There are seven main chakras or energy centers located throughout the body. This article will detail the first of the seven, called the Root or Base chakra. The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine between the genitals and the anus.
Every other chakra is downstream and gets its power from the Root. This chakra represents the earth and all of our survival instincts. It governs our primal erotic and procreational urges. It is the center of physical energy and is related to our sense of grounding in the physical world. It allows us to connect to the earth energies and empower our being.
This chakra also contains the primary 8 cells that have all the knowledge of creation and remain the only cells in our body that do not change in our lifetime. The Base Chakra governs issues around physical self-preservation, stability, acceptance, deep-rootedness, perception, fear, stillness, health, prosperity and safety. It is also the center for manifestations.
Each chakra can have one of four stages, closed, under-active, open and over-active. Chakras that are closed or under-active exhibit the same behavior, the closed ones are more extreme.
An under-active or closed Root chakra has the following characteristics, lack of confidence, weak, unable to achieve goals, suicidal, sexual energy is non-existent, you feel unlovable, fear, insecure. If this energy center is blocked it can result in a core sense of unworthiness, self-doubt and shame. People with an under-active Root chakara often acquire and try to keep control of material possessions. They also have addictive personalities.
An open status has the following characteristics, you feel centered, grounded, healthy, fully alive, have unlimited physical energy, can manifest abundance, body is in good shape. People who have open root chakras love their lives and love their physical bodies.
An over-active Base chakra has the following characteristics, egoistic, domineering, greedy, sadistic, sexual energy entirely genital, judging, and usually has biased opinions. You can help tone done your root chakra by wearing the color green and taking the time to enjoy each moment.
Colors for this chakra are red and black. You can wear these colors to balance this chakra. Also, stones can be used to help balance the Root chakra. The element for the 1st chakra is earth and the chakra is associated with smell. The developmental stage for this chakra begins in the womb and is usually completed by 1 year. This chakra's demon is fear.