1st Chakra - Muladhara - Grounding

Below are images that hold the qualities of the first chakra, called Muladhara in the ancient Sanskrit.

Muladhara - 1st Chakra

At the base of the spine resides the red spinning energy wheel of the first chakra. It is most associated with rooted energy and being grounded. This chakra also speaks to items needed for survival and building sound foundations. Good beginnings come from a well-nurtured basis.

Horseshoe Crab

One of the most ancient animals on the planet, the Horseshoe Crab. They are often called "Living Fossils" since they have been on the planet in this form around 200 million years -before- dinosaurs roamed the earth. It is one of the most rooted animals on the planet, and thus has earned a place in the 1st chakra section. This specimen was taken off the southwest coast of Florida, United States.

Hamburg Snails

Slow moving and existing everywhere on the earth, a snail is known to exist in the soil and things that grow from it. Soil is where roots are formed, and where we can symbolically also put our footing. The spiral of a snail's shell is a constant reminder of the evolving nature of the physical universe. It starts at a point and keeps revolving in growing successions. Snails are basic and very important creatures. These two were taken in a city garden park in Hamburg, Germany.