What Are Chakras?
Chakras are non-physical organs that transform raw Life Force energy into more subtle, and useable, forms of energy, of a different type. The chakras do not, themselves, contain energy. Raw energy is drawn up from the planet, by the minor chakras in the legs and feet, and fed into the main chakra system.
The major chakras are situated at:
- MASTER: Base chakra (base of spine, between anus and genitals)
- Sacral chakra (slightly above the sacrum)
- Solar Plexus chakra (1 hand-span above the belly button)
- MASTER: Heart chakra (center of the chest)
- Throat chakra (base of throat, above where it joins the chest)
- Brow chakra (exact center of forehead)
- MASTER: Crown chakra (whole top of head above the hairline)
Let's start with the Root Chakra:
THE ROOT CKAKRA
The first chakra or root chakra is originated at the base of the spine, the end you are sitting on right now. Its given name, Muladhara, means "origin or root," and the course of power in this chakra extends descending like a root all through the legs and feet to get in touch with the solid Earth below.
Its shade is a deep red, and its representation is a lotus of four petals inside which is a downward- positioning triangle, being a symbol of the root energy.
An uncomplicated way to uplift this chakra is to sit up straight in your chair with your feet flat against the floor and push a little into your feet. Your legs will stiffen a bit and there will be a greater than before flow into your root chakra. As you calm down your legs and feet, you will feel that flow moves away, and as you tense them up, you can feel your body turn out to be more solid. It is not compulsory to press on our legs every now and then for the first chakra to perform, but this is an easy technique by which we can boost the course of energy into our
lower body while doing such intellectual tasks as functioning at a desk, conversation on the phone, watching TV, or being seated in a job interview. The Muladhara chakra is the institution for the whole chakra system.
Its purpose is to act in response to any questions with reference to survival: eating, sleeping, exercising, getting better from illness, putting together a living, or plainly feeling safe and secure. If our continued existence desires are appropriately taken care of, then we can securely concentrate on other aims, such as education, inventiveness, or relations. If there is some injury to the chakra, then we find ourselves constantly dealing with fear to our survival, which
limits us from achieving additional features. These fears might be changing jobs, having to move, recurring health troubles, weight tribulations, and/or a common feeling to be afraid for one’s security.
These are all problems that strike infrequently in the ordinary pattern of one’s life. Anytime they take place, they activate our first chakra programming. Having to shift another place may make us sense insecurity, bring in a cold and fever, or affect us in eating additional. It is only when such concerns become a recurrent example that a first chakra trouble is pointed out.
Continued existence realization is the most important condition of the newborn, and if this stage of life is correctly taken care of, it should not be a regular issue later in life. Kids who are neglected, estranged from their mothers at labor (such as incubator babies), physically badly treated, or pain from brutal childhood sickness will be more expected to have first chakra troubles all the way through their lives.
The outcome can be the situational tribulations talked about above, as well as emotional troubles having to do with lack of concentrate or control, reliance on others, (unable to stand on one’s own two feet), probable eating disarrays, feeling unclear and " blankness," and a common incapability to "let down and rest." These are all indications that the first chakra is uncreative in some way, in general representative that the chakra does not open as it should be and permit the energy to run through without restraint.
If, on the other hand, the chakra is too wide open, then we turn out to be excessively emotionally involved at this level. We may be infatuated with money and belongings or our physical condition, powerless to tolerate transformation or to let go, and as an effect we get trapped in the same schedule, same old job and same old patterns.
When the chakra is blocked, we lack steadiness. When it is too open, we are motionless solid. The perfect condition would be to have firmness and flexibility in sense of balance. The element related with the first chakra is earth. Earth is rock-hard, earth is strong, earth is below us, and earth provides us with our survival needs: food, clothing and shelter.
The cosmic energy that flows downward, like roots, toward the Earth is gravity. Gravity is created by load —the more load something has, the stronger its gravity.
The force of gravity permits us to stay associated with the Earth. We need not do something but relax, and gravity is there. When we let ourselves to pour elegantly with gravity, we are in synchronization with the downward flow of the first chakra.
The frequent term for this flow as it takes place in the human body is grounding. Grounding is a procedure of self-motivated acquaintance with the Earth that occurs through our legs and feet. When grounding is done properly, our entire body is nurtured and keyed up.
Grounding is the construction of an institution. We position ourselves in biology and chemistry before getting committed to medication. We build a base before we build the walls of a house. Lacking a good base, nothing that follows will be as long-lasting.
Grounding puts us in contact with our bodies. Discovery of the reality hidden within our bodies brings us to a firm relationship with our ground, apparent in superior health, prosperity, and well-being.
Eating is a fundamental first chakra endurance activity. Without food,we do not live to tell the tale very long. Ingestion disarray (too much or too little) often point towards first chakra unevenness. Eating is a grounding action —it helps to bring us down, helps us to feel complete,
peaceful, protected. Overindulgence in food and weight gain can be an effort to ground out elevated anxiety, to guard the body, or to restore appropriate grounding system. Eating too little or being constantly underweight can be an effort to keep away from grounding and physicality for the reason that it appears too scary or confining.
Stand erect with your feet shoulder-width apart, toes a little in. (Take your shoes off so you can feel the floor under you.) Push into your feet as if you were attempting to push the ground apart stuck between your feet. You will feel a firmness come into your legs as you do this.
This arrives from pushing down into your feet.
Once you can experience that strength, you are prepared to start on the exercise. Breathe in extremely and bend your knees, letting your belly rest. Now breathe out and push into your feet s-l-o-w-l-y, approaching as you did before and let your legs to gradually straighten. Do not let them unbend all the way, but bend them once more and breathe in as you go downward into your legs. Push another time in opposition to the floor as you breathe out, pushing your power downward through your body.
Do not entirely unbend your legs, keep inhalation, and be in motion unhurriedly. If you are doing this in the approved manner, you will begin to feel a deliberate vibration in your legs as you thrust inopposition to the floor. This vibration is the reflection of energy is in motion through your legs and into your first chakra. It can be used to push out blocks, to augment your intelligence of communication with your body, or to plainly make you feel conscious and revitalized.
It is likely to get charge too much; however, so work out caution in how long you keep this up. If you get overcharged and experience uneasiness, put your feet in a heap of cushions or stir your body, or let out what on earth feelings are taking place.
Connecting With Your Roots:
The ROOT chakra attaches us determinedly to existence, ringing a bell that we were called at this point and that we have a right to be. The ROOT chakra communicates to the color red and is situated at the base of the spine in the perineum. The root chakra grasps important teachings about liveliness, grounded ness, and association to the earth, confidence, protection, continued existence and our capability to be completely in our bodies.
If you have been experiencing a frightening impression of insufficiency or lack of confidence, or if you from time to time feel detached, try this uncomplicated exercise to help you reconnect with your root chakra.
1. Sit with your spine in the right position, and bring your concentration to your "sitting place," the position where your body interconnects the chair or floor. Become aware of any vibrations or sensations in this area.
2. Now visualize roots drawing closer from your body, physically powerful, fine-looking roots that get in touch with all the way down into the prosperous, fundamental earth. See in your mind's eye illustrating earth’s power up from beginning to end of these roots into your body.
3. As you do this, keep in mind the way gravity keeps you here, declining to let you drift. Feel the concrete ease of your heaviness as it takes it easy alongside the chair or floor.
4. Next, in actual fact become aware of your own aliveness: you are breathing. Your heart is pounding. There are procedures going on within you that you don’t even have to think about. Give a split second of gratefulness to your body for its wise performance.
5. Now visualize yourself having confidence in this universe that carried you into the world that called you at this juncture to take your place in life. Bring your realization once more to your "sit place," and express thanks for its relationship to the earth, and to life.
Root Chakra Meditation:
Concentrate on your root chakra, the base of your tailbone. Feel its association to the earth. See in your mind's eye a sparkling red light in front of you. The red color should be of that of rubies or of cherries.
Take three intense yogic breaths, breathing in this fundamental red energy. With every breath in, experience the life-giving red light fill up your body and midpoint on your root chakra. Feel your root chakra, the foundation of your tailbone; rejuvenate with this indispensable red
light. Feel the light rub your root chakra, gently initiating the kundalini. After your third yogic breath come back to your usual and comfortable inhalation pattern. Carry on breathing in this very important red light.
Once your root chakra has been overflowing, feel the red light multiply from your tailbone to your hips, legs, and feet. Become aware of how your legs and feet and hips feel warmer now – keyed up with this of the essence red light. Through the recitation of the root chakra, you will become skilled at saying yes to life and realize the starting place of life energy.
Root Chakra - Associations
• Color - red
• Element: Earth
• Verb: I have
• Attributes: Continued existence, foundation, strength, the body
• Physical Location - base of the spine
• Principles - kinesthetic way of thinking, movement
• Spiritual Lesson - material humanity education
• Physical Dysfunctions- lower back pain, back trouble, varicose
veins, rectal cancer, melancholy, resistant related disorders
• Psychological and Emotional Issues - continued existence, self
esteem, social order, security, family
• Information Accumulated Inside Root Chakra - ancestral
thinking, false notion, faithfulness, intuitions, material happiness or
• Area of Body Ruled - spinal column, kidneys, legs, feet, rectum,
Gemstones and Flower Essences
Gemstones and Flower Essences that excite, purifies and strengthens
the root chakra
• Gemstones - Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Onyx
• Flower Essences - Corn, Clematis, Rosemary
Root Chakra Foods
• Root vegetables: carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, beets,
onions, garlic, etc.
• Protein-rich foods: eggs, meats, beans, tofu, soy products,
• Spices: horseradish, hot paprika, chives, cayenne, pepper
What Else Can You Do To Completely
Heal Your Root Chakra?
I want to thank you for spending your time reading about the Fucntion and Healing Options of the Root Chakra. Chakras are the key to any healing. I wish that you'll receive the full benefits of healing your chakras today.
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