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Muladhara Meditation Muladhara Meditation
by Matt Williamson
2009-09-02 09:20:23
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I am going to guess that most readers are used to the idea of meditation. I would also hope that some of you have experimented with moving your thoughts and intentions into a particular part of your body, say your left foot, or perhaps your hands. But have you focused your attention upon the chakra centers? If you can see them on a drawing of the human body, then you can imagine them in your body. Imagination is so powerful and accurate that this simply works.

Take some time study this image to the left.  Notice where the chakras are, and also notice the colors associated with them, these colors where not decided upon randomly, but they were associated by meditation masters and the great yogis of the Hindu and Buddhist schools.  I want you to use these colors in your own meditations as they are universally recognized, I believe this will speed you along on your path.

For this meditation we will focus upon the root chakra, the Muladhara chakra.  To begin let’s find a quiet room, if there are distracting noises then perhaps put on some soft music that is meant for yoga, meditation or reiki.  Start with your intention, specifically your ‘attention’.  Focus your thoughts first upon the room in which you sit or lay, bring your presence into this room now. You are not just a body occupying this space, but rather you are an energy being which pervades the entire room, wall to wall, floor to ceiling.  Pull your being into this space and relax into it for as long as you need, until you are grounded to it.  Once you feel grounded I want you to move closer to your body, bring in your thoughts and focus them on your flesh.  See it as perhaps you have never before, see it as the sustaining vessel for your consciousness.  See it as a regal estate with a beautiful house, within which your mind resides.

Journey now down a path from this magnificent main house to a shaded area which is nestled amongst great trees at the edge of the estate.  There is a large seat waiting for you.  This seat is sure and strong, the legs are made of rough-hew wood tied together with leather strips, but the seat and back have been sanded smooth, they are cool to your touch.

Sit now.  Rest on your chair, and in your mind close your eyes again.  With your meditative mind feel your energy body which sits upon this seat.  Allow the color of this chakra to fill your mind as you focus your whole attention at the base of your spine.  Feel your body pressing down against the seat, feel the seat holding you up, working against and with gravity to keep you in that space.

Give yourself enough time to completely inhabit this place within your body.  You can slowly enfold your being, all that you are, into this tiny space.  Realize that this space, like all space, is relative and pliable.  It can contain all of creation within this finite area.  Now feel the pulsation of energy that arises within you, the energy of the earth that is accepted and utilized from this very chakra.  It is given freely from the earth, given to you so that you may be grounded and close to the energy that sustains all life on earth.  The rains, wind, lightning, thunder, the grasses, trees, myriad plants and animals are all connected to you through this energy.  Feel them within you.  Feel those aspects of this earth energy flow across your body.

Sit within this energy and allow it to fuel you.  For now, in this moment, this is all you need.

Focus on your breath.  Follow the in breath down to the base of your spine, where the Muladhara Chakra resides.  On the exhalation I want you to feel the energy move throughout your whole body.  Awaken this power within you, it has always been there, stirring below the surface, waiting to be acknowledged and used.

Be in this place until you feel your consciousness begin to re-enter the world.  Know that you can return to this place at any time.  Be refreshed and well.

Namaste!

Originally published on ChakraRetreat.com


 
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