The first energy center is located in the perineum, between the anus and the sex, outside the physical body. This is Muladhara Chakra, the patron of vitality and physical stability. Do you have a very refined sense of smell? It is a sign you spontaneously resonate with the element Earth. You can be grateful to Muladhara Chakra, which controls this kind of energy. The preservation instinct, your lust for life, your development, vitality, physical force, the power to experiment and carry through whatever you may have started are directly connected with this subtle energy center.
It is here that the resources of prosperity are activated. You want to pick up an icon that perfectly suits this first, basic level of the human being? The elephant is the embodiment of the tremendous energy stored in Muladhara Chakra. Why? Because it is strong and brave. Because it staves off any obstacle that might occur in his way.
When Muladhara is perturbed, you may run the risk of experimenting violence, anger, constipation, fear of physical annihilation. The perturbed energies make the body look sturdy, giving vent to a monotonous life, obesity and greed. Fear and anxiety with no real reason are the Muladhara Chakra’s daily problem.