How to activate the root chakra?

Where is the root chakra and why activate it?

The root chakra also known as “Muladhara” in Sanskrit, is at the very bottom of human torso, at the end of human spine lies the energy chakra that controls most human beings or so to say the mood swings that control them however if the energy of this root chakra is properly channelled it could help you stay grounded, calm and stable while making you more aware of your consciousness, most people unknowingly divert the energies of other 6 chakras to this energy centre and over-compensate with the help of modern medications and other drugs which is not at all conducive to your health so please do read on.

How to activate the root chakra?

Activate the root chakra through meditation with these 5 steps.

1. Sitting or lying is up-to you, as you choose whichever makes you feel more relaxed without falling asleep, close your eyes and focus your mind towards your own body.
2. Breath slow and deep without letting your mind run loose in the fields of your imagination.
3. The root chakra is like a sun rotating on its own axis, try to focus on its rotations.
4. If you don’t feel any energy centre beneath your pubic bone just focus on your genitals and try to feel the pulsating energy from your genitals to your feet.
5. If you felt either of the above, congratulations you have accessed your root chakra, if not please don’t give up, it takes time and practice, however lying down without moving your body parts and focusing your mind towards your pulse will help you access your chakra.

Activate the root chakra through 10 yoga pose.

1. Easy seat pose: sukhasana in Sanskrit, begin seated in staff pose, cross one shin in front of the other, knees wide, heels underneath opposite knees, allow your hands to relax on your thighs: palms face up for energy or face-down for grounding, draw your shoulder blades down and together on your back.

2. Child resting pose: balasana in Sanskrit, Begin in a kneeling position with knees slightly apart, Crawl your hands forward, your arms long and in front of you, Allow your torso to relax onto your thighs and your forehead to rest on the ground. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

3. Garland pose: malasana in Sanskrit, Begin in a standing forward fold with your hands in front of you on the ground, Heel-toe your feet wide apart, pointing your toes out so that your hips are open, Bend your knees, releasing your hips toward the ground, hovering above it at whatever height feels good for you. Keep your knees in-line with your ankles, Take your elbows inside of your thighs, lightly pressing them out, and put your hands together like a prayer at the centre of chest. Keep your spine long. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

4. Standing forward bend pose: euthanasia in Sanskrit, Begin by standing in mountain pose. Begin standing in mountain pose, Take a deep inhale to reach your arms up over your head, framing your face, Use your exhale to engage your navel to your spine and swan dive over your legs with a flat back, Place your hands on the floor slightly in front of or beside your feet. Press all four corners of both feet into the ground and lift your sitz bones toward the ceiling. Relax your head and neck. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

5. Mountain pose: tadasana in Sanskrit, Stand at the front of your mat with your big toes touching and the outer edges of your feet parallel. Your weight should be evenly distributed, feeling all four corners of your feet equally routing into the ground, Relax your arms and hands by your sides with your palms faced outward in a gesture of openness, Keep your neck long, the back of your skull lifting up–like a balloon is attached–and your chin level to the ground, Reach your shoulder blades toward each other, and knit your front ribs in. Tail-bone reaches down toward the ground, Keep your legs straight with a soft bend to prevent hyperextension. Keep your face, jaw, and eyes soft. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

6. Sun salutation: comprises of mountain pose, upward salute, standing forward fold, half standing forward fold, plank pose, upward-facing dog pose, downward-facing dog pose, transition, half standing forward fold, standing forward fold, upward salute, mountain pose.

7. Lunge pose: Utthita Ashwa Sanchalanasana in Sanskrit, Begin in down dog, Round your right knee toward your nose, Step your right foot between your hands to a low lunge, Transfer your weight into your feet and reach your arms up toward the ceiling, framing your face. Keep your right knee bent at a 90-degree angle. Be sure the knee doesn't move beyond the ankle. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths and then repeat on the left.

8. Warrior pose: virbhadrasana in Sanskrit, Begin in down dog, Round your right knee toward your nose, and step your right foot between your hands to a low lunge, Spin your left heel down with the foot slightly angled out, Press into your feet, and reach your arms to the ceiling, framing your face. Square your hips and find an internal rotation on your left thigh, Look up slightly, opening your chest, and breathe here for at least three deep breaths, then repeat on left side.

9. Bridge pose: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana in Sanskrit, Begin lying on your back, Bend your knees and place your feet on the ground hip-width apart with your arms on either side of you reaching toward your heels. Outer edges of your feet are parallel, Press into your feet (especially into the big toe mound), lengthen through your tail-bone, and lift your hips, Interlace your hands together underneath you, and, if it feels good, wiggle your shoulders closer together one at a time. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

10. Corpse pose: savasana in Sanskrit, Lie down on your back, Allow your legs to separate with your feet about hip-distance apart or to the outer edges of your mat. Toes relax outward, Allow your arms to relax on either side of you, palms facing up in a gesture of receptivity. Take a few big inhales through your nose and exhales out of your mouth to let go of every last bit of effort left in your body of in your mind. Breathe here for at least 20 deep breaths, or longer as you like.

Activate the root chakra with crystals in 6 steps.

This is no voodoo, crystals like any other form of matter resonate at their own frequency just like all particles do in this universe however i am no scientist so i will leave the science part of this method to the bright ones among us, here we go.

1. Black tourmaline, bloodstone, fire agate, garnet, hematite, lodestone, obsidian, onyx, red jasper, ruby and smokey quartz are the crystals that resonate in sync with the root chakra.

2. Please cleanse the crystals before use as others who have come in contact with them may have changed their energy channelling properties, the science of which is not explained yet. For example: leave the crystals in moonlight all night and that should restore them.

3. Pick your crystal from the above given list and i am aware that getting the real thing is not cheap so please do hold a crystal in your left hand while buying one and concentrate on how the crystal feels, if you feel any sort of positive emotion then that crystal is the one for you.

4. Now sitting or lying down is up-to you and same as before don’t nod off while lying down, hold the crystal in your left fist and close your eyes and focus on the energy channelling through the crystal into your body and follow that stream and concentrate on your genitals.

5. Or you could put the crystal directly on your skin above pubic bone and concentrate on the energy channelling through the crystal into your body and specifically around your root chakra, follow that stream of energy and you will be able to access the root chakra energy.

6. If you feel nothing from the above methods that’s alright as no one feels anything in the first go as our minds are crowded with everything that goes around us so please keep practising.

Activate the root chakra with essential oils.

The senses of human beings are the portal to access the reality of our existence which brings me back to the oils that accentuate those senses and we can use that to access the root chakra as well.

1. Pick one or a combination of myrrh, patchouli, sandalwood, spikenard and vetiver.
2. Rub them well in your hands or mildly on your pubic bone skin but carefully, a lot of sensitive nerve’s end a few inches below so caution is advised.
3. You can do so while lying down, eyes closed and concentrate on the heightened senses reaction to the oil’s effect.
4. You may feel nothing in your chakra region and a lot on your skin and the amazing smells but if you focus on the flow of energy, you will end up knocking on the doors of root chakra.

Now these are few simple and fast methods to activate your root chakra as soon as possible, believe me these were the short-cut method, sages spend decades to activate all of their energy chakra which is next to impossible since its believed once you activate all your chakra you stop existing and become a part of the energy that surges through the cosmos, but don’t stop trying, Namaste.