Chakras, meditations, Red Root Chakra, yoga

Basically Red

The body has 7 main chakras, each with its own sound frequency from the key of C to B. The goal is to have all chakras open from the Crown to the Root, continually receiving the energies from the universe and earth.
The FIRST chakra is the ROOT, located in the base of the body at the perineum associated with grounding to Mother Earth. Emotional issues housed in the first chakra are security, financial, manifesting, trust and fear.  The ROOT chakra vibrates to the concert key of C and is associated with the color RED. It is found in the adrenal glands and is associated with survival instincts.

red root chakra symbol

Symbol for  this Root Chakra, aka Muladhara,  has four petals which match the tendencies for greatest joy, natural pleasure, delight in passion, and blissfulness in concentration.

FRAGRANCE:   Essential oils have amazing subtle (energetic or vibrational) qualities as well as biochemical attributes that are  relevant to activating our energy centers because energetic imbalances tend to eventually manifest in the physical body. Because of this, essential oils and aromatherapy can be said to be inherently multi-dimensional and integrated. There is a wonderful bridge between subtle  (energetic) and biochemical modalities that promote healing, balance and wellness.

Within the body, the root chakra is closely affiliated with structure, bones, nervous system, adrenals and the sense of smell. The nose is this chakra’s sense organ so the essential oils closely associated with the root chakra tend to be made of heavier molecules, and are characterized as base notes which are deeper, slowly unfolding, long lasting scents. Quite often these come from trees such as the Idaho Balsam Fir with its woodsy and refreshing scent. Diffuse  this EO for a grounding and calming aroma.

 Some of the Essential Oil Companies make blends for Grounding: ‘Peace and Quiet’ Blend by RMO (rockymountainoils.com),  ‘Grounding’ blend by YL(youngliving.com) and ‘Gentle Baby’ by doTerra.   These blends have  spruce, white fir, ylang ylang, pine, cedarwood, angelica, and juniper to diffuse, inhale; apply behind ears, over heart, on wrists, base of neck, temples, or base of spine.

SOUND:  Google some ‘meditation music for the root chakra’

CRYSTALS: Activate your red jasper, Carnelian, smoky Quartz or other red crystals with your intention to walk mindfully on this earth and to know you are safe this moment. Let go of the past and know you are safely  grounded NOW.

image                                                                                                  Carnelian Crystal from Pinterest

Carnelian, in shades of red, may be a powerful ally in healing Base Chakra blockages and traumas, aiding one in recovering vital information about oneself and one’s purpose on Earth. The Base Chakra, located at the base of the spine, controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement and is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one’s own power. 

YOGA:

Tree Pose:  Yoga is not just a physical exercise, it is spiritual as well…the essence of Tree Pose is to find balance. However, balance is not found in this pose in a rigid manner, such as one might associate with a balanced ballet position. In Tree Pose, your body may sway, like a tree does in the wind, but your foot stays rooted into the ground. This freedom for your body to move and find its balance while you envision being rooted in the ground develops your spiritual acceptance of your body’s position in space.

Tree Pose–feel grounded; mindful only of this moment and your breath.    Begin with breath awareness in a seated or relaxation pose. After settling into quiet mindful breathing,  direct your attention inward to your own sense of ‘center.’  Focus on the sense of center and the sensation of breathing at the same time. Imagine a yourself a  strong, rooted oak tree:     Calm/ Grounded.

This is the strength to stay mentally, emotionally and physically steady even in the middle of difficult times. In yoga, this strength is rooted in mindfulness, the breath and physical stability.

From a standing position, holding on to a chair  for balance, lift your right foot and place it on the inside of your left thigh . Point your foot down, and relax the leg to help hold your foot in position. Bare feet will also help.

Steady yourself by gazing at one spot on the wall or floor, without bending your neck. Breathe in through your nose as you raise your arms slowly over your head, straighten your arms, and place your palms together . Hold your breath in for a count of three. Breathe out through your nose as you slowly lower your arms and leg.

Rest. Repeat on the opposite side.

To keep from falling in Tree pose, you need to explore and understand your hip-opening capacity. If your hips aren’t naturally open and you force the lifted knee to point straight out , your entire pelvis will twist in that direction, pulling you out of your alignment. When this happens, there’s also a tendency to arch the lower back too much, tilting your pelvis out of its most stable alignment.

It helps to imagine that your body is centered on an invisible plumb line dropping from the crown of your head, through the middle of your torso and pelvis, and straight into the ground beneath you. You want to remain centered around that plumb line even though you’re on only one leg. To do this, strengthen the trunk of the tree—your core—and firm your standing leg by hugging the muscles of your inner thigh in toward your midline. Your standing leg is like the roots of your tree, and your stable pelvis carries energy from your roots up into the spine and torso, creating a strong trunk. Your arms reach up and out like branches expanding into the sky.

Tree Pose is a chance to experience the magic of yoga practice: If you are willing, trying to stand on one leg becomes an inquiry into your own truth. Honoring your truth might mean lowering the foot to a place below the knee or even to the floor, bringing the lifted knee slightly forward in space to align the hips, or gently engaging the abdomen to remove the arch from the lower back. Through honest inquiry, you can discover your true alignment and find your balance, no matter where your knee ends up pointing!

Meditation:

Listen
Listen
Listen. To your soul
As the miraculous Earth energy enters
Listen to the stillness                                                                                                                      
Listen to the silence
Visualize the redness at the center of the Earth
Visualize a strong beam of red light energy                                                                         streaming upward into  your feet                                                                                                        Upward to the base of your spine
Connecting you with the center of the earth
Breathe, follow your breath feeling
As ONE with Mother Earth.
Feeling safe
Secure
Peaceful,
Quiet
Grounded

Now, let the tips of your thumb and index finger touch.    Concentrate on the Root chakra at the spot in between the genitals and the anus.   Chant the sound ‘LAM’

 

SEE YA LATER:

“It is one of the most prevalent problems for the modern man; the whole of humanity is suffering from uprootedness. When you become aware of it, you will always feel [a] wavering in the legs, uncertainty, because the legs are really the roots of man. Through his legs man is rooted in the earth.” OSHO

IF you get out and about today and the weather is agreeable, Osho suggested that we stand barefooted on the earth and try to make contact with the earth from inside, allowing  her being to flow below our knees. While doing this, breathe deeply, which would force energy towards the base of our spine and help grounding. He suggest that after a few tries we will begin to feel the vibration in our legs and base chakra moving towards the magnetic pull of the earth, and the earth moving towards her.

 

Thich Nhat Hanh says:

“know that you are                                                                                                                            apart of the universe,                                                                                                           supported, connected.                                                                                                                               go for a walk!                                                                                                                                                   Feel the love and support.”

LOVE,

Priscilla

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