The 1st (Root) chakra is located at the base of the spine. It governs one's survival instincts, ability to stay focused and achieve tasks, and feelings of fear/safety. A balanced root chakra helps keep one grounded.
The physical parts of the body that are connected to the root chakra are the bladder, blood, male reproductive organs, spine, testes and vagina.
Gemstones that aid in balancing the Root Chakra are Garnet, Hematite, Ruby, Red Jasper, Black Obsidian and Black Tourmaline.
Essential oils for balancing the root are Patchouli and Vetiver
*Suggested affirmation for activating the Root Chakra*
"I am grounded, focused, safe and protected. I am self motivated and energized and I live my life with passion!"