The Root Chakra or Base Chakra, is the first chakra in the subtle energy system. This Chakra is located at the base of the spine or the tailbone. It is the Chakra which you ground to the Earth through, and the Chakra of security and stability. It connects you to the material world, so when you are working with this Chakra, it's a lot about your survival instincts and basic human needs for shelter, food, water, and clothing. It's also about the connection with other people and fostering loving and nurturing relationships.
When working on balancing this Chakra, it's helpful to spend time in nature or with plants. Crystals can also help to balance the Root Chakra, with many of the crystals used to help this Chakra being red or black since these are very grounding colors. You can work with these crystals by meditating with them or by holding them when you need to remind yourself to ground and be present.
Ruby. It's a great stone for survival and getting your needs met. It helps you in supporting your vitality, and it also works as a protective stone allowing you to feel safe and secure in your body.
Garnet. A beautiful survival stone that brings you the energy of courage and adaptation. This is another very protective stone that is nurturing on all levels. It connects with the Heart Chakra, helping you find the things that are nurturing for you in life so that you can feel secure.
Obsidian. One of the best grounding stones around. This stone absorbs negative energy helping you to be your natural self without any negative influence. It's also a great protection stone
Black Agate. It helps to balance the male and female energies in you so you can connect with your inner strength and empowerment.
Black Tourmaline. Great for grounding on all levels and purifying negative energy. It's also good for EMFs, so it's a good crystal to have around while working on computers or with electronics.
Smokey Quartz. A grounding stone that helps you feel aware and clear in your thoughts. It helps clear any stagnant energy in a space or the body.
Red Jasper. A great stress reducer that helps to lessen worry. It also helps you get grounded and focused on what you're doing in the present moment, keeping you determined on achieving your goals.
Red Tiger’s Eye. Gives you the motivation to do what you need to do to make your life the best it can be.
Hematite. Great for grounding and clearing the aura as well as helping you deal with your subconscious thoughts and programs.