The root chakra is the first chakra. Its energy is based on the earth element. It’s associated with the feeling of safety and grounding. It’s at the base of the chakra system and lays the foundation for expansion in your life.

Where is the Root Chakra?

The first chakra or root chakra is located at the base of the spine. The corresponding body locations are the perineum, along the first three vertebrae, at the pelvic plexus. This chakra is often represented as a cone of energy starting at the base of the spine and going downwards and then slightly bent up.

Key characteristics of the root chakra

The first chakra is associated with the following functions or behavioral characteristics:

  • Security, safety
  • Sexuality 
  • Survival
  • Basic needs (food, sleep, shelter, self-preservation, etc.)
  • Physicality, physical identity and aspects of self
  • Grounding
  • Support and foundation for living our lives

The root chakra provides the foundation on which we build our life. It supports us in growing and feeling safe in exploring all the aspects of life. It is related to our feeling of safety and security, whether it’s physical or regarding our bodily needs or metaphorical regarding housing and financial safety. To sum it up, the first chakra questions are around the idea of survival and safety. The root chakra is where we ground ourselves into the earth and anchor our energy into the manifest world.

What happens when the first chakra is imbalanced

At the emotional level, the deficiencies or imbalance in the first chakra are related to:

  • Excessive negativity, cynicism
  • Eating disorders
  • Greed, avarice
  • Illusion
  • Excessive feeling of insecurity, living in survival mode constantly

For a person who has an imbalance in the first chakra, it might be hard to feel safe in the world and everything looks like a potential risk. The desire for security dominates and can translate into concerns over the job situation, physical safety, shelter, health. A blocked root chakra may turn into behaviors ruled mainly by fear. Someone who is more self-aware may experience regenerating sexuality, sensuality, and passion as a part of their growth.

On the same line, when the root chakra is overactive, fear might turn into greed and paranoia, which are extreme forms of manifestation of imbalance in the first chakra. Issues with control over food intake and diet are related to it.

 

Root Chakra Frequency: 194.18  -256 Hz This is the vibrational tone of the Earth’s day. It is dynamic, energizing, and vitalizing. If you are feeling insecure, tired, and weak, and if you are struggling financially, go outside every day.

 

Use this sacred medicine “soundbath” to balance and open your root chakra.