Muladhara Chakra - the root energy center
Muladhara is the base energy center - located on the base of our spine, here is where our kundalini lies dormant, waiting to be awakened and rise up to allow our consciousness to reach enlightenment. As the kundalini moves upward, so does our awareness, and our ability to move through this world in gracious and effortless way. The root chakra is the base of our stability, and provides structure to our physical, psychic and spiritual beings.
In the physical realm, it relates to the hormones that secrete out of the body - exocrine: semen, sweat, urine and stool. The element related with this energy center is earth - and it is deeply related with kapha, the supportive ayurvedic dosha.
The muladhara chakra is responsible for our ability to feel grounded, supported and taken care of. It relates to our food security, shelter and financial stability.
The visualization technique for this energy center encompasses the following characteristics:
- color - yellow
- shape - square
- mantra - LAM
- number of petals - four
- color of petals - red
The natural remedy for this chakra is: proper food and proper posture.