Chakra Activation Workshop Series – Day 4 – Base Chakra, Root Chakra, Muladhara
The Base Chakra is one of our main chakras as is the Crown Chakra, the Base being at the bottom, the Crown the top.
The Main Points Of The Base Chakra, Root Chakra, Muladhara
The Base Chakra is located at the perineum, this is midway between the anus and genitals and the petals of this chakra face downwards.
The stem of the lotus flower which represents chakras faces upwards and when in a healthy state always remains slightly open.
- Key Words For This Chakra: Rootedness (hence being called the Root Chakra), Incarnation, Acceptance, Self Preservation & Concept
- It’s Development Age: 0-3/5 years
- Colours: Red, Brown and Mauve
- Element: Earth
- Sense: Smell
- Body: Physical
- Glandular Connection: Gonads
- Quietening Fragrances: Cedarwood, Patchouli
- Stimulating Fragrances: Musk, Lavender, Hyacinth
- Crystals and Gemstones: Smoky Quartz, Garnet, Alexandrite, Ruby, Agate, Bloodstone, Onyx, Tiger’s Eye, Rose Quartz, Hematite.
The Base Chakra, Root Chakra, Muladhara is all about grounding, about being rooted in to the elements of the earth and becoming more consciously interactive with the life of the planet.
The more rooted we are, the less of a burden life on earth becomes, difficulties take on a new perspective.
The root chakra is about instinctual behaviour in which we preserve ourselves from danger. Fear warns us to stay within certain limitations which is a mechanism of self preservation.
There is an important balance to be by learning exploration of the world yet listening to your warning signals where there is obvious danger.
You will see the developmental age is 0-3/5 which is where a lot of exploring and testing out of boundaries first happens. Growing up with many restraints on choices in this area can lead to a child or adult that finds it difficult to make their own choices without relying on others. They can become too dependent on the judgement of others or go beyond their limitations with defiance.
Strengthening the root chakra helps with balancing instinctual judgement.
Concepts are derived from experience and this is also where it is important for children to have proper play experiences in order to hone their ability for abstract thought which is an ingredient of creativity.
Children who have lacked in this may find as adults that it is hard to let out their ‘inner child’. However it is never too late to have ‘play experiences’ as an adult.
The Colour Red
Red is the essential or basic colour for the root chakra and has the lowest vibrational rate in the colour spectrum. It produces red in our energy field. A healthy energy field should have a mix of all the chakra colours.
Healing using Colour – Activity
To help heal the root chakra you can use visualisation with the red colours. However it is important to use gentle red colours rather than bright. You can imagine the red colours flowing in to the petals to feed it.
You could also wear red, or have a red object to focus on during meditations.
Please also remember that no one single chakra colour is definitive if you see another colour as they are all interlinking so a rainbow of another chakra that might be working with it might well be seen.
Please let me know how you get on if you try this activity.
Tomorrow we will be covering a little more about the Base Chakra.