First chakra or Muladhara: everything you need to know
The first chakra is located at the base of the spine, it is the seat of the Kundalini, an inexhaustible reservoir of energy. This is the center of our subtle energy circulation. It is at the same time the seat of our collective unconscious, whose knowledge stored in us is made accessible by this means. To be balanced, this 1st chakra must be counterbalanced by the seventh chakra.
The 1st chakra, which is the first of the seven main chakras, is designated by the name of Muladhara (from the Sanskrit mule “root” and adhara “support”). It is also known as radical chakra, root chakra, basal chakra or coxal center.
Located at the base of the spine, in the perineum (between the genitals and the anus), Muladhara is identified as the space of creation or consciousness of being, in addition to the abode of the Kundalini snake (creation energy) and of the collective subconscious.
The 1st chakra represents willpower, survival, material needs, security, perseverance, attachment to life, bonding with the Earth and the physical world. It is the center of self-esteem.
In the physical body, Muladhara governs the adrenal glands, anus, rectum, bones, teeth, large intestine, spine, blood, cells and the prostate in man.
When the coxal center operates in a balanced way, the subject is self-confident, stable, in balance with the material world and Nature. Sure of the abundant and prosperous provision of the world, which he considers a safe place.
The malfunction of the 1st chakra, makes the individual possessive, insecure, lover of excess, stingy, selfish, stubborn, angry, taxing, violent, distressed. Victim of stress. Apprehensive. Rootless. Apathetic. With fear of abandonment. Life seems an unfair burden.
Other symptoms include shyness, guilt, poor concentration and eagerness to please. On the physical level, the blockade of Muladhara frequently generates disorders associated with eating such as obesity, anorexia and constipation, among others.
Reactivating the Muladhara
To achieve the purification and activation of the 1st chakra, in addition to resorting to alternative spiritual healing therapies, such as Reiki, a series of simple individual exercises can be performed.
As for example, make meditations with the color red (it can be an object of the mentioned color, the lotus with 4 petals that represents this center of power or a sunset); sit on the ground taking advantage of any natural environment; repeat the LAM mantra, associated with Muladhara.
Aromatherapy can also be used and inhale the aroma of essential oils linked to the chakra (pine, patchouli, cedar, lavender, clove), in a guided session or prepared at home.
Carry stones and crystals with you that favor the energy of the 1st chakra (agate, garnet, hematite, coral, blood jasper, ruby), develop self-confidence, and practice activities such as Kundalini Yoga, dance, hiking, aerobic and anaerobic exercises.
First chakra: what to know
Mulhadara means “root”. First of all this is a vertical chakra, located in the pelvic floor area. It is oriented towards the Earth, and its role is to allow the body to capture the Telluric or Marian energies. These energies that come directly from the earth in which it roots us deeply so that we keep in touch with its strength.
The 1st chakra stabilizes us by keeping us in touch with reality and the concrete. It channels cosmic energies to the physical plane.
This chakra is the sum of the energies which influence the good functioning of the body, on the capacities of material success. It is the seat of self-confidence, social integration and collective consciousness, harmony with nature.
Any specific work of openness and fulfilment must begin with it. A harmonious functioning will allow to feel a deep and personal connection with the planet Earth and with its creatures, to affirm its stability, its confidence in itself and in the life.
How to unlock the energy of the first chakra?
An underactive root chakra can be activated in different ways.
We are children of the Earth: reconnect with it while walking barefoot outside on earth and grass. Your energy roots reactivate your chakra, to be done regularly, especially if your chakra is very weak at the beginning.
Meditation and visualization
Sit on a chair with your feet flat, or on a cushion on the floor. Make sure you have your back straight, the vertebrae well stacked on top of each other. Begin to focus on your breathing, listening to the air that comes into your lungs, inflates your chest and gets out.
Then focus on your root chakra, at the base of your vertebral column. Visualize a red sparkle that grows at that spot. It becomes a beautiful bright red ball and bright. Continue to visualize and be aware of your breathing.
You can also place your hands on your pubis to energize your chakra.
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