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How to Energize the Base Chakra
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The base chakra is said to be the seat of our procreation, survival and base instincts. Located between the anus and the genitals, this chakra, also known as the "root centre," influences the vitality of our blood, spine, legs, nervous and reproductive systems. What follows are some energy and meditation techniques designed to charge this chakra and bring health to your body.

Sit in a comfortable position and center yourself. Visualize energy being pulled up from the earth through your spine and spreading throughout your body. Next picture a beam of healing energy flowing down the crown your head and through your body. When you feel the calm flow of energy, proceed to the next step.

Picture the base chakra as a red ball of healing energy. As you inhale, visualize this red energy being pulled up from the earth, through the soles of your feet and legs filling your base chakra. As you exhale, picture the energy radiating in your base chakra before returning to the earth. Perform this exercise for 5 to 10 minutes, noting any changes.

Stimulate the chakra points in your hands and feet. With your palms up, locate the bulbous part of the radius just below the base of your thumb and wrist. Exert pressure on the area by gently massaging the point in a clockwise motion. Repeat this procedure with each foot, locating the point at the lower back edge of the heel bone.

Practice your breathing. Sit in a comfortable position and concentrate on your natural breathing rhythm for about 5 minutes to quiet your mind. Begin by breathing in to a count of 5 and out to a count of 5. If you find this difficult, reduce the counting number to 3. As you breathe, focus on the air as it enters and leaves your nostrils. Continue this exercise for 5 to 10 minutes, visualizing your base chakra being charged with liquid white light.

Try the "Lam" mantra exercise. Find a comfortable position and intone the Lam mantra (pronounce the "a" as in "barn"). Take a deep breath in and open your mouth as you intone the first part of the mantra "laaa." Gently bring your lips together to intone "mmmm." When you are out of breath, inhale deeply and repeat the mantra, finding a tone that works best for you.