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Chakra: Base

The base chakra connects us to the energy of the earth and to our physical bodies. By being totally present we will attract health, prosperity and security.  

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The Base Chakra- Inspire


The base chakra, both spiritually and physically, is the most important chakra in the energy body. Through the ages and also through the awakening of spiritual movements, most emphasis has been focussed on the crown chakra, but what this is doing is leaving people spacey. Our approach to working with the base chakra is more physical, maybe a bit metaphysical and also quite practical. 

If your house is not built on a strong foundation then everything built on top will become unstable. The base chakra in the chakra system symbolises the foundations of a building.

The base chakra, when balanced, makes us strong in our physical bodies. It focuses the earth energy at the bottom of the spine and it pushes us to stand upright. It makes us present in the physical body. If the base chakra is damaged or one is leaking energy we can feel scattered, wobbly and a bit scatterbrained. When we are not present in our body we will be moved along the energy currents without having a strong footing, we will become part of the drama. 

According to Caroline Myss, the problem with the base chakra is the beliefs of the tribe. What this means practically is that we all carry a whole lot of outdated beliefs in our bodies influencing the decisions that are not ours. For instance, if we grew up in a very religious home and then decide to explore Buddhism, we will step out of the confines of the tribe, be frowned upon and pretty much be alone on our journey. This is just one example of the power of the tribe. The tribe has personal rules in its own family dynamic and then bigger universal rules outside themselves that they enforce. 

This buying into the beliefs of the tribe stems from the first 9 months when we take life in our mom’s womb. Whatever our mom is going through energetically, we go through and believe it to be ours. After birth, the energy gets affirmed through ritual and repetition until it sticks in our subconscious and becomes part of who we identify as. There was an interesting experiment done on a remote island where the indigenous people never told children what would hurt them. Because there were no beliefs about what hurts, the children didn’t fall down cliffs or burn themselves at the cooking fires. This hurting reality didn’t exist. Most programs installed at the base level come from fear patterns. We get pushed into a mould from the fear that the parent is feeling to protect the child. This fear pattern is what creates fear later in life. Most of us have lost our identity as a tribe. The ancient people created whole civilisations based on the beliefs, rituals and purpose of their tribe. 

In today’s time, we have lost our identity as being part of a bigger global tribe. We work, go home and isolate ourselves in our houses. In the past, this would have been a shared meal with all the people of the village at the end of a work day. For a tribe or energy pattern to work, there have to be a couple of key players. There has to be a bit of structure to make it work. It today’s modern-day living we have taken this to the extreme by having leaders who are not looking after the tribe but only after themselves. 

It the ancient days this leader of the tribe was usually someone chosen for wisdom or warfare, still aspects of the base chakra. Where there was a wise ruler ancient tribes survived, a warfare driven ruler on the other hand would eventually fall. 

The Base chakra is about my tribe, my fears, my enemies, my past, my house, my body, my family, my country and my religion. 

A spiritual aspect of the base chakra would be I AM… an over-identification with the tribe leads to war and bloodshed, interesting that the main colour of the base is red, the same colour as blood and because of all this “my” it creates separation.

We used the word INSPIRE for the base chakra for the following reasons:

Inspire me to:

  • form better connections with my body

  • form better connections with my home

  • form better connections with my family

  • form better connections to my money

  • creative work

  • drumming

  • foot massage

  • hatha yoga

  • healing your relationship with your mother

  • inner child work

  • installing structure and ritual in your life

  • massage- touch therapy

  • past life regression

  • physical activity

  • spending time in nature

Healing the Base Chakra

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  • I am healthy and connected to my physical body.

  • I attract abundance effortlessly

  • I listen to the intellegence of my body.

  • I honour my life.

  • I have happy harmonious relationships.

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Base chakra

Keywords: Red

The colour red once was only allowed to be worn by high ranking nobility, priests and royalty. It was very expensive to create red dye and many wars were fought over this colour. Most of the darker reds were usually made from a Spanish insect called kermes which lived on oak trees and the Mexican insect cochineal, which lived on the prickly pear plant.



  • massage your feet every day; this affirms a strong connection to mother earth

  • clear clutter in your home environment, fix broken things

  • try and resolve family conflicts

  • have an awareness of the body

  • treat yourself to a massage

  • work with the colour red, plant flowers, red foods, wear red or shades of red more often

  • find ways to move the body, running, walking, dancing, training, yoga, pilates.

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