root

unearthing the inner yogi 


At the base of the spine resides the power, known as kundalini, the coiled-up cobra. This is our root, where we draw sustenance from. The Ancients described this as the first of seven major energy points along the spine which they called chakras, or circles.

The root chakra is the first and most important energy point. We can visualize it as a rotating disc in the perinium, between the anal sphincter and the reproductive organs.

The magnificence of the beautiful redwood tree depends upon strong and stable roots. Keeping our attention upon our root allows our yoga practice to bear leaves, flowers, and fruit.

Peace and Love,

Abhay

 Abhay Ghiara is a life-long yoga practitioner who studied yoga and yoga philosophy at the Aurobindo Ashram and Bombay University. He now lives in Berkeley, California and teaches yoga to a wide range of students. 

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