means "the support of the foundation"

This chakra is located at the bottom of the spine in the area of the genitals, perineum and anus.

Its element is earth. The earth element is attached to the sense of smell.

Its color is red.

The mantra to awaken him is the monosyllable lam. Four other syllables are associated with this chakra: va, scha, sha and sa.

Muladhara is related to the functioning of the Bartholin glands and thus has a strong connection to the procreative function, the life force. It is related to the basic needs of the physical body, movement, sexuality, relationship to nature.

The dhatu attached to it is the blood plasma. (A dhatu being one of the constituent tissues of the body). It allows the nutrients from the digestion of food to circulate throughout the body. It is therefore essential for the functioning and development of the following dhatus.

In energetic terms, this chakra channels the earth energy rising through the feet and legs to process and stabilize it. The three nadis have their roots in Muladhara. The practice of pranayama helps to balance these three forces which is the seat of Kundalini.

When out of balance, this chakra can trigger fear, ignorance, material attachment, roughness, excessive hunger and a need for constant sleep.

In balance, that is, when the energy flows neither in excess nor in deficiency, it is a source of confidence, reliability, courage, and well-being.

The Muladhara chakra represents the basis of all mind/body work and therefore it is necessary to start by working on it.


"The sole purpose of the spiritual life is to renounce all that is not ourselves, and to become what we really are."

Sri Mata Amritanandamayi, dite Amma.

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