The Root Chakra is our “tribal or ancestral” chakra because it is where we store our life force energy. This energy is from our parents, grandparents and all who came before them. Often times, when we are manifesting chronic hip or low back issues, there is something going on with a family member. For example, it could be a fight you had with a sibling from a decade ago of which you never made amends. In a similar sense, it could be a past or current divorce, marital separation, or problems with children. Perhaps it is broken lines of communication between you and your parents or other family members.

Yoga Therapy for the Root Chakra

Taking initiative to really look introspectively at the “root” cause of the issue is the way to solve the blocked energy of the Root Chakra. There is probably a lot of hurt, negative emotions and fear that need to be released before you can move on. This process is never easy but running away or hiding from it will only cause more disease to manifest itself in your body. Now is the time to do something whether it involves forgiveness or making amends. If pain has manifested itself on the physical level due to avoiding these issues- that’s an indication that you have already waited too long.

Yoga to Heal the Root Chakra

The “active” yoga asanas presented in this article have been chosen specifically for their empowering effects on the Root Chakra

Our stability and inner strength are depleted when there is a lack of energy in the Muladhara “Root” Chakra. We may feel that we have lost our footing or that the “rug has been swept out from under us.” Typically, when the Root Chakra energy is weak, we become very uncomfortable in our own skin. We may not want to be here at all anymore, likewise, we tend to lack concentration and are prone to daydreaming. Fear of our own survival in society and self-doubts assail the mind. In addition, we are physically weak and lack endurance. We would rather “think” or contemplate about doing something rather than actually doing it.

Practicing these active yoga asanas on a daily basis can greatly empower us on a personal level and start to energize the depleted energy of the Root Chakra. It is recommended to start out with practicing 3 poses per day, attempting to hold each pose for 30 seconds up to 2 minutes. After the first few weeks, attempt to challenge yourself to progress up to 5 poses or more per day until you feel that you have achieved the level of empowerment and healing that you are seeking.

Furthermore, it is imperative to practice these chakra yoga poses every single day in order to see results. Practicing theses postures only one time per week or “infrequently” will not produce the results you desire. Commitment to your well being lies in your hands. No one else can take the initiative except for you. If you truly want to heal, take action.

Root Chakra | Active Asanas


Hand to Foot Pose Hasta Padasana
Hand to Foot Pose / Hasta Padasana

Mermaid Pose Eka Pada Rajakapotasana III
Mermaid Pose / Eka Pada Rajakapotasana III

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Warrior 2 Pose / Virabhadrasana II

Revolving Beam Pose Parivrtta Parighasana
Revolving Beam Pose / Parivrtta Parighasana

Revolved Chair with Extended Arms Utthita Parivrtta Utkatasana
Revolved Chair with Extended Arms /
Utthita Parivrtta Utkatasana

Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose /
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana

Standing-Forward-Bend-Yoga-Pose Uttkitasana
Standing Forward Bend Pose / Uttanasana

Standing Split Pose Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana
Standing Split Pose /
Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana

Scale Pose Tolasana
Scale Pose / Tolasana

Reversed-Warrior-II-Yoga-Pose
Reversed Warrior 2 Pose /
Viparita Virabhadrasana

Dragonfly-Yoga-Pose
Dragonfly Pose / Parsva Bhuja Dandasana

Bird of Paradise Yoga Pose Svarga Dvidasana
Bird of Paradise Pose / Svarga Dvidasana

Scorpion Yoga Pose Vrschikasana
Scorpion Handstand / Vrschikasana


Warrior I Yoga Pose Virabhadrasana
Warrior 1 Pose / Virabhadrasana

One Legged Downward Facing Dog Yoga Pose Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana
One Legged Downward Facing Dog Pose /
Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana

One Legged Crane Pose Eka Pada Bakasana
One Legged Crane Pose /
Eka Pada Bakasana

Tree Yoga Pose Vrksasana
Tree Pose / Vrksasana

Pelican Pose Eka Pada Parivrtta Utkatasana
Pelican Pose Eka Pada /
Parivrtta Utkatasana

Revolved Bird of Paradise pose parivrtta svarga vvijasana
Revolved Bird of Paradise /
Parivrtta Svarga Vijasana

