Mooladhara Chakra

The Mooladhara is the first energy centre of our subtle system and the starting point of our left channel. This energy centre is located in the pelvic plexus, below the Kundalini. The fundamental quality of the central Mooladhara chakra is innocence or acting without motive or desire for great personal gain, as seen in babies and young children. With this innocence comes an innocent wisdom which, if left undisturbed, develops into a balanced set of priorities in an adult.

When this energy centre is clear and healthy, we can intuitively feel which path is the right one for us. This feeling allows us to make decisions without the need to constantly analyse or question our own judgment, and to enjoy freely. By awakening the qualities of the Mooladhara Chakra, we can relearn how to be innocent, to bring joy to those around us, and to establish our discrimination to make wise choices.

In Life

How to open the Mooladhara Chakra

By manifesting the qualities of our Mooladhara chakra in our daily life, this centre can grow stronger, deepening our meditations and making us less susceptible to imbalances. When we neglect this chakra we may lack spontaneous joy and dynamism, make unwise decisions and swing to extremes of a sexual nature.

Tips for improving your Mooladhara Chakra:

- Make a surprise gift or experience for a friend. See just how much joy you can bring to them!

- Whether in studies or work, try for one hour to do your tasks without overthinking

- Try to keep your attention on nature throughout the day - look at the sky, the grass, admire the flowers!

- If you have a desire, try to detach from the outcome completely, and see if you can find joy in any result

Cleansing Techniques
Foot Soak

Foot Soak

Simple and inexpensive, soaking your feet in saltwater is the daily habit you didn’t know you needed. Imagine standing with your feet in the ocean, letting it soothe your stresses away and calm your mind. Luckily, foot-soaking can also be done in the comfort of your own home!

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Shri Mataji's Words

Shri Mataji's Words
Shri Mataji on Mooladhara Chakra
Ancient Knowledge

The Eternal Child

When seeking to express the qualities of the Mooladhara chakra, one can study the archetype of the Hindu deity, Shri Ganesha. He is said to be the primordial child, completely pure and innocent, formed from the earth by the Goddess Parvati. His elephant head represents the innate wisdom that he imbibes, and the story of how he gained it demonstrates his complete dedication to his mother.

One day, the Goddess Parvati was taking a bath and asked Shri Ganesha to guard the door, and to let no one enter under any circumstance. Anyone who tried to approach the door to call on Goddess Parvati, Shri Ganesha swiftly sent away. However after some time, her husband Shri Shiva arrived and asked to enter.

Shri Ganesha, in total innocence and devotion to his mother’s instructions, repeatedly refused and would not step aside. In a furious rage, Shri Shiva cut off the head of the child, not knowing that it was his own son. When Shri Parvati came out and saw her dead son, she was struck by grief. Upon learning his mistake, Shri Shiva asked his soldiers to bring him the head of the first beast they find, which happened to be an elephant. Shri Shiva attached the elephant head to the body of the boy and gave him life again. From that point onward, Shri Ganesha became revered for his unwavering devotion and grounded inner strength.

In Hinduism, Shri Ganesha is venerated as the remover of obstacles, a symbol of pure innocence, intelligence and wisdom, and is worshipped at the start of any endeavour or ceremony. Although this story may seem abstract, we can take some value from the moral.

Our inner awakening takes place when we are devoted to our innate motherly energy, the Kundalini. This is why the Mooladhara chakra is the first centre on our central nervous system, placed below the sacrum bone where the Kundalini lies dormant. When we invoke our own sense of innocence and show our complete faith in our Kundalini, the same way a child does to their mother, she rises in us and nourishes us within.