Sunday, April 02, 2006
Start Low (Base Chakra)
Lets talk about Chakras. This is the system that manages energy that flows through our bodies from the earth up through the crown of our head. Chakra energy sometimes doesn't flow properly, resulting in disease and stagnation, emotional upheaval and bad feelings. For optimum health of the body, mind and spirit, chakras need to be tended, like a garden, aligned and tuned like a machine and protected like the treasure that they are.
The Base Chakra is called Muladhara. It is located at the base of the spine and it's color is vibrant red. It relates to the element earth.Muladhara governs the spine and everything below, including legs, feet, colon, anus, urethra and adrenal glands. It governs the sense of smell. It is associated with basic survival and groundedness. When we are secure in the lessons of the base chakra, we radiate vibrancy in our physical health, a sense of belonging on earth and a strong identification with our immediate family. We are able to meet a crisis with equanimity. Muladhara fosters a connection with mother earth and her many gifts.
Functional archetype is "earth mother"
Dysfunctional archetype is "victim".
Emotional Dysfunctions: mental lethargy, spaciness, unfocused mind, incapable of stillness, difficulty achieving goals.
Physical Dysfunctions: osteoarthritis, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy body.
Life Lesson: Standing up for oneself.
Goals: Physical health and fitness, grounding, stability, security.
The base chakra belly chain grounds and energizes, imparts mental clarity, aids in repair, restoration and proper functioning of the base chakra. It can be worn every day or whenever you need it's beneficial effects.