Root Chakra, located at the base of our spinal column, is one of the seven major energy Chakras in our body. Unrestricted energy flow or healing of the energy blocks at the Root Chakra helps a person live blissfully in the physical gross world, enjoying health and fulfillment of gross desires. Adequate energy flow can be ensured or restored at this Chakra by regular meditation on this Chakra, for 5 minutes daily to start with.
Root Chakra is represented by the symbol of a bright red, four petaled lotus at the base of the spine. The chant for meditating on this Chakra is “lam” (“l” while inhaling and “m” while exhaling). The mudra (finger posture) for meditating on the Root Chakra is as shown in the pic.
To meditate on Root Chakra, first the person needs to be seated on a mat on the floor, cross-legged (or on a chair normally), spine straight, head over shoulders. Be relaxed, gently close eyes, bring your focus on your breath and try to let go tension in the muscles of various body parts.
Once you feel that you are in a relaxed state and have settled your focus on your breath, witness your breath rate gradually slowing down – dont force it, just let it happen. In this state, now gradually shift your attention to the Root Chakra. Visualize the red colored four-petal lotus and mentally chant “l” while inhaling, and chant “m” while exhaling. With each inhalation, visualize the lotus booming and with each exhalation, visualize it shrinking a bit.
After few days of regular practice, you will start feeling some tingling sensations at the base of the spine. This is an indication that your practice is going in the right direction. Keep practicing every day!