Some great information about the base chakra, our survival in the world, and the source of our safety and ability to thrive in the world.

Embracing the Divine Sensual: The Body Sacred

The Muladhara, or base chakra, is our connection with the physical realm.

It is the first to develop and is concerned with survival themes: connection to the universe, shelter, abundance, belonging, employment, protection, physicality, safety, energy and sex. And the right to exist – without having to prove ourselves (a mask for unworthiness). It is associated with prebirth, infancy and early childhood, when we are completely dependent upon others.

To be grounded and in the body is to be in touch with the base chakra. Once societies start seeing themselves as superior to nature, rather than as part of it, problems begin. It is especially challenging in modern western lifestyles – we are increasingly caught up in our heads, and in our fears. Marketing is aimed to keep us in our heads and looking for external validations or distractions. People with depression and/ or anxiety tend to be caught in…

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