Root Chakra Balancing – Yoga Challenge Canada

 

Here we go! #SpinMyChakras – week 1 is now on!

This week we are learning everything about Root Chakra (Muladhara Chakra).

Mūla = Root, Origin, Essence
Ādhāra = Basis, Foundation

It’s also sometimes referred to as Earth Chakra or Foundation Chakra. The name speaks for itself – it’s the foundation of your whole chakra system, and the rest of your chakras will be as strong as your Root Chakra is balanced.

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What your Root Chakra may tell you:

Located at the base of your spine, this chakra is the centre for your feelings of safety and security. Your survival instincts originate in this chakra. When your chakra is healthy and balanced you feel your connection to the earth, and your feel comfortable in your own body. You feel physically healthy, financially secure and you have a strong sense of self. You know who you are and where you belong. (The truth is – it’s all in our perception. There are a lot of wealthy people walking around on this planet, who do not feel financially secure.)

Remember your chakras do not make you feel either secure or insecure, they are just the indicators of your energy level / state. If you don’t feel secure in this world, then your First Chakra is most likely out of balance, and by balancing your first chakra you may gain a much needed stability.

Everyone admires the petals of a flower, or the crown of a beautiful tree, but rarely do we notice and think about the roots hidden in the dark soil. Being grounded and rooted in your practice, in your daily life will allow you for that stability, that drishti point, to focus your life upon, so you move fearlessly in the direction of your dreams. From this strong, rooted space. You grow and you bloom.

Balance your first chakra with us this week:

  • Practice Hatha Yoga this week
  • Work on opening your hips (Pigeon Pose, Frog Pose, Warrior Poses, )
  • Be mindful and rooted your standing postures (Mountain Pose, Tree Pose, Bow Pose)
  • Drink lots of water
  • Play outside, walk barefoot, work in the garden (connect with the earth)
  • Eat root-based vegetable (beets, potatoes, carrots)
  • Spend some time with your “tribe” – family, friends (the circle that “defines” you, people of your “roots”)
  • Have a solid routine – being disciplined is one of the ways to keep things in order in your life.

Meditate on your First Chakra this week. Visualize its bright red colour shooting down to the centre of the earth, and back through your spine up in to the sky. Imagine a strong core, that supports your body.

Of course, visualizing your First Chakra won’t change your financial situation, but having clarity on what you are will sure add confidence to what you can achieve. 

We are made of energy, and if we move it in the right direction, we will get the desired outcome. 

Comment below: how do you balance your energy? What keeps you moving? Join us on Instagram (@YogaHiveCanada) to enter into the challenge. Join at any time, and tag us to be entered to the draw. 

Keep moving. Stay rooted.

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