Monday, April 23, 2012

Muladhara - The Root Chakra

Muladhara is the Root Chakra or the 1st Chakra located at the base of the spine forms our foundation. It is associated with survival, material security, stability, courage, vitality, grounding and the power to achieve goals. In one word, the Root Chakra is about evolution…not monkey’s to man evolution but our physical evolution as a being that relates to our physical identity. The verb attached to Muladhara would be ‘have’, as in “I Have.”

Red and black are the color vibrations related to the Root Chakra with Agate, Bloodstone, Hematite, Red Coral, Garnet, Carnelian, Ruby, Black Obsidian and Black Tourmaline gemstones all acting upon the balance of the chakra.

Muladhara is connected to our sense of smell and responds to Balsam de Peru, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rosewood, Thyme and Vetiver, all very low, musky, base note scents. Considering this it is no surprise that the Root Chakra is tied to the Earth element and the herbs Cedar, Cloves and Pepper.

The sound frequency for Muladhara is Middle C with the vowel ‘U’ and sounds of “huh”, the lowest and slowest frequency of all the chakras. The Mantra connected to the Root Chakra is LAM and is sometimes chanted at the Middle C tone during meditation.

Physically, the Root Chakra is connected to the Adrenal glands that controls body solids, such as the spinal column, bones, teeth and nails. It is also connected with the building process of cells and with the colon and rectal areas.

Tomorrow will focus on how to tell if your Muladhara is out of balance.