Muladhara or the Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine at the tailbone, this is the starting point for our spiritual development. This chakra is associated with the element earth and is linked
to your ability to feel grounded, safe, trusting and feeling stability in your life. It is the foundation of the entire chakra system, as it is the lowest of all the chakras on the body. The Muladhara Chakra is an important center for grounding to maintain balance in your life. Having a strong connection to the earth provides a solid foundation for experiencing the energies of all of the chakras.
All material things are represented by the first chakra: the body, the earth, material and money. This chakra helps us to manifest the physical items which we need to stay alive and healthy. When it is balanced, we experience feelings of safety and courage. Blocks in the root chakra are associated with fear, anxiety, instability and insecurity. The adrenal glands operate under the Muladhara Chakra system and therefore the “flight or fight” system of reaction may be over reactive whenever changes come.
When the energy at your muladhara chakra is balanced and flowing freely, you feel safe and secure in your life. You tend to be fully present in the moment and connected to what is going on around you. You relate in healthy ways to the people who share your life. You are blessed with good health because your immune system is functioning properly, and your skeletal system supports you. Your earthly needs, such as food and shelter always seem to be provided. The muladhara chakra is related to your sense of being part of a relationship, family and community. Its energy enables you to provide for your own needs and for those who may be dependent on you. Working with the energy of your muladhara chakra can assist you in connecting with your body in a healthier manner. It enhances your ability to eliminate what you no longer need or want in your life, including negative thoughts and emotions. It can help you to free yourself from prejudices and intolerances that you may have held for a long time, or even enable you ro release yourself from negative ways of looking at the world that you may have `inherited` from your family.
D E F I C I E N T
You tend to be a fearful person.
You lack discipline, suffer from restlessness, crave constant change.
You may feel ungrounded.
You are often unable to settle down, make commitments or sustain healthy relationships.
You feel disconnected from your body.
E X C E S S I V E
You might feel stuck in life.
You tend to be sluggish, heavy, overbearing, overburdened.
You hoard things.
Your thinking is in terms of black and white; you see other as being either with you or against you.
You may suffer from constipation.
You frequently feel depressed.
You are obsessed with physical security.