The notion that to achieve higher consciousness, all one must do is to move, coax or mentally command our energies upward from our bases to our Crown Chakra and beyond bears discussing. If we are not grounded and energy flow to and from our Base Chakra is impeded, then our efforts to Chakra balance may be thwarted and we may become restless, hyperactive and explosively emotional.
Although helpful visualizations to ground oneself are highly personal, we may imagine ourselves as trees whose roots fan not only outward but downward into the firmament, "merging with gravity" as Dr. Anodea Judith has called it. This restoration of the natural flow of energy strengthens our body and spirit, literally bringing us back to earth, away from constant daydreams and life in a fantasy world.
Physically, the Warrior yoga pose brings clarity through stillness and stabilizes our Base Chakra, "our ladder to heaven, " as delightfully described by Sue and Simon Lilly.