Day 2: Sacral Chakra
Sacral Chakra Characteristics
Location: Lower abdomen (below belly button)
Affected by: Emotions, relationships, sexuality, creativity
When balanced you feel: Creative, playful, flexible, open to others, connected
When imbalanced you feel: Overly dependent, like you’re ruled by your emotions, insecure, numb
Bija mantra: “VAM”
GUIDED MEDITATION (~5 MINS)
Today, I made a voice recording for those who want to close their eyes and listen. Listen below!
Come to a comfortable seat and close your eyes. Bring your hands out to your sides, so they are parallel to the ground. Shake your arms out and feel your body relaxing. Bring your palms back to rest on your thighs.
Nod your head “yes” and shake your head “no.” Roll your head from side-to-side, feeling the tension melting away. Bring your head back in line with your spine. Maintain that sense of playfulness and energy you felt in your movements. Take five deep breaths here.
Now, visualize an orange lotus blossom, floating in a serene pond. Maintain your focus on the lotus blossom for the next minute.
Imagine, as you inhale deeply, the lotus blossom is blooming and growing even bigger and brighter. As you exhale, the lotus is closing its petals. Inhale, the lotus blooms, and exhale, the lotus curls up. Repeat this for 10 more breaths.
You now notice that the pond is connected to a flowing stream. The flower starts to drift down with the stream. It travels past new sights and ventures into the unknown, letting the stream carry it away.
Visualize the water flowing freely, and swiftly.
The stream opens up into a larger lake. You see a thousand orange blossoms covering the lake. This single lotus has joined a sea of orange.
Take a moment to let this sight fill you up. Take 5 deep breaths here, inhaling in the smell and sight of the lotus blooms.
Give your self a warm hug, feeling your connection to your self and to the world around you. When you are ready, open your eyes.
LEARN MORE ABOUT the Sacral CHAKRA
Everyday ways to connect:
Artistic pursuits (music, painting, sculpting)
Get creative in your yoga practice — be playful in poses and try new things
Bhujangasana (cobra pose)
Supta baddha konasana (reclined bound angle pose)
Utkata konasana (goddess pose)
Setu bandha sarvangasana (bridge pose)
Anjaneyasana (low lunge)
Prasarita padottanasana C (wide-legged forwarded fold with hands clasped)
Foods that nourish:
Sweet fruits (mango, melon, oranges, passion fruit)
Spices (vanilla, cinnamon, sesame seeds)