Mooladhara Chakra

MooladharaThe First Chakra |Root Chakra

>>Sanskrit: Mooladhara
>>Color: red
>>Element: earth
>>Development: from womb to 12 months of age.
>>Location: base of the spine
>>Balanced Qualities: groundedness, stability
>>Imbalanced Qualities: unsettled feelings and tendencies
>>Main Right: to have and to be present
Body Location Where Physical Issues May Occur: legs and feet

Postures that Balance Chakra: Grounding into feet poses like Palm tree pose - Tadasana, Side-Angle Pose - Parsvakonasana and Warrior Pose - Virabhadrasana

‘Moola’ translates to root and ‘ashara’ means support thus, this centre is also known as the base chakra.
Mooladhara Chakra is located at the perineum in men and posterior to the cervix in women.

It relates to the lower limbs and eliminatory organs and is associated with the bones, teeth, nails, prostate gland and blood.
Mooladhara chakra is connected with the element of earth and the sense of smell.

It is often symbolised by the colour red and a lotus flower with four petals. Its corresponding mantra is LAM.

The positive attributes of the Mooladhara Chakra are loyalty, courage, steadfastness and groundedness. Misdirected Manifestations include stubbornness, laziness, inertia and domination by one's physical desires.

A balanced or clear Root Chakra is steady and grounded. If unbalanced or blocked, one can have issues with survival—both financially and domestic. Trust and appropriate boundaries can also be challenged.

The main right of your First Chakra is for you to find more safety and grounding so that you can trust in the wisdom of your body with your surroundings.