The concept of the chakra appears to originate from the Vedas. According to these beliefs, it is an energy center in the etheric body. There are many different chakra systems, but the most popular is composed of 7 primary chakras. It is traditionally believed that the chakras represent systems that interact with the body’s biological processes. The root chakra or Muladhara is the first chakra, and is located at the base of the spine. Muladhara is formed from two Sanskrit words: Mula meaning “root” and Adhara, meaning “support” or “foundation”. The root chakra’s primary aspects are survival and coexistence with nature. It requires basic necessities such as food, water, shelter and safety.