To be grounded means to be centred within yourself.
To be rooted deeply in the power of who you are.
To trust in a higher power.
To feel balanced + stable.
To feel safe + secure.
Have you ever felt like you were swirling or spinning out of control? Like you’ve lost the essence of who you are, or like you need to reconnect? These are signs that you aren’t grounded. In order lead a well balanced life where we feel centred + at peace, it is crucial to stay grounded.
Connection to the earth is an important part of all grounding practices. The root chakra (Muladhara) is one of the best ways to ignite your connection with the earth. The root chakra is a centre of energy in the body which resides at the base of the spine. It rules feelings of safety + security, grounding + balance. The sanskirt word for root chakra, Muladhara breaks down into two parts: Mula = root, Adhara = support or base. There are many ways to connect with this chakra, keep reading to learn more!
Yoga is an amazing way to stay grounded, especially if practiced outdoors, close to the earth. Below are three of our favourite poses for grounding. These poses focus on the root chakra.
Grounding yoga poses that support the root chakra:
Malasana, Squat pose
A symmetrical pose, Squat keeps you close to the earth and inspires you to be centred + balanced.
As you inhale, visualize yourself drawing up earth energy,
As you exhale, visualize yourself sending roots into the earth.
Utkata Konasana, Goddess pose
Another symmetrical pose, Goddess pose gives you a strong foundation.
Feel the powerful energy of who you are.
Fierce + Strong.
Hug to your midline as you expand.
Natarajasana, Dancer pose
Any balancing posture is a great way to ignite your root chakra. Encouraging you to send down deep roots so that you may rise to great heights.
Find your centre.
Gemstones for grounding:
Carrying or wearing gemstones is simple yet effective way stay grounded. These sacred stones hold earth energies within them that can bring balance + security into every moment of your day. Tiny Devotions has just launched a new Grounding collection, each of the beautiful malas within this collection are said to assist the wearer in staying grounded. They are also deeply protected, supporting your root chakra and encouraging you to feel safe + secure.
Check them out here.
Jamie Diana is our in house ambassador & inspiration guru. She is a yoga teacher + writer who is dedicated to empowering women to live magically and experience their best lives through yoga, meditation, goddess work, moon manifesting, and natural wellness.