineum between anus and genitals
Names : Mooladhar, Muladhara, Muladhar, Root, First Chakra
Stimulating fragrances: Musk, Lavender, Hyacinth, Mud
Gemstones and Crystals: Ruby, Garnet, Blood stone, Onyx, Tiger’s eye, Rose Quartz, Hematite, Load stone, Alexandrite, Smoky Quartz
Physical problems: cancer, bone problems, coccyx difficulties, constipation, boils, headache, joints problems, knee problems, lower spin difficulties, muscular difficulties, physically weak, piles, prostate gland problems, stiffness, male reproductive difficulties, cancer of the large intestine.
Emotional problems: anger, schizophrenia, phobias, addictive, attachment to things and emotional difficulties, complaining, controlling, depression, dominating personality, egoistical, fear of survival, inflexibility, irritations, imbalance, laziness, lethargy, suicidal feelings, feeling unloved, disoriented, lack of support, nobody cares, not good enough, ungrounded, unwanted, insecurity.