Written By Liz Oakes
The base chakra is the first of the seven major chakras of the body, and is also called the root chakra or alternatively the first chakra, and is located at the base of the spine.
This is the area of the etheric body where your ambitions, interest in life and sex drive originates.
This chakra is all about the physical aspects of life and physicality. This chakra is associated with feeling comfortable sexually as well as with your ability to feel grounded.
It has strong links with your feelings, and with pleasure and pain. The meaning of the root or first chakra is strongly associated with the concept of 'I am'.
The Base Chakra Explained:
As mentioned above the base chakras meanings relate to the sex drive, and additionally to procreation, circulation, support structure, survival, base instincts and protection.
It is strongly associated with the colors red or black as both resonate strongly here, but there are some stones and crystals of other colors that aid this area.
If this chakra is healthy you have a strong desire to live, and you feel the drive to survive and to create change when and where needed.
If you feel a need to increase your sex drive, aid relationships or improve your interest in life generally, all aspects of this chakras energy, you may want to utilize the metaphysical properties of the red base chakra stones, like Red Jasper or Ruby as they are especially useful.
Each chakra has specific areas of the body it governs and this chakra ensures the function and healing of the organs in its area.
These organs are the genitals and the colon, as well as the legs, joints and feet.
But you will find that if your first chakra is balanced, you may more easily ground any excess energy, created by your work on the higher chakras.
Often people ignore the needs of the base chakra, preferring to work on the more spiritual areas, and to use crown chakra crystals.
But you will find that if your first chakra is balanced,
you may more easily ground any excess energy, created by your work on
the higher chakras.
There are a number of health issues you can get from being ungrounded. It is important to do spiritual grounding practices regularly, and it is good to do a grounding meditation.
This is especially important if you have been working with the more 'spiritual' high vibration stones, to prevent you from developing health problems.
Grounding yourself and clearing the base chakra will allow you to bring through greater contentment and happiness.
This chakra is the lowest of the above ground chakras. If you need to ground your energy by making a connection to Mother Gaia, you can unite with the Earth and to the earth star chakra through this chakra.
Although the chakra color for this chakra is said to be red, this chakra resonates to both the red and black colors.
The root chakra is the area that governs the sexuality, so if you have been feeling any lack of sexual interest, the energy of the red stones may assist you.
If you feel the energy of this chakra area is not in balance, take action to change it. The chakra color for the first chakra is primarily the color red and using red crystals can be helpful.
You can read about many base chakra stones here. Checkout the many stones listed there that will help to bring though the strong fire energy needed by the base chakra.