As a life-long learner, I’m at all times within the “why” of issues. I’ve tended to be extra sensible than esoteric about my yoga apply. I can attest that yoga grounds me, strikes the agitation from my thoughts, relieves my anxiousness, and helps me sleep higher. I can simply get behind all of these issues, as I do know this from my direct expertise.
However then, whilst a yogi, with years and years of day by day apply below my belt, after I began to listen to concerning the significance of chakras, power wheels, and balancing them… nicely, I used to be skeptical. You see, I’m a full blooded, true blue Australian: we’re born skeptics. It’s in our blood.
Lower to a couple years right into a day by day yoga and meditation apply, and I began to note that after I did practices that labored on my throat chakra, I communicated with extra braveness, and was a lot much less fearful what others would suppose.
After I engaged in breathwork, particularly engaged on the center chakra, I used to be much less armored, extra open and receptive… kinder to myself, even.
I began to confess that there was one thing deeper happening. One thing that was a bit bit mysterious to me, and I used to be curious. I started a deeper exploration into these power facilities.
That is how my love affair with the chakras started. Wholesome skepticism that gave option to fantastic experiences and outcomes that I knew had been affecting me at a a lot deeper degree than simply my bodily physique.
So, why can we do practices that align and steadiness our chakras? Properly, as a result of they work! Don’t simply take my phrase for it although, attempt these experiences for your self. Apply together with me in Root to Rise: A Journey By way of the Chakras (a 14-day Wanderlust TV free trial provides you with two weeks to pattern all 7 lessons).
What outcomes will you anticipate on this journey?
Begin at The Root: The First Chakra (Mūlādhāra)
When this chakra is out of steadiness, it typically feels such as you lack stability. You seemingly really feel ungrounded, uprooted, insecure. You don’t really feel a way of residence inside your self or throughout the world. You might really feel like cash at all times slips via your fingers, or that you just’re at all times struggling to make sufficient of it to get by.
The reality is, you can’t develop and alter until you are feeling secure and safe, and this begins at our personal roots, our first chakra.
In steadiness, you are feeling assured, secure, and financially safe inside your personal being. You’re capable of take efficient, impressed motion with out overdoing issues.
In steadiness, it lets you manifest what you need. It lets you end duties, to comply with via in your intention, whereas being current and embodied when doing so. You may solely join totally to your creativity, your instinct, and get quiet sufficient to hearken to the voice of your soul while you really feel secure and safe. That is solely doable with robust roots, with a steady first chakra.
How To Floor Down & Stabilize Mūlādhāra
To get this chakra into alignment, it’s best to do grounding practices. Grounding orients us in time and area. We transfer from being out of our our bodies, into making them really feel secure sufficient to completely inhabit once more.
Stomach work and leg work (like squats) and frog pose assist us steadiness our root chakra. I counsel 26 repetitions of frog pose on daily basis to maintain this chakra balanced. I’ve completed this pose virtually on daily basis now for 20 years. It gave me a stability inside myself that I by no means knew earlier than.
Strolling is among the different keys for robust roots. Stroll on daily basis, not less than 30 minutes. That is important to remain grounded, linked to the earth, to your physique and to your inside safety. Particularly attempt strolling barefoot in nature, that is tremendous nurturing for this chakra. Eat grounding meals. Root greens, like candy potatoes, carry even probably the most etheric particular person again into their our bodies, again to the earth. I like a combo of candy potato, brown rice and tahini after I need to steadiness my roots and really feel nourished.
To floor this data for your self, attempt the 26 repetitions of Frog pose for 40 days, and journal about how you are feeling. Remember you can even apply together with me on Wanderlust TV, balancing the basis chakra in my Muladhara class, after which comply with up your apply with this 10-minute journalling train:
And be happy to test in with me anytime too. I’m right here, practising with you, and cheering you on, as you steadiness these highly effective energetic facilities, all within the identify of feeling good! We’re doing this collectively.
Rachel Dougherty (Sat Siri) is a trailblazing, subsequent technology, Kundalini Yoga trainer and coach. She travels the world instructing Kundalini Yoga in locations like Bali, Maui, Mexico and India. She has been practising Yoga and Meditation for over twenty years and instructing Kundalini Yoga for fourteen. She practiced Iyengar Yoga, Vipassana Meditation, and plenty of different modalities earlier than discovering Kundalini Yoga. A former ballet dancer with the Australian Ballet, Rachel discovered ballet meditation in movement, a artistic expression that renewed her perspective with every step, flip or soar.