Muladhara is associated with the earth element and directly linked to your ability to dig in and feel firmly rooted in your life. These gifts bring the first chakra back into healthy alignment, allowing you to tap into the quality of unflappable calm.
See also Intro to the Root Chakra (Muladhara)
Root Chakra (Muladhara)
security • survival • comfort • movement • grounding • travel • physicality • sexuality
1. Manduka Pro Triumph Yoga Mat
This Manduka limited-edition rose-gold mat, guaranteed to never wear out, offers up cushioning and traction in equal measure. Give the gift of the centering energy that comes simply by getting on a yoga mat ($130, manduka.com).
2. Birkenstock Foot Balm
Feet, the unsung heroes of the root chakra, deserve extra pampering this time of year. Yogis will appreciate Birkenstock’s new foot-care line, infused with hydrating cork-oak extract to make cracked soles smooth ($25, birkenstock.com).
3. Allbirds Women’s Wool Runners
Superfine merino wool and an ergonomic tread design helps wanderers keep connected to their base. Plus, Allbirds shoes are easy on the environment, with laces made from recycled plastic and insoles from castor-bean oil ($95, allbirds.com).
4. Ravi Mandala Heavy Blanket
Sinking under a sumptuous nine-pound sandbag puts the fight-or-flight response to rest. Perfect for grounding and soothing stress, tension, and fatigue, this handsome prop will be a welcome addition to any yogi’s toolkit ($70, myravi.com).
5. Beyond Yoga Cozy Fleece Foldover Sweatpant
House pants that can go anywhere—and will—these plush sweats feel dreamy. Pay homage to the root chakra, which does so much of our heavy lifting, with pants that take soft to new extremes ($99, beyondyoga.com).
6. Prana Slouch Tote
Versatility is the hallmark of this sturdy but freewheeling organic cotton bag—take it to work, yoga, and anywhere in between. Made for roaming, it travels light with bohemian flair ($69, prana.com).
About the Author
Elizabeth Marglin is a yogi and writer in Lyons, Colorado.