The Root Chakra ~ Muladhara

“The first chakra represents our physical reality. When it is damaged, our relationship to the physical world is damaged. Therefore, in cases of both excess and deficiency, healing occurs through relating a new relationship with the physical- with our bodies, the earth, and our surroundings. This can be an act of reunion or an exploration of a marvelous mystery”

Muladhara: root or supportĀ 

Location: Between anus and genitals at perineum, base of spine

Physical Identity Survival needs

Color: Red

Astrological Sign: Capricorn

Element: Earth

Chakra Balanced: Grounded with our self and in our foundation/home and feeling secure

Over balanced/ Too Open: We become materialistic

Under balanced/ Sluggish: fearful, needy, self destructive

The body is the home for the spirit… the base of where everything else is built and created.

“All journeys begin with a single step. You can take this step by making solid contact with Earth…begin going up through the Chakras by going down..”

” To loose our connection with the body is to become spiritually homeless. Without an anchor we float aimlessy, battered by the winds and waves of life.”

The first Chakra begins at the root. For that reason, it is the foundation for all the other to balance and align on top. With out having a strong foundation, things will crumble, fall, and break apart. It begins when we are in the womb and birthed into the world. The root chakra brings us relation to our physical body and our physical idenity. We are born into the body and we begin to learn to crawl, walk, and learn ways and means to survive. This is where are foundation and roots stem from and continue to get ingrained into our consciousness based on how we are raised. The first chakra identifies with our relation to our body and how to connect emotionally and feel what we truly need to allow us to feel secure, stable, balanced, and well. In our current society it is so easy to become disconnected. We are all taught at a young age how to do things and live and we retain that information and nurture it into our growth. Ideas, beliefs, and patterns become in grained in us, whether or not they are truly our conscious beliefs or ways we should behave to feel good. It’s so east to loose connection with your ground, especially with the media, and other automatic behavior our society has resorted to. We read books on how to, listen to gossip about the latest and best diet, and we pick up on ways that society thinks is best for us to behave, when really your root is best balanced when listening to your own intelligence and self. To feel the body, feel what works and feels right for you, and to listen to emotions, pains, and other signs of disharmony.

Our roots make us who we are and help us become who we are in this present day. However, they are never permanent. You always have the opportunity to reroot, shift, and reevaluate what foundation serves you in who you are today. We just finished the Spring reason, the season of change and transformation. The Summer solstice was a few days ago and a huge super full moon today. There are shifts happening. Just like nature aligns, so do we. This new cycle is a good time to reevaluate your roots and perhaps examine what consistent behaviors you now need to break. To let things crumble: jobs, people, beliefs, patters, that no longer make you full happy inside, so you can resoil and dig new roots for the summer. What do you need to feel alive inside? To stay healthy, and feel good? To nourish the body and kindle the soul within? When we are unrooted we feel lost, as if we are aimlessly seeking something we cannot connect with. To change and to ground, your must reclaim your roots and strengthen who you have become with the transition and changes. Get in touch with YOU. Not what your parents taught you, or what you were told to do, or what society tells is right. Instead begin to stabilize in things and ways that make you feel good, so you can grow with this fullness and captivate this essence of self and build a garden with strong roots of happiness, love, and ease.

