Thursday, December 4, 2008
Lets do a little basic info on the 7 main chakras. They are all important and its very important that ALL of them are balanced and clear from all clogs that dont let the life energy within usu to flow freely.
So, I'll start with the basic, first, the chakra of primal instinct - the Root Chakra:
Base of spine in men and between the ovaries in women.
Sometimes called the "survival" chakra.
- Concerned with those mechanisms which keep the physical body alive: money, food, shelter;
- Family scars and social and familial information that form a persons idea of reality:
- Includes immediate and extended family, race, social status, educatial level, family legacy and family expectations as handed down through generations;
- "Tribal mind" ; concerned with loyalty - not love, kindness or tenderness. "Love" being confused with obligations to the tribe: "If you really loved me, you'd come visit your family and me more often."
Cord in 1st chakra means "I want you to help me survive".
Mental, Emotional Issues:
Inability to keep a job or permanent living situation; lack of commitment; operating out of fear; need for safety/security in the world; not able to stand up for Self or to provide for life's necessities; unfinished business with parents; abuse or neglect in childhood; limiting psychological programming ("You are stupid", "You are a bad person").
Sciatica; varicose veins; chronic low back pain; rectal tumors or cancer.
CHAKRA THERAPY FOR THE ROOT CHAKRA
Sit on the ground with your legs crossed in the lotus position. This position brings the 1st chakra in direct contact with Earth and thus provides a grounding effect. Look at or imagine the beautiful red and orange colors that appear in the sky at sunset and at sunrise. Let the beauty and harmony of this natural display of color bring rejuvenation into your 1st chakra. Feel it spread warmth throughout the entire chakra system and body. The beautiful red and orange colors gently stimulate your senses, awaken the fire, the passion inside of you for life.
Listening to music that contains a steady, driving and forceful rhythm awakens the primal energy forces of the 1st chakra. Drumming raises this energy throughout, at times leading to a ritualistic, ecstatic dance as the energy surges. You can even witness this on the dance floor in music clubs when the music has a driving bass or drumbeat. To relax the 1st chakra, listen to sounds of nature - birds singing, crickets chirping, frogs croaking in a rhythm attuned to nature.
Vocally you can chant the vowel "u" spoken as "ooh" or you can sing it in the key of lower C.
Clear bright red is used for this chakra. The red color warms, revitalizes and awakens the life force energy. I suggest the lighter, brighter end of the red color spectrum rather than bluish reds, as the darker reds are often associated with depression and unexpressed anger. As always, check it out for yourself.
A few of the scents that can be used to activate the 1st chakra, reduce depression, stimulate circulation, and generate warmth are rose, jasmine, patchouli and sandalwood. To improve your connection with Earth, you could try cedar. Clove is wonderful for dissolving blocked energies.
Locate the pressure point on your heel and slightly to the inside. Gently massage. Apply steady pressure to the spot to stimulate the chakra and release energy blocks.
Gemstones and Crystals:
Agate, Bloodstone, Black Tourmaline, Garnet, Hematite, Obsidian, Pyrite, Red Coral, Red Jasper, Ruby, Smoky Quartz, Snowflake Obsidian
Thats the Root Chakra basic info. If you guys are interested to read more about chakras, let me know....the next 6 will come later :-)