Muladhara Chakra: Root Center

October 1, 2013    BY Sandra Anderson

Muladhara chakra, or the root center, is the foundation that supports our physical life, so we need to keep this center strong and stable. It supports not only our physical body, but also all the energies and consciousness needing a body in order to unfold. This chakra is located at the root of our vertical axis (the spine) and is associated with our four basic instincts—food, sleep, sex, and self-preservation. Yoga practice to stabilize and strengthen our root energy focuses on the pelvis and legs. A healthy diet is also important.

Sandra Anderson
For over 20 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga theory and practice with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan Institute, her teaching reflects access to the living oral tradition, and the embodied experience of 30 years of dedicated practice. With a background in the natural sciences and interest in classical Sanskrit, along with frequent pilgrimages to India, Sandy has a rare capacity to eloquently convey the... Read more>>