Lord Ganesh is the guardian of prosperity, beauty, grace, and compassion. He is revered at the starting of all spiritual ceremonies and rituals in deference to his creation of new auspicious beginnings.
In yoga, Ganesh is said to be connected to the root chakra, which represents survival and material well-being. There is a yogic mudra associated with Ganesh, called the Ganesha Mudra. It is said to help motivate the practitioner to keep going when they are down.
Ganesh’s association with the first chakra means he’s connected to the seat of one’s primordial force and is the manifestation of its Divine energy. In Kundalini yoga, Ganesh is said to reside in this chakra. In this way, he is the foundation and support for all of the higher chakras.