What Is The Base Chakra: Location, Color, Meaning, Themes


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What Is The Base Chakra?

The Base Chakra (also called the Root Chakra) is the first chakra or ‘energy center’ within our 7 primary chakras (or seven major energy centers).  It’s located between the anus and the genitals and is connected with the coccyx at the base of the spine.  It’s the center for our basic life force energy.

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All energy rises from our Root / Base Chakra.  It’s the “starting point” of our spiritual journey and the journey to internal and external balance and bliss.

Therefore, if your energy is stuck at the 1st Energy Center, there’s very little or no energy available to rise upwards to and through the other major energy centers (chakras) for them to complete their fundamental processes within your body-mind system.  Resulting in a state of major imbalance.

Our Base / Root Chakra relates to challenges in the areas of survival, trust, insecurity, finances, confidence, fear, anxiety, aggression, ovaries/ testes, manipulation and control.

Sanskrit – मूलाधार – Mūlādhāra

The original Sanskrit word for the Base / Root Chakra is Mūlādhāra and when translated means the ‘Support of the Root’ or ‘Bearer of the Foundation’. Again, we see this theme of roots, foundation or base from which we must flourish.

Themes of the Base / Root Chakra

Themes related to your 1st Energy Center are…

  • Survival
  • Trust
  • Insecurity
  • Confidence
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Ovaries/Testes
  • Manipulation
  • Control

Base / Root Chakra Color

The color commonly associated with the Base Chakra (your 1st Energy Center) is RED.  

Base / Root Chakra Element

The element commonly associated with the Base Chakra (your 1st Energy Center) is EARTH.

Base / Root Chakra Tanmatra

The Tanmatra (essence / subtle potential) commonly associated with the Base Chakra (your 1st Energy Center) is SMELL.

Base / Root Chakra Bījā Mantra

The bījā mantra or seed sound associated with the Base Chakra (your 1st Energy Center) is लं Laṃ (Pronounced ‘Lahm’).

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Base / Root Chakra Physical Associations

On a physical level, the Base Chakra (your 1st Energy Center) is associated with…

  • Circulatory System
  • Reproductive System. This is the centre of our basic life force energy and therefore, influences the male testicles and female ovaries (which create life).
  • Functions of the lower extremities (pelvic area, hips, legs, feet).

Base / Root Chakra Emotional Associations

On a emotional level, the Base Chakra (your 1st Energy Center) is connected to our life-promoting energies, such as; passion, drive, assertion.

It’s the energy of movement.

The momentum that propels us forward in life, onwards and upwards! 😉


How Do You Know If Your Base Chakra Is Underactive, Overactive or Balanced?

Do you want to discover if your Base / Root Chakra (your 1st Energy Center) energies are overactive, underactive or balanced?   

Then, be sure to read; Simple Signs Your Base Chakra Is Underactive, Overactive or Balanced, so you can be sure you’re applying the right remedy, for the right imbalance.

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