HOME | Awakening Muladhara the Root Chakra | Grounding to create Foundation and Abundance
“The ache for home lives in all of us: the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned”Maya Angelou
In Sanskrit, the word for HOME is rumah or asrama, meaning Ashram. Whilst great work has been created in de-stress, the state of HOMEostasis is a state of balance, where we are in touch with our heart and our soul. In a state of HOMEostasis, we are able to be connected to ‘innocence’ or ‘inner sense’. HOMEostasis facilitates our creativity. HOMEostasis facilitates our imagination. HOMEostasis facilitates us coming back HOME: dropping the masks we wear, switching off the hustle and remembering our truth. Transform your fear, transform your survival mode, transform your frustration into love, creativity and abundance! Reclaim your right to ‘be’ and come back HOME to yourself.
Using different improvisation techniques and work with the bandhas and the ‘Pole of the Body’ (as described by Katherine Dunham) to discover and unlock the unique movement language within all of us, HOME helps us come back to a state of calm, connecting to the pole of the body, to feel safe, grounded and rooted.
“All human actions are motivated at their deepest level by one of two emotions—fear or love. In truth there are only two emotions—only two words in the language of the soul”
We can carry HOME within us, making our HOME wherever we travel to, and making connections from this rooted and grounded place once we reclaim our right to exist and let go of the need to fix ourselves or our surroundings and step into a vibration of abundance and love.
The muladhara or root chakra corresponds to the physical body and connection to the Earth. Just like a foundation, it is concerned with the basics of survival (evolution) and thoughts such as ‘I don’t belong’ and so in this class we use affirmations, grounding, contract/release work, floor-work and the imagination to come home to our authentic selves.
“It was such a wonderful experience attending the HOME workshop, as a dancer I felt totally immersed in the movement. HOME provided me with an opportunity to dance many styles, including my own and to meditate towards healing. Throughout the session I was guided through movement meditations; learning new dance vocabulary and improvising in my own flow – a wonderful synergy”.Dani Byars, Leeds