Root Chakra – our rights “to have”

root chakra symbol

The root chakra (Mooladhara) is located at the base of the spine, and is associated with survival. In the masculine body it is in the perineum, between the urinary and excretory organ. In the female body its location is at the root of the uterus, in the cervix. Its element is earth. The colour representation is Red.

The root chakra strongly influences the physical body. Past physical abuse, experiences of abandonment, major illness or surgery, can each seriously affect this chakra. We feel insecure, disconnected from our body, are sluggish, we can’t relax and be still. The chakra is directly linked to the adrenal gland. The adrenal glands are small glands located on top of each kidney. They produce hormones, including sex hormones and cortisol. Cortisol helps you respond to stress. A poorly working adrenal gland in people who are under mental, emotional, or physical stress.

A healthy root chakra grounds us, connecting us to the earth, providing us with a sense of security and stability. In doing so, it strengthens our immune system giving us good health and optimal vitality. We are comfortable with our body.

The root chakra governs our legs, feet, bones, and large intestine. An imbalanced root chakra may lead to obesity, anorexia, sciatica and constipation.

A number of Young Living essentials oils (YLEO) can be used to complement your attempt to bring the root chakra back into balance.

  • Cedarwood
  • Idaho Balsam Fir
  • Vetiver
  • Abundance
  • Grounding
  • Valor
  • Harmony

Oils applications: Inhalation, apply on the sacrum, back of the neck, bottom of feet.

The use of YLEO, when coupled with seated meditation or your yoga practice, can bring your experience to a new level.

  • If you are interested to know more or try some of the essential oils. Its my pleasure to support your needs. Please drop me a note here.
  • If you are keen to explore the use of YLEO in your yoga practice, check out my yoga schedule here.

Click here to link back to Chakra Main Page.


  1. Tony Murdock, Healing through Chakras
  2. Tracy Griffiths and Ashley Turner, Aroma Yoga

Author: Blue Hanuman

A Physicist | A Yogi | An educator | An Oiler | A wellness Enthusiast

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