Day 2: Root Chakra
I was told the best way to balance my chakras and create the best attunement is by catering to the Chakra of the Day. Today was the Muladhara Chakra or Root chakra. It’s color, RED! Requirements is to eat red, dress red, think red. I was under the impression I would take a picture of my outfit and post it, but it would be considered inappropriate to be standing in just my underwear!
Ha! Go figure, the only think for Summer on Long Island that I have is red is my underwear. But Hey, it works, right? Red on my root chakra, at the base of my spine, kind of perfect! The root chakra, when balanced, brings stability and grounding, and steadiness of the mind. It’s element is the Earth while its sense association is Smell. This I found interesting because all day yesterday and today I was so sensitive to smells.
I have to keep a journal for my training, this is posing as one for me. I plan to share my experiences not necessarily all the “ways” of Reiki. I can, however, answer questions if you post them in my comment section.
According to my studies, the root chakra helps you find your path in life. When channeling energy correctly, it will nourish my inner self physically and spiritually. EVERYTHING about that sounds divine!
I went ahead with the “eating red” and “eating root”. I had tomatos, apples, watermelon, radishes, and hot tamales (those are red, right)! AHHHHH. Totally not ok, but hey I have my faults. :)
I woke up with a headache today, which was explained may happen. “ki” means Life Force, and when you start moving that force around it can apparently cause headaches UGH.
Along with the eating and wearing comes meditation. It was suggested in a reading that ‘you ask yourself a number of questions as I follow meditations’. This one stuck with me; “Do I need to let go of relationships that have shown themselves to be unhealthy?” Do I?…… um Hello! YES!
I have chosen to meditate on a Yantra and tuning into my root chakra. This will balance the mind and body connection by rebalancing them and causing there to be a channel of energy that you can feel rise up your spine. It may take practice and time, but within a week. We will see. Focusing on the Root Yantra you will see the four petals which represent the Lotus flower. Each chakra symbol has a lotus containing a different number of petals. The growth of the lotus and its change as it grows reaching towards the light, represents each chakra as you climb from your root to your crown.
I didn’t feel anything special yet, but that doesn’t mean I won’t. I plan on becoming a mediation master. Is there even such a thing? :) There is also a mediation that can help you overcome fears, using a tree to meditate under. You use visualization and recognize that the tree is strong and will not fall on you. I didn’t use this one but I am sure it is effective.
Oh my next favorite part is the essential oils, incense, flower essence and stones that work well with the root chakra. Since I sell Young Living and doTerra oils, http://www.mydoterra.com/sharamaso/
I have grown a slight obsession to having them everywhere, anytime, for anything! Use these tools when balancing your Rot Chakra:
Essential Oils: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Clary Sage, and Thyme.
Flower Essence: Beech, Clematis, Cherry Plum, Wild Oat, Comfrey, and Clematis.
Crystals and Stones: Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Garnet, and Smoky Quartz.
Incense: Sage, Cedar and Patchouli.
Of course each one of these tools/elements holds a different purpose. That could be another post for another time.
Now, for the yoga poses. I love that my newly acquired yoga teacher training certificate, my oil business, and the health and wellness business is finally coming together. I remember asking my nutritionist professor in college a few years ago, “I love nutrition and wellness so much, what do I do now with this expensive business management degree?” She told me to look in this direction. She was my sign.
Yoga Poses for your Root Chakra:
Until tomorrow. Can’t wait to have another board of color!