Deep red is the color of Muladhara, the root chakra. It is the first chakra from the “Chakra Garden” series and is associated with our connection to our bodies, the physical world, and the ground beneath us. It is the essence of our of survival. The image combines a deep red hibiscus with rock and the root chakra symbol to convey our connection with physical elements of the earth.
“survival center “, ” center of basic needs”, “gateway of life & death”
•sanksrit name: Muladhara (root, support)
•mantra: be grounded
•symbol: lotus with 4 petals
•color: ruby red
•location: base of spine (perineum)
•corresponding hormonal gland: adrenal gland
•associated anatomy: kidneys, spine, colon, legs, feet
•characteristics: patience, structure, stability, security, ability to manifest your dreams, related to sexuality
•imbalanced root chakra life issues: value material possessions as sacred, find trust in places of despair, having no direction in life, excessive worry about having enough money, security, safety, possessions
•affected by: thoughts & feelings concerning needs, physical safety, home, possessions, career, finances
•physical activities: yoga, movement focusing on legs & feet, any activity that is grounding, physical, & demands presence
•spiritual activities: noticing the beauty & perfection of the natural world, grounding meditations
•musical note: C
If your root chakra is blocked, you have the feeling of being not at all grounded, and are therefore possibly very worrisome, anxious and high strung.
Your physical and emotional constitution may be very weak and you may literally feel not of this world, as if you don’t belong here as if you are totally separate from everyone and everything else.
Root chakra blockage also goes hand in hand with sexual dysfunction, as kundalini energy is unable to permeate the chakra in this state.
Birth trauma, abandonment, physical neglect, poor physical bonding with mother, malnourishment, feeding difficulties, major illness or surgery, physical abuse or violent relationship, enema abuse or inherited trauma i.e. holocaust survivors, war veterans, poverty conditions.
Characteristics of excessive and deficient energy flow;
Excessive energy – Spins fast (no harmony)
fear of change
unable to relax
sluggish, lazy, tired
quick mood swings
addiction to security
difficulty letting go
sexual energy entirely genital
Deficient energy – Spins slow (no harmony)
fearful / panic
little interest in sex
disconnection from body
poor focus and discipline
sense of not belonging
anxious, restless, can’t settle
can’t achieve goals, suicidal
Tension in this chakra means you view the world through a filter of fear and insecurity while very high stress may actually feel like a threat to survival.
Male reproductive problems
Weak ego structure
Being in survival mode
Disorders of the bowel, anus, large intestine
Frequent illness (can be deficient and/or excessive)
Disorders of solid parts of the body – bones, teeth etc.
Issues with legs, feet, knees, base of spine, buttocks