Stones and the Root Chakra (Muladhara)
This first chakra is directly related to the physical body. Its primary functions are to develop the physical body and to allow it to be fully expressed in the material world in which we live. The Root Chakra regulates and balances our primary needs as well as the survival impulses that embody us, namely: acquiring material goods, ensuring the survival of offspring, eating, protecting, reproducing, dressing.
Main colours: Red, Black
Location: Coccyx, base of the spine (opens downwards)
Body areas: Spinal column, coccyx, rectum, large intestine, skeleton (bone, nails, hair, teeth), prostate, anus, blood, cell structure, lower leg (feet, etc.), nose
Principles: Body awareness
Function: This chakra is linked to work, money, survival, physical security, willpower and vitality
Positive/Balance: anchoring, confidence, reliability, safety, feelings of abundance, stability, vitality. It is also the harmonious relationship with the mother, money and work
Negative/Disbalance: doubt, exhaustion, tiredness, insecurity, materialism, paralysis, fear, violence. It is also the inharmonious relationship with the mother, or colleagues.
In brief: The chakra of vitality and survival instincts, the first chakra represents the link to mother earth. It is a source of strength, courage, well-being but also stability. It is directly related to blood circulation.
The Root Chakra and its matching stones and minerals
Red stones and minerals for vitality and unblocking of the Root Chakra :
Brown stones and minerals for grounding in reality:
Black stones and minerals for physical protection and anchoring :