“Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.”
Vincent Van Gogh
Welcome to week 2 of our Chakra Yoga Challenge. This week we are exploring the Second (Sacral) Chakra.
What your Second Chakra might be telling you:
The Svādhishthāna Chakra lies about three centimetres above the Mūlādhāra Chakra between the coccyx and the sacrum.
THE SECOND CHAKRA represents your sexuality, creativity, personal power, relationships, sensuality, and pleasure. Organs associated with the Second Chakra include uterus, ovaries, vagina, cervix, large intestine, lower vertebrae, pelvis, appendix, and bladder.
Spiritual and emotional issues that can block energy in the Second Chakra are balancing your drives toward sex, money, and relationships; co-creating with others; defining boundaries; and struggling with when to give and take and when to be assertive and passive. Physical dysfunctions that can occur are: lower back pain, sexual impotency, urinary problems, and appendicitis.
The Second Chakra governs and stirs our emotions, (most of which come from our subconscious mind) anything from joy, happiness to greed and jealousy initiates in your Second Chakra. And of course being able to control our emotions, and our mind is partly why we practice yoga – we want to be responsive, but not reactive. Reflective, yet grounded (and that’s why we balance our First Chakra first).
The yoga practitioner who has learnt to question and analyse everything that occurs within the consciousness, recognises the causes for the emotions and reflexes that surface from the subconscious and is therefore able to cope with them more easily. Otherwise it can happen that we fall helplessly from one emotion into another, and for a long time we are unable to find our way out of the “blind-alley” of the Svādhishthāna Chakra.
People with an imbalanced second chakra lose touch with their feelings and their creative expression.
Symptoms of an Overactive Second Chakra:
Greediness, Addiction, Tension, Compulsivity, Frustration
An Underactive Second Chakra:
Disinterest, Repressed Feelings, Self-deprivation, Depression, Sexual Repression
Yoga poses to balance your Second Chakra:
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- Three lucky winners will get awesome prizes that will help you to balance your chakras! 🙂