Active Yoga for the Sacral Chakra
The yoga poses presented here are for total balance of the Sacral Chakra, also known as the Swadhistana Chakra. Many imbalances can exist in this energy center. Notably, the chakra can suffer excess, weakness or deficient energy. The active poses for Chakra 2 will help to ignite this energy center, create balance, and release negative feelings that have created disharmony in the Sacral Chakra.
Chakra 2 Imbalances
If the “Pleasure Chakra” is imbalanced, one feels repression and disconnect. Therefore, we compensate by over-indulging in sensory pleasures like eating, entertainment and gossip. Thus, we may find ourselves sexually overactive or have compulsive behavior. A person with an imbalance in the Sacral Chakra is overly social and can not spend time alone. They have a strong need to always be around people and thrive by feeding off other people’s energy & reactions. Likewise, emotional dependence and “co-dependence” go hand in hand with Chakra 2 issues. When the energy is stuck or misaligned, a person will often create drama or become crisis-orientated in order to get attention. Also, severe disruptions in the energy flow of the Sacral Chakra can cause addictive behavior to stimulants, alcohol, drugs or adrenaline.
Chakra 2 Weakness
A deficiency of energy or weakness in the Sacral Chakra will cause people to feel very stiff and rigid on a muscular level. They find themselves unable to go with the flow of life and lack the ability to adapt to change. The depleted energy in Chakra 2 will make you feel emotionally cold, impersonal and socially unable to relate to others. Typically, one suffers low self-esteem, insecurity and may be socially withdrawn. The lack of energy in the Sacral Chakra will cause procrastination, a lack of passion and trouble expressing one’s feelings.
Yoga Poses for Chakra 2
Here we have listed specific yoga poses that will help to release negative energy patterns in the Swadhistana Chakra. This chakra needs freedom and movement to maintain balance. Therefore, as a rule of thumb, any forward bending pose (standing or seated) along with forward bends with twists will help energetic blockages in this chakra. In addition, flowing asanas such as the sun salutation sequences Namaskar A & B will mimic the flow or dance-like quality of the Swadhistana Chakra.
Swadhistana Chakra 2 Active Poses
If you enjoyed this article, check out the Restorative Yoga Poses for healing the Sacral Chakra. Restorative Yoga postures are gentle, stretching poses that are accessible to everyone, including those who have injuries or limited flexibility.
Micah Lyn is an Intuitive Healer and E-RYT 500 Certified Yoga Instructor registered with the Yoga Alliance. She offers a variety of private yoga classes, therapeutic yoga sessions and intuitive healing services at Pachamama Yoga ✨ Los Angeles Healing Center. Visit the YTT Programs & Workshops page to see upcoming Online & Hands-on Intