The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine. Working your way up the body this is your 1st chakra. It is sometimes called the base chakra. The ancient Sanskrit word for this chakra is Muladhar Chakra, meaning root support. This chakra is your energy foundation, and is where you connect with your physical body. By connecting with this chakra you feed both your physical and spiritual needs. Through this chakra you are guided on your journey through life. This is the place where you can ground yourself and start creating more balance in your life. When this chakra is out of balance you may feel as if you don’t belong, you may feel disconnected from others or over concerned with your personal survival and security. Your experience of these feelings may come in different degrees of severity depending upon what you’ve experienced in your past. Finding balance in your Root Chakra builds a solid foundation in support of all your other chakra centers.