Root Chakra

What is the Root Chakra?

The first chakra, called muladhara, is located at the base of the spine. “Muladhara” means root, and is associated with the earth element, linked to your ability to dig in and feel firmly rooted in your life. Its associated colour is red, hence its links to the earth. 

What does it mean?

This wheel of energy is associated with your sense of security, familial relationships and your feeling of home, says Stephanie Snyder, a yoga teacher based in San Francisco. When energy is flowing through the first chakra, you feel firmly grounded in yourself and the world around you.

Do you need to activate your Root chakra?

Are you experiencing any of the following...

  • Weight gain
  • Weight loss
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic pain
  • increased distractibility
  • Rushing from one task to another
  • Lethargic
  • Increased feelings of anxiety, stress or depression
  • Feeling stuck
  • Inability to take actionIncontinence