Root Chakra (Muladhara)


The Muladhara is home to the first chakra. From a physical perspective, it is the first building block of our entire system, and the base foundation on which all the other chakras unfold. When this chakra is strengthened through our ‘root’, it is solid, deep, healthy, and stable.

Physically, the movement is downward towards the base of our spine, down the legs to the feet and into our gut. It is comprised of the bones, large intestines and the fleshy body providing the basis for our consensus reality. This solid matter is necessary in order to build on a firm foundation.

Located in the perineum at the base of the spine, its element is earth and its function is grounding, gravity, firmness, stability, security, stillness and home/family.

When examining this first Chakra, the key is to be well balanced and grounded, but mindful not to be excessively rigid or stagnant with too much attachment to tradition and the way things have always been done. Nor do we want to go to the other end of the spectrum by being so flighty that we lose touch with everyday life and reality.

Ideally the gift of this Chakra is living in the present with resilience, resourcefulness and calmness. By staying centred and grounded in our ‘Root’ we can protect ourselves from absorbing unwanted energy from outside influences and establish a firm foundation in order to pave the way to higher states of consciousness.

Asanas for Balancing Muladhara Chakra:

  • Mountain
  • Squat
  • Child’s Pose
  • Staff
  • Lotus
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