Muladhara chakra, or the root center, is the foundation that supports our physical life, so we need to keep this center strong and stable. It supports not only our physical body, but also all the energies and consciousness needing a body in order to unfold. This chakra is located at the root of our vertical axis (the spine) and is associated with our four basic instincts—food, sleep, sex, and self-preservation. Yoga practice to stabilize and strengthen our root energy focuses on the pelvis and legs. A healthy diet is also important.