What Are Chakras?
Chakras are non-physical organs that transform raw Kundalini energy into more subtle, and useable, forms of energy, of a different type. The chakras do not, themselves, contain energy. Raw energy is drawn up from the planet, by the minor chakras in the legs and feet, and fed into the main chakra system.
The major chakras are situated at:
MASTER: Base chakra (base of spine, between anus and genitals)
Spleen chakra (slightly below the belly button)
Solar Plexus chakra (1 hand-span above the belly button)
MASTER: Heart chakra (center of the chest)
Throat chakra (base of throat, above where it joins the chest)
Brow chakra (exact center of forehead)
MASTER: Crown chakra (whole top of head above the hairline)
They are best imagined as roughly the size of the palm of your hand, except for the crown chakra, which is much larger.
Let’s start with the Root Chakra:
THE ROOT CKAKRA
The first chakra or root chakra is originated at the base of the spine,
the end you are sitting on right now. Its given name, Muladhara, means
“origin or root,” and the course of power in this chakra extends descending
like a root all through the legs and feet to get in touch with the solid Earth
Its shade is a deep red, and its representation is a lotus of four petals
inside which is a downward- positioning triangle, being a symbol of the
An uncomplicated way to uplift this chakra is to sit up straight in your
chair with your feet flat against the floor and push a little into your
feet. Your legs will stiffen a bit and there will be a greater than before
flow into your root chakra. As you calm down your legs and feet, you
will feel that flow moves away, and as you tense them up, you can feel
your body turn out to be more solid. It is not compulsory to press on
our legs every now and then for the first chakra to perform, but this is
an easy technique by which we can boost the course of energy into our
lower body while doing such intellectual tasks as functioning at a desk,
conversation on the phone, watching TV, or being seated in a job
interview. The Muladhara chakra is the institution for the whole chakra
Its purpose is to act in response to any questions with reference to
survival: eating, sleeping, exercising, getting better from illness,
putting together a living, or plainly feeling safe and secure. If our
continued existence desires are appropriately taken care of, then we
can securely concentrate on other aims, such as education,
inventiveness, or relations. If there is some injury to the chakra, then
we find ourselves constantly dealing with fear to our survival, which
limits us from achieving additional features. These fears might be
changing jobs, having to move, recurring health troubles, weight
tribulations, and/or a common feeling to be afraid for one’s security.
These are all problems that strike infrequently in the ordinary pattern
of one’s life. Anytime they take place, they activate our first chakra
programming. Having to shift another place may make us sense
insecurity, bring in a cold and fever, or affect us in eating additional. It
is only when such concerns become a recurrent example that a first
chakra trouble is pointed out.
Continued existence realization is the most important condition of the
newborn, and if this stage of life is correctly taken care of, it should
not be a regular issue later in life. Kids who are neglected, estranged
from their mothers at labor (such as incubator babies), physically
badly treated, or pain from brutal childhood sickness will be more
expected to have first chakra troubles all the way through their lives.
The outcome can be the situational tribulations talked about above, as
well as emotional troubles having to do with lack of concentrate or
control, reliance on others, (unable to stand on one’s own two feet),
probable eating disarrays, feeling unclear and ” blankness,” and a
common incapability to “let down and rest.” These are all indications
that the first chakra is uncreative in some way, in general
representative that the chakra does not open as it should be and
permit the energy to run through without restraint.
If, on the other hand, the chakra is too wide open, then we turn out to
be excessively emotionally involved at this level. We may be
infatuated with money and belongings or our physical condition,
powerless to tolerate transformation or to let go, and as an effect we
get trapped in the same schedule, same old job and same old
When the chakra is blocked, we lack steadiness. When it is too open,
we are motionless solid. The perfect condition would be to have
firmness and flexibility in sense of balance.
The element related with the first chakra is earth. Earth is rock-hard,
earth is strong, earth is below us, and earth provides us with our
survival needs: food, clothing and shelter.
The cosmic energy that flows downward, like roots, toward the Earth is
gravity. Gravity is created by load —the more load something has, the
stronger its gravity.
The force of gravity permits us to stay associated with the Earth. We
need not do something but relax, and gravity is there. When we let
ourselves to pour elegantly with gravity, we are in synchronization
with the downward flow of the first chakra.
The frequent term for this flow as it takes place in the human body is
grounding. Grounding is a procedure of self-motivated acquaintance
with the Earth that occurs through our legs and feet. When grounding
is done properly, our entire body is nurtured and keyed up.
Grounding is the construction of an institution. We position ourselves
in biology and chemistry before getting committed to medication. We
build a base before we build the walls of a house. Lacking a good base,
nothing that follows will be as long-lasting.
Grounding puts us in contact with our bodies. Discovery of the reality
hidden within our bodies brings us to a firm relationship with our
ground, apparent in superior health, prosperity, and well-being.
Eating is a fundamental first chakra endurance activity. Without food,
we do not live to tell the tale very long. Ingestion disarray (too much
or too little) often point towards first chakra unevenness. Eating is a
grounding action —it helps to bring us down, helps us to feel complete,
peaceful, protected. Overindulgence in food and weight gain can be an
effort to ground out elevated anxiety, to guard the body, or to restore
appropriate grounding system. Eating too little or being constantly
underweight can be an effort to keep away from grounding and
physicality for the reason that it appears too scary or confining.
Stand erect with your feet shoulder-width apart, toes a little in. (Take
your shoes off so you can feel the floor under you.) Push into your feet
as if you were attempting to push the ground apart stuck between
your feet. You will feel a firmness come into your legs as you do this.
This arrives from pushing down into your feet.
Once you can experience that strength, you are prepared to start on
the exercise. Breathe in extremely and bend your knees, letting your
belly rest. Now breathe out and push into your feet s-l-o-w-l-y,
approaching as you did before and let your legs to gradually
straighten. Do not let them unbend all the way, but bend them once
more and breathe in as you go downward into your legs. Push another
time in opposition to the floor as you breathe out, pushing your power
downward through your body.
Do not entirely unbend your legs, keep inhalation, and be in motion
unhurriedly. If you are doing this in the approved manner, you will
begin to feel a deliberate vibration in your legs as you thrust in
opposition to the floor. This vibration is the reflection of energy is in
motion through your legs and into your first chakra. It can be used to
push out blocks, to augment your intelligence of communication with
your body, or to plainly make you feel conscious and revitalized.
It is likely to get charge too much; however, so work out caution in
how long you keep this up. If you get overcharged and experience
uneasiness, put your feet in a heap of cushions or stir your body, or let
out what on earth feelings are taking place.
Connecting With Your Roots:
The ROOT chakra attaches us determinedly to existence, ringing a bell
that we were called at this point and that we have a right to be. The
ROOT chakra communicates to the color red and is situated at the
base of the spine in the perineum. The root chakra grasps important
teachings about liveliness, grounded ness, and association to the
earth, confidence, protection, continued existence and our capability to
be completely in our bodies.
If you have been experiencing a frightening impression of insufficiency
or lack of confidence, or if you from time to time feel detached, try this
uncomplicated exercise to help you reconnect with your root chakra.
1. Sit with your spine in the right position, and bring your
concentration to your “sitting place,” the position where your body
interconnects the chair or floor. Become aware of any vibrations or
sensations in this area.
2. Now visualize roots drawing closer from your body, physically
powerful, fine-looking roots that get in touch with all the way down
into the prosperous, fundamental earth. See in your mind’s eye
illustrating earth’s power up from beginning to end of these roots into
3. As you do this, keep in mind the way gravity keeps you here,
declining to let you drift. Feel the concrete ease of your heaviness as it
takes it easy alongside the chair or floor.
4. Next, in actual fact become aware of your own aliveness: you are
breathing. Your heart is pounding. There are procedures going on
within you that you don’t even have to think about. Give a split second
of gratefulness to your body for its wise performance.
5. Now visualize yourself having confidence in this universe that
carried you into the world that called you at this juncture to take your
place in life. Bring your realization once more to your “sit place,” and
express thanks for its relationship to the earth, and to life.
Root Chakra Meditation:
Concentrate on your root chakra, the base of your tailbone. Feel its
association to the earth. See in your mind’s eye a sparkling red light in
front of you. The red color should be of that of rubies or of cherries.
Take three intense yogic breaths, breathing in this fundamental red
energy. With every breath in, experience the life-giving red light fill up
your body and midpoint on your root chakra. Feel your root chakra,
the foundation of your tailbone; rejuvenate with this indispensable red
light. Feel the light rub your root chakra, gently initiating the
kundalini. After your third yogic breath come back to your usual and
comfortable inhalation pattern. Carry on breathing in this very
important red light.
Once your root chakra has been overflowing, feel the red light multiply
from your tailbone to your hips, legs, and feet. Become aware of how
your legs and feet and hips feel warmer now – keyed up with this of
the essence red light. Through the recitation of the root chakra, you
will become skilled at saying yes to life and realize the starting place of
Root Chakra – Associations
• Color – red
• Element: Earth
• Verb: I have
• Attributes: Continued existence, foundation, strength, the body
• Physical Location – base of the spine
• Principles – kinesthetic way of thinking, movement
• Spiritual Lesson – material humanity education
• Physical Dysfunctions- lower back pain, back trouble, varicose
veins, rectal cancer, melancholy, resistant related disorders
• Psychological and Emotional Issues – continued existence, self
esteem, social order, security, family
• Information Accumulated Inside Root Chakra – ancestral
thinking, false notion, faithfulness, intuitions, material happiness or
• Area of Body Ruled – spinal column, kidneys, legs, feet, rectum,
Gemstones and Flower Essences
Gemstones and Flower Essences that excite, purifies and strengthens
the root chakra
• Gemstones – Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Onyx
• Flower Essences – Corn, Clematis, Rosemary
Root Chakra Foods
• Root vegetables: carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, beets,
onions, garlic, etc.
• Protein-rich foods: eggs, meats, beans, tofu, soy products,
• Spices: horseradish, hot paprika, chives, cayenne, pepper
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