The first chakra, also known as the root chakra, corresponds to some degree to the symbolic kidney organ in Traditional Chinese Medicine, where our life force is stored and replenished. A healthy and balanced first chakra expresses itself as a feeling of utter safety, security, stability, nurturance, and peace. If we all had perfect childhoods, our first chakras would be incredibly healthy. The essences included in this collection don't always work only on the first chakra, but in part they do. First chakra trees and plants often have a big and strong structure. The gems that address issues of the first chakra are often black or very dark in color, such as hematite and black tourmaline.