The practice of yoga asana helps connect the body, mind, and spirit. This helps in unifying the circulating energy centers of the body.
Specific yoga asana helps release excess chakra energy which is just as important as stimulating chakras to gain energy. The poses below are aimed at restoring balance through both stimulating and releasing energy from the Muladhara in order to allow for true transformation and personal growth.
Shavasana | Corpse Pose
Let yourself be fully supported by the earth beneath you and let go of all tension in your body. Remind yourself “I am safe, I am supported” with each inhale and exhale.
Surya Namaskara | Sun Salutations
Sun Salutations help you tap into that sense of inner strength and connection with the earth. You will feel a slow, steady heat building from within. A sense of power and focus as you connect with each inhale and exhale. You will eventually notice how the mind surrenders to the current moment as you work your way deeper into your moving meditation. Close your eyes if you feel comfortable doing so.
Shashankasana | Child’s Pose
Let your whole body relax. Notice how it feels to be completely supported by the ground beneath you. Welcome this balance of surrender and support to carry you through your practice.
Ardha Setu Bandhasana | Half Bridge Pose
This pose allows your feet to be firmly rooted in the earth. At the same time, the spine releases excess root chakra energy as well as stimulates the throat and heart chakra.
Sukha Hanumanasana | Easy Monkey Pose
This pose creates an intense stretch for the psoas and quad muscles. These muscles are associated with our flight-or-fight mechanism and are deeply connected to the first chakra energy center. 5 breaths here allowing muscles time to transform any residual fight or flight energy into a courageous yet calm inner strength.
Malasana | Garland Pose
Our feet are our roots, and through the feet, we feel the energy of the earth. To awaken the fascia of the soles of your feet, gently tuck your toes under as you rest on your knees. Hold for one minute before releasing. Repeat three times.
Uttanasana | Standing Forward Bend
A fabulous pose to ease a busy mind, Uttanasana helps us find center and calmness. At the same time, it slowly stretches the hamstrings and relieves tension in the entire back.
Virabhadrasana II | Warrior II
Virabhadrasana means “fierce warrior”. This pose uses the body’s natural flow of energy to stimulate it while both feet are firmly on the ground, helping you dig deeper into your inner reserves of strength and determination.
Vrkshasana | Tree Pose
This yoga asana improves balance, concentration, and focus. It stimulates the Root Chakra that balances the function of large intestines and adrenals. It also strengthens and tones the tendons and ligaments of the feet. Tree Pose relieves the stiffness in hip joints, groin, and inner thighs.
Tadasana | Mountain Pose
Tadasana provides strength to spinal muscles and improves posture. This yoga asana restores the body’s natural alignment. Practicing this asana regularly expands mental awareness by experiencing calmness and peace of mind. Balancing and relaxing in the Mountain Pose allows us to feel centered and focused
Reconnecting with Nature
Nature Therapy is one of the most effective ways of healing not only the Root Chakra but our whole being. As we spend more time indoors due to modern work culture, we lose our connection to nature and earth. Lack of exposure to nature can be toxic and mentally draining. This creates anxiety, lack of self-confidence, and blocked Root Chakra.
Sometimes, the only therapy that we need is spending time walking in rejuvenating nature. The feel of the grass beneath your feet, the smell of the ocean breeze, the sound of the chirping birds, and a moment of solitude underneath the shade of a tree brings peace and harmony.
When the Muladhara Chakra is awakened and energy is flowing freely, it brings positivity in all aspects of our lives. A healthy and balanced Root Chakra creates a strong connection to our earthly instincts. It improves overall confidence and increases the sense of self-worth. The energy of the Muladhara Chakra allows everyone to harness courage and perseverance during challenging times.