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Essential Asana Root Chakra

Essential Asana: Root Chakra

The Root Chakra or Muladhara is at the base of our spines. It represents our connection to our mothers, our tribe, and mother earth.
It is represented by the color red.

When balanced it can promote
good health and vitality, and make us feel grounded, connected, safe, stable, and relaxed.
When it is unbalanced feelings of anxiety, restlessness, doubt, and insecurity can take over.
Essential Oils and Yoga combined are a powerful tool to tune our chakras and keep us healthy.

Essential Oils And The Root Chakra:

Patchouli, scientifically known as Pogostemon cablin, is grounding, calming, and uplifting to the mind and body, and may help overcome depressive feelings.

Ginger, scientifically known as Zingiber officinale is energizing and empowering. It is associated with warmth, spice, and the earth.

Diffuser Blend For Balancing the Root Chakra:
10 drops of Patchouli
5 drops of Ginger

Root Chakra Tuning Lotion Recipe:
What You Need:
• Your favorite unscented lotion
• A small glass jar
• A glass or wood stirring rod

How to Make it:
• Add 4 ounces of your favorite unscented lotion to your glass jar.
• Add 16 drops of Veriditas By Pranarōm Patchouli Essential Oil (4 drops per ounce)
• Add 8 drops of Veriditas By Pranarōm Ginger Essential Oil (2 drops per ounce)
• Blend well with stirring rod.

To Use:
Apply before meditation or yoga practice and enjoy the grounding and energizing effects.

Ginger is mildly phototoxic, so only apply to areas that will not be in direct sunlight.

Root Chakra Balancing Yoga Sequence:

Stand barefoot on your mat. Shoulders, neck, and upper body relaxed, arms are at your sides.
Become aware of your breath. Inhale slowly and intentionally into your belly and exhale. Continue taking slow deep breaths.
Become aware of the ground underneath your feet. Pick up all of your toes, spread them apart, and set them back down on your mat. Imagine roots spreading from your feet deep down into the earth. Feel the connection and the stability that these roots offer you.
Continue breathing slowly and evenly.

Chair Pose (Utkatasana):
From mountain pose, bend the knees as if lowering into an imaginary chair.
Engage the calves, inner thighs and low belly.
Reach arms out and up, slightly above shoulders.
Relax the shoulders away from the ears.
Hold for 5 – 15 slow, deep breaths.

Garland Pose (Malasana):
Begin by standing at the top of your mat with your arms at your sides. Step your feet about as wide as your mat.
Bend your knees and lower your hips, coming into a low squat. Separate your thighs so they are slightly wider than your torso, but keep your feet as close together as possible. If your heels lift off the floor, support them by folding your mat under them.
Drop your torso slightly forward and bring your upper arms to the inside of your knees. Press your elbows along the inside of your knees and bring your palms together to heart’s center, forearms parallel to the floor.
Work toward straightening your spine and lengthening your torso, shifting your weight to your heels.
Hold for six breaths.
To release, bring your fingertips to the floor. Then, slowly straighten your legs to stand.

Lie on your back with your legs straight and arms at your sides. Rest your hands about six inches away from your body with your palms facing up. Let your feet relax open. Close your eyes. Bring your attention to your breath.
Allow your body to feel heavy on the ground. Feel the earth supporting you.
Working from the tips of your toes up to the crown of your head, consciously release every body part.
Relax the muscles of your face. Let your eyes drop deep into their sockets. Invite peace and silence into your mind and your body.
Stay in Savasana for five minutes.
To exit the pose, begin to deepen your breath. Wiggle your fingers and your toes. Blink your eyes.
Roll to your right side and rest there for a moment.
With an inhalation, gently press yourself into a comfortable seated position.

Enjoy your confident, grounded mind and body and carry it with you throughout your day.

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