Sunday, January 23, 2011
Countdown in Chakra 1
The elephant is a totem of first chakra. Do you have an image of an elephant you can put on your altar along with a red cloth or red candle? First Chakra is Muladhara -- Root support. It is about the Earth, Grounding, Solidity, the first relationship with the Mother, Nourishment, Trust, the Body, Health, Home, Family, Commitment, Manifestation, Abundance, Prosperity. Think about these areas in your life -- write about them -- delve deeply. Reclaim your right to be here. First chakra is about your Right to Have. Love your body, trust its wisdom. Have a massage. Feel the abundance of the universe. But also do the work. Clean your closets, set your boundaries, check your finances, focus, be disciplined, feel solid in your life, have ground under your feet, grow roots.
The meditation we've been doing is the Meditation for Rejuvenation. Sit comfortably on the floor or a chair, spine straight. Close your eyes, focus them at the third eye point. Interlace fingers, thumbs together, hands resting in lap. Apply the root lock, contracting the rectum, sex organs, and navel point at the same time -- keeping this contraction, inhale and chant God and me, me and God are One. Exhale, release the contraction. And repeat for 3 to 11 minutes.
Do yoga postures that bring you into first chakra: Crow, Squats, Moving Crow, Body Drops, Locust or Half Locust, Head to Knee, Dynamic Head to Knee to Plow in rhythmic movement. And deep relaxation, concentrating on the breath, deeply inhaling through the nose, then exhale every bit of breath. Experience what it means to give everything away.
Trust at its most elemental level is an act of giving. Be willing to give everything away in order to truly receive.
Build TRUST in the first chakra. Fight the demon of FEAR. Find ACCEPTANCE.