Today I want to share with you a method to open and balance the root chakra. The root chakra gives us a feeling of being physically aware of ourselves and our surroundings. When opened, one feels comfortable in situations, secure, stable, well balanced and sensible. There is no unprovoked distrust in others around us and we become very in tune with whats happening right now and are very in-sync with our physical body.
When under active; one may feel very unwelcome, fearful and nervous.
When over active; a person may become greedy, materialistic and be hesitant towards change.
The following can be used as a guide to open and balance the root chakra.
You firstly want your mind to become aware of your body. This can be done by doing some mild exercise such as a walk around the block or light house cleaning. This will help to increase the strength of the root chakra.
Next you will want to ground yourself. This can be done easily as the the below image shows. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Bend the knees slightly and push the pelvis forward just a bit to sink your weight forward. You want to feel the ground beneath you with your feet flat to the ground and your body balanced. Remember to breath and relax, you are simply allowing your chakra to become grounded. Remain in this position for 3-5 minutes.
After the standing position you want to sit cross-legged in a quiet place with the flats of your feet pointing upwards as shown in the image below.
Let the tip of your thumb and index finger touch gently.
Let your wrists rest softly on your knees.
Breathe and relax. Focus on the position of the root chakra; between the anus and genitals.
Quietly, slowly but clearly chat the word “LAM”. This should sound like “LLLLLLLAAAAAAMMMMM”
Continue you breathe slowly and deeply.
You may find it helpful to envision a beautiful closed red flower. The flower has a radiant power glowing from it and all around it. Picture the flower slowly opening to reveal a brilliant golden center.
Continue this until you get the peaceful clean feeling. When you are finished you should feel completely relaxed. (I’ve been known to sneak in a nap after this exercise because I feel so relaxed.)
With practice you will be able to achieve this clean relaxed peace more easily and quickly.
It is important that you have a quiet place to do this where you will not be disturbed.
Remember to turn off the phone or other things that may distract you.
If you have chakra mantras, you can also use them during this exercise.
It is also ok to sit on a mat or pillow of you find the floor is too hard for you.
Remember, this is easy, don’t over think it. Just breathe.
Let me know in the comments how you find this method and any of your own variations that you find work well.