Shri Ganesha resides in the Mooladhara (or Muladhara) Chakra. It is the base centre of the subtle system. Mula means root or origin - a reference to the Kundalini, which is the Root of the Tree of Life, and the origin of the Creation. Dhara means support, thus Shri Ganesha is the supporter of the Kundalini, His Mother. This indicates that Innocence, the quality of Lord Ganesha, is necessary for spiritual ascent.