Muladhara Notes

THE BASICS

Sanskrit: Muladhara (root support)

Location: Base of spine, coccygeal plexus, perineum

Purpose: foundation, grounding, survival, stability, matter

Issues: work, home, family, health, structure, finances, trust, nourishment, security

Element: earth

Endocrine Gland: adrenals

Color: red

Sense: smell

Seed Sound: Lam

Vowel Sound: O as in rope

Identity: physical identity

Orientation: self-preservation

Demon: fear

Rights: Right to be here, right to have

Developmental Stage: Womb to 12 months

Cosmic Principle: gravity

Malfunction (don’t get hung up on this): weight problems, hemorrhoids, constipation, sciatica, degenerative arthritis, knee troubles

Four Petals (vam, sam, sam, sam)

Planets: saturn, earth

Metal: lead

Foods: proteins

Yoga Path: hatha yoga

Minerals: lodestone, ruby, garnet, bloodstone

Guna: tamas

Animals: elephant, ox, bull

Hindu Deities: Brahma, Dakini, Ganesha, Kubera, Uma, Lakshmi, Prisni

Other: Gaia, Demeter/Persephone, Erda, Ereshkigal, Anat, Ceridwen, Geb, Hades, Pwyll, Dumuzi, Tammuz, Atlas

PHYSIOLOGICAL FOCUS

Sciatic Nerve

Coccygeal Nerve Ganglion

Coccyx

Perineum

Knees

Feet

QUOTES

“Facing our fears can help the first chakra wake up.”

“The physical world is only a trap if we see it as such and quickly becomes a friend to anyone who understands its part in the greater structure.”

There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.  ~Elizabeth A. Behnke

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.  We give it orders which make no sense.  ~Henry Miller

I think we may safely trust a good deal more than we do.  ~Henry David Thoreau

The body never lies.  ~Martha Graham

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.  ~Confucius

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