Channel more confidence, creativity, and joy in your life with a basic understanding of your body’s energy centres.
Join me on the mat for the second in a series of workshops looking at the basics of the chakra system through specific yoga postures.
According to yoga tradition, the subtle body is a part of you that you can’t see or touch; it’s where your energy flows, which is why it’s also referred to as the energy body. There are seven key points in the subtle body that are thought to be vortexes of energy, known as chakras ( wheels in Sanskrit). When energy becomes blocked in a chakra, it triggers physical, mental, or emotional imbalances that manifest in symptoms such as anxiety, lethargy, or poor digestion. A varied and regular yoga practice can help free up energy and stimulate an imbalanced chakra, paving the way for that magical internal shift for which yoga is known.
In this workshop we’ll be exploring the second chakra ( sacral) located in the hips and lower back areas. Here is some basic information.
WELCOME to the second chakra: your centre for pleasure, fun, movement, and feeling. The purpose here is to get things moving: to get your body moving in general, to move the energy inside, and to joyfully move your life forward.
Pleasure invites us to expand, while pain makes us contract. Opening to pleasure in the second chakra, not only makes us feel happier and more expansive, but it gets the subtle energy moving through the body, soothing and releasing blockages.
So instead of “working” on this chakra, try “playing!” Go out and get moving! Dance, sing, shake, feel, and open to the movement of your life force. Let the rivers within you flow to the ocean of bliss, and this will eventually move your energy to the other chakras as well.
The name of the second chakra is Svadhisthana, which means “one’s own sweet place.” Use these exercises to find your own place inside where you feel and experience deeply.
THE PLEASURE CHAKRA
NAME: Svadhisthana (meaning) “one’s own place”
LOCATION: Sacral area, hips, low back, groins, sexual organs, womb
PURPOSE: Movement, flow, expansion, pleasure
DEVELOPMENTAL AGE: 6 months to 2 years
CORE VALUE: Pleasure
GIFTS: Pleasure, joy, connection
RIGHT: To feel
EXCESSIVE: Indulgent, over-emotional, sloppy, promiscuous
DEFICIENT: Rigid, dry, numb, flat emotions
BALANCED: Sensuous, in touch, graceful, flowing
Sunday 12 January 9.30-11.15 am The Share Centre £11. All welcome, booking required.