Grounding Meditation for Vata

In this meditation practice, we’ll be chanting the seed mantra for the Root Chakra – ‘Om Lam’ and using the Mudra (the hand gesture) – Prithvi Mudra.

The Root Chakra is the first chakra of the 7 Chakra System. It is located at the base of the spine and it is associated with the Earth Element. Chanting this mantra will help balance Vata’s scattered mind and help ground Vata.

Prithivi means ‘Earth’ and this Mudra directs breath, awareness and energy down into the base of the body and helps cultivate a sense of grounding, stability and safety.

Instruction for the Prithivi Mudra:

Touch the tips of the thumbs to the tips of the ring fingers. Extend other fingers straight out. Rest the backs of your hands onto your knees if you are sitting on the floor, or on your thighs if you are sitting on a chair. (If you are sitting on a chair, make sure your feet are both grounded to the earth)

I personally chant Om Lam and use Prithivi Mudra in my morning meditation practice and it really helps me start the day feeling calm and grounded.


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