For a long time I had my roots deeply rooted in philosophies that did not truly serve me and my authentic truth. I believed I had to get a job, make a lot of money, work my way up, and utilize the college degree I had. I was so stuck in the wrong roots I was immobile, stagnant, not growing, not changing, just dwindling away in doubts and grief. However, once the solid ‘structure’ I had build began to crumble, I was able to soften my roots and journey deeper into my roots of nature, to Earth, and to who I really am. I suddenly stopped listening to what others thought I should be doing and started doing only what I wanted and what felt good for me. Incredible shifts happen when you are able to journey back to self and reconnect to those things, hobbies, people, places that truly bring you back to that happy place. From there my journey just got fuller, I felt more stable, more at easy, more secure in myself and my purpose. I had a lot of fears of letting go. I held onto them for so long. But when I surrendered and trusted my own guidance things began to fall into place. I began to humble myself with enjoying life. Having possessions and materialist things, jobs, titles, etc, suddenly did not matter. What mattered most and only for me was my own happiness and fulfillment. I began a path anchoring my roots in soil I wanted to be planted in, staying connected to people who helped me grow, and engaging in things that let me blossom. I let go of my fears and began to come alive. Fully alive in my body, in my heart, and in my soul. From that point, I keep evolving and growing. I know when things start to fall apart, it’s usually because I’m holding onto something or a cord or foundation that I now need to reclaim and plant. I get back in touch with nature, I watch and feel the shifts, I reevaluate, and I recommit to loving myself, my physical accusatory – the body, and trusting that my listening to that, I will build a secure and safe foundation for everything else to be built upon. I am always coming back to my home – the home of self – of who I am, who I want to be, and aligning with my truth and purpose as I trust a higher power that lets me root in deep so I can continue to grow.

“If you’re an alive body, no one can tell you how to experience the world. And no one can tell you what truth is, because you experience it for yourself. The body does not lie.” [Stanley Keleman]


Sugaring ~ The All Natural Alternative to Waxing

I need to tell all you ladies out there about Sugaring…well Men too if have a lot of hair or do waxing. Sugaring is an all natural way to remove hair! My friend who lives in San Francisco just told me about it and swears by it. I have not heard about it before that, but apparently it has been around for thousands of years, since the Ancient Egyptians, and is popular in other cultures including: South East, African, Middle East, etc. I’m not surprised, they seem to have all sorts of all natural tricks compared to Western society. Summer is here, bathing suit season has begun, and what’s worse than feeling hairy or having razor burn while in your bikini or at the beach? You want to feel sexy and alive and hot….well ladies, it’s time to invest in stripping your hair off with sugaring–works on any part of the body!

Sugaring is basically the same concept of waxing. You lay the substance down on the skin, and rip it off. The difference is the ingredients in the ‘wax’ are all natural and non allergenic. Seriously! The sugar paste is made of water, lemon juice, and pure sugar cane. You can even eat it because it has no processed substances or fillers. Wouldn’t you rather have that on your body than wax that is made of questionable shit (Glucose, Fructose, Maltose, Aqua, Citric Acid, Modified Colophonium, Solanum Tuberosum, Parfum). I don’t want weird chemicals on my skin!

With sugaring you don’t use strips, the esthetician uses a ball of the sugar paste that’s about room temperature and gently places it on the area to be waxed. The hair is then removed from the root, like in regular waxing, however, it only pulls of dead skin cells, not all skin cells. The hair is pulled in the natural direction of hair growth too. The paste is then disposed off. It’s a super quick process, and there is no issue about the wax being too hot, or you being really sticky after (since sugar is soluble and dissolves with water). The sugar paste easily wipes off the body, if necessary, and you are left hair free, ready to enjoy your day. No mess, rash, bumps, reaction, redness, etc. The one down side– it still hurts. I would say it probably hurts a little less, or about the same as a waxing procedure. Hard for me to judge since I have not been waxing frequently. That will probably change though now that I’ve learned about sugaring!

The other plus about sugaring is that it’s pretty cheap. The place I found does Brazilians for $40 (and it takes about 20 mins only), Brazilians and brows for $50, lips for $10, etc. I just experimented and went in for sugaring last week. So I dont know the exact stats on how long the hair removal lasts. Like anything, it depends on your body. It is rumored that sugaring lasts longer though, and most people come in every 4-5 weeks.

To sum up ~ SUGARING ~ lasts just as long or longer than waxing, uses all natural ingredients, okay for your body and skin, leaves no mess and wipes off easily, less reaction and redness, great for sensitive skin, it’s affordable and cheaper than waxing, it’s quick, it’s safe, removes hair in same direction of growth while only removing dead skin cells….

If you wax, if you’re curious, if you would like your hair gone for longer periods of time so you dont need to shave, I recommend sugaring. I think I’m going to be hooked….