Basics
Attributes
Energy
Poses
Meditation
Inspiration
Basics

NUMBER

FORMAL NAME

DEFINITION

COLOR

ELEMENT

BLOCK

SENSE

MANTRA

ADDICTIONS

MUDRA

PETALS

VRITTI NUMBER OF PETALS

1

Muladara

Base/Support

Red

Earth

Fear

Smell

LAM

Shopping

Bhumi-

4

10

Attributes

Survival

Relationship with Ancestors & Biological Family

Reality

Prosperity

Roots

Loyalty

Reality

Tenacity

In touch with the body

Concentration

Supported

Foundation

Stability

Energy

DEFICIENT ENERGY

Living in our head. Out of touch with our body.

Chronic Disorganization

Financial Difficulty

Absent Minded

Little interest in Sex

Withdrawn

EXCESSIVE ENERGY

Greed

Hoarding

Rigid Boundries

Lethargic/Sluggish

Depression

Obesity

Insensitive

Materialistic

Poses

Standing and balancing poses. Poses where the body has a lot of contact with the earth.

Padmasana / Lotus Pose

Malasana / Garland Pose

Janu Sirsansana / Head-to-Knee Forward Bend

Apanasana / Knee to Chest Yoga Pose

Uttanasana / Standing Forward Bend

Paschimottanasana / Seated Forward Bend

Tadasana / Mountain Pose

Halasana / Plow Pose

Dandasana / Staff Pose

Setu Bandasana / Bridge Pose

Shalabasana / Locust Posture

Meditation

Om

Ek ong kaar, sat naam, karataa purakh, nirbho, nirvair Akaal moorat, ajoonee, saibhang, gur prasaad. Jap! Aad such, jugaad such, Hai bhee such, Naanak hosee bhee such.

Translates to : One Creator. Truth is His name. Doer of everything. Fearless, Revengeless, Undying, Unborn, Self illumined, The Guru's gift, Meditate! True in the beginning. True through all the ages. True even now. Oh Nanak it is forever true.

Om Lam Par Tatvaay Vam Sham Sham Sam Om Phat

Inspiration

Big trees have deep roots

He who knows others is learned. He who knows himself is wise.

Be like a tree: - Stay Grounded - Connect with your Roots - Turn over a New Leaf - Bend before you Break - Enjoy your natural beauty - Keep growing!

Put your ear down next to your soul and listen hard.

You can't fall if you don't climb - but there's no joy living your whole life on the ground.

Keep your feet grounded but let your heart soar as high as it will.

Like a tree, you have to find your roots to bend in the wind.

Fly high but stay grounded

With each inhale, lift heart heart closer to the sun with each exhale, root your heels more deply in the ground.

Sometimes the only way to become grounded is to hit bottom.

I stopped looking for the light. I decided to become it instead.

To be rooted is perhaps the most important but least recognized needs of the human soul.

A mighty wind blew night and day It stole the oak tree's leaves away Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark Until the oak was tired and stark But still the oak tree held its ground While other trees fell all around The weary wind gave up and spoke. How can you still be standing Oak? The oak tree said, I know that you Can break each branch of mine in two Carry every leaf away Shake my limbs, and make me sway But I have roots stretched in the earth Growing stronger since my birth You'll never touch them, for you see They are the deepest part of me Until today, I wasn't sure Of just how much I could endure But now I've found, with thanks to you I'm stronger than I ever knew

Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet

Maybe you are searching among the branching for what only appears in the roots