Our root chakra or energy center...
Sanskrit name...Muladhara...'support or root'
physical needs, basic human survival, security, stability, work. ..group identity..
Grounded to earth...fight or flight...adrenals..
link between root chakra and gravity constantly pulling us downward, connecting us to our material existence
too open....bullying, overly materialistic, self-centered, physical foolhardiness
Blocked...emotionally needy, low self esteem, self destructive behavior, stuck, fearful
Balanced...demonstrates self mastery, high physical activity, grounded, healthy
dysfunctional...victim, mental lethargy, spaciness, unfocused mind difficulty achieving goals,
incapable of stillness
ass body part...bones and skeletal structure
Societal association....tribal power and family identity.
Life lesson...standing up for oneself.
main issues....survival and physical needs.
developmental age...1-8 years
Archetypes...Earth mother, Victim
This energy center keeps us grounded. It is all about tribal belonging and we search to be part of a family and fit in. The bottom three chakras has to do with how we fit into the world around us, how we move and flow with it. It is all about us and everyone around us.
It is important to be grounded whilst reaching for the stars and developing the rest of our identity. Usually a strong family structure or tribal belonging helps form stable and healthy individuals.
If we feel safe and loved we can move freely and joyfully through this world. If our needs are met as a child we are more confident and secure.