The Root chakra is called Muladhara in Sanskrit. The meaning of Muladhara is ‘root’ or ‘support’. The Root chakra is depicted as a four leafed lotus with a square in its centre in which a triangle facing downward is depicted.
This chakra is situated at the end of the spinal cord at the tail-bone in the back and the pubic bone in the front. The Root chakra is associated with survival and safety. All that you have achieved in the material world is derived from the energy of the first chakra. The life lesson this chakra teaches us is standing up for oneself.
When this chakra is blocked you may feel frightened, paranoid, insecure and frustrated. Physical problems that coincide with a blockage in this chakra are: obesity, anorexia nervosa, sore knees, arthritis, hip problems, problems of the lower back, the glandulae suprarenalis, the spinal cord and the reproductive organs.
This is the place where your red base root chakra is located, the energy center governing how safe and secure you feel in this world. It is fed by the hundreds of thoughts you think daily, which are being influenced by everything from the morning news to cellular memory dating back to when your grandparents experienced The Great Depression.
This red base root chakra, like all your chakras, projects in front of you a movie screen like lens through which you view and create your reality. If it is filled with worry based on beliefs like ‘I never have enough money’, “I will never have enough money’ and ‘The world is going downhill” then guess what? You will always feel like you never have enough money (even when you do) as your lens is highlighting all that you don’t have rather than focusing on the abundance that you do have (in the many forms that you have it!) Furthermore, because you are blocking yourself from looking at the positive, you are less likely to attract potential opportunities and doorways that would lead to more abundance, creating a self-perpetuating downward financial cycle. If this sounds like you, reversing it is simple – although not always easy! Become conscious of the thoughts you are thinking and change them.
Chakras are well know among the new age community, but the nature of chakras is often not that well understood. The text presented here is an attempt to shed more light on this issue.
The chakras in the human body are related to specific energies and consciousness, to endocrine glands, colors and psychic features. It is not always obvious to look for a linear connection between these systems, because the whole is more than the sum of the parts. If we tear out one part in order to analyze it, we might forget what its function is in relation to the whole. We can dissect a human body based upon the different biological systems or upon the different organs or upon the different cells but this would not explain a living being. Be aware that every explanation of the chakras is an approximation of what they really are. The following can help you to better understand what they are and how they function.