Word Of The Week – Root Chakra

Written by Dragana Ivanovska


Posted on September 18 2020

The Root Chakra - Muladhara (in Sanskrit) is the first chakra of the chakras of matter and all chakras. It’s the baseline, of the foundation upon you build yourself up energetically and transform yourself as you grow. As a baseline, it’s function lies in your survival instincts the most, and your basic, primitive animalistic nature that helped us survive and then evolve over the years.

The Sanskrit name Miladhara comes from the two words - Mula which means “root” and Adhara which means “base”. Think of the Root Chakra as the baseline upon which you build your spiritual being upwards as a neverending building that goes upwards with every passing day in your life. Before you begin building anything up, you want to make sure that the foundation is solid, firm and it can hold off the weight of the entire building - right?

Similar to that, when you want to work on personal growth, spiritual growth, self-exploration, or anything that has to do with creating your own damn magic, you have to start from the base up, so that everything you’ve worked on so hard, doesn’t crumble and fall apart.

The Root Chakra is the base source of life energy, and it governs security, meeting your basic needs, safety, grounding, and fearlessness. Thousands of years ago, when we weren’t really conscious, the energy of this chakra was dominant, fueling our life energy and instincts, helping us survive to evolve up until this day.

On an instinctual level, the Root chakra is the energy center that supplies you with the motivation to start the day, meet your basic needs – food, water, and procreation. On an individual personal growth level, the Root Chakra is the energy center that governs inner strength, perseverance, stability, and how we esteem ourselves.

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