Chakras are spinning wheels of energy that house the energy of your thoughts and feelings. These spinning wheels are located along the central axis of your body literally connecting your aura to your physical form. They provide information to your endocrine system, regulating your hormones and balancing the energy within your body. The ancients were well aware of the chakra system and wrote about chi or prana flowing throughout the body. Western medicine is slowly coming to grips with the idea that energy flows through the body and affects our emotions and physical health.
The first chakra is located at the base of your spine and runs from the front of your body to the back of your body. This swirling disk of energy is concerned with your body’s survival, having enough food, water, and shelter. The energy of family and friends is a frequent occupant in this chakra. You may hear your mother’s voice every time you sit down at the dinner table, encouraging you to finish everything on your plate. Or you may hear your old soccer coach’s voice in your head telling you to buck up and play through your pain. Or your father’s energy letting you know that the new home you just purchased is a little too big, a little too grand. Using a Grounding Cord to remove all of this foreign energy from your space is a powerful way to reclaim it as your own.
The adrenal glands are associated with this chakra and send out hormones to alert the body to a potentially dangerous situation. You may feel the area around the base of your spine flare up when you are under stress, or when you remember a dramatic event from your past. Quite a lot of people these days are living in a constant state of alert. Job stresses, family life, the economy, and all the violence we watch on television, keep our adrenals on hyper-alert.
So how do we calm the adrenals? The first step is becoming aware of the stresses and their effect on the body. The second step is doing something different! I recommend using your grounding cord and golden sun to remove the stresses from your body and aura. I also find that a practice of daily meditation helps to lower the stress hormones causing damage to the adrenals. Below is a basic short meditation you can use everyday to quiet your mind and bring your first chakra into a state of peace and calm.
More tools and a longer meditation can be found here: Tools to Tame Your Inner Critic