An Introduction to the Muladhara, Base, Root or Red Chakra.
The muladhara, base, root or red chakra is located at the base of the spine and is represented by the above symbol.
This first chakra forms our foundation. It represents the element Earth, and is therefore related to our survival instincts and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane – it is the seat of the Kundalini.
It is used to ground your essence into your physical body. This base chakra gives you determination, grounds you and aids in survival in the physical realms.
In this respect, this chakra has entered the world of video game series under the name of 'Naruto Red Chakra'!
Ideally this 1st chakra brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence.
When it is open and balanced, you feel in good health and connected with your physical body; the masculine and feminine energy working together to make you strong and vital.
Physically, it governs the kidneys and the spinal column. Also it controls body solids, such as the spinal column, bones, teeth, and nails in addition to the blood, building process of cells, the colon, and rectal area.
Its color is red or black so to help activate this chakra, use red candles, clothes or lights.
The symbol of the base chakra is the square and its wavelength and frequency are approximately: 650-800 nm / 461-375 THz. The corresponding musical note is: C.
Please note that the scale of C-Major has been adopted as it is used commonly in most research work about the relationship between chakra and music. Therefore, such a scale shall be used henceforth.
The muladhara, base or root chakra postures are (please consult a yoga instructor to practice these postures as you may need guidance):
Yoga Postures for Red Chakra - The Kegel Exercise
Yoga Postures for Muladhara Chakra - The Wheel Exercise
Yoga Postures for Root Chakra - The Locust Exercise
Yoga Postures for First Chakra - The Head to Knee Exercise
Yoga Postures for 1st Chakra - The Relaxation Exercise
Finally, some of the muladhara or base chakra quotes, quotations and sayings are:
Quotations and Chakras - The First Chakra
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