Root Chakra (Muladhara)


Sankrit Meaning: Mul(Root)adhara(Support)


The Money Chakra


Our root chakra is what grounds us. It keeps us tethered to our connection with earth.


It’s the foundation on which we build ourselves upon. It supports our confidence, our strength and our overall sense of well being. The root chakra is where all of our core functions are stored. The genetic memories of our ancestors, per se. Our survival instincts and the raw essential needs we all have as humans.


It is tied to our sense of security, meaning it can make us feel safe or unsafe. It also has the ability to make us feel as though we live in abundance or scarcity, which means it is also tied to our quality of life and our financial situations. That’s right, your root chakra has the ability to influence the amount of money you have.

Since our life force energy flows upward, from the earth, it’s important for our base chakra to be clear. This allows energy to flow onward to the following six.


You have to start somewhere, and making sure you have a solid foundation on which to stand paves the way for the rest of you and the remarkable things you can accomplish as a whole.

When our root chakra is blocked or out of alignment with us, it can cause all sorts of negative manifestations both physically and mentally.


Physical manifestations include:

  • Pain in Lower Body (feet, knees, legs hips)

  • Sciatica

  • Digestive Issues

  • Prostate Problems

  • Eating Disorders (Which might fall under mental)

  • Immune System Problems

Mental manifestations include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Low Self Esteem

  • Feeling of Not Belonging

  • Jealousy

  • Co-Dependency

  • Indecisiveness

  • Phobias

  • Addictions

Quality of life manifestations include:

  • Financial Stability

  • Hunger

  • Shelter

  • Strain on Relationships

Root Chakra Damage

The stability and strength of your root chakra is linked to how secure you felt as a child. If you felt safe, well fed and as if you had everything you needed, your root chakra became strong and doesn’t need much up keep. If you didn’t feel safe and well provided for, you could see some of these issues being common or repeating themselves in your life.

This doesn’t mean you were starved, malnourished, beaten or abandoned necessarily. Maybe you grew up watching your parents struggle with bills or not have much money for food. Maybe they did everything they possibly could to make sure you were well taken care of but sometimes you had to live off of potted meat and Ramen noodles.

When I was growing up we didn’t have much. My mom had a lot of medical issues and was always bed ridden or in the hospital which means she was unable to work. My dad worked all of the time to make up the difference. My sister and I had food, plenty of Ramen, tuna and crackers and sandwich stuff. We had clothes to wear. Not the most fashionable clothes but we were warm in the winter. We had a roof over our heads, even if it did leak when it rained.

Growing up like this led me to feel like every penny I came across was sacred and to be cherished. I would (and still do) agonize over every money decision that crossed my path. Spending months debating on a twenty dollar decision. This is a kink in my root chakra that I consistently battle with.

Any number of things can cause your chakras to become blocked and cause negative manifestations in your body and life.


Mantras - can aid in clearing such blocks. Tell yourself everyday:

  • I am safe.

  • I am confident.

  • I am abundant.

  • I am healthy.

  • I am wealthy.

  • I have everything I need.

  • I am balanced.

  • I am grounded.

  • I am powerful.

  • I belong.

  • I am worthy.

  • I am strong.

If Healing Crystals: (Really and red or black crystal should work)

  • Bloodstone

  • Red Jasper

  • Garnet

  • Smokey Quartz</