The word Chakra is Sanskrit and means Wheel.
We open our Chakras from the bottom up and close from the top down. The Chakras are connected together through an energy cord which allows form movement and energy transference between each Chakra.
Chakra energy is used in many healing modalities including Angel Therapy, Crystal Healing, Chakra Therapy/Healing, Reiki, Yoga and many more.
First Root/Base Chakra
low frequency/ slow vibration
Areas of Body
Legs/Lower Back/Sexual Organs/Spine/Kidneys
This Chakra is also associated with one's self image be it positive or negative.
In The Chakra Handbook (1999), Shalila Sharamon and Bodo J. Baginski say, “The root chakra connects us with the physical world. It transfers cosmic energies to the physical and earthly level and let's earthly energy stream into our subtle system… building up in existence, finding material security, and securing the survival of the species by founding of family belong to the sphere of this first chakra, along with sexuality as a physical function and a means of begetting children.”