1st Chakra – Muladhara

Muladhara the name of the  first chakra , also known as the  root chakra , which is located in the perineum place between the genitals and anus.
This is the chakra that is the support of the whole body (his name means precisely  “the base” support ) and is depicted as a lotus flower with scarlet petals that is associated with the color red.
Its element is the  earth : the representation of the design incorporated from here in a square (shape that represents the Teraa).
The stage of life that is associated is that of early childhood, strongly linked to emotions such as security and the joy of living.

When the first chakra is blocked, the consequences are a strong  insecurity  and apathy, along with a loss of self-esteem that can lead us to a discouraged attitude and always resigned in the activities of everyday life. Even too much activity of this chakra, by contrast, does not bring positive consequences: you may run into mental rigidity, hostility to the changes, aggression and excessive attachment to money.
We must pay special attention to the Muladhara chakra when we pass through periods of  great change , such as a separation, a move, the beginning of a new business and in general all the incidents involving our sense of security and stability.

The root chakra, as its name suggests, is associated to our own  roots , the  vitality  and  stability . It acts on our survival instinct, our desire for security and protection and our basic needs, like food and shelter. Associated with the root chakra are also the needs and emotional functions, such as family loyalty, beliefs and values.

When the needs mentioned above are fulfilled the root chakra is balanced, resulting in a stable individual, with a solid foundation of values ​​and self-assured.

If these needs are not met and the first chakra is blocked, external symptoms may include:

  • Lethargy and feeling of being “stuck”
  • Inability to perform actions and / or manifest intentions
  • Depression or anxiety disorders
  • Disconnection and alienation from those around us

The first chakra may also have an excess imbalance, when we receive too many stimuli associated to your needs, overloading of energy. Symptoms include:

  • Stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Nightmares
  • Problems colon, bladder and lower back
  • Financial problems
  • unexplained aches throughout the body

Position:  In the perineum, between the anus and the genitals, at the base of the spine
Function:  Stability, security, self-confidence
Color:  Red
Element:  Earth
Sense:  Smell
Crystals and stones:  ruby, red coral, garnet, jasper, black onyx , ossidania
Mantra:  Lam
Note:  Do
Animal:  Ox, bull elephant (associated with earth)

Exercises for balance Muladhara chakra

Ashvini mudra

It is a very effective exercise to bring a conscious level what is blocking us.
Ashva  means horse and  mudra  is a body position. The exercise is simply to repeatedly contract and relax the anal muscles, like a horse from releasing its organic waste.

Mahamudra

Starting position: Sitting on the floor. One leg is straight and the other leg is bent so that the heel is under the buttock. Exhale, bend forward and grab the fingers of his right leg with both hands. He lifts his head and looks up. Stay in this position for a few minutes breathing normally.

Mandukī mudra (also known as Bhadrāsana)

Starting position:  vajrasana  (sitting on your heels). Separate your legs until your buttocks 

Starting position:  vajrasana  (sitting on your heels). Separate your legs until your buttocks may rest on the floor. Exhale and keeping your back straight, place your hands on the floor between his knees. The arms can be stretched or bent depending on your convenience. The toes pointing outwards and your gaze is directed towards the tip of the nose. Stay in this position for a few minutes breathing normally.

This exercise protects us against harmful emissions, detoxifies the body and has an effect of  grounding , as well as improve the sense of smell and concentration.

To follow the construction work in preparation on the first Chakra, you can follow the page https://www.facebook.com/devida.omega

SOURCES:
– “Yantra” by Madhu Khanna, editions Mediterranee
http://www.meditazionezen.it
– teramaireiki.org
– yoganride.com
– eventiyoga.it

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