The first energy center is located between the anus and the sex organs. In the Eastern tradition known as Muladhara Chakra, this energy center is the seat of the Kundalini energy. It is capable of tapping into the planetary Kundalini energy that emanates from the center of the Earth. One of the functions of the Muladhara chakra is to stimulate the nearby spleen center which is responsible for procreation.
People usually use the planetary energy more readily than the Solar, Divine or Cosmic energy. This can be traced back to our wrong habits and tendencies that have their origin in the past. Below the first energy center there are seven smaller chakras corresponding to the seven underworlds of the ancient phases of human evolution. The root energy center, in fact, rules over these seven minor chakras. Muladhara is also the main source of energy for the higher energy centers as well as for the complete set of auras. We can understand this if we take a closer look at the contractions visible in the area of the first energy center in a person who lifts weight, in a crying child or in a barking dog. It becomes obvious that they all draw their energy from the first energy center, which opens toward the ground and connects them to the earth. It is through this chakra that energy easily enters and exits our body.
The Seed Mantra of this chakra LAM. This sound formula sets the energy of the Muladhara chakra in motion, starts the process of spiritual awakening, and enables us to grow spiritually. Spiritual growth doesn't mean just having pleasant and blissful moments. As a rule, spiritual growth requires cleansing of the unpleasant hurtful feelings buried in our psyche. And by awakening our chakras, including the root chakra Muladhara, we help bring some of these half-conscious painful moments of our past to the surface of our consciousness, so they can be cleansed and consciously assimilated.
In addition to mantra meditation with the LAM formula, deep contemplation and other types of meditation are the best ways of initiating the awakening of the kundalini energy, which in turn, promotes our personal development and self growth on the intellectual, emotional and spiritual levels. If the kundalini energy gets to the top of the head, we can experience the supreme spiritual experience - enlightenment, that is, a direct experience of the Truth.
The Root chakra has four types of energies that determine the level of consciousness attainable in this center. These energies are expressed as an impulse for security (money, spouse, children, friends, house), a sexual desire, a need for food and drink and a need for sleep (sluggishness, laziness, dullness, inertness). To the clairvoyant's eye, Muladhara is divided into four orange quadrants which look as if sealed with an equilateral cross. The prana accumulated in the root energy center cleanses the body from the waste materials.
The symbols of Muladhara are:
Om Tat Sat. The main deity of this chakra is Shri Ganesha. Ganesha, the Eternal Child, is easily identified by His elephant head. He is revered as the remover of obstacles and a bringer of intellect and wisdom. With regard to the muladhara chakra, one can emphasize His innocence with which He guards His Mother Kundalini. Lord Ganesha informs Kundalini of the right time for awakening. Only genuine, authorized efforts are welcome by Shri Ganesha, otherwise His anger produces heat in the nervous system that may lead to various mental and physical problems.
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