Our root chakra is the chakra of our survival, being, and family; the state of this chakra impacts how safe and secure we feel. Known by the Sanskrit name Muladhara, it is located at the base of our spine. When this chakra is in harmony we feel grounded, manifest our basic needs, and feel rooted during the ebbs and flow of life. Consider using these crystals if you are feeling physical symptoms like chronic lower back pain, sciatica, immune-related disorders, or constipation. Emotional symptoms that our root chakra needs work include feeling ungrounded, disconnected, sensitive to family wounds, or insecure about getting needs met.