I wrote about chakras when I wrote about back pain and the adult child. Chakras come into play when thinking about the bowels, too. Why? The first chakra is located at the base of your spine, the tip, called the coccyx. It’s considered the “tribal” chakra, related to your relationship to your tribe, acceptance of your self, and to your ties to family and community. The primary fears associated with it are “tribal/family identity, bonding, and the tribal honor code; the support and loyalty that give one a sense of safety and connection to the physical world” (Carolyn Myss, “Anatomy of the Spirit”). Self-pity is often an issue when this chakra is out of balance.