First Chakra, situated below the sacrum bone.
- Element: Earth / Carbon
- Physical Aspect: Prostrate gland.
- Qualities: Innocence, wisdom, chastity, sense of direction, balance, joy, purity, auspiciousness, simplicity.
- Causes of Catch: Sexual excessiveness, tantric & occult practices.
- Deities: Shri Ganesha.
In the body the Mooladhara Chakra controls the excretory functions, as well as sexual activity, and exerts a general control on the sympathetic nervous system. When the Kundalini rises, then this centre becomes inactive in the excretion functions but active in the support of the rising of the Kundalini.