THE CHAKRAS

ROOT CHAKRA—MULADHARA

ROOT CHAKRA—MULADHARA

The Root Chakra, Muladhara, located in the area of the perineum, is said to be connected to our most basic instincts – survival, security and vitality. With the commonly related element earth comes a strong sense of self-preservation, the wish for loyalty and stability, but also earthy characteristics like strength, physical endurance and patience as well as a certain rigidity, inertia, greediness and fear. Working with earth, getting into physical exercise or walking barefoot can support balancing these tendencies besuchen sie diese seite.

LOCATION

Between genitals and anus – facing downward

SANSKRIT

Muladhara
मूलाधार

ELEMENTS

Gross element: Earth – solid state of matter
Subtle element: Pritvi Tatva

PRONUNCIATION

mU-lA-dhA-ra

SENSE ORGANS

Sense: smell
Action organ: anus
Perception organ: nose

TRANSLATIONS

Root (Mula)
Foundation/Support (Adhara)
Root Chakra

CHARACTERISTICS

EMOTIONS & MENTALITY

– Like earth, slow to move
– Once moving, has great impact (earthquake)
– Sense of survival, security, self-preservation
– Perseverance, persistence, physical endurance
– Strength, vitality
– Hard working, even workaholic
– Works practically, gets hands dirty
– Sense for organization
– Creates something with longevity, procreation
– Loyalty, stability
– Stays away from conflicts
– Processes slowly, but has an elephant like memory
– Placid, patient, rather humble
– Sometimes lazy
– Love life: starting slow, but lasting

IMBALANCE / SHADOW ASPECTS

Imbalances on a certain level of consciousness appear due to an excess or a lack of energy on this level.

– Fear (fear of change, illness, lack and loss)
– General fear for the future
– Inertia, stubbornness
– Greediness for space and food
– Accumulating stuff, attachment
– Lack of vitality and strength
– Weakness, fatigue, weak immunity
– Lack of practical sense
– Unstable personality

BALANCE

Walk barefoot, work with earth, get some physical exercise.

TRADITION

Regular contemplation of this psychoenergetic center yields, among many other things, the paranormal ability to jump like a frog and, in advanced stages, to actually perform levitation.
– Georg Feuerstein – Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga

ANIMAL

Elephant

POLARITY

Hunter & prey

ARCHETYPE

Cave man/woman, people from archaic cultures
Mother earth, fertility goddess

PHYSICAL BODY

Everything solid — bones, teeth, nails, etc.

ETHERIC BODY

Apana Vayu — seat of Kundalini

CAUSAL BODY

Apana Vayu — seat of Kundalini

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