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First or Root Chakra

This post is part of a series on the chakras. For details on the information provided for each chakra, be sure to read the Legend to this series.


First or Root Chakra


Focal Point: Base of spine/tailbone, bottom of torso

Color: Red

Element: Earth

Life Aspects/Themes: Associated with our ability to feel safe, secure, grounded, physically vital, and connected to familial and ancestral roots in a healthy way.

Physical/Health Correlations:

Body Systems/Organs: Legs, feet, anus; skeletal system

Gland(s): Adrenals

Foods: Proteins, root vegetables, red foods

Strengthening Activities: Gardening or any activity linked to the earth; physical exercise.

Spiritual Practices/Correlations:

Yoga Asanas: Legs & feet stretches, grounding postures, balancing postures

Mantra: Lam (pronounced ‘lum’)

Root Chakra Yantra

Yantra: Upside down triangle inside square; 4 petals

Intuitive Sympathy: Physical – felt in the body

Spiritual Gateway(s): Nature; physicality

Spiritual/Religious Paths: Paganism, earth-based traditions, shamanism

Other posts in this series:

Legend/Key, w/ Related Book Suggestions

Second or Sacral Chakra

Third or Navel Chakra

Fourth or Heart Chakra

Fifth or Throat Chakra

Sixth or Third Eye Chakra

Seventh or Crown Chakra

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