Muladhara Chakra and its Crystals
Lets start at the base of your spine in a place that is called the Muladhara Chakra.
This Chakra represents our very existence on earth, the things or tangible items that form who we are. They include the food that we eat, the shelter we live in, but also includes our own survival skills, courage and will power. These items create what many of us call our foundation of who we are.
We use the term “I am feeling grounded” or “I feel connected” often enough, but have we ever thought about why or how it happens. Throughout the entire length of your spine, nerve endings from all reaches of our body, attach, and send information up the spinal column to our brains. At the base of our spine a particular nerve called the Sciatic Nerve attaches sending signals to our brains, these signals help identify our connectedness or grounded to Mother Earth. The Sciatic Nerve is the longest and also the largest diameter nerve within the human body, originating at the heal of our feet running up our legs, through our hip bones and into the Spinal Column at Muladhara the Root Chakra. This magnificent nerve is that which allows us to feel connected and grounded. When we are experiencing sciatica, we are experiencing a disconnect and are no longer as grounded as we could be. With each foot step, we connect to the energy of Mother Earth, and send her vibration through ourselves.
For those of us experiencing sciatica or a loss of connection with this Earth Element, Help is on its way, you will feel more connected. First you can try some simple yoga poses that you can do in the comfort of your home can help alleviate sciatica, try the trusted Pigeon Pose. I also believe that particular crystals can also help connect us with Mother Earth. The stones that I would suggest are Garnet, Hematite, Jet, Obsidian and Agate. Hematite is my “go to” stone when I want to resonate with Mother Earth again, it is very heavy compared to others similarly sized, and also can aid in detoxifying the blood, this heaviness reminds me of earths gravity and her constant and gentle pull towards her.
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