Chakras and their function: Chakra one

I have a good number of students who are very interested on learning about chakras so I thought a blogpost series about it would help them and anybody else (perhaps you) who want to learn about chakras.

The chakras are important because they maintain the connection between the physical and the spiritual planes of our being.

Chakras are also known as wheels of light. Although chakras are not part of our Biology classes at school; they are gaining more and more recognition and popularity.

Just as your organs are part of your physical body, your energy organs, which are the link between your inner spiritual reality and your tangible body.

A chakra affects not only the surrounding parts of the body but also different emotional, mental, and spiritual processes.

The Chakras are located along the spine, from the tail bone / coccyx to the top of the head.

The First Chakra:

What is it connected to?

The first chakra is connected to the adrenal glands, the area around the coccyx, the rectum, and genitalia.

What happens if our first chakra is balanced and healthy?

If our first chakra is healthy and balanced, we feel safe and secure. A dysfunctional first chakra makes us susceptible to all sorts of problems, from money worries to a bad sexual relationship.

Where is the Kundalini sleeping in the body ‘until it is activated’?

At the base of the spine, the coccyx. Together with all the seven chakras are located along the spinal column, dormant until the Kundalini is activated.

Here there are a few characteristics of The First Chakra.

First Chakra:

Color: Red,

Sanskrit name: “Muladhara”,

Location: Hips,

Connected with adrenal glands,

Spiritual characteristics: patience,

Theme life aspect: body.

Properties: it is associated with trust, steadfastness and joy of life and helps man to have confidence in the earth (primal trust), rather than in oneself (self confidence) and then in the invisible.

Physical effects: it is associated with the pelvic floor, colon, and rectum with functions such as digestion. The sense of smell is addressed by the root chakra.

Disorders: blockades express themselves in fear and distrust. Physically, this occurs in intestinal diseases, lower back pain, weak bones, and fluctuations in blood pressure.

When the first chakra is in balance and harmonizes with the previous chakras: You have the feeling that you have a well-founded life base. You show a lot of perseverance, even under unfavorable conditions, through your positive inflexibility and loyalty.

You can easily accept the necessary and respond in the right way. You are supported in learning processes, making it possible to influence daily habits, for example breathing. Your basic needs are fulfilled (urge for self-preservation) and your material basis is guaranteed.  This way you can strengthen the chakra

In everyday life: Sport, lots of fresh air, foot massages, walking barefoot, nature awareness, working in the garden, rhythmic music (drumming): red clothing, objects, and flowers.

Smell: cloves, rosemary, ginger, Vetiveria zizanoides, cedar, cypress.

In the yoga: the singing of the sound OE, standing posture and bending over:  all that influences feet, knees, legs, pelvis, lower back and tailbone: Sat kriya.

Weird yoga or not? You decide

Would you be surprised to learn that lying flat on your back on the floor is a yoga pose?

Well, it is!

The common name for this pose is reclined mountain or corpse pose. Imagine that! A yoga pose that isn’t really odd looking, but the name for it is!

The Sanskrit label for this same pose is Savasana (shah-VAHS-anna) where sava is the word for “corpse.”

This is a restorative pose usually performed at the end of your yoga practice.  Check out the video and it minute 38:39 you will see how you already know and practice this comfortable posture:

Savasana

Click here to see the posture at the end of this video class in Youtube.

This is a restorative pose usually performed at the end of your yoga practice.  Check out the video and it minute 38:39 you will see how you already know and practice this comfortable posture:

Savasana

Strength and relaxation

Kundalini yoga (KY) is active and powerful.  When practiced regularly (2-3 times per week), it strengthens one’s endurance and perseverance. We have had several students reporting these positive changes.
The exercises in KY will develop strength in you and within you. It will  help you create a routine – a routine that distracts attention from the physical effort and focuses concentration on the mind.
If you continually challenge and maintain your practice, you will feel how your success creates experiences, and the sense of your own value is strengthened.

With the aid of exercise sequences, the muscles of the body are strengthened, the mobility improved, and body awareness trained. The breathing technique is also trained.
The physical exercises are completed with movement and mantra meditations, which stimulate concentration, inner stability, and tranquility.

We will explore more about mantras and meditations in our future Newsletters.

Thank you & Live Blessed!