The base chakra plays a vital role in maintaining physical and mental health. In this article we’ll take a look at the characteristics of this chakra, as well as what to do if it should get out of balance.
What Is The Base Chakra?
This chakra is the first of the seven major chakras (or energy vortices) which play such a key role in the energetic functioning of the body. It is situated at the base of the spine in the perineal area, and is also known as the root chakra, or by its Sanskrit name ‘Muladhara’.
Characteristics Of The Root Chakra
This first chakra is strongly linked with physical survival, and maintaining a sense of stability and security. It is associated with the colour red, and is symbolised by a four-petalled lotus flower. In a balanced state, this chakra promotes a sense of groundedness, as well as a strong sense of individuality. It is also linked with security-related issues such as financial prosperity.
If its healthy balance is disturbed, this may manifest as feelings of insecurity or even fear, a dulled survival instinct, as well as anger and physical problems such as back pain, knee trouble and issues with the lower digestive system.
Rebalancing & Healing The First Chakra
As well as causing specific issues of its own, an imbalanced base chakra can also have a knock-on effect on the entire energy system of the body, thus leading to further negative effects. Therefore it’s important to correct chakra imbalances as they arise, and also to take steps to ensure that a system that is in balance remains so.
Crystals can be useful in maintaining and achieving chakra balance, and in the case of the root chakra, red-coloured stones such as garnet, rhodocrosite, red jasper and rubies can be helpful, as can grey- or black-coloured stones such as hematite and black opal.
Meditation is also very beneficial for root chakra tuning, especially if you use a brainwave entrainment meditation recording which contain sounds of the appropriate frequencies to help this chakra come back into alignment.
In case you’re not already familiar with it, brainwave entrainment recordings feature rapidly repeating sounds of specific frequencies. They may be used to enter a variety of mental states with relative ease, and in the case of chakra healing, may contain a specific frequencies which are associated with healthy chakra function.
By listening to such a recording every day, or as needed, it should become easier to restore and maintain a well-tuned chakra system.