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         Muladhara Chakra    


Muladhara is positioned close to anus, at the perineum, and it has four petals that match the vrittis of greatest joy, natural pleasure, delight in controlling passion, and blissfulness in concentration. 

In Samkhya philosophy, the concept of Muladhara is that of moola prakriti, the metaphysical basis of material existence. Muladhara is the chakra that draws down spritual energy and causes it to assume a physical existence. It is like the negative pole in an electrical circuit, which provides the potential for the evolution of form. 

Within this chakra resides sleeps the kundalini shakti, the great spiritual potential, waiting to be aroused and brought back up to the source from which it originated, Brahman. 

Muladhara is the base from which the 3 main psychic channels, nadis, ida, pingala and sushumna, emerge. 

It is related to the physical processes of reproduction and excretion, and also to the various fear and guilt complexes associated with them. All a person's Samskaras (potential karma ), are expressed here, in a physical form. 


It is associated with the following: 

    * Deities: Indra, Brahma and Dakini

    * Element: Earth

    * Colour: Red

    * Animal: An Elephant with seven trunks. 

    * Body Parts: Anus, Nose, Hamstrings, Calves, Feet 


In kundalini yoga, there are various yoga practices said to arouse and balance the energy in Muladhara, including some asanas (such as Garudasana, Shashankasana and Siddhasana) which put pressure on that point, some pranayamas, and importantly the practice of moola bandha. 

Other Associations 

In the same way that Muladhara contains a great deal of mental, physical and spiritual potential, as samskaras, waiting to fulfill itself, so does the human DNA. Kundalini is said to lie 'coiled up, like a snake', inside of Muladhara. Our DNA could be said to be the computer program that dictates how our bodies will develop. Equally, Muladhara could be said to contain the computer program dictating what samskaras we have to face in this life. 

Many western occultists make the kabbalistic association of Muladhara with the Sephirah Malkuth, whose role in kabbalah as the spiritual principle behind matter is an archetypal idea almost identical to that of Muladhara.