The Root Chakra, or Muladhara correlates with the color red and the element eARTh. Being the first of the 7 major chakras, the root is the base of some of our deepest desires including security, sensuality and stability. Earth energy is channeled upwards through the feet and moves along the spine, releasing hormones to balance the endocrine system, which includes the ovaries and testes.
Its physical location lies between the genitals and anus, the place where potential Kundalini energy rests and springs forth. Kundalini energy is described as 2 serpents that rise and spiral along the spine when all the chakras (energy centers) are open. In many traditions snakes represent the under world; the realm beneath the land. Like the fertile soil where roots sync and plants spring, this chakra relates to reproduction and sexuality. When rooted we are in balance with the natural cycles of the earth in both receiving grounded energy and dispelling any toxicity that negatively effects our other chakras and general auric field. In the Kundalini yoga system, the Muladhara center is described as having 4 petals, each representing natural pleasures that lead to meditation. What a perfect focus for coloring!