Root or “Muladhara” Chakra is the first Chakra located at the base of spine in tailbone area, near the perineum, along the first three vertebrae, at the pelvic plexus. Muladhara comes from the word “Mula” meaning root and “Dhara” meaning support. Its energy is based on the earth element. The color used to represent the Chakra is a rich vermilion red. Red symbolizes strength, vitality, and stimulates our instinctual tendencies. The symbol of the Root Chakra is composed of a four-petaled lotus flower in a circular pattern with a square and a downward pointing triangle inside. The four petals represent mind, intellect, consciousness and ego; and the four sides of square represent foundational life, energy, stability and rigidity. The triangle symbolizes the energy connecting with matter and our earthly existence.
The Root Chakra represents our foundation and connectivity with Mother Earth. So, its role is to connect our energy with Earth for survival, which is called grounding. The Root Chakra supports us in growing up with sense of safety and security to explore our life aspects. It is the center of our foundation, survival needs, strength, protection and stability which in modern age mostly relates to our financial security or financial independence. So, anything we do for living like our basic needs, money related issues, career, business and profession is associated with the Root Chakra. It is also equally related to our mental, emotional and physical safety and security. To sum it up, Root Chakra is where we ground and anchor our energy to the Earth so that our survival safety is ensured.