You can understand the mind body soul connection through the chakras, or energy centers in the body. The muladhara, or root, chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with the color red. It has to do with feeling grounded, at peace in your body, and feeling safe in the world. It is the basis of our spiritual development. If this chakra is not in alignment or has a blockage or has been “abused,” we cannot progress spiritually.