Thursday, January 9, 2014

Muladhara Root Chakra: From the Ground Up

Tonight we we begin 2014's journey from the Ground Up with the root chakra.  If you visualize your body's energy field as similar to the electromagnetic field of the earth, the central axis of the earth - running between north and south poles - correlates with the line of the spine in your body.  The spine runs parallel with the main energy channels in the upper body : the ida, pingala and shushumna nadis and the governor and conception meridians.  The flow of energy through these vital channels creates the electro-magnetic charge that umbrellas out of the top of the head, passes outstretched fingertips, and comes back home through feet and root chakra.  As this energy runs up it engages with each of the 7 chakras.  Anything we carry energetically: be it memory, pain, trauma or simply heavy energy, interrupts the free flow of energy and causes disruptions in our energy field.

The practices of yoga, pranayama, and mantra are three powerful ways to transform these energetic blockages, leaving us with more abundant energy with which to live.

Tonight, we focus on the Root chakra, the Muladhara, as it is the first energy center our vitality encounters.

Muladhara chakra is the energy of manifestation, of moving energy into form.  A balanced root chakra creates a felt sense of belonging, of stable vitality, and the deep security of knowing presence.  The root chakra is our connection to the earth as ground and source, our connection to gravity, and our vehicle to abundance.

Tonight 5:45- 7: 15 we will explore the strength of standing poses to ground and center, practice a grounding cord meditation, and invoke the auspicious energy of Ganesha through mantra.

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