Muladhara & Swadhisthana
previously explained, the word chakra means 'wheel' in Sanskrit. A
chakra, like a wheel or vortex, is an area of increased energy (prana).
Location: The base of the spine is the home of the first chakra. The related organs are the organs of elimination and excretion — the lungs, skin, kidneys, large intestine and rectum.
Colour of petals: Four red petals
The root chakra governs your connection to the earth and how 'rooted' you feel. It deals with your material and monetary existence. It is concerned with meeting your basic needs.
This chakra determines how stable you feel emotionally and in your physical set-up. It is expressed in your strength and stamina. It allows you to focus, be disciplined, stay healthy and be aware of your limits.
The root chakra must be balanced as a foundation to balancing the
other chakras or your progression will be without roots and stability.
When the muladhara chakra is
This chakra is the driving force behind the energy to work. When it is not in balance, you could become overly attached to your work, leading to a workaholic lifestyle. Another manifestation could be diminished creative power, which will interfere with your ability to enjoy life and prevent you from opening up to feelings of joy and happiness.
When the root chakra is functioning well, the related organs, like the kidneys and bowel will be healthy. Additionally, the adrenal glands, involved in the response to stress, will not be exhausted from chronic over-stimulation. There will be a cheerful, fearless and courageous attitude. A balanced base chakra brings self-confidence, enthusiasm, a strong will to live and a clear sense of identity. Trust in others comes easily.
You will have a good perspective on life and be able to stay in touch with the greater scheme of things. You will be able to detach yourself from over-emphasis on material possessions. There will be a healthy attitude to work. While you will remain focused, you will not be so attached to your work that you ignore other parts of your life. You will approach your work and challenges with enthusiasm and joy.
Location: The second chakra is located at the lower abdomen, over the spleen. It governs the organs of the lower abdominal area such as those of the urinary and reproductive systems.
Colour of petals: Six orange petals
Its location is a clue that the second chakra, known as swadhisthana in sanskrit, is involved with sexuality, relationships and creativity. This is the chakra that governs our nurturing abilities, and our sensation and pleasure focus. It is also highly involved in relationships, and this includes your relationship with yourself.
Change is an inescapable fact of life. Without change, there is no growth,
no movement, no life. A well-balanced second chakra allows you to go
with the flow and alter your path as necessary.
Feelings of guilt, anxiety, unpredictability and clinging on can be an indication of an imbalance in the second chakra.
The swadhisthana chakra helps with assimilation of knowledge. On the mental level, receiving is linked with the integration of knowledge as the brain takes in and stores information.
A well-balanced second chakra gives a high level of general vitality. The lower abdominal, urinary and reproductive systems will be healthy. If this chakra is balanced, you will be outgoing, patient and have a good sense of humour. You will find it easy to be positive and enjoy life. At the same time, you will have intellectual ideas about the world and how your desires and emotions fit in it. Creative problem-solving and the ability to work creatively with others will come easily. Rather than forming obstacles, the different approaches and attitudes of others enrich your life and allow you to develop and grow.
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