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root chakra

The Root Chakra: Muladhara (Mula=root adhara=support)

Element: Earth | Symbol: Square

Colours: Red

Sense: smell | External visual + movement

Location: Base of the spine between anus and genitals, at the seat of kundalini. Fourth sacral vertebrae.

Function: Channeling the Earth energy, balancing the endocrine system (the gonads: ovaries and testes) through the release of hormons: estrogen and progesterone (women) and testosterone (men), Grounding, connection to earth, physical identity, survival, stability, instinctual nature, ambition, and self-sufficiency, regulates primal needs and physical existence.

Physical areas & Glands: Sexual and adrenal, Immune system, base of spine, legs, bones and bone marrow, feet, rectum, physical body support.

Physical Dysfunctions: Frequent illness, adrenal insufficiency, problems with feet, legs, or coccyx, rectal or colon cancer, spinal problems (chronic lower back pain, sciatica), immune-related disorders, osteoporosis or other bone disorders, teeth, disorders of the bowel, large intestine, eating disorders, depression, immune-related disorders, skin problems, lack of energy.

Excessive: Sluggish, lazy, tired, monotony, obesity, overeating, hoarding, materialism, greed, fear of change, addiction to security.

Deficient:
Fearful, anxious, restless, ungrounded, rage and anger, low self esteem, lack of discipline, underweight, financial difficulty, fear of change, chronic disorganization.

Balanced Chakra: Good health, vitality, well grounded, sense of trust in the world, feeling safe and secure, stability, prosperity, ability to relax, able to digest foods well.

Traumas and Abuses: Birth trauma, abandonment, physical neglect, poor physical bonding with the mother, malnourishment, feeding difficulty, major illnes or surgery, physical abuse, inherited traumas (eg. war, poverty, etc.)

Gemstones:
Emerald
will calm the base chakra by bringing you into a deeper resonance with Mother Earth, helps to ground us, so that we feel much more at peace with our live on Earth.

Blue Sapphire will help clarify about spiritual matters: to enable a connection with your spiritual origins, ancestral roots and cosmic origins.

Carnelian will balance out the energies and bring harmony.

Other Gemstones: Onyx, Pyrite, Bloodstone, Garnet, Obsidian, Hematite, Ruby, Smoky Quartz, Red Jasper

Essential Oils: Patchouli, Cedarwood, Myrrh

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