First Chakra - Root/Base
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:
||white peony root|
|echinacea||lotus root||yellow dock|
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|
Rock, Stone, Brick, Statue of Ganesh
Crystals or Stones:
|depression||issues of success||survival|
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|
|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: