A little about your Chakras…

What is a a Chakra?  Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel. It is typically used in reference to 7 primary centers or “wheels” of energy from which we filter all forms of information from the world.

For the past 7 years I have been studying the Chakras in varying capacities, and that has greatly supported me in better understanding myself.  They have brought great inspiration to my life.  The image below is the first in a 7 painting series of the Chakras…an expression of that inspiration.

Root Chakra

Original Art in Oil on Canvas ©Lori A Andrus 2011

1st Chakra – Root Chakra …is the color red and located at the base of the spine.  It is our connection to Mother Earth and creates a sense of being grounded and fully present in our physical body.  Emotionally it is connected to all aspects of safety, security, and the ability to provide for life’s necessities.

Body Parts:  adrenal glands, kidneys, spinal column, colon, legs, bone.

Affiirmation:  Deeply rooted and grounded in life, I recognize and honor my authentic nature.


Stones for the Root Chakra Root Chakra Stones

Ruby ….a stone of prosperity.  Awakening the root chakra, they encourage you to become deeply rooted in Mother Earth, and they stimulate a flow of energy throughout the body.

Garnet …a stone of passion.  They awaken a sense of self-worth & help you to see the beauty of your own gifts so you may share them with others

Brecciated Jasper …brings inner strength, focused attention, and self-mastery.  It deeps your connection to Mother Earth and creates an awareness of how she nurtures your dreams and provides all you need.

Huayruro Seed …These playful red seeds are believed to promote health and bring good luck.  They are a reminder that as we plant the seeds of our dreams, nourish them, and allow them time to grow…our dreams, just as seeds, flourish.