Step into this hip-opening and core-strengthening practice whenever you feel ungrounded or like you’ve lost a connection to your true self. The first three, or lower, chakras—the root, pelvic, and navel chakras—relate to your sense of stability, strength, and confidence. They are essentially the seat of our primal need to feel rooted, our creativity and sensuality, and our will power, explains U.K. vinyasa flow teacher Claire Missingham. When you can find stability in the hips and alignment in the pelvis, you can start to clear the central channel for prana, through the sushumna nadi, allowing the energy and strength of the lower two chakras to transition to the core and re-ignite the spark that lets you be true to yourself.
See also Our Beginner's Guide to the Chakras