As I’ve been studying and preparing to write about the Chakras, I felt inspired to create this piece of art. Interestingly, it’s as I began my studies on the Second Chakra, the energy of creating. Continue reading
The first of the chakras from the main system of seven is: Muladhara chakra. Shown on the right, the root chakra, has four petals bearing the Sanskrit letters va, scha, sha and sa. The seed sound in the center is lam. The tattwa of Earth is shown as a yellow square.
Meaning: Literal translation, root
Location: Base of spine, coccygeal plexus, legs, feet, large intestine
Main issues & goals: Survival, grounding, nourishment, trust, health, home, family, prosperity, appropriate boundaries
Basic rights: To be here and have
The word chakra [chuhk-ruh] translates as “wheel” or “disk” and refers to a spinning sphere of bioenergetics activity, vital energy, or life force. There are many of these life forces located on different parts of our bodies, major and minor chakras. For my purposes, I will be focusing only on the seven major chakra system stacked along the spine, starting at the base (Chakra One) and ending at the crown of the head (Chakra Seven). These main chakras send energy up and down our body and like any transfer system, it can get blocked (deficient) or spring a leak (excess). There are ways of clearing and healing these elements so that the life force can continue to flow, giving us the energy we need to live each day to the fullest and manifest our true selves.