|This chakra, representing the Earth element of form and
solidity, is the lowest point of the chakra system. It can be seen as a
deep red, which corresponds to the slowest vibration in the visible
spectrum. The Mantra or Tone sound for Earth is "Lam". This sound
assists us in accessing the elemental and mental state associated with
this chakra. The Sanskrit name for the Earth chakra is Muladhara, which
This chakra is located midway between the anus and the genitals, or the perineum. On the spinal column, it is connected to the section called the coccyx and to the coccygeal spinal ganglion. Connecting this to our bodies, this chakra corresponds to the dense or solid parts of the body: namely the bones, teeth, nails, legs, arms, anus and prostate, the large intestine, and our bodies taken as a whole. Through the minor chakras in our knees and feet, we respond to the basic underlying force of the Earth, gravity. This force, that constantly pulls us downward, keeps us connected to our planet and to our material existence.
Our consciousness in this chakra is concerned with survival, with our fight or flight response, with our instincts. It links the individual with the physical world. Defines the concept of `Being` and `Accepting Being`. Serves as the foundation to evolve and build personality. It embraces aspects such as energy, self expression, ambition, consistency, desire for security and the survival of the self and species. If we are to ignore this chakra, and concern ourselves with the higher levels, we will be growing without roots, we will be unstable, unable to withstand the trials that will come our way.
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