Yoga Poses for Root Chakra Balance

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You will experience inner peace, contentment, and happiness when the root chakra is balanced. You will be more compassionate and patient with yourself and others.

A balanced root chakra will bring you emotional stability and a sense that you can handle anything the universe throws at you.

All of us have encountered people who radiate serenity. Smile, and they smile back. Their calmness is contagious, and it’s great for the soul.

You feel grounded and free when the energy is flowing through the root chakra.

You may also have encountered people with an unbalanced root chakra. Self-care is neglected by people who jump from one project or thought to another without a proper plan. This can lead to burnout. People with an unbalanced root chakra can feel sluggish and defeated.

What is Muladhara Chakra?

The word Muladhara combines two Sanskrit terms. The words “Mula” means root, and “Adhara” means support or base.

Where is my Muladhara Chakra located?

The root chakra is found at the base of the spine, pelvic floor, and first three vertebrae. The earth element is directly associated with this chakra, as well as our ability to feel firmly grounded in our lives.

To reach your full potential, you need to have a strong foundation. Meditation will help you to calm your mind and feel more grounded no matter what the day brings. Start your day off with a sense of self-confidence by taking the 30-Day Meditation Challenge. You will learn how to work with chakras and let unsettling and troubling thoughts pass.

All seven chakras have a purpose and are interconnected. The root chakra is of particular importance since it is the foundation for our entire chakra system. The root chakra is the most intuitive of all the chakras and the foundation of our survival center. Here, our “fight or flight” response is triggered.

The root chakra is connected to stability, vitality, and grounding. The root chakra includes our instinct for survival, our need for security and safety, as well as our basic needs such as food and shelter. The root chakra is also associated with emotional functions and needs, such as family loyalty and beliefs and values.

The root chakra balances when the above needs are met. This results in an individual who is stable, grounded, and secure.

The external symptoms of second chakra deficiency can be sprinkled on the skin.

  • Feelings like you’re “stuck” or lethargy
  • Inability to act and manifest intent
  • Depression or anxiety disorders
  • Feeling alienated and disconnected from others

Sprinkle the symptoms of excess at the second chakra.

  • Stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Nightmares
  • Problems with the colon, bladder, and lower back are all health issues.
  • Financial problems
  • Unexplained pains and aches in the body

How to Balance the Root Chakra

Balance is key when working with your chakras. It is equally important to release excess chakra energy as it is to stimulate chakras in order to gain power. Yoga poses for the Muladhara are designed to both produce and release energy. This will allow you to experience true transformation and growth. Take five slow breaths while in each root chakra position.


Close your eyes and feel the ground beneath you. Exhale, releasing the things that don’t serve you anymore or stop you from moving forward.

You may wish to consider focusing on the following:

  • You can trust yourself
  • Release fear
  • Personal balance
  • Letting go
  • Cultivating the feeling of being grounded


Relax your entire body. Feel the support of the earth beneath you and allow this feeling to guide you throughout your practice.


This pose helps to calm your mind and spirit while strengthening the lower spine and ankles and opening the hips.

The feet are the roots of our being, and we can feel the earth’s energy through them. You can use a bolster or block to rest on while you tuck in your toes to awaken the fascia on the soles. Hold for a minute and then release. Repeat this three times.


Uttanasana is a wonderful pose that helps calm a busy brain. It also stretches out the hamstrings, releasing tension throughout the back.

Mountain Pose

We can feel that the earth provides us with the nutrients we need. Mountain pose allows us to be centered in the moment. It is both relaxing and balancing. Do this on grass to feel more connected to the earth.

Sun Salutations

You can tap into your inner strength and connect with the earth by doing three to five sun salutations. As we breathe in and out, we will feel a steady, slow heat build-up from within. You will also experience a feeling of power and concentration. As you progress deeper into moving meditation, you will notice that your mind begins to surrender to the moment. Close your eyes if you feel comfortable doing so.


This pose creates a stretch that is intense for the quad and psoas muscles. These muscles are closely connected to our first chakra and our flight or fight mechanism. Take five deep breaths to allow your muscles to transform any remaining fight-or-flight energy.

Warrior II

Virabhadrasana is a pose that means “fierce fighter.” What better way to face your fears and doubts than this? This pose stimulates the body’s energy flow while keeping both feet firmly planted on the ground. It helps you tap into your inner reserves for strength and determination.

Bridge Pose

This pose will allow your feet to be firmly grounded to the ground. The spine also stimulates the throat and heart chakras while opening up the solar-plexus chakrasĀ and balancingĀ the sacral chakra.

Wide-legged Front Fold

This asana allows the root chakra to flow into your body.


Allow yourself to be supported by the ground beneath you and release all tension from your body. As you inhale and outhale, remind yourself: “I am supported. I am safe.”

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