The First Chakra: Root

Muladhara, or Root Chakra

Muladhara, or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine. It is symbolized by the color red and a lotus with four petals. Muladhara represents the center of instincts, stability of mind and body, survival and self-sufficiency. A positive balance in the Muladhara Chakra would be mental and physical health and prosperity. It is related to the adrenal glands and gonads.

Affirmation:

May I be able to nourish and nurture myself, be grounded, stable, and feel connected to the oneness of life/universe.

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Yoga Poses to Activate this Chakra:

Staff posture
Bound angle
Bridge
Crab
Half wind relieving
Full wind relieving
Locust
Child
Half warrior

Yoga Practices to Activate this Chakra:

Mudra: Ganesha
Mantra: Lam
Bandha: Mula Bandha
Meditation: Root Chakra Meditation
Yoga Path: Hatha

 

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