Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
View your shopping cart Shopping Cart | My Account | Help | Become a Fan on Facebook Become a Fan | Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us | Watch Us on YouTube Watch Us | Subscribe to our RSS Feeds Subscribe
Browse ProductsAuthorsArticlesBlogsEncyclopediaNewslettersAffiliate ProgramContact UsBooksellers
Advanced Search
LLEWELLYN JOURNAL
Article Topics
List of Articles
RSS Data Feeds
Mission Statement
Use of Our Articles
Writers' Guidelines

Email Exclusives
Sign up to receive special offers and promotions from Llewellyn.

Get the Latest Issue of New Worlds

January/February 2016 Issue

New Worlds Catalog

Get the FREE app for your tablet and mobile device. Now available in the iTunes Store†and the Google Play Store

Also available as a PDF File.

Click for more information about New Worlds or to receive issues via mail.


The Llewellyn Journal
Print this Article Print this Article

Muladhara Meditation

This article was written by Llewellyn
posted under Chakras & Energy Work

Each chakra controls a certain range of frequencies of energy flowing into and out of it from either the physical or one or more of the subtle bodies. It isnít enough to understand this phenomenon intellectually or even experience it on the unconscious level. It is important to consciously experience and consciously be able to regulate the energy as it radiates into, through, and out of each particular chakra. Iíve created a series of meditations designed to help you consciously experience, regulate, and integrate the functions of the chakras with each other and with the other organs of the subtle energy system. In the Muladhara meditation I want you to feel the energy flowing through the first chakra. Then get in touch with that center of consciousness that is your earth-like nature and become that consciousness to the exclusion of everything else.

To begin the Muladhara meditation, it is first necessary to get in touch with the energy of the Muladhara center and increase it. By increasing the level of energy it will be easier to experience the energy in the chakra, and then the consciousness that is a manifestation of the sub-field created by the chakra. To start, find a comfortable position, preferably with your back straight, close your eyes, and begin the Yogic Breath. Breathe deeply through your nose without separation between inhalation and exhalation, and feel yourself relaxing. Take your time and let yourself become conscious of your body. This is easiest to do if you pay attention to your breathing for about five minutes, allowing it to get deeper and more rhythmic with each breath. After about five minutes bring your attention to your first chakra at the base of your spine. Itís all right if you donít know exactly where it is. Bring your attention to where you think it is. Then begin breathing in and out from your first chakra.

I want you to feel that on every inhalation the breath does not stop at the bottom of your lungs but that it continues flowing down all the way to the base of your spine. Without separation between inhalation and exhalation, breathe out naturally through your nose. On each exhalation, feel as if the energy at the base of your spine is growing stronger. You will feel the energy as a heat and intensity that will become more powerful with each exhalation. As it grows stronger, visualize the energy there as a ball of fiery, red energy. Continue both experiencing and visualizing the energy growing brighter for two or three minutes. Let your consciousness, which for most people is centered somewhere around the shoulders and neck, move downward until it reaches the base of your spine and becomes centered in the ball of energy. Become the ball of energy and feel yourself being drawn downward into the Earth.

As this happens, pay attention to how you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. For some of you there will be profound changes on each level. Some of you will experience imagery associated with the Earth, imagery associated with the cycles of life, death, and rebirth. Some students report experiencing feelings of continuity and rapport with other life forms or feelings of security, partnership, and belonging associated with Nature and Mother Earth.

By doing this exercise repeatedly, you will learn about different aspects of your earth-like nature and your connection and interdependent relationship with the Earth. I would suggest that you take at least ten minutes for this part of the meditation. After ten minutes or when you are satisfied, take a deep breath through your nose, and as you exhale mentally repeat, ďEvery time I come to this level of consciousness I learn to use more of my mind creatively.Ē Next let your breathing return to normal, release the ball of energy at the base of your spine and the imagery associated with the first chakra. Then mentally return to the room and relax. After a few moments, begin to count mentally from one to five and when you reach the number five, open your eyes. You will feel wide awake, perfectly relaxed, and better than you did before.


From Chakra Therapy, by Keith Sherwood


RELATED PRODUCTS

Chakra Therapy
Chakra Therapy
For Personal Growth & Healing
Keith Sherwood
$12.99 US,  $14.95 CAN
$9.09 US,  $10.47 CAN On Sale! | Add to Cart
Chakras for Beginners
Chakras for Beginners
A Guide to Balancing Your Chakra Energies
David Pond
$13.99 US,  $15.95 CAN | Add to Cart

Please note that the use of Llewellyn Journal articles
is subject to certain Terms and Conditions

In my new book, How to Survive Mercury Retrograde (And Venus & Mars, Too), I emphasize that a retrograde planet can be used productively. A planet does not have to be moving in direct motion to get positive results. The backward motion of a planet through an astrological sign gets us to be more reflective and does, to some degree, slow down... read this article
How to Use Affirmations That Work
The Moon as Calendar and Timepiece
Nature Spirituality From the Ground Up: Exploring the Totemic Ecosystem
The Art of Introspection in a Self-Obsessed World
How to Use Tapping to Ease Stress, Pain, and Grief

Most recent posts:
Tarot Journaling and the Star
At the beginning of a new year, people often make a resolution to keep a journal. Keeping a journal has many benefits and can be done any number of...

5 Secrets of Self-Healing
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Amy B. Scher, author of the new How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can. Do you know self-healing...

The Importance of Giving Back to the Totems (And Other Spirits, Too!)
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Lupa, author of New Paths to Animal Totems, Plant and Fungus Totems, and the new Nature Spirituality...





The Abyss Surrounds Us The Abyss Surrounds Us
By: Emily Skrutskie
Price: $11.99 US,  $13.95 CAN
Llewellyn's Witch's Coloring Book Llewellyn's Witch's Coloring Book
By: Llewellyn
Price: $12.99 US,  $14.95 CAN
Wheels of Life Wheels of Life
A User's Guide to the Chakra System

By: Anodea Judith
Price: $21.95 US,  $25.50 CAN
How to Survive Mercury Retrograde How to Survive Mercury Retrograde
And Venus & Mars, Too

By: Bernie Ashman
Price: $16.99 US,  $19.50 CAN
Llewellyn's Shadowscapes Coloring Book Llewellyn's Shadowscapes Coloring Book
By: Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Price: $12.99 US,  $14.95 CAN