One Leg Side Crane Yoga Pose Eka Pada Parsva Bakasana
One Leg Side Crane Pose /
Eka Pada Parsva Bakasana

Uneven Tip Toe Goddess Pose Parsva Visama Prapada Kaliasana
Uneven Tip Toe Goddess Pose /
Parsva Visama Prapada Kaliasana

Mountain Yoga Pose Tadasana
Mountain Pose / Tadasana

Revolved Chair pose parivrtta utkatasana
Revolved Chair Twist /
Parivrtta Utkatasana

Revolved Squatting Toe Balance Pose Parivrtta Samatvamasana

Revolved Squatting Toe Balance Pose /
Parivrtta Samatvamasana

Bound-Half-Lotus-Forward-Bend-Yoga-Pose Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
Standing Bound Half Lotus /
Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana

Revolved Wide Legged Standing Forward Fold Parivrtta Prasarita Padottanasana
Revolved Wide Legged Standing Forward Fold Parivrtta Prasarita Padottanasana

Eight-Angle-Pose Astavakrasana
Eight Angle Pose / Astavakrasana

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Half Locust Pose “B” / Ardha Salabhasana II

Locust-Pose Salabhasana
Locust Pose / Salabhasana

half locust pose ardha salabhasana
Half Locust Pose / Ardha Salabhasana

Crane Pose Bakasana
Crane Pose / Bakasana

Crow Pose Kakasana
Crow Pose / Kakasana

Staff-Pose-Dandasana
Staff Pose / Dandasana

Floating Staff Pose Utpluti Dandasana
Floating Staff Pose / Utpluti Dandasana

embryo in the womb pose Garbha pindasana
Embryo In The Womb Pose /
Garbha Pindasana

Kukkutasana cockerel pose
Cockerel or Rooster Pose / Kukkutasana

standing_hand_to_toe_yoga pose Hasta Pādāṅguṣṭhāsana
Standing Hand-to-Toe Pose /
Hasta Pādāṅguṣṭhāsana

Lolasana pendant pose
Pendant Pose / Lolasana

gorilla pose Pādahastāsana
Gorilla Pose / Padahastasana

Double Big Toe Pose Ubhaya Padangusthasana
Double Big Toe Pose /
Ubhaya Padangusthasana

Revolved-Half-Moon-Yoga-Pose
Revolved Half Moon /
Parivṛtta Ardha Chandrāsana

Half Squat Side Lunge Ardha Malasana
Half Squat Side Lunge /
Ardha Malasana

Flowing Half Squat Sahaja Ardha Malasana
Flowing Half Squat / Sahaja Ardha Malasana

Lord of War Pose Skandasana
Lord of War Pose / Skandasana

Ragdoll Pose Uttanasana
Ragdoll Pose / Uttanasana

Pyramid Pose Intense-Side-Stretch-Yoga-Pose
Intense Side Stretch / Pyramid Pose
Parsvottanasana


Standing Half Lotus Pose Ardha Padmasana Vrksasana
Standing Half Lotus Pose /
Ardha Padmasana Vrksasana

Wide-Legged-Forward-Bend-Yoga-Pose Prasarita Padottanasana
Wide Legged Forward Bend /
Prasarita Padottanasana

Half Splits Ardha Hanumanasana
Half Splits / Ardha Hanumanasana

Bridge-Pose
Bridge Pose /
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

Crescent Lunge Pose Ashta Chandrasana
Crescent Lunge Pose / Ashta Chandrasana

standing_head_to_knee pose dandayamana janushirasana
Standing Head to Knee Pose /
Dandayamana Janushirasana

Half Circle Pose Ardha Mandalasana
Half Circle Pose / Ardha Mandalasana

monkey pose front splits
Monkey Pose / Front Splits
Hanumanasana

Full Tortoise Pose Kurmasana
Full Tortoise Pose / Kurmasana

Gate-Yoga-Pose Parighasana
Gate Pose / Parighasana

One Legged Crow Pose Eka Pada Kakasana
One Legged Crow Pose / Eka Pada Kakasana

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Half Seated Angle Pose /
Ardha Urdhva Upavistha Konasana

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