The energy for the creation of each of these chakras came to me in this order from first to twelfth. This has no implications for how you might use them. In my process each one was an attunement and seemed to clear the way for the next one in this order.
"The first chakra, the root chakra is critical to our survival...Located in the genital area, the first chakra receives its basic programming from our family...As we move through life, this chakra regulates our physical existence and needs, including issues surrounding sexuality and passion, and the availability of our most basic needs - money, housing, food, clothing, and loving relationships. The first chakra also regulates the physical realm in which it dwells, including our sexual functions."
New Chakra Healing by Cyndi Dale pg. 32