When we walk in this world, we are required to make solid contact with the earth. This is the element of our first chakra – THE EARTH – and the foundation for our entire system.

First Chakra is known as Muladhara which means ROOT support. It is the ground that supports and nourishes us. It’s also the place where we manifest our dreams and bring them into reality.

Muladhara is the chakra that relates to our

  • Survival
  • Stability
  • Security
  • Basic needs
  • Physical body
  • Grounding

 

The physical point of our root chakra is said to be at the
Root Chakra Yoga Soul

root of the spine

the perineum and it

relates to the legs.

 

It’s where we own the RIGHT TO BE HERE.

My personal experience of owning the RIGHT TO BE HERE

Struggling with the ‘right to be here’ was not something that was in my realm of thought. It was only after the birth of my first son in 2003, that these simple words came into my focus – ‘I have the right to be here’.

My son was lying next to me in those first hours after his birth. I remember looking at him, drinking in his beauty, in awe at this little being that I’d birthed into the world. I was overwhelmed as my heart burst with feelings of joy and unconditional love.

I still remember having this moment of knowing inside that I’d earned the right to be here. It’s not that I felt like I didn’t belong to this world before the birth. Somehow in that moment, for me, I felt that I had a right to be on this earth, to take up space, that my little boy was here, I’d birthed this gift to the world. That feeling has stayed with me ever since.

Knowing when we’re in BALANCE:

When we are in balance in our root chakra we experience a sense of being grounded. We are at home and comfortable in our body and are present. Life is continually sending us opportunities and gifts and if we’re not home to receive them then we are unable to manifest them in the world.

Some key aspects to the chakras that may help you understand if you’re root chakra is balanced, excessive or deficient:

Balanced:

  • Grounded
  • Physically healthy
  • Comfortable in our body.
  • Safety
  • Stability
  • Present

 

Excessive:

  • Heaviness
  • Slow
  • Resistance to change

 

Deficient: If we’re deficient in our root chakra we may experience feelings of

  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Disconnect from body or
  • Restlessness

 

When survival is threatened you naturally feel fear. If fear becomes habitual through repeated stress or trauma, our survival mechanisms work overtime and leave us in a state of overwhelm.

Tending to our physical body is a positive way to support and keep us grounded and nurture feelings of security and stability.

When we connect fully into our body we set the ground for manifesting our dreams and ideas that are being channeled to us.

If you’re looking for a short practice with some simple gentle exercises and breathing that can help keep you grounded and present in your body, I’ve created a short video that will support that balance and feeling of security and calm.

These exercises are designed to optimise our physical experience in the world, so they’re demonstrated slowly in order to maximise our experience of presence in the body.

I hope you enjoy.

 

 

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Lisa x x