Last week, we offered an overview of the seven commonly referred to chakras or energy centers in the body. If you missed that blog post, check it out here. This week, we kickoff a series of blog posts on the states of finding balance with the chakras, we’ll review the extremes of being off-balance, and then how to bring all seven energy centers back into balance. We have lots to cover so stay tuned over the coming weeks! Let’s get started…
Root Chakra or Muladhara
When we feel connected to our foundation – the first chakra or muladhara – we feel secure and safe within our inner and outer worlds. What that might look like is this: you feel connected to your family or roots, you have a strong sense of self (e.g., values, beliefs, boundaries), you feel connected to your subtle body and it’s sensations, you’re able to relax and be still, and you view the world from a place of trust. This is what we’re ultimately aiming to feel at all times. However, infertility and life’s other obstacles can throw us off of our foundation leaving us without sure footing.
“To lose our connection with the body is to become spiritually homeless. Without an anchor we float aimlessly, battered by the winds and waves of life.” Judith, p. 54.
Swirly or not present
Anxious, restless, fearful
Disconnected from the body
Lazy, sluggish, tired
Fear of boundaries
As you can see, both states are not ideal on an ongoing basis but we so often find ourselves remaining in these states for longer than we realize. Which is why we strive to bring the chakras back into balance. In next week’s blog post, we’ll share with you how to work on rebalancing the energy of your first chakra so that you can move more confidently from your center.
Judith, Anodea. Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self. Second ed., Random House, 2004, p. 54.