12 Mar YOGA POSES FOR THE ROOT CHAKRA (Muladhara)
The Root Chakra is the 1st chakra and represents our foundation. It is all about feeling grounded and secure. For most of us there can be a misalignment here in regards to money, relationships and security. This tends to lead to a blockage making us feel anxious and worried. This can lead to restless sleep, anger issues and a heck of a lot of fear surrounding us on all different issues. This chakra can also correlate to the adrenal glands that manufacture the “fight or flight” hormone called adrenaline. Adrenaline glands are stimulated by extremes of emotion such as fear, anger or panic. Once unblocked it helps to boost the energy system, stimulating incredible acts of courage and making our bodies strong enough to deal with all of the crap life can throw at us.
The reason I am sharing this blog with you today, is that this is something so important to me at the moment. Insuring that this chakra is clear whilst building up my business is super important. I will be using some of the following yoga poses is the next few weeks to help clear away any blockages in this chakra. Once this chakra is in balance you will feel more grounded, centred and able to live in the here and now more effortlessly. You will feel more alive and have a stronger connection to those around you. Your life will start working on all levels and even if some are not there yet, you are confident that they will work out. You will have more energy and exude more vibrance allowing for a more healthy flow of life.
Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
Mountain pose is a very grounding pose encouraging a deeper connection to the earth. It connects you with your body and grounds you into the present moment. Close your eyes in this pose and imagine roots coming out from you feet, grounding and stabilising you.
Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana II)
This is a strong asana that creates a firm connection between the Earth and your body. This root chakra yoga pose allows your prana (breathe/life force) to move through your body rooting you to the first chakra. You might feel slightly challenged in this pose at first but the more frequently you revisit it the more calming and centred it becomes for you.
Side Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana)
This pose gives you strong sense of stability and helps increase your stamina. Really rooting your back foot down into the earth, helps you feel more connected and stable.
Standing Forward Fold (Utanasana)
Utanasana helps soothes thoughts and calms the mind from the “monkey mind”, or anxious thoughts.. Stress and anxiety are hallmarks of an unbalanced root chakra. Taking some nice deep breathes will help stabilise and centre the mind. This is also a really nice calming pose to do just before sleep every night.
BRIDGE POSE ( Setu Bandha Sarvangansana)
Bridge Pose is another grounding pose that stabilises the core and deepens as the feet become more firmly rooted to the earth. As the spine is engaged in this asana is releases excess energy from the root chakra. This pose also stimulates the throat chakra, solar plexus and balances the sacral chakra.
Enjoy your time on the mat going through these asanas. If you have any questions of query’s feel free to comment below.
From my heart to yours