We start the mini Chakra series with the Root Chakra, Muladhara, Josephine takes a look at the main qualities of this energy center and offers questions to help you investigate whether this part of you in depleted or over-functioning.
Belonging. Foundations. Safety. Our Place in the World. Roots and Security.
CHAKRA | MULADHARA
PRANAYAMA | DIRGA PRANAYAM - 3 PART BREATH
MANTRA | Beej Mantra LAM
MUDRA | PRITHVI MUDRA
EARTH | RED | 2 PETALS
ENDOCRINE | TESTI/OVARY
AROMATHERAPY | Complete Release (available to buy)
The root chakra is an earth element chakra located at the base of your spine. It’s believed to house:
feelings of security and belonging
Feelings of Safety & Security
Balancing the root chakra can help you feel grounded, safe, steady, and at home.
Shadow or negative aspects commonly associated with the root chakra include:
feeling cut off and isolated
ambivalence toward life
not living in a sustainable way that supports the earth
Fearful, living in fight or flight, worried
Feeling unsure and lost in life
You can open this chakra with creative expression and by honoring your body. The energy of this chakra is feminine, passive, and lunar. Think of slowing down, breathing deeply, long walks, or working the muscles of the legs and core.
Balancing the root chakra creates the solid foundation for opening the chakras above.
A solid foundation embedded in firm soil will provide the stability you need to create a home filled with joy for years to come.
Think of firming up the ground, to create stability in your life.
This chakra is more of a physical realm, think of your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and safety
feel grounded and safe, and you tend to worry less day to day.
If unbalanced you may experience anxiety disorders, fears, or nightmares. Physical imbalances may manifest as problems in the colon, with the bladder, with elimination, or with lower back, leg, or feet issues.
Some important questions to ask yourself, feel free to grab a tea and your note pad to reflect:
'Do I feel safe and grounded in my life'
'What part of my life feels shaking or uncertain'
'Do I take time to slow down, if no, then how can create this'
'What actions can I take to firm up my footing', possibly look at your relationship with money, where you're living, who you're spending your time with and what activities you can do to nourish this energy centre.
A good activity!
Try this: The sense organ that corresponds to the first chakra is smell. While meditating, focus on the tip of your nose to help align the root and bring forth the qualities you need to balance your root chakra. Even use aromatherapy or scent to help focus the mind and harness the limbic system.