Unleashing the Shakti within
Shakti or Parvati, Durga and
Kali, as she is also known by, is the supreme Mother Goddess and the source of
all feminine power in Hinduism. In Hindu mythology female deities are very
powerful and equivalent to male deities, they are prayed to and revered in
equal standing. Shakti is the universal essence of power, creativity and energy
and the Shakti energy is the main principle behind Tantra Yoga. Shakti is Shiva’s wife and Shiva embodies the
male universal power. This female and male principle is intertwined and they are inseparable in nature.
Shakti is also the mother of one the most popular Hindu Gods, Ganesh the
The feminine Power of Shakti
is also related to the Kundalini energy and the first chakra of the seven
chakras or energy centers in the body. Ganesh is the presiding deity of the
Muladhara Root chakra. The color of this chakra is vibrant red like a ruby and this chakra is where the Kundalini energy
resides coiled like a serpent at the base of the spine. The Muladhara Root chakra must be open
and grounded in order to release the feminine force of
creativity and energetic vibration that resides here.
When awakened, the feminine Shakti energy is said to rise
from the muladhara chakra up through the central nadi, called sushumna,
reaching up the spine and to the top of the
head. The progress of this Kundalini energy through the different chakras leads
to different levels of awakening and mystical
experience, until it finally reaches the top of the head, and the 7th chakra also known as Sahasrara or the Crown
chakra, producing an extremely profound mystical experience.
union with the 7th chakra results in soul and spirit merging and the
feminine energy merging with the divine energy to become one. This Shakti feminine energy is
thought to be the source of all our untapped power and potential. Releasing
this is believed to unlock the gateway to our seat of the collective unconscious
and the magnetic force field that lies within and around us. The Muladhara Root
chakra also connects us with the physical world and the spirit of Mother Earth.
Those who are able to successfully open this
chakra will fully accept life on earth and their
physical existence, embracing all of the earthly forces and
If this chakra is unbalanced
blockages can occur and include feelings of instability, anxiety,
the inability to say no, hoarding and fear of change. Once
this chakra is in balance this Shakti energy
enables gratitude and trust in life on earth to flow forward from within.
Spiritual practices such as yoga, meditation, pranayama and mantra can awaken Kundalini energy, and ground and
balance the Muladhara Root chakra. Being in nature is also a great healer and can help soothe and ground this chakra. It is also important to pay
attention to your physical space as this fortifies the foundation. One must
also ensure that matters of housing, food
and finances are taken care of as this
helps to stabilize the Muladhara Root chakra.
unleashing the Shakti feminine energy within and balancing
your Muladhara Root chakra, you can willingly let go of all past
fears and insecurities that are inhibiting you
from moving forward. Set your inner Goddess free to fully embrace and accept
all that awaits you on your soul’s journey.
Release anxiety and the frantic pace of an ungrounded life, moving towards
feeling stable and secure at the center of your being. Become fully aware and
unlocked to the wonder that surrounds you. Stimulate not only your own life,
but also the lives of others around you.
Anusha Wijeyakumar is a certified and dedicated Life Coach and the
founder of Shanti Within Holistic Life Coaching. She has many years’ experience of
coaching people across the U.S., Canada and the UK. Anusha combines her Hindu
upbringing and powerful spiritual background alongside her professional
business experience, to create a tailored program of assisting her clients
towards achieving their personal dreams and goals in life. She will be
presenting a Shakti within Workshop: Opening of the Muladhara/Root Chakra on Feb. 21 in San Clemente, CA. For
details visit http://www.shantiwithin.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org