MULADHARA CHAKRA

The root chakra is the first chakra of the body and is located on the perineum, between the genitals and the anus.

The root chakra is the connection with the physical body, the physical world, the energies of the earth and generally determines our relationship to the material plane of life.

The associated element – Earth

Symbol – Four-petalled lotus flower / square

Qualities – Stability, grounding, security, physical health, coonection to earth, trust, strong foundation, support, connection to material world, the right to be here, the right to have

Demon – Fear: fear of change, fear by not belonging to a family or a tribe

Associated Endocrine Gland – Adrenal glands

Physical Organs and Body Parts – Genitals, kidney and bladder, large intestine, prostate, skin, bones, spinal column, sacro-coccygeal vertebrae, legs, feet, teeth.

The resonance color – Red The associated element – Earth Symbol – Four-petalled lotus flower / square Qualities – Stability, grounding, security, physical health, coonection to earth, trust, strong foundation, support, connection to material world, the right to be here, the right to have Demon – Fear: fear of change, fear by not belonging to a family or a tribe Associated Endocrine Gland – Adrenal glands Physical Organs and Body Parts – Genitals, kidney and bladder, large intestine, prostate, skin, bones, spinal column, sacro-coccygeal vertebrae, legs, feet, teeth. Balanced:  Centered, steadfast, healthy, unlimited physical energy, full of life Underactive:  Lack of confidence, , negative self-programming, afraid of being abandoned, no interest in sex, lack of attention and commitment Hyperfunction:  Selfish, stingy, tyrannical, arrogant. egoistic Sense – Smell Bija Mantra – LAM Essential Oils – Cedar wood, Patchouli, Vetiver

Open the root chakra

The root chakra opens when the existential fear and distrust of life can be let go and it is possible to fully engage with the physical experience.

The following approaches can help to open the root chakra:

  • Developing a new relationship with physicality, letting go of the fear of pain
  • Body work to release frozen fear in the body and to feel and experience the body  (massage, yoga, therapeutic body work)
  • Interaction with nature through gardening, trees, forest, sun, mountains
  • Chakra meditation

Grounding and rooting

  • Keep drawing your attention to your feet and the contact with the ground.
  • Go barefoot as often as possible and spend time outdoors
  • Pay attention to your physical needs and make them a priority.

Nutrition

  • Eat foods that are high in protein and iron
  • Eat root and tuber vegetables such as celery, potatoes, carrots, beetroot
  • Eat more cooked foods (no raw vegetables)
  • Avoid coffee and sugary foods
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