1st Chakra: Base Chakra / Muladhara Chakra
Base Chakra Governs bones, teeth, nails, anus, prostate, adrenals, kidneys, lower digestive functions, excretory functions, and sexual activity. It deals with physical identity, survival, stability, instinctual nature, ambition, and self-sufficiency. It is located at base of the spine between anus and genitals. Earth is element, red is color and smell is sense associated with Base Chakra
- How to know that chakra is weak?
In case a person feels fatigue, there are disagreements with family members and overall disorientation, the base chakra could be weak leading to lack of grounding. Following Physical, psychological & emotional issues are related to weak base chakra:
Physical Dysfunctions: tiredness, poor sleep, lower back pain, sciatica, waste elimination problems like constipation, depression, immune related disorders, obesity and eating disorders
Psychological and Emotional Issues: ungrounded, afraid, rage and anger, self esteem, survival, security, obsessed with comfort, alienated, possessive
- How to heal the base Chakra? (Healing Base Chakra)
Meditation: While meditating or otherwise visualize that molten lava is flowing beneath you. You might also imagine that roots are extending through your feet into the earth. Resolving deep emotions related to family issues can heal the first chakra.
Yoga: Grounding into feet poses like Mountain Pose(Tadasana), Side-Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana), Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana) and Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
Related Gemstones: Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Garnet, Obsidian, Ruby, Smoky Quartz
Related Essential Oils: Cedar, Clove, Cypress, Marjoram, Myrrh
Mantra: Repetition of matra LAM
- How to know when Chakra is healed and Chakra is Balanced? What are properties of Balanced Chakra?
Balanced Based Chakra is associated with feeling of being grounded, centered, committed and independent. Person with Balanced Based Chakra is full of energy and vitality, strength and stillness and is able to digest foods easily.