First Chakra

The Base Chakra is about familial beliefs, superstitions, loyalty, instincts, physical pain and physical pleasure. This Chakra's formation was accomplished between 0 and 5 years of age. The first chakra is known as the Root Chakra. It is located at the base of the spine. The root chakra is the center of our basic energy or life force. Its color is red. Physically it deals with the functions of circulation and reproduction, the immune system, legs, bones and feet and the rectum. Emotionally it is connected with survival, the ability to stand up for yourself, feeling at home, group safety and security, social and family law and order, the ability to provide for yourself and grounding it is the least complicated of all the chakras.
Positive: will-to-live, to survive, Active, Sensory, Sexual, Manifesting, Practical
Negative: afraid of change, aggression, reckless, insecure, untrusting, fatigued
Time: Now
Needs: Physical contact, Sensory gratification
Challenges: To sense beyond the senses, to plan before action, to be receptive
Other Names: Root, base, muladhara, Kundalini (Sanskrit)
Element: Earth
Stones: Ruby, Bloodstone, Rhodonite, Quartz, Petrified Wood, Onyx, Jasper, Garnet, Tiger's Eye, Hematite, Smoky Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Lodestone, Bloodstone, Garnet, Onyx, Ruby and Obsidian
Area of consciousness: physical body
Importance: location of the kundalin
Essential oils: ginger, curry (garam masala), magnolia, lotus, pine, musk, vetivert. Rosewood, Frankincense
Musical note: C
Planet - Saturn
Metal - Lead
Incense: Cedar, Rosemary, Clove.
Flower Essence: Corn, Clematis, and Rosemary.
Sacred Truth - All Is One
Affirmation: I trust my Higher Self to fulfill all my needs. My life is full of prosperity.
Underactive: An underactive root chakra can lead to a lack of energy, and feeling as if you are "rootless" and have no true home, you may also feel need for approval or attention.
Balanced: When balanced, it will help you act wisely and with moderation. It will also help ease fears and bring awareness of experiences and talents from past lives.
Overactive: An overactive root chakra can lead to a person being obsessively sexual, reckless or hyperactive.

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