Mooladhara Chakra

Definition of Chakra

The word chakra literally means 'wheel' or 'circle', but in the yogic context it is 'vortex' or 'whirlpool'. The chakras are vortices of pranic energy at specific areas in the body which control the circulation of prana permeating the entire human structure. Each chakra relate to specific areas of the brain, and in most people these psychic centres are inactive. Concentration on the chakras while performing yogic practices stimulates the flow of energy through the chakras and helps to Activate them. This in turn awakens the inactive areas in the brain and the corresponding faculties in the psychic and mental hoodies, allowing one to experience planes of consciousness which are normally inaccessible. The petals of the lotus, inscribed with the bija mantras or seed sounds of the Sanskrit alphabet, represents the different manifestations of psychic energy connected with the Chakras

About Mooladhara chakra

Chakra is situated at the perineum in the male body and at the cervix in the female body. The word mool means 'root' and adhara means Therefore, it is known as the root centre. Mooladhara chakra is associated with the sense of smell and the anus. It is symbolized by a deep red lotus with four petals. In the centre is a yellow square, the yantra of prithvi tattwa, the earth element, and the bija mantra "lam". In the centre of the square is a red triangle the symbol of shakti or creative energy, with its apex pointing downward. Within the triangle is the smoky coloured swayambhu logo, symbolizing the astral body. Mooladhara chakra is the seat or dwelling place of primal energy, kundalini shakti. Kundalini is the serpent coiled in deep slumber around swayambhu linga. It is the source of all energy in humankind and the universe, whether sexual, emotional, mental, psychic or spiritual.

Mantra: Lam