The chakra system is a map for the journey through life. Its seven rainbow colours represent the full spectrum of human possibility that stretches from the ordinary to the extraordinary, from Earth to heaven, forming a bridge and describing the steps between them.
This map is an archetypal formula for wholeness that addresses the full spectrum of human possibility. To navigate its territory is to take an exciting journey of awakening - in body, mind, and spirit.
Welcome to theJourney
All journeys begin with a first step and the beginning of our journey through the chakras begins with the element of earth. It is a fitting start because here we can develop strong roots. Roots that anchor us and give us stability. These are the roots that nourish us and represent our foundations, our bodies, the very ground we walk on.
Fittingly this chakra connects to our feet, legs, and sciatic nerve.
It is first awakened when we are babies and continues to develop for the first seven years of our life.
Muladhara is the 1st energy centre,
Muladhara Chakra - Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.
Colour is Red.
Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.
Energy: safe, grounded.
Action: I am.
Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money, and food.
Create a Mantra: Such as 'I love my body' and begin each day with your mantra
Relates to our most basic survival, for example, our needs and our sense of belonging, whether to our family or a larger group.
A healthy chakra is clear and energy flows through it freely, therefore we feel secure and confident that we can easily fulfill our needs. On the other hand, blockage in this area can cause us to feel anxious and worried.
Muladhara chakra connects us to the earth, and gives us vital information about whether actions we are considering will nourish us or pose a threat. When we have a decision to make, we can listen to the signals of Muladhara. There fore, uncomfortable sensations are a message to be alert and reconsider, while pleasant feelings indicate that a given course of action is likely to meet our needs for safety and nourishment.
Breath work is an easy way to help balance our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. This in turn dampens down our adrenal response and helps center and ground us for meditation or yoga. Nadi Shodhana or alternate nasal breathing is a great tool to utilize. It easy, and only takes 5 mins. This helps you centre before grounding muladhara. You can do this as often as you need to.
The Root Lock
The Bandhas are an important aspect of yoga practice
Here, mula lock is located at the base of the torso, the perineum, and it is associated with the muladhara chakra, lowest of the energy centers along the spine. Mula bandha accompanies both pranayama and meditation, and it provides continuity when breathing practices are completed and meditation begins. Practicing Bandha is important for safe yoga practice. In this instance it helps to protect the lower back.
Yoga for Muladhara
The foundation of all standing poses
Strengthens thighs, knees, and ankles
Firms abdomen and buttocks
Reduces flat feet
Chair Pose clearly works the muscles of the arms and legs, but it also stimulates the diaphragm and heart.
Strengthens the ankles, thighs, calves, and spine
Stretches shoulders and chest
Stimulates the abdominal organs, diaphragm, and heart
Reduces flat feet
Warrior II Pose
Named for a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Shiva, this version of Warrior Pose increases stamina.
Strengthens and stretches the legs and ankles
Stretches the groins, chest and lungs, shoulders
Stimulates abdominal organs
Relieves backaches, especially through second trimester of pregnancy
Therapeutic for carpal tunnel syndrome, flat feet, infertility, osteoporosis, and sciatica
Opens your hips and groin.
Stretches your ankles, lower hamstrings, back and neck.
Tones your abdominal.
Aids in digestion.
Strengthens your metabolism.
Keeps your pelvic and hip joints healthy.
Ideal for prenatal yoga.
Vajrasana pose is a simple sitting yoga pose.
aiding in digestion
relieving or preventing constipation
strengthening pelvic muscles
helping keep the mind calm and stable
curing digestive acidity and gas formation
helping to relieve knee pain
strengthening thigh muscles
helping to relieve back pain
strengthening sexual organs
helping in treatment of urinary problems
increasing blood circulation to the lower abdominal region
helping to reduce obesity
helping reduce menstrual cramps
It might look straightforward, but there's more to Staff Pose than meets the eye.
Strengthens the back muscles
Stretches the shoulders and chest
Grounding is a wonderful way to begin or end your day.
When we ground, we become present and embodied.
This centering technique brings us fully into ourselves, our bodies, our minds, and opens our hearts.
This helps us connect to the earth and reminds us that the centre of the earth is directly below us.
You can use this mediation in several ways.
You may utilize this before a stressful time, to help keep you balanced and protected,
or you can do it afterward to help ground and heal.
You can perform this in the morning so you can walk through your day in a connected way,
or at the end of the day to help release any emotions, memories, or thoughts, that do no longer serve you.
include the following to further work on muladhara
- Work on detoxing your home - begin with your kitchen and bathroom.
- Detox your body, follow the link to find out how to do an elimination detox.
- Claim your place on this earth, its your birth right.
- Hit the button below to see if you need a detox.
- Take care of your finances, balance your books and be aware of how or why you spend your money.
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Chakra balancing by Adonea Judith
Wheel of Life; a users guide to the chakra system by Anodea Judith PhD
The Chakras by CW Leadbeater