7 Chakras: The 7 energy centers in your body which are heavily responsible for physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and emotional states of being with root chakra being fundamental and primal chakra. If a chakra gets imbalanced or blocked, you experience problems and issues in your life regarding that particular chakra.

Now, If you are a newbie and have little to no information about chakras, you can understand them here. Before reading this article, I suggest you first read this article. Here, you will get a clear idea of how chakras work and influence your overall life, how important are they and how more important is to keep them balanced and activated.

Here, I will only talk specifically about Muladhara (Root chakra) and some best yoga poses to heal, balance and activate it.

The 1st Chakra – Root Chakra (Muladhara)

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Muladhara or root chakra is the first chakra in the whole chakra system. This chakra is located between your genitals and anus, i.e. at the very bottom of your spine.

The reason that this chakra is so important is that it acts as a support or foundation for all other chakras.

If your root chakra or Muladhara is imbalanced, then probably there’s a high chance that your upper chakras are also imbalanced or blocked. Also, the root chakra is said to be the energy source for all the chakras. You constantly experience unnecessary fear or insecurities if your root chakra or Muladhara is imbalanced.

The root chakra or muladhara also connects all of your energy with the Earth, which is called grounding.

When your root chakra (Muladhara) is balanced and all is well with it, you feel calm and secure in your overall life. You are always bold enough to tackle new challenges, take risks, and you will always feel confident in doing so.

This makes a properly aligned root chakra vital whenever you are trying something or pursuing a major life goal.

However, it is blocked when something threatens your basic survival needs(eg. food, clothing, shelter). Even, you any kind of fears or insecurities regarding your basic needs, it can be out of alignment.

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  • Physical Location: At the bottom of your spine(where your tailbone is located)
  • Color: Red
  • Element: Earth
  • Blockage Issues of Muladhara: When your root chakra is blocked, you might face emotional issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, and huge insecurity. This anxiety can affect you mentally, making everything suddenly feel uncertain which might also lead to depression. You may also notice that you are not able to focus on things because you are constantly preoccupied with negative thoughts. Physical issues of root chakra or Muladhara include a sore lower back, low energy levels, and cold extremities.

7 Best Yoga Poses To Heal, Balance & Activate Root/Muladhara Chakra

Well, there are many methods to heal your chakras such as pranayam, yoga, visualization, EFT, stones, etc. and about most of them, I have already explained Here.

In this article, I will discuss yoga poses and methods which will help you heal, balance and activate your root chakra or Muladhara.

1. Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge/ Crescent Moon Pose) For Root Chakra/Muladhara Balance

Credits: The Art of Living

Steps to practice Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge/ Crescent Moon Pose):

  1. Stand straight in an open and comfortable space and get ready for the pose.
  2. Take a wide stance with hands on the hips.
  3. Point out your right toe.
  4. Now bend on your right leg while maintaining 90 degrees to the floor.
  5. Place your left knee on the floor while left toes pointing behind.
  6. Join the palm above the head.
  7. Arch the back and look up bending your back as much as possible.
  8. Now slowly inhale and hold the pose as per your capacity
  9. Now, keep your hands on the hips and exhale.
  10. Repeat the same process with your right leg.

2. Ashwa Sanchalanasana (High Lunge Pose) For Root Chakra/Muladhara Balance

Credits: VENTUNO YOGA
  1. Start with the kneeling down position
  2. Step your one leg forward.
  3. Push your hip joint gently.
  4. Open your chest up
  5. Keep your fingertips on the ground beside the leg which is forward.
  6. Watch the sky or watch the eye-brow center.
  7. Hold this position as much as possible for you.
  8. Repeat the same with another leg.

3. Virabhadrasana 1 (Warrior 1 Pose) For Root Chakra/Muladhara Balance

Credits: The Art of Living

Steps For Virabhadrasana 1 (Warrior 1 Pose):

  1. Stand straight in an open and comfortable space or room.
  2. Adjust your stands to wide.
  3. Turn the right foot to the right side in 90 degrees.
  4. Now, Inhale
  5. Join the palms over the head.
  6. Bend your right knee directly above the right ankle.
  7. Keep your leg perpendicular to the floor.
  8. Reach your arms back slightly and expand your chest.
  9. Hold this position as much as possible for you.
  10. Repeat the same with the other leg as shown in the video.

4. Virabhadrasana 2 (Warrior 2 Pose)

Credits: The Art of Living

Steps For Virabhadrasana 2 (Warrior 2 Pose):

  1. Take a wide stance and inhale.
  2. Raise the hands with palms turned downwards.
  3. Right toe points out 90 degrees.
  4. Look at your right hand.
  5. Keep your left knee straight and strong.
  6. Stay in this position as much as possible for you.
  7. Repeat the same with the other side as shown in the video.

5. Virabhadrasana 3 (Warrior 3 Pose)

Credits: Credits: VENTUNO YOGA

Steps For Virabhadrasana 3 (Warrior 3 Pose):

  1. Begin by standing straight.
  2. Bring your right leg forward.
  3. From here, as you keep your breath really normal, slowly shift your weight towards your right foot.
  4. Slowly extend your back foot accordingly to get into the posture.
  5. Begin by standing straight.
  6. Bring your right leg forward.
  7. From here, as you keep your breath really normal, slowly shift your weight towards your right foot.
  8. Slowly extend your back foot accordingly to get into the posture.
  9. Keep your torso straight.
  10. Once you get the balance, slowly bring your hands all way up and bend a bit.
  11. Maintain the posture as much as you can.
  12. Repeat the same with the other leg as shown in the video.

6. Utkata Konasana (Fierce Angel or Godess Pose) For Root Chakra/Muladhara Balance

Credits: BrettLarkin Yoga

Steps For Utkata Konasana (Fierce Angel or Godess Pose):

  1. Begin by standing in a straight posture.
  2. Take a wide stance as shown in the video.
  3. Make sure your feet are pointing towards 45 degrees.
  4. Now bend your knees.
  5. Make sure your thighs are parallel to the floor (Even if it doesn’t happen in the beginning, try slowly or just keep them according to your limit)
  6. Make sure your body is straight.
  7. Hold this position as much as possible for you. (As per your limit)

7. Malasana (Garland Pose) For Root Chakra/Muladhara Balance

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Steps For Malasana (Garland Pose):

  1. Begin with standing normally and take a normal stance.
  2. Now, bend your body slowly and touch your fingers to the ground. (Knees should also be bent).
  3. Now, slowly bring your hip down.
  4. Once, you get in this position, your knee point should be outside your elbow point.
  5. Hold this position as much as possible for you.
  6. See the above video for clear and accurate details.

Conclusion

So, hope you have gained some value from this article. I think, there is no need for a BIG QnA as everything is explained in the videos, and also the steps are written.

Some of the commonly asked questions are:

1) Is it necessary for me to practice all these yoga poses?

If you practice all of these, it would be really great. But, if you are a beginner, you can start with the pose that you find easy. Once, you get comfortable in that, you can add other poses in your routine too.

2) What is the right time for doing these yoga poses?

Early morning is the best time. But, you can also practice them in the evening. Also, make sure to do them on an empty stomach.

3) For how much time do I have to hold these yoga poses?

You can hold them for how long you feel comfortable. The more you hold, the better. Start with small and over time with practice, your holding time will increase too.

Doing some of these yoga poses daily will activate, heal, and balance your root chakra or Muladhara. After a few days or weeks, you’ll feel confident, balanced, calm, secured within yourself. You will also notice that you are living more in the present and worrying less about the past or future.

So, I hope you liked this article. If you have any questions besides these, you can ask me in the comments. Again, if you want to know more about chakras, or other healing methods, you can check out this article.

So, which yoga pose did you like the most? Let me know in the comments!

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2 Comments

Lucky · September 1, 2020 at 8:41 am

I like the warrior pose and I am a yoga lover too. Please enlighten us about Bandhas in Yoga and its significance. Thank you…

    yashnaik02 · September 7, 2020 at 8:15 am

    I am glad that you liked my work

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