The Chakras: Root Chakra

Chakras are the seven energy centers of the body: root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown. When they are all open, balanced, and spinning, we function at our best.

Each spring I lead a Chakra-themed Vinyasa series, one chakra each week, starting at the Root.

Check out the video above to hear about the Root Chakra.

Root chakra is the earth element. It’s our container, our security, our safety. It’s the foundation of our chakras and of us and is connected to our physical identity. 

It’s connected to our self-preservation. 

Often we try to control with our mind, but our root chakra is the container, our body. We must start with the body to help heal the rest.  

Without a solid foundation, the rest of our work is less effective. The root of our troubles will always be back at our very root.  

One of the things I noticed first about yoga when I started was how the use of my body in a yoga practice helped to heal my mind. I felt so much clearer and settled and myself, in my emotional body and my mind, after using my body in such a mindful, conscious way.  

I called it “yoga magic.” That in yoga I could allow my body to tell my mind that everything would be ok; that I was here; that I was connected to my body; that it could heal.  

It was only later, in my studies of the chakras, that it made sense how interconnected it all is. With the body moving and stretched and connected, my mind could settle and heal as well.  

Red energy at the base of the spine. Just as the root chakra is the energey center dealing with our foundation; it is also the foundation for the chakra system. We start with it to anchor the other chakras, will draw energy up from the root to the crown and back down to the root.  

Affirmations to helps us to feel safe, secure, grounded.  
I am safe.  
I am here.  
The earth supports me.  
I am whole.  
I am comfortable in my body.  

Feel free to grab immediate, unlimited access to a set of full-length Chakra-themed Vinyasa flows right now to use on repeat (along with a bonus eighth flow),

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I help busy career and family-focused individuals feel stronger by putting themselves back on their priority list and into their schedules. I value community and safe yoga, laid-back and heart-forward practices. 500 E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance with over 500 hours of accredited training and 2,500 hours of leading yoga and meditation for my community. Online Yoga Concierge, Owner: You, Yourself, and Yoga in, Kirksville, MO

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