is one of the seven Primary Chakras, and is associated with the
element: Earth, representing the densest grade of manifestation.
In the Kundalini-yoga system of Shaktism, the Muladhara Centre is
described as having four petals, corresponding to the psychological
states of greatest joy, natural pleasure, delight in controlling
passions, and blissfulness in concentration.
All these qualities
correspond to the bliss of realising the Divine in the physical
The highest and
most complete forms of spirituality do not reject the body, but see
it as the vehicle for the transmutation of the body and the spirit together.
according to Shakta Tantric doctrine, the seat of Kundalini, the latent
cosmic energy or shakti that resides in every living being. When
this latent power is activated through Hatha Yoga practicises (pranayama,
purification of the nadis, etc),
it rises through each of the rear or spinal chakras, and up through the
top of the head, to the Sahasrara
or "Thousand Petalled Lotus" located above the crown. There it unites
with its opposite polarity, the Paramashiva or Supreme Godhead Consciousness,
and the yogi attains total Liberation from phenomenal reality.
associated with this chakra are red, yellow, and golden. It could
be considered the bliss centre for physical body.
within the Muladhara Chakra.
from the bottom:
for Muladhara Chakra 1.
adhara, mula chakra or padma, brahma padma or bhumi chakra, chaturdala,
adhara, mulakanda, brahma
perineal region, close to anus
from right to left
(deep red), shining red, yellow, golden (shining yellow)
||four in number;
Wang Shang Shang Sang, arranged from right to left
yellow), blood red (deep red)
||four in number;
arranged from right to left
joy; 2 natural pleasure; 3 delight in controlling passion; 4 blissfulness
of the Earth Region
(in Earth Region)
form of Indra
||Indra is yellow
in colour, four-armed, holding the Vajra and a blue lotus in his
hands, mounted on the white elephant Airawata
the bindu of Lang
form of Brahma
deep red, young, four-faced, three-eyed, four-armed, holding a staff,
a sacred water-pot, and a rosary of rudraksha, and making the gesture
of dispelling fear; seated on a swan
shining red or shining white in colour; she has beautifull face
with three eyes; four-armed, holding a trident, a skulled staff,
a swan and a drinking vessel; seated on a red lotus
||broad at the
bottom and tapers to a point at the top
red, black (or green), golden (shining yellow)
subtle, lightning-like splendorous; also of shining red, white and
black (or dark-green) colour; in three and a half coils around Swayambhu-linga