Where is the Base Chakra?
This beautiful energy centre is at the base of the spine. When you are standing up, it points downwards, connecting you to the ground, so it’s also known as the Root Chakra.
What does the Base Chakra do?
It’s the earthiest of all the chakras. It’s main function is the survival of your physical body. This chakra provides energetic roots, a bit like the roots of a tree, so that you feel safe, stable and comfortable in your skin.
So how do you feel when the Base Chakra is strong?
You feel grounded and physically energetic. You know you can take care of your basic needs – food, shelter, finances. Practical routine chores, like chopping veg, cleaning your flat or paying bills, are a priority. Taking care of your physical body, particularly by doing enough exercise come naturally. You have strong links with your tribe whether – family or friends, and they know they can rely on you.
What if the Base Chakra is weak?
If you are feeling physically fragile or spacey your Base Chakra probably isn’t grounding you properly. This is unsettling, like being unstable on your feet and life can feel overwhelming. You might feel uprooted because you’ve just moved flat, changed jobs, or gone through unsettling, difficult experiences. If this is the case, it can take time to put down your roots again. But it can also happen because you spend too much time up in your head thinking, and ignore how your body feels.