October 10, 2011
Muladhara Chakra (Root Support)
Back by popular request, we are beginning a new chakra series in classes this week! Over the next seven weeks, which will take us to the week of Thanksgiving ~ we will focus on opening and balancing our main energy centers within the body. Our subtle energy constantly flows throughout the body, and we often experience blockages, or weaknesses in some of these areas, and this can cause neighboring energy centers (chakras) to become over-active. When all of our subtle energy is balanced, and flowing freely, we experience greater harmony with not only all of our bodies functions, but also with our emotions and relationships.
This weeks focus is on the Muladhara Chakra. This energy center is located at the base of our spine. It is here, where we develop and maintain our sense of belonging in this world, our rooted sense of survival, and have consciousness of the ego. It’s element is Earth, and we will be experiencing strong balancing postures, as well as a deeply rooted seated practice.
When we have a weakened root chakra; we may feel sluggish in our energy level, we may not have an interest or drive to begin projects, and psychologically; we may feel disconnected, or unhappy with our physical body. This can become more balanced by connecting with nature, with the earth, and by practicing Yoga with this intention. Commit to your Yoga practice for the next 7 weeks, for the benefit of your body’s subtle energy! Each Monday, the chakra of focus will be posted.