First or Root Chakra
This post is part of a series on the chakras. For details on the information provided for each chakra, be sure to read the Legend to this series.
Focal Point: Base of spine/tailbone, bottom of torso
Life Aspects/Themes: Associated with our ability to feel safe, secure, grounded, physically vital, and connected to familial and ancestral roots in a healthy way.
Body Systems/Organs: Legs, feet, anus; skeletal system
Foods: Proteins, root vegetables, red foods
Strengthening Activities: Gardening or any activity linked to the earth; physical exercise.
Yoga Asanas: Legs & feet stretches, grounding postures, balancing postures
Mantra: Lam (pronounced ‘lum’)
Yantra: Upside down triangle inside square; 4 petals
Intuitive Sympathy: Physical – felt in the body
Spiritual Gateway(s): Nature; physicality
Spiritual/Religious Paths: Paganism, earth-based traditions, shamanism
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