Monday Meditation: Balancing the Root Chakra

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Another Monday, another meditation 🙂 This is the first one of a series of meditations to balance the Chakras, the 7 centres of energy located alongside our spine. If you are completely new to the Chakras, you might want to read this post which describes Chakras in more depth, otherwise, you may read on …

Energy flows through and from the chakras and therefore when they are blocked we feel anxious, sad or sometimes even ill. Each of these centres of energy is related to a group of organs and to certain emotional and spiritual traits.

Today’s meditation balances the Root Chakra through the use of Tibetan Singing Bowls and relaxation.

The Root Chakra is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and the colour red. It is located at the base of the spine.

Not exactly a lotus flower, but this rose is of a beautiful red colour, like the Root Chakra.
Not exactly a lotus flower, but this rose is of a beautiful red colour, like the Root Chakra.

It rules over kidneys, legs and feet as well as over the gonads and the adrenal medulla, responsible for the fight-or-flight response.

This Chakra is related to security, instinct, survival and our sense of belonging, either to our family or the community. It also connects us to the Earth in a primal sense and keeps us grounded.

If you’ll like to read more about Chakras, you can do so here.

Without further ado, here is the meditation 🙂

Note: There’s one rather high-pitched bowl at the end, so if you are using a headset to listen to this meditation, try to keep the volume down.

Singing bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, and personal well-being. They were historically made throughout Asia, especially Nepal, China and Japan.

They are a type of bell, but rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with the bottom surface resting. The rim of each bowl vibrates to produce sound characterized by a fundamental frequency (first harmonic) and usually two audible harmonic overtones.

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