The Root Chakra – Muladhara

March 17, 2022 By Admin Admin Off

The root chakra is especially important, as it is the base of the whole chakra system.

Color                            Red

Element                       Earth

Sanskrit Name           Muladhara Chakra.  Muladhara is a combination of two Sanskrit words.: “Mula” which means ‘root’ and ‘Adhara’ which means “support” or “base.”

Colour                          Red

Physical Location       Base of the spine, at the perinium.

Mental and Physical   Survival, stability, ambition, and self-sufficiency.

Results of Imbalance  Feelings of being unstable, listless, insecure, demotivated, and frustrated occur when the Root chakra is overactive.  You may also experience a sense of disconnectedness and alienation.  An under active Root chakra can result in co-dependency and a fear of abandonment.  Working on balancing and aligning the Root chakra will result in a sense of safety, and boost confidence, energy, motivation, and stability.

Yoga Asanas                Here are some asanas to help you find contentment, happiness, and inner peace by balancing your root chakra.

    • Mountain pose
    • Sun Salutations
    • Warrior II
    • Bridge pose
    • Wide-legged Forward Fold

To read a short overview of the chakras see our post A Bit About Chakras

Please note: We write these articles based on our understanding, practice, and experience. When looking for answers, please follow the advice of the Gautama Buddha detailed in this quote. Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”– Gautama Buddha