Opening Your Root Chakra

By eloise king

The Muladhara chakra (aka Root Chakra) is said to be located near the basal end of the spinal column and is tied to our feelings of physical awareness and comfort in many situations.

If healthy and open, you should feel emotionally well-balanced, sensible, stable and secure. You trust people around you for no reason, you feel present in what is happening right now, and connected to your physical body. If under-active, you will be fearful or nervous and experience unwelcoming feelings. If it’s over-active, you may be materialistic, greedy and resentful of change. …readmorehere



To open and balance this chakra, just follow these recommendations:


1. Use the body and become aware of it.
Do yoga, walk around the block, or do some manual that keeps you active (could be just dancing around or even cleaning the house). These activities let your body become known to you, and will strengthen the chakra.


2. Ground yourself, literally.
This means that you should connect with the ground, and feel it beneath you. To do this, stand up straight and relaxed, put your feet shoulder width apart, and slightly bend your knees. Move your pelvis forward a little, and keep your body balanced, so that your weight is evenly distributed over the soles of your feet. Then sink your weight forward. Stay in this position for several minutes.

After grounding yourself, sit cross-legged. Let the tips of your thumb and index finger touch gently, in a peaceful motion. Concentrate on the Root chakra and what it stands for, at the spot in between the genitals and the anus.


3. Silently chant the sound “LAM.”
All this time, let yourself relax, still thinking about the chakra, its meaning and how it does or should affect your life.


4. Visualize a closed red flower.
Imagine a very powerful energy radiating it: it slowly opens showing four red petals full of energy.


5. Contract and release the perineum
Breathe in while contracting your perineum, the muscle between the genitals and the anus, hold your breath and breathe out as you release the perineum.

After all this, you should feel ‘clean’ and relaxed. Namasté.

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