The first chakra is the Root, or Base Chakra that is at the bottom of the spine at the tailbone, with its Sanskrit name being Mulhadhara meaning “Root Support”. Its associated with the colour red, the spinal column, legs, hips, kidneys and adrenal gland.
The god of this chakra is Ganesh and is represented by a yellow square with four red petals. The Root Chakra is in relation with survival, security and instinct along with sex organs. The element is of earth and the sense smell, with the sound being ‘LAM’.
The Root Chakra itself is a physical one that deals with survival, grounding and the balancing of physical and spiritual life. A balanced Root Chakra is known if one is grounded and centered. Having an excess of such a chakra creates a overly sexual, egotistical and greedy person who has biased opinions while lacking of Root Chakra energy shows in a lack of confidence, small interest in sexual activity and depression.
Dancing and being out in nature helps greatly in balancing this chakra.
The Root Chakra is associated with the smells of lemongrass, sandalwood, cedar wood, cinnamon, ginger and patchouli while with stones, red garnet, hematite, obsidian and clear quartz. Such smells and stones can be used to balance this chakra