Base Chakra

Located at the base of the spine, this chakra forms our foundation. It represents the element earth, and is therefore related to our survival instincts, and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane.

Ideally this chakra brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence.
The base chakra represents how we interface with the physical realm: our body, home, finances, work, and environment. It represents our physical identity — the ability to identiy with our body and its needs.
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Increasing your contact with the natural world is an essential part of first chakra development. To treat the physical world as sacred is to honor what you do with your body and environment, the food you eat, the things you buy, and your means of livelihood.
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On a psychological level, the base chakra is associated with the survival instinct and the will to live, hence your basic health and vitality. As the final chakra in the descending current, it is here that you bring things into manifestation or completion. In order to fully manifest, you must be able to ground your energy into the earth.
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Sanskrit Name:  Muladdhara
 
Meaning: Root support
 
Location: Base of spine, perineum
 
Body Parts: Legs, feet, bones, large intestine, teeth
 
Glands: Adrenals
 
Function: Survival, grounding
 
Element: Earth
 
Colour: Red
 
Balanced Characteristics: Good health, vitality, well grounded, comfortable in body, sense of trust in world, feeling of safety and security, ability to relax and be still, stability, prosperity, right livelihood
 
Deficiency: Disconnection from body, notably underweight, fearful, anxious, restless, can’t settle, poor focus and discipline, financial difficulty, poor boundaries, chronic disorganisation
 
Excess: Obesity, overeating, hoarding, material fixation, greed, sluggish, lazy, tired, fear of change, addiction to security, rigid boundaries
 
Physical Malfunctions:
  • Disorders of bowel, anus, large intestine
  • Disorders of solid parts of body – bones, teeth
  • Issues with legs, feet, base of spine, buttocks
  • Eating disorders, frequent illness
 
Healing Strategy: Reconnect with body, physical activity, massage
 
Key Words: Body, physical, survival, foundation, earth, roots, grounding, home, nourishment, instinctual, tribal, primal, primitive
 
Affirmations:
  • I enjoy being in my body and I nourish it each day.
  • I am connected to the earth and the safe foundation it provides for my future growth.
  • I believe in my abundance.
About Michelle

A Soul Coach and healer, Michelle is a sought-after speaker and consultant.

She is passionate about her Soul Coaching® practice where she helps burnt-out executives who have lost themselves to rediscover their passion for their lives.

Michelle serves as a mentor for Denise Linn's current on-line professional training courses, "Gateway Dreaming," and "Soul Coaching® Oracle Card Certification" program with Hay House.

Michelle was a contributing author in the award-winning spiritual anthology, Soul Whispers II (Soul Wings Press, Sydney), which was published in October 2010.

With a rich and varied background in the healing arts, marketing, public speaking and writing, Michelle is also a Chakradance™ practitioner (a dynamic, moving meditation to balance and harmonise the chakras.

Michelle runs a successful private practice using these tools to help people "rediscover the sacredness of their lives."

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