We all know that there are seven chakras or 7 energy wheels that are located in the human body in a specific location. Each chakra is known for its significance. ‘Chakra’ is known as wheels and it helps in maintaining vital energy flow throughout our body.
So here, among the 7 chakras, we will be discussing the first chakra i.e Muladhara Chakra
- What is Muladhara chakra
- Importance of Muladhara chakra
- How to balance it?
- Symptoms of unbalanced Muladhara chakra
Muladhara is the combination of two Sanskrit words- ‘Mula’ means root and ‘Adhar’ means base. And in Hindi chakra means wheel. That is why muladhara chakra is also known as the Root Chakra. Muladhara chakra or root chakra is the first chakra and leads to the foundation of the human body. The Root chakra is located at the base of the spin between the anus and genitals. And as the root chakra is the foundation of the body, it helps in opening all the other 6 chakras. Moreover, this chakra emits the color red and is based on the earth element.
Muladhara chakra or root chakra helps to build a strong connection to the earth, as we know the element of this chakra is earth. When the root chakra is balanced, it makes us feel confident, stable, and energetic. It also assists by filing our primary needs which are important for survival and support. The energies of root chakra keep us connected to the earth.
Furthermore, each chakra is associated with a specific color that holds significance in one’s life. Likewise, red is the main color of the root chakra and it is the color of energy that governs the functions for human survival like reproduction and feeding. Apart from this, red also symbolizes human’s physical and emotional needs.
Sometimes, the chakras get blocked and it affects the whole functions of the human body. Due to the blockage, the energy flow gets disturbed and this often leads to illness or you might suffer from the disease.
And When there is an improper flow of energy in the root chakra, then it causes mental problems and often it is observed that people also suffer from digestive problems. So it is very important to balance root chakra otherwise it directly creates a hindrance in the flow of energy of the body.
Yoga is a physical and spiritual practice that gives you mental relief and helps in improving concentration. Practicing yoga every day not only makes you physically strong but it is a perfect exercise for your mental health. It makes our body physically, emotionally, and spiritually strong. So, there are some yoga practices that will help you in maintaining balance in the root chakra.
These yoga poses will unblock root chakra and lead to the proper flow of energy.
Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
Benefits of tadasana
- It improves concentration.
- Gives relief to our minds.
- Maintains good posture
- Helps in Strengthening muscles of the leg, thigh, and buttock.
Ardha Setu Bandhasana (half-bridge pose)
Benefits of Ardha Setu Bandhasana
- Improves digestion functions.
- Also improves blood circulation.
- Stretches the muscles of the neck and chest
- Strengthens neck bones.
Uttanasana ( standing forward bend)
Benefits of uttanasana
- It reduces stress and fatigue.
- Releases lower back tightness.
- Relaxes our body muscles.
- Increases height
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (bridge pose)
Benefits of setu bandha sarvangasana
- Stretches chest, hips, spine.
- Improve blood circulation.
- Improves digestion.
- Enhances concentration ability.
Side-angle pose or Trikonasana
Benefits of side-angle pose
- Develops stamina
- Strengthens the legs
- Improves constipation.
- Build flexibility
There are some symptoms that reflect that the root chakra in your body is disturbed and the flow of energy is blocked.
The main signs of the unbalanced root chakra are mental problems which include-
- The Feeling of being alone and isolated
Moreover, when it is also observed that an unbalanced root chakra also causes other problems like
- Digestion issues
- Uneven aches in the body
- Reproductive problems
- Problems in bladder and colon.
Behavioral changes in the body
Apart from physical and mental problems, there are behavioral changes seen in the body whose root chakra is unbalanced.
The unbalanced chakra shows a direct impact on one behavior. These changes include-
- Possessive nature
- The Feeling of low self-esteem
- Mood swings
As mentioned before, the Root chakra or Muladhara Chakra forms the base of the human body. If the root chakra is balanced and the flow of energy is proper, then it builds your confidence. It keeps you motivated and positive throughout life. A healthy and balanced root chakra helps people to be strong in their tough times and uplifts a sense of self-worth.