Muladhara Chakra (Root Chakra)- Centered at the perineum and the base of our spine, this energy vortex involves our survival needs, establishing a healthy sense of connection to the earth, caring for our body, and purging our body of wastes and toxins. The parts of our body connected to the root chakra are the base of our spine, the legs, feet, and our large intestine. Signs of excessiveness in our first chakra include greed, stockpiling possessions or money, or gaining excessive weight. Muladhara Chakra is coupled with the earth, our physical and emotional connections, and with the color red, which has a slower vibration than the colors that represent the other chakras.
Poses to ground the root chakra include mountain, butterfly, easy seated, staff, forward fold, bridge, chair, warrior I and II.