1/22/18 Week two: Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana)

Swadhisthana Chakra (Sacral Chakra)- Swadhisthana is positioned at the tailbone (coccyx), two finger-widths above Muladhara.  This energy vortex involves our procreation (sexual organs), assimilation of food (taste), physical force and vitality (kidney and urinary tracts), and sexuality. Swadhisthana is largely responsible for purification of all bodily fluids through the kidneys, bladder and lymph system, and for the continuation of life through the sex organs and glands of reproduction. Signs of excessiveness in our second chakra include overindulgence, illness, confusion, purposelessness, jealousy, impotence and bladder tribulations.  Swadhisthana is coupled with water, our connection with pleasure and enjoyment, giving and receiving, desire/passion, love, spontaneity, working well with others and with the color orange.

Poses to open the sacral chakra include forward fold, butterfly, cow face pose, pigeon, seated straddle stretch.