The 7 Chakras is a yogic system of energy, the first chakra keeps us rooted and grounded, something most of us lack living in high rises, away from nature and competing in the rat race of Hong Kong’s urban lifestyle. The first chakra, or root chakra, is important as it brings us the power to manifest, whereas the 7th chakra, the crown chakra, governs the power of transcendence. If we are working towards fulfilling objectives and creating a change we want that change to manifest and thus the root chakra needs to be balanced and aligned.
The First Yoga Chakra is the Most Important & Needs to be Balance
Probably the most common chakra to be in a weakened state is the First Chakra. The Root Chakra is located at the very base of your spine. It deals with issues of physical survival, safety and security and is blocked and weakened by fear and insecurity.
The first chakra acts as a pump at the base of the 7 wheels of energy that help energy rise and flow, because it is at the base it deserves attention as any misalignment here trickles up and affects the rest of the chakras. If this base pump is weak, work done on the other chakras won’t be as effective.
So look out for these signs, and work on strengthening your First Chakra using the guide below:
Five Signs Your First Chakra is Weak
- You feel a general lack of physical energy, lackluster will and lethargy
- You are happy only if everything around you is going smoothly, if a problem occurs you feel insecure
- You feel a lack of self confidence in new settings
- You derive security from money, you income level defines you
- You suffer from poor immunity and adrenal fatigue
To strengthen you first chakra we recommend healing yoga, here we will go through physical asanas to help realign your energy, we will also use affirmations, visualisations and vibrations to restore a more wholesome sense of self. Because the root chakra has a grounding energy, it is advised to spend more time with nature, try a nature trial, walk on the sand or grass barefoot, this physical connection with the earth will help you feel more secure. Seated postures and postures that gently massage the spinal column and tailbone helps to stimulate the energy around the first chakra. Holding your breath as you do the root lock also helps to send the energy upwards, red is the color of the first chakra, visualise red, wear more red or have more red incorporated in your home decor will energetically invite feelings of fearlessness. Lastly, be aware of your priorities, take some time to reassess your beliefs and values to invoke a sense of gratitude knowing you have and are capable of anything you put your mind to.