The Root Chakra is the foundation upon which every other body system relies for stability. It is the primary source of usable energy, drawn upon in times of danger to supply energy and physical solutions to life threatening situations. The root chakra is vital if we are to keep a grip on reality. A block in this chakra can lead to feelings of unreality, isolation and of not being able to cope. You may feel a sense of pointlessness and an inability to achieve goals. Centering and grounding are key attributes of the root chakra, establishing us firmly with our physical system, alerting us to the world around us and protecting our energies from depletion.