How to open base chakra?

Are you feeling ungrounded? Do you often feel like your head is in the clouds and your feet are off the ground? Maybe it’s time to focus on opening up your base chakra. The base chakra, also known as the root chakra or Muladhara, is located at the base of your spine and governs our sense of safety, security, and stability. In this guide, we will explore some fun and practical ways for you to open up your base chakra.

Understanding the Base Chakra

Before diving into how to open up your base chakra, let’s first familiarize ourselves with what it means. The base chakra represents our connection to the earth – both physically and emotionally. It is associated with our primal needs such as food, shelter, safety, and sex (yes sex). When there is an imbalance in this center it can lead to feelings of fear or anxiety about one’s basic survival.

Physical Characteristics

The physical characteristics that correspond with a balanced Muladhara include:

  • Healthy strong bones
  • Good circulation throughout lower extremities like legs & feet
  • Clear skin
  • Proper functioning colon

Now that we have a better understanding of what this energy center does let’s move on towards exploring different methods that can help us activate these innate energies lying dormant within each one of us.

Don’t be afraid! Just keep reading…

Practice Mindful Breathing Techniques

Sounds simple right? Releasing tension from pent-up emotions trapped inside is so much harder than swiping through Instagram hashtags all day long but practicing self-care should always top on priority list creating balance between mental state & body awareness.
Start using powerful pranayama exercises during meditation practice which boosts Serotonin Levels by 20%, usually found as an antidepressant [1]. Close eyes Take deep belly breaths with quick exhale, similar to “breath of fire” with increased ‘Ujjayi’ or throat sound – this helps stimulate lower regions including digestion and reproductive organs.

Exercises for Mindful Breathing:

  • Box breathing 4:4:4
  • Nadi Shodhana (Alternate-Nostril) [2]
  • Bhramari Pranayama

Engage in Movement:

Some tasks like housekeeping, gardening can help you breathe fresh air, connects you with nature which is vital. Embrace physical activities such as yoga or tai chi, even dance lessons work wonders while also moving energy around the body towards pelvis region.

Try Out These Yoga Poses

  1. Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
  2. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)
  3. Malasana (Garland Pose)
  4. Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

Connect To Your Environment:

Grounding oneself doesn’t always involve sticking your feet on bare sand at a beach – although that feels great too! Wearing specific colors might assist activating & visualizing earth elements associated with Muladhara; these are reds & deeper shades like maroon/brown.

Food Combos That Can Help Your Base Chakra

For optimal balance include eating protein such as meats and poultry otherwise lentils or chickpeas will do well adding healthy greens to diet alongside visualization exercise seeking mental peace.
Iron enrichment foods like shredded beef stir fried within broccoli stalks cook up super delicious meals increasing base chakra’s presence from taste buds straight down gut area [3].

Foods Herbs/Spices
Red Kidney Beans Anise
Beets Garlic
Carrots Onion

Close With Affirmations

Create positive affirmations for yourself that you can repeat daily to help open up your base chakra. Here are a few affirmations to get you started.

  • I am safe and secure.
  • My body is strong, healthy and vibrant.
  • I trust in the abundance of the universe to provide for me.

Remember there is no right or wrong way of performing each step while working towards opening up the base cakra, be playful with imagination & feel free discovering all five senses helping shift energy within one’s being [4]. Just stay committed on this journey towards full balance!

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