by Cindy VanDyke
In our last blog, we talked about the root chakra, and today we are going to talk about the second chakra, known as Sacral chakra. This energy venter governs the pelvis, lower back, abdomen and reproductive organs. It is also known as Svadhistana and it is connected to the elements of water. Where our first chakra is stability, this chakra is the energy of movement, fluidity and connection. It affects our feelings and emotions, and it influences creativity.
The emanating colour for this chakra is orange. If there is excess energy here, we can be too sensitive or obsessive, or emotionally dependent. The colour blue is beneficial and soothing for this state. If the energy here is deficient, there may be fear of change, emotional numbness or fear of pleasure, then the colour orange would be beneficial.
This is the chakra of creativity from babies, to ideas, art and beauty. When we are balanced in this energy center, we have emotional intelligence, are capable of change, have healthy boundaries, ad can feel pain and pleasure.
We benefit from twisting postures like the triangle and cobra for a front stretch, as well as hip opening postures, swimming and dancing. This is the chakra of movement.
The scents that help us regulate this chakra are jasmine, rose oil, or sandalwood.
When this chakra is in a state of malfunction, we could suffer from a stiff lower back, abdominal issues, or addiction.
"we can not heal what we can not feel."
For this center we need movement, fluidity, lots of water and juice. The complete yoga breath down to the belly, or the breath of joy is also beneficial.
Next week we will explore our third chakra.
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