Oye, I can’ tell you how often I was grounded in high school. Grounding to me conjures up thoughts of missing out on good times; parties, sleep overs, school dances…NO FUN! This is not the grounding I’m writing about today, this grounding is much different.
Chakras are an energy concept which is based in Hinduism and Buddhism and utilized in tantric and yoga practices. Chakras are “centers” in the body where energy can collect and flow through. There are seven chakras that correspond to vital points in the physical body, but are understood as part of the spiritual body (intangible). Below is all you need to know about the 1st chakra, the root chakra. There are the seven chakra centers of the body which I will fill you in on in the next six posts.
The Root Cause
The 1st Chakra (it goes bottom up), the Root Chakra, represents our foundation and is all about feeling grounded and secure. Here’s the quick skinny on what you need to know about healing your Root Chakra:
Muladhara or The Root Chakra: The Root Chakra is represented by a lotus flower and is located at the base of the spine in the coccygeal region and is said to relate to the gonads and responsible for the “fight or flight” response.
Muladhara is responsible for our instinct, security, survival and basic human potentiality. Physically, Muladhara governs sexuality, mentally it governs stability and emotionally it governs sensuality. Spiritually the root chakra governs a sense of security. Muladhara also has a relation to the sense of smell.
- Stomping your bare feet on the ground. Remember, the Root Chakra is all about feeling “grounded.”
- Bridge Pose is another good yoga pose to try out (see above image).
- Red colored foods (apples and beets)
- Hot spices (Red cayenne peppers and Tabasco sauce)
- Vegetables from the ground (potatoes and carrots)
- Animal proteins (red meat and eggs)
Now go turn on some tunes, jump around barefoot, eat some beets and get grounded!
Sending you so much love!
I can see you GETTIN’ FIERCE!