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MOOLADHARA CHAKRA – THE FOUNDATION

SURROUNDED BY EIGHT SHINING SPEARS, ITS MANTRA IS “LAM”, WHICH MEANS “WITHIN”.

The yellow square in the middle symbolizes Earth. The triangle is a representation of female energy and the lingam is a sign of male energy. Together they create a foundation of life.

The Elephant, as presented in Yantra, its revered in India as a symbol of wisdom and abundance. Its seven trunks represent seven chakras that need to be activated in order to achieve a true bliss.

Balancing this chakra is a first and primary goal of establishing “ME” – a person, an individual, an independent.

The Root Chakra: Muladhara

by: Michelle Fondin

Located at the base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae, the root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety and security on this earthly journey. The word Muladhara breaks down into two Sanskrit words: Mula meaning “root” and Adhara, which means “support” or “base.”

This is the first of the chakras of matter. Balancing the root chakra creates the solid foundation for opening the chakras above. Imagine that you’re laying the foundation for a house in which you’re going to live for a long time. A solid foundation embedded in firm soil will provide the stability you need to create a home filled with joy for years to come.

The root chakra is comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in your life. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and safety, as well as your more emotional needs such as letting go of fear. When these needs are met, you feel grounded and safe, and you tend to worry less day to da

If there is an imbalance in the root chakra you may experience anxiety disorders, fears, or nightmares. Physical imbalances may manifest as problems in the colon, with the bladder, with elimination, or with lower back, leg, or feet issues. In men, prostate problems may occur. Eating disorders may also be a sign of a root chakra imbalance.

How to Balance Muladhara

Chanting or toning sounds can help bring you back to balance just like music brings people together. Sounds create vibrations in the body, and these vibrations help the cells work together in synchronistic harmony. The mantra sound that corresponds to the root chakra is “LAM.”

Finally, colors and gems can help bring a chakra into balance. The root chakra’s color is red. Gemstones for the first chakra include garnet, red jasper, black tourmaline, and bloodstone.