The Root Chakra- Muladhara:

The Root chakra is associated with our feelings of safety, security, and survival.  When balanced we feel grounded, calm, supported and connected and we have self-control, physical strength, patience and discipline. 

A healthy Muladhara provides us with a with strong foundation to source energy and allows us to be humble, independent, generous and strong.  It also gives us the the power to attract abundance.

When out of balance, it is typical to experience feelings of lack, guilt, overwhelm, and anxiety.  The first chakra is also associated with illusion, greed, anger and delusion and those with an out of balance root chakra are often self-centered, volatile and insecure.

Mul- base Adhara- support

Location: Perineum, Coccyx

Element: Earth

Planet: Mars

Aspect: Security

Action: To Ground

Sense: Smell

Color: Red

Lotus: 4 Petals 

Sound- Lam (L–A-A-A-A-M), Key C

Smell- Patchouli, Sandalwood

Intention: I am Grounded

Mantra: “I trust that life is giving me what I need, every day in every way”.

Mudra Keyword: Earth

Mudra: Prithivi, thumb and ring fingers touch

Tips to Balance Your Root Chakra

Spend time outside in nature.

Walk barefoot in the grass to reconnect with the earth’s energy.

Practice reflexology on your feet.

Nurture your body with root veggies, rich protein and red fruits. 

Move mindfully.

Listen to music with drum and base or the didgerido.

Chant L-A-A-A-A-A-A-M, it matches the vibration of the root chakra.

Use and wear root chakra balancing crystals such as jasper, hematite, black tourmaline and smoky quartz.

Breathe fresh air.

Apply patchouli or sandalwood to feet before bed or upon waking. 

Yoga Postures to Support Your
Root Chakra


Supported child’s pose

Tree pose

Malasana (garland pose) 

Chair pose 

Goddess pose

Warrior poses

Lizard pose

Seated forward fold

Legs up the wall