The Svadhisthana chakra – energy of joy, sexuality & creativity

photo (52)Next week I will be running a yoga workshop based around our second energy centre called the sacral chakra, or svadhisthana. When the energy is flowing through this chakra we are looking after ourselves, we are choosing to do what feels good for us, our creativity flourishes and we feel connected to our sexuality.

The location of the energy centre, around our reproductive system means we can harness the energy for creating babies but also when we raise this energy to our higher chakras it unlocks our creativity in other areas of our life too.

When this energy centre is blocked you will find yourself putting other peoples needs before your own, you may feel depressed and lacking the energy to create positive change in your life.

Through the Reiki healing I do I have found that this chakra is a common one to be blocked. It seems to be in our culture (or nature) to put others before ourselves. To leave to the side what we really want to do for fear of rocking the boat. To not value or love ourselves enough to do what is best for us. Creativity stifled, put to the bottom of the to do list, busy-ness taking over. Feeling tired, stressed and depleted which can lead to our connection to our sexuality diminished. Sound familiar?!

The energy of Svadhisthana helps us to create our life. We have the power to choose what feels good for us. If something, or someone, is draining our energy, making us feel ill or depleted, we can choose to get out of that situation, to express ourselves and move on. We can choose what we focus on and what we want more of in our life.

To help energise this chakra you can….

Chant Vam, Vam, Vam….

You can visualise being filled with orange as you inhale and spread through out your whole body as you exhale.

Practice hip openers.

Make a list of 50 things that make you smile and then plan to do at least one a week 🙂

Above all choose JOY in every situation, choose what lifts your heart. This is not being selfish, in fact doing this will help you have the best energy to give to others.

My yoga workshop based around energising this chakra is next week, 1st November, 2-5pm at Revitalise Brighton. It’s £25 if you pay before the day and there are only 3 spaces left so please contact me asap if you’d like to come!

Namaste x