Root Chakra – Muladhara

This chakra refers to the foundation, the base, to the spine. It gives physical and mental support, reliability and stability.

In everyday life, it can manifest itself in a sense of security, relations with the mother, rooting, the right to be and enjoy (not to be confused with devastation and abuse) the gifts of this planet as well as the universe, well-being and economic prosperity.

AREAS IN THE BODY:

base of the spine (coccyx part, caudal), legs, feet, bones.

COLOUR:

intense maroon red

ELEMENT:

earth, gravity

THE BALANCED CHAKRA FEATURES:

physical health, vitality, grounding at the energy level, feeling comfortable in one’s own body, good life, well-being, faith in the sense of existence, sense of security. The ability to be in balance and in silence.

EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS RELATED TO THE DEFICIENCY:

anxiety, fear, panic, depression, fear of rejection from the social group, fear of breaking the pattern, lack of being grounded, feeling of deprivation, lack of stability and support, low body capacity for energy resources.

 

EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS RELATED TO THE EXCESS:

heaviness, lethargy, numbness, overweight (compensating for deficiency with weight increase), slowed disturbed metabolism.

YOGA SUPPORTING POSES:

grounding (standing poses), pressing the feet and hands into the ground, stimulating the tailbone and spine section, opening the channels in the legs, strengthening the legs, massaging the intestines (accelerating digestion), widening the base and silencing (hips opening and forward bends poses).

 

Look at yourself anew

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