Mantra for Chakra One: Earth
May I feel the earth under my feet and grow roots to connections I love. May I honor my physical body and provide it with a healthy environment.
Mantra for Chakra Two: Water
May I move through space with intent and find pleasure in the gift of this temporal life. May my desires go beyond a consciousness of lack to seek creative solutions to challenges.
This week I will be sharing the mantras I repeat during my meditation sessions to nurture a proclivity toward keeping my seven chakras balanced. The word “chakra” is a Sanskrit word that translates as “wheel or disk”. Many see the seven chakras as “spheres of energy radiating from the central nerve ganglia of the spinal column.” (from The Sevenfold Journey by Anodea Judith and Selene Vega)
The first chakra is the earth chakra located on the base of the spine and deals with the issue of survival. A strong first chakra seeks stability, grounding, physical health and right livelihood. The underlying right of the first chakra is to be alive and to survive.
The second chakra is the water chakra located in the abdomen, genitals and hips. It deals with the issues of pleasure and emotion. A strong second chakra seeks fluidity and relaxation. The underlying right of the second chakra is to identify desires and to feel emotions fully.
For a brief description of the seven chakras, see The 7 Chakras – A Beginners Guide to Your Energy Systems. I also recommend a book called The Sevenfold Journey that provides more indepth descriptions, physical exercises, and suggestions for balancing the chakras.