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Base Chakra

Name: Base Chakra
Location: Base of the Spine

The Base Chakra (or Root Chakra) is associated with Personal safety and Security issues.

When it is in balance we feel safe and secure. We feel good about ourselves and with where we are in life. 

An imbalance will first resonate as a tingle, ache or sensitivity in the regions governed by the base chakra (see below).


Centred at the very base of your spine, the base chakra influences all that you stand on (legs, knees, ankles, feet) and rises to the abdomen to meet the sacral chakra, thus effecting also your lower back.

Aches and Pains

Even small tingles and aches can be a sign that something needs to be addressed. As soon as the emotional issue has been resolved, the ache WILL clear up or simply completely vanish.

Can manifest quickly as a 'butterflies' sensation, sharp pain or ongoing ache, a feeling as though something is moving inside you or general discomfort. Around the Base of Spine, lower back, legs, colon and feet.

Physical/ Medical issues

If the issue is left unattended to, may lead on to more serious issues such as constipation, diarrhoea, Haemorrhoids (piles), colitis, Crohn's disease, cold fingers and toes, frequency of urination, hypertension (high blood pressure), imbalances with red blood cells, kidney stones, impotence, problems with hips, legs and feet (aching legs). Feeling tired and run down, weight issues (both overweight and underweight). Knee problems, Obesity, Sciatica, Addictions.

If your base chakra is weak, you are more prone to any kind of illness as it effects the balance of all your other chakras.

Emotional Issues

An imbalance in the base chakra will be caused by lack of safety (being worried about your welfare), lack of security, feelings of self pity, doubting yourself and your abilities, Fear (any strong fear), depression, feeling low. An imbalance will also be created if you dislike how you look or hate certain parts of your body.

It only takes one of these emotional conditions to form an imbalance, the intensity of which will be in direct relation. As you become more aware of yourself and the link between your emotional and physical aspects of you, your body responds more quickly to even the slightest emotional imbalance.

Relative Questions

If you an imbalance in your base chakra. Look at the following questions honestly to help seek balance.
It is useful to answer all the questions initially with YES / NO / MAYBE and then go back and work through all the YES answers and the MAYBE answers.

Those you answer YES to; you can try to find a way to resolve the issue. When the issue is resolved, your ache or illness WILL subside.

Are you feeling unsafe or insecure? ( Yes )
Are you afraid of something?  ( Yes )
Are you feeling aggressive? ( Yes )
Are you full of self pity?
Are you unsure of yourself?
Are you worried about what is about to happen?

Colour Therapy

Red is the colour associated to the Base Chakra

Crystal Therapy.

Crystals which can be used in association with the Base Chakra are;

  • Garnet
  • Obsidian
  • Ruby
  • Red Jasper


Oils and Incense which can be used, associated with the base chakra are

  • Patchouli
  • Cypress


Individual rebalancing will depend entirely on the specific issue. But it is especially good to write things down.

Please note that an imbalance is not only caused by a weakened chakra. The aim is to have all chakras in complete balance with each other. If six are weak and one is strong it could mean you are OVER confident, OVER trusting, OVER creative etc.. thus re-balancing must either involve increasing the size of all the other chakras or reducing the influence of the strong chakra.

The following articles may be useful reading in accordance with base chakra issues


Carrots, Potatoes, Beans, Eggs, Parsnips, Onions & Garlic can help you to cleanse, clear and open up your base chakra.

Do as you feel is right, and if it feels wrong don't do it!.
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