How do you prepare for difficult situations that you can’t control?

Focus on Muladhara – the root chakra. Muladhara represents our vitality and stability and roots us in being here and now. How do we know that our first chakra is out of balance?

If we are overwhelmed by fears of existence, the feeling that we are worthless, that we belong nowhere, laziness, depression, hatred, lack of self-confidence… all these are symptoms that our first energy center is out of balance, and therefore we cannot properly face all challenges that life brings us.

To be able to progress on the spiritual path, all energy centers from the first to the last must be energized and balanced. The first chakra is like the foundation. If the foundation is not good and stable, the house cannot be stable either. If the first chakra is not energized and in balance, the other chakras cannot be either.

When we are stable, it is easier for us to accept the situations we are going through, face challenges, avoid resistance, and thus suffer less.
The first chakra is connected to our body, the home of our soul.

It is important to take care of your body, keep energy channels clean and flowing and keep your frequency on a high level. When our frequency is higher, we are in a state of acceptance, kindness, compassion, and love.

Apart from making our physical body function better, yoga postures can also work on deeper levels, and help remove energy blockages and balance energy centers.

Some of yoga positions that can help us energize and balance the first chakra are:

1. Virabhadrasana 2 – Warrior Posture

Benefits on physical level: It removes stiffness and strengthens legs, arms, knees, and back, tones the abdominal organs and muscles.

2. Uthanasana – Upward Extension Posture

Benefits on physical level: It strengthens the hamstring muscles, makes the spine flexible, improves digestion, removes constipation, and enhances blood flow to the head region.

3. Janu Sirsasana – Head to Knee Posture

Benefits on physical level: It stretches the spine, and strengthens shoulders, calves, and leg muscles. It helps in improving digestion and tones abdominal muscles and organs.

4. Sukhasana – Easy Seated Posture

Benefits on physical level: It strengthens the muscles of the ankles, knees, and hip joints and prepares the body for meditative postures.

5. Pavanmuktasana – Wind Relieving Posture

Benefits on physical level: It strengthens the back, tones the abdomen, stimulates the digestive system, and helps to relieve gas, acidity, and constipation.

Note: If you have any health issues, consult your doctor and yoga instructor before workouts.

Staša is Mohanji Acharya and an experienced yoga teacher.

She lives and works in Novi Sad, Serbia.

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