Improve Health and
Radiance Opening the Root
This week BSA
discusses how to Improve Health
and Radiance by grounding the root chakra. In yoga, there are 7
chakras or energy vortexes that we focus on in the body. By aligning these
chakras we can improve health and radiance.
Health and Radiance
there are seven chakras, or energy vortexes that we focus on in the body. The
root chakra known in Sanskrit as Muladhara, is located at the base of the spine.
It consists of energy paths that extend downward like a root through the legs
and feet, grounding you to the earth. By awakening this chakra you can improve
your health and radiance as well as self-esteem and feelings of
Opening the Root Chakra:
try to open any of the chakras it is best to get into a meditatiive state. The
reason why is you are able to focus and concentrate better. You can sit down or
lie down just as long as the spine is flat. Then you want to focus in on your
breath for at least 15 minutes. Try to avoid judging yourself or the flow of
your breath. Just let it flow naturally. Once you feel relaxed and your muscles
appear to also be relaxed you can proceed to the opening of the root
The color of
this chakra is red. If you are not grounded then this chakra is likely closed
and not functioning properly. To be grounded is to be really here and present,
and to be unshakeable. To open this chakra place your hand just above the pelvic
region and visualize a red flower that is closed. Slowly visualize a bright red
light streaming into this area to energize it. Once it feels energized then
imagine the red flower slowly opening. Take your time in the visualization
process. Don't force or rush the meditation as that can only cause more issues
when it comes to feeling secure in life.
Mantra And Hand
The sound vibration for
the root chakra is LUM sometimes spelled LAM. Come to a seated position and rest
the backs of your palms against your knees. Connect your index finger and thumb
together (Gian Mudra) on both hands and close your eyes. Imagine a familiar tree
and you become that tree. Allow your torso to be the trunk and you are growing
roots from your feet through the center of the earth. Feel and smell the fertile
soil surrounding you. Deepen the breath and chant the sound (LUM). As you chant
the sound mantra squeeze the root lock (peritenium). On the exhalation continue
to engage this area and then release. Repeat this breath chant with hold for
several minutes. When you finish this meditation feel tall and strong and well
rooted into the earth.
Feng Shui Tip
For The Week:
southeast portent closely for any clutter, broken items or activating devices
such as wind chimes, mobiles or water fountains. The Dragon energy is rising now
and combined with the 5 yellow problematic star for the year 2012 and the Grand
Duke position makes eldest female vulnerable with hips, thighs and pelvic area.
Remove activating devices, clear out any clutter and avoid any major renovations
here. Add broanze metal element here and keep the area
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