Root Chakra (Muladhara)


Root or base (Muladhara) chakra

Situated at the very bottom of the spine, the root chakra unites you to the physical world. It is the chakra of survival—the instinct to eat, to breathe, to make a place for yourself in the bosom of Mother Earth. Its energy is directed toward feet, legs, blood, large intestines. If you want to balance this chakra, get yourself a mala with brown, black, red, and iron-rich stones, like bloodstone or hematite, or a root wood like tulsi.

Dharma Beads: Making and Using Your Own Buddhist Malas
Joanna Arettam (2000) Journey Editions; Tuttle Publishing