Balance and Security with Muladhara

So your assessment showed a Base Chakra imbalance….

If you answered yes to four or more questions on our Chakra Assessment, your base chakra may need some attention. Let’s start by take a look at two examples of base chakra imbalance…

Meet Bill

Bill has never felt financially secure, even when the cupboards are stacked and all bills are paid, he worries about money. He worries about his position at work too – whether it’s secure or not. He worries about his partner leaving. In fact, he spends A LOT of time worrying about the future; fearing what’s around the corner. Relationships bring up trust issues and he has trouble standing up for himself and asking for what he wants. He feels like his wants and needs aren’t being met. Bill’s energy levels are always low, he neglects his physical health, struggles to get to sleep and suffers lower back pain.

Meet Sue

Sue’s friends describe her as a hoarder – she is incredibly attached to her money and material possessions. She loves to over-indulge and have plenty of everything to feel safe. She’s always accumulating ‘stuff’ and is unapologetic about putting her needs first. Sue struggles to forgive and dislikes change. As a result her inner life has a very stuck and stagnant quality to it. Sue is also prone to constipation and chronic knee pain.

 

Do either of these stories feel familiar? Was there something you really related to? If so, your base chakra may be either deficient or excessive.

The base chakra is the foundation of the chakra journey. Also known as the root chakra or muladhara, it governs your sense of safety and security, whether your most basic needs are being met and if you feel supported by life. If you are concerned your base chakra is not healthy, you must begin here in order to balance all other chakras and bring stability into your life.

red_chakra_symbolMuladhara Balancing Practices

Engage in physical activity regularly and commit yourself to maintaining a healthy weight.

Develop a conscious relationship with money and your finances. Start by setting and keeping a budget.

Surround yourself with the colour red. Wear or carry red gemstones or crystals – garnet, red jasper, ruby

Eat root vegetables which are grounding.

Get outdoors and into nature. Hug a tree. Walk barefoot.

Practice standing up for yourself.

 

Yoga and meditation for Muladhara

Try poses that are grounding and calming

  • Malasana – Garland Pose
  • Apanasana – Knees to Chest Pose
  • Vrksasana – Tree Pose
  • Jathara Parivrtti – Belly Twist

Try these poses in our 20 minute sequence for grounding, calming and ease!!!

Meditation & Mantra

Find a position of comfort and ease. Start by observing your breath and connecting with and becoming aware of your body. After a few minutes of breath observation begin to repeat (internally or aloud) the base chakra mantra LAM with each exhalation. Continue slowly and deeply for as long as feels right for you. Start small – perhaps 1-2 minutes and assess how you feel. If it feels good, continue.

You can also try repeating an affirmation with each exhalation – something that resonates with the base chakra like “I am strong, I am stable, I am safe”.

Visualising the colour red flowing through your body or imagining yourself as a beautiful tree with roots connected deep into the earth is also a powerful way to tap into the base chakra.

Aromatherapy and the Base Chakra

The roots of plants provide stability and grounding by attaching plants to the ground. This is the same type of connection you may need to foster in order to balance your root chakra. Choose essential oils that come from the earth such as:

Perfect Potion’s Balance Chakra Blend is the perfect root-balancing synergy of black pepper, vetiver, sweet orange, patchouli, lavender and Atlas cedarwood pure essential oils.

Diffuse Balance during your Base Chakra yoga practice and meditations to connect deeper and resonate slower. Make a connection with the Earth by anointing your pulse points with Balance and take your meditation outside. Sit on the ground under a tree and repeat your mantras and affirmations.

Affirmations for your Root Chakra

• My body is important to me. I nurture it constantly • I am responsible for my life. I can cope with any situation • I deserve the best that life has to offer •  My needs are always met I am safe and secure • I am enough •

A Balanced Base Chakra

When in balance, you will feel grounded and physically, mentally and emotionally stable. You will have trust in life and in yourself; you are self-confident, assertive and down to earth. Your energy levels are consistent and you have tremendous stamina.

  • I feel fully alive, knowing my place in life and I’m content in the present moment.
  • I know I have a right to exist, to be heard and to stand up for myself.
  • I have faith in every step I take in life.

If you agree with the above statements, move onto the Sacral Chakra…