When working with the Chakra system we often begin at the base with the root chakra Muladhara because that’s the foundation of our being and our support.
Just like a tree that needs deep roots sinking deep into the earth to get its nutrients, you too need that connection to Mother Earth to feel whole and connected.
In Chakra yoga we find our stability in the body at the base of the spine, the legs and the feet, which represent your roots.
When events in your outer world become insecure your Muladhara balance can easily topple. Losing anything connected to the material world will often create fear and insecurity.
This is why Chakra yoga is such a powerful practice, it brings you into awareness when you’re out of balance. When you have this insight you can use Chakra yoga to bring you back to equilibrium.
When the root chakra gets overactive we live in fear and have a tendency to hold on very tightly to our money, our opinions, and our outmoded beliefs. We can become very stubborn, ‘stuck in our ways’ and easily fall into a rut. It can make us lethargic, unmotivated and we can lose our sense of being in the flow of life.
In the other extreme, when we have deficient charge at the root chakra we can become very scattered, ungrounded and we may make unwise decisions.
You know that life will always be challenging and bring about uncertainty at times, so it’s important to be able to find a sense of security within ourselves. The good news is that we all have access to this and that’s what we practice in Chakra yoga.
Each chakra has its own set of physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual characteristics.
Most of us will have 1 or 2 dominant chakras which will influence our attitudes, motivations and behaviours. This is why Chakra yoga is such an interesting practice, it works on the many layers of your being and translates into what you manifest and experience in the world.
Do you have a good sense of your dominant or deficient chakras? Are you adjusting your yoga practice accordingly? Find out to work with the chakra system to enhance all aspects of your life with my short online course CHAKRA YOGA CLUB. It will completely change your practice and your awareness.