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Root Chakra

First Chakra - Root/Base

Name: Muladhara

Colour: Red

Location: Base of the spine at the Perineum or coccygeal plexus

Systems of the body: Kidneys, adrenal glands, bladder, colon and circulation, legs, bones, teeth.

Aura: Physical Purpose: I Stand Deals with: Survival
Gland: Adrenals Expression: I Am Blocked by: Fear
Element: Earth Virtue: Diligence Mental Correlative: Being grounded
Sound: Lam  Vice: Sloth Health Care: Exercising energy.
Archangel: Uriel Grace: Piety or Humble devotion Physical Function: Articulation
Deity: Ganesha Sacrament: Baptism Role: Ritual/Mantras
Planet: Mars Energy: Ceremonial order or magic or ritual


Plants associated with the root chakra:

alfalfa garlic meadowsweet
Amaranth haritaki osha
Ashwaghandha hawthorne poppies
astragalus hollyhocks red clover
burdock horehound roses
cedar hyssop shatavari
cooling adaptogens jasmine
white peony root
dandelion lavender wild lettuce
echinacea lotus root yellow dock
fennel marshmallow callistamon viminalis


Any herbs that have an earthy taste that benefit the adrenals and the physical body.

(note: “Contains the primary 8 cells that have all of the knowledge of creation and remain the only cells in your body that do not change in your lifetime.” & “The Root Chakra is associated with the element of earth, and reflects something about the person’s association with the earth, or how they feel about being on the earth, which we call Mother Earth.”–www.mysticalencounter.com)

Red, the most physical and sensual of the colours, vibrates the most slowly and has the longest wavelength in the visible spectrum. Red is stimulating, hot (yang), and exciting; it is associated with vitality, strength, passion and willpower.

Red stimulates the sympathetic nervous system. It can be used to treat anaemia, colds, low blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, weakness and depression. It helps one feel present and grounded. Use red when feeling run down, to improve athletic performance, and when quick energy bursts are required. A study done on athletes at the University of Texas indicated that viewing red light increased strength by 13.5 percent and produced 5.8 percent more electrical muscle activity.

When red is present in food, it often denotes ripeness or sweetness, as well as the presence of lycopenes, quercetin, and Vitamin C. Because red is so energising, it should be avoided in decorating eating areas, as it makes diners feel hurried. In packaging, however, red is attention getting and highly visible, so you'll find it often on supermarket shelves. May reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. May reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and complications from diabetes. May help control high blood pressure and slow some effects of aging.

Red is an energetic frequency found to stimulate physicality. Red fruits and vegetables promote health of the adrenals, gonads, colon, legs and red blood cells. Red fruits and vegetables also contain powerful phyto-chemicals such as lycopene and anthocyanins which are essential for the circulatory system. 

cayenne guava pomegranate red currants rose hips
cherries hibiscus flowers radishes red peppers strawberries
cranberries kidney beans red apples red plums watermelon
dulse (seaweed) pink beans red cabbages red tomatoes whole wheat
goji berries pink grapefruit red corn rhubarb


Garden/Meditation Feature:

Rock, Stone, Brick, Statue of Ganesh

Crystals or Stones:

amber obsidian black tourmaline
bloodstone onyx
garnet red jasper
haematite ruby
jet smoky quartz



abundance food body patience
anchoring grounding practicality
beginnings groups/tribes stability
depression issues of success survival
earth roots matter wealth/money


How to Balance this Chakra in other ways:

beat drums fossick for gold lay on soft grass
breathing exercises gardening make love
climb a mountain go barefoot pat or brush an animal
cooking go hiking Pranayama
dance house cleaning spillunking
laughter hug a tree take care of your plants
eat a fine meal hug somebody and more.


Other red plants to grow in or around the Root Chakra of your garden:

Nandina Domestica

Brachychiton Acerifolia