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Sacral Chakra – Svadhishthana - Subconscious

Located just above the Muladhara Chakra between the coccyx and sacrum, the Sacral Chakra is the second of three primal chakras in human evolution. Often referred to as the seat of emotions this energy centre is one of fire and represented by the colour orange a symbol of purification, movement, desires and wants and its element is water. It is a source to look inward for direction about our purpose or the nature of our existence. The level of consciousness associated with this chakra is the subconscious where our impressions and memories of all the accumulated life data lies.

An overactive sacral chakra can make us feel emotionally over reactive, have excessive emotional attachment to people or objects, neediness, codependency, muscle tension and abdominal cramps. A deficiency can leave you feeling a fear of happiness or pleasure, self-sabotage, lack of creativity, low libido, depression, irregular menstrual cycle, urinary or bladder infections.

As we develop our yoga practice with discipline and wisdom (Gyana), we gain a better understanding towards the past and future actions that make up our destiny. We alone create what lies ahead of us and should avoid blaming circumstance or inner enemies like self-doubt, anger, hatred, jealousy and greed.

All these aspects of the subconscious are detrimental paths leading us away from our spiritual enhancement and living consciously. When we have mastered the energies relating to this chakra, we are more joyful, self-confident and positively energetic. We create freedom and are selfless in our thoughts and actions leading to a more fulfilled life.

The Bija Mantra is VAM repeat this word during meditation when these energies are stuck, stagnant, imbalanced or blocked it will help to release tension and activate energy.

Asanas to focus on include:-

* Baddha konasana - butterfly pose with forward fold

* Bhujangasana - cobra pose

* Malasana - Squat

* Ustrasana - Camel Pose

* Madukasana - Frog Pose

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