“And I said to my body softly. ‘I want to be your friend’. It took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this”Nayyirah Waheed
Symbolic Colour: Orange
Physical: Point in the Spine behind the Navel
Mental: Inspired thinking and creative ideas.
Emotional: Emotion free of guilt or shame, pleasure in creativity, trust in ideas, intuition and inspiration. Feels adaptable
Affirmation: I am free to express myself, my creativity is divine, I trust my feelings, I am a sensual being.
Svadisthana Chakra – The Sacral Chakra
Connecting to the pelvis and hips, when we come to the sacral chakra energy we connect with a sense of trust in our vital energy and its flow. Whether we experience the flow of ideas, creativity, emotions or movement, we nurture and birth our ideas and our creative pursuits just as we nurture and birth our children. We feel the divine spark of timing and trust that timing to set sail on creative pursuits.
In balance the sacral chakra can support us to find pleasure in the free and graceful flow of all things. We nurture the energy of the sacral chakra by giving ourselves time to enjoy sensory pleasure such as massage.
Walking close to water, or listening to the sound of moving water. Say ‘yes’ to the moment as it unfolds, allow your intuition to guide you on your walk, follow your gut instinct for places to explore and directions to move in. Go with the flow.
Baddha Konasana (cobblers pose), from a seated position bring the soles of the feet together. Interlace the fingers and hold them around the toes. Notice whether the shape between heels, knees and pelvis is more triangular or more diamond shaped, and notice where you’re most comfortable. Inhale and draw the knees up towards the armpits, exhale as you lower them towards the earth, repeat up to 6 times or for as long as you enjoy. Baddha Konasana can be taken laying down too. You may want to support the knees with cushions and support the back of the head as you lay and enjoy this restorative pose. The pose can connect us to the energetic lines associated with the kidney and bladder and can help to balance them.
Becoming aware of the breath, allow your attention to settle at the movement of the breath in the belly, notice the rise and fall of the navel. Gently place the hands at the naval and feel how the belly expands and contracts with the breath. Be curious about the depth and length of the breath. Spend 5 minutes with the breath and notice how you feel afterwards.
From a comfortable seat, close the eyes and begin to visualise moving water. The ebb and flow of the tides, the ebb and flow of the waves within the tides, whilst the body of water looks the same, each molecule on every wave is new. There is constant flow. Visualise the water moving over your feet. Feel the flow at the feet and ankles, notice how this feels within the body. Stay with the visualisation for up to 5 minutes or for as long as feels beneficial to you.