Through the following weeks we are going to explore our chakras, seven energy centers located through our body. Today, it’s Muladhara‘s turn, the red chakra. Read this article to find out more about it.
Muladhara, the red chakra. For some, the most important of all; located at the base of the spine, it acts as the foundation for the energy that flows across your physical body. Others believe that it is of little to no use, and not worth working upon, but I beg to differ. A building will not stand upright for much without foundations, and the home that is our body will crumble away without a solid base to sustain it.
Muladhara is thus the first chakra, and its name can be translated from Sanskrit as “root support”. It is of peculiar interest to yogis; as proof of that, various kundalini yogic practices require you to incite the seed mantra laṃ in order to activate the first chakra. It is said that those who chant the seed mantra for one more than 100,000,000 will attain all the Siddhis (spiritual power) of the chakra itself.
According to the Sanskrit text Sat-Chakra-Nirupana by Purnananda Sawmi, by meditating on the red chakra, you will become “king of speech” and “free from all diseases”. On the other hand, having an over-active or under-active Muladhara may have severe repercussions on your relationships with your close ones. An over active first chakra will make you experience feelings of greediness, anger and even aggression towards some people or events in your life. An under-active one may make you feel disconnected from the world around you. You will lack focus and discipline.
Chakra Balancing Music – Root Chakra Muladhara
In order to restore the right balance, we created a playlist for chakra balancing that you can listen while meditating. Listen to the video above, directly taken from our main YouTube channel Meditation Relax Club! These relaxing sounds will help you release anxiety, and let you gain self control over your negative emotions.
I hope you enjoyed this article on the red chakra, Muladhara. Join us next week, when we will explore the function of Svadhisthana, the chakra of sexuality and relationships!