In Sanskrit, the Root Chakra is known as the Muladhara Chakra; this root defines our relationship with Mother Earth. It influences our passion, creativity, youthfulness, vitality and most importantly, our basic survival instincts. It is also an indication for the need of logic, realistic thinking and order in our lives.
Moreover, it is also symbolic of our physical strength, our sexuality and the flight and fight response that tends to activate within our body when we sense danger. The Root Chakra is connected with the sense of smell within the body, and it is attached to the gland known as Gonads.