I will start series of short articles about practices for each chakra specifically for women. Today we begin with the very first one – Muladhara. We will talk about woman’s Muladhara specifically.
This chakra is most active from the day we are born until we are 7 years old. While we grow, Muladhara grows and gets stronger as we learn to trust the world, to feel secure and protected, to feel confident and to stay connected with our family and mother Earth. This is the basis that gets created here that shows how woman treats the world and people in her life in future. Whether she will be able to trust them, whether she will accept the lessons of the Universe in a friendly way. All of this gets established at that age.
This is why it is so very important to let the little girl meet the world to the fullest, to let her make her mistakes and learn from them freely. This is the time when she gets to know how Earth can nourish her, and how her family can protect and support her. No matter what happens in life, she knows she has enough support. If this does not happen in her childhood, when she grows up, such woman has unexplained fears, anxieties, the feeling of ungroundedness and disconnection. She will be full of worries for her future and future of her family.
Unfortunately, this is often the case. Most babies are being born into this world in the environment of fear. She gets disconnected from her mother right away, a bright light blinds her, she gets carried away somewhere far from her mother. They feed her some artificial food that disconnects her from her ancestry and mother even more. And this is how bad relationships start with her parents and relatives right away. She doesn’t feel connected to them after such experiences. This causes our Muladhara to not work properly, to be weak, unstable and dim.
So what can we do now, that we know it, to fix it? Here are some ways to take care of our Muladhara in a feminine womanly way.
- Walking barefoot
- Good food
- Physical exercises, yoga, walking
- Practices of rewriting your childhood memories
- Taking care of those who are weaker – animals or children
- Practices to connect with your ancestry (I will share)
- Specific yoga asana called Mountain pose or Tadasana
- Practices of rewriting your moment of birth (very important ones)
- Spending time in nature
- Accepting help from other people
- Aromatherapy (first chakra is about perceiving scents)
Male vs. Female Muldhara
Although this chakra is more active with men, it should not be completely passive with women. The difference here is that for men it is manifesting outside as the desire to protect, and for women as a feeling of safety and stability.
And one little but important detail, for this reason. When woman provides protection to someone other than a child and herself, it destroys her. It happens because of the subconscious fear of getting attacked. That is why it is important for a man to protect and for a woman to accept this protection. Very easy and makes sense.
Please feel free to research more practices to grow and nourish this chakra. Just keep in mind to do it in a soft, feminine way.
Next time we will talk about Swadhistana.