An imbalanced Root Chakra can leave you feeling disconnected and out of balance with life. In many cases, people who experience an imbalance with their Root Chakra suffer from negative thoughts, like inadequacy, selfishness, or distrust. They may also suffer from physical discomforts like muscle aches, cramps, bladder issues, or general exhaustion.
Practicing daily grounding postures can help balance your Root Chakra and remove any blockages or overstimulation you might be suffering. Incorporate postures like staff pose or chair pose into your daily routine to see a major difference in your point of view.
Continue reading this article to learn about the best yoga poses for the Root Chakra.
The best yoga poses for the Root Chakra
Basic postures like the staff pose or chair pose are basic, introductory poses that many people already practice. However, they can make a large difference in balancing your Root Chakra.
Most yogis already know how to do staff pose. In fact, everyone already knows how to do staff pose! It’s an easy seated pose that simply requires a bit of poise and deep breathing. The simple seated posture will help you feel more grounded and improve your posture.
How to do the staff pose
Start in a seated position with your feet stretched straight in front of you. Point your toes straight toward the ceiling, and bend your knees slightly if necessary. Place your hands on either side of your hips and elongate your spine, keeping your shoulders down and away from your ears.
You may focus on a fixed point before you or close your eyes and stay here for however long you want. It is a great pose for meditation and deep breathing as you reground yourself.
The chair pose is a standing pose that can balance your Root Chakra. Since the chair pose is already a part of sun salutations, it is likely already a part of your daily yoga sequence. However, people with an unbalanced Root Chakra might want to increase or decrease the frequency of this pose depending on their Chakra balance.
How to do the chair pose
Begin in Mountain Pose. From the mountain pose, inhale and bring your arms above your head. Exhale and slowly lower yourself to the floor until your knees are bent, and your thighs are as parallel to the floor as possible. Draw your shoulder blades in as you reach your elbows back toward your ears, maintaining a small distance between your arms and your head.
Inhale and deepen your pose, maintaining an elongated spine. Loosen your jaw and keep a relaxed focus on a fixed-point in front of you. Hold this pose for several seconds until you release on an exhale, bringing yourself back to the starting position.
Practicing daily yoga postures is one of the best ways to ensure your Root Chakra stays in balance. Grounding poses, like the staff pose, can maintain the integrity of your Root Chakra because they allow you to engage the full body while meditating.