Chakra One or Root Chakra grounds us in physical existence. The element is earth and it relates to our bodies and the material world around us. It helps us connect with our right to BE.
It is located at the base of the spine near the tailbone.
The focus here is survival; roof over head, food and money. The major development of this Chakra is our first year of life. If we were abandoned, undernourished, didn’t bond with our mother or had a traumatic birth the Chakra can develop a glitch that will need to be cleared.
There can often be a karmic element to this as Muladhara carries our ancestral memories.
Memories are imprinted here and passed down through the generations.
This creates unconscious patterns.
This Chakra is about manifestation. We need to get very clear on what we desire. When we pull things toward us we must never act from fear. What we think about grows, so it is important to train the mind. There is a strong connection between all the chakras and this demonstrates the connection between upper and lower Chakras.
We must ground and steady the first Chakra before we can proceed to others. Chakra One must be rooted for transformation to occur.
When energy is stuck in this area we can suffer from physical ailments such as stomach gas, constipation, poor blood health, weak bones and joints (the body support), sciatica, knee troubles, adrenal exhaustion and weight issues.
Emotionally, we might suffer from an inability to stand up for self, fear, not feeling a sense of belonging, inability to provide for your necessities in life, selfish, feeling victimized and attachment to material things. Sometimes eating disorders stem from this Chakra.
One who suffers from obesity may feel very unsafe and feels the need to weigh themselves down in order to belong. Someone who may suffer from anorexia might struggle with feeling that they do not deserve to be, to take up space.
Take a look at your home environment. Is it filled with clutter? Do you resent cleaning? Resist cleaning out closets and passing things on? Clutter in the home is a covering up of your true self. It is not possible to see your true potential if it is hidden away. Often it shows we have no faith in our future when we cannot let go of objects.
Connection to the earth and our environment is an intricate part of this Chakra and healing. The connection with the world around us mirrors our deepest connection with our physical self.
When Muladhara is functioning properly we have a strong sense of self, stability, grounding, prosperity and good health. We possess all the keys to manifest in life.
Help invigorate the first Chakra with gardening and walking in nature, dancing, drumming, and chanting.
Seed Sound: Lam
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