Here’s Your F-Word For Balancing Your First Chakra


It’s a pretty well-established fact that human beings are cognitively set up to remember up to seven items fairly readily. Still, I find that my clients who are new to learning about their chakras, find it hard to remember and differentiate these seven key energy centers.

They go into something I call “chakra overwhelm.”

So over the next seven weeks, I’m going to present the chakras in a very simple way that will help you to easily learn and remember each one’s essence – for good.

I’m going to associate each chakra with a memorable F-WORD (and no, none of them will be that one). I have found that a simple pneumonic device like having all the reminder words start with “F”, not only makes it remembering the chakras easier, but it also makes it more fun.

So, here we go…

Today’s F-WORD is for the first chakra that resides at the very base of your spine and governs your tailbone, legs and feet.

The word is FOUNDATION.

The first chakra represents our physical foundation for everything in our life.

It develops from inside the womb until age 7 with the deepest seated (and seeded!) development happening from the womb through the first year of life.

Root Chakra SymbolThe first chakra is all about your roots, your family and your feelings of safety and security. It’s centered around survival and getting your basic needs met – which is certainly the foundational part of your existence.

It is also related to your grounded energy, your relationship with Mother Earth and your overall health and ability to fully inhabit your body and appreciate your physical existence.

It sets the stage, that is, the literal foundation for everything else you can build in your life.

Because of this, it’s about your ability to take care of yourself and take full responsibility for your own destiny, and it governs your basic relationship with money and career.

The first chakra is the foundation to everything in your life. Just as a tall redwood needs super-embedded roots and a high-reaching skyscraper needs an extra deep foundation, we humans need our first chakra to be really strong if we want to live a fully expanded life.

This means that if you had an unusually unsafe environment between the time you were conceived and your first year or two of life, you may need to do some deep, first chakra work to create a solid foundation in your life.  Body-oriented and subconscious tactics – like yoga, somatic therapy, hypnotherapy and Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ — will be the most effective healing toos, since the trauma took place at a pre-verbal stage in your life.

For specific tips on how to boost your first chakra, watch these free youtube videos and get Vicki’s “Boost Your First Chakra For Grounding & Prosperity” Audio Course or eBook on Amazon.


  • diva
    November 14, 2013


    Thank you, Vicki
    Love this F-word.

  • Vicki
    November 14, 2013

    Stay tuned for more F-words, Diva! Love and blessings, Vicki

  • Verna
    November 15, 2013

    Thank you, Vicki. I love this concept. Foundation is a great word for the first chakra!

  • Vicki
    November 15, 2013

    Hi Verna, Glad you like it. I’m excited about how simple and applicable these seven F-words are. More next week. Love and blessings, Vicki

  • November 15, 2013

    Oooooh. Thanks so much. I’ve been wanting to learn about chakras and this gave me my first boost to learn more. Xoxo

  • Robin Munson
    November 20, 2013

    Beautifully stated, Vicki! Such helpful information. Thank you!

  • Vicki
    November 20, 2013

    Thanks Robin, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. There’s a new one coming each week for five more weeks :-).

  • Vicki
    November 24, 2013

    So glad we could be part of your learning process Raven. 1st-Foundation, 2nd-Flow… Stay tuned for F-Word #3. 🙂

  • Lucille
    April 7, 2017

    Vicki I have just recently discovered you on the internet. I have purchased and used the first of your chakra tatoos and I would like to compliment you on your clear conscise information with such a gentle light hearted spirit. You are very refreshing and I look forward to learning more from you. Thanks.

  • Bina
    September 24, 2017

    Hi Vicki
    Just purchased the root chakra tattoos and placed one on my tailbone. Feeling excited at the prospect of shifts. Did the chakra test and found my root chakra is v.low and hoping it will get things moving.

    Much love and light

  • Monte
    December 29, 2018

    I did guess this one.

  • Dawn
    September 12, 2020

    My heart is so grateful as I listen & learn about my root chakra! I discovered the or at least part of reason I’ve had such a hard time “connecting” with people all my life. Always thought something was “wrong” with me (my fault). Now I understand why and yes, I CAN change it!!! Thank you, Vicki

  • Vicki
    September 15, 2020

    Blessings to you, Dawn! xoxoxo

  • Kayann
    March 11, 2021

    If the second chakra is the water chakra what is the first chakra would it be fire?

  • Vicki
    March 11, 2021

    Earth Kayann. Fire is the solar plexus chakra. xoxo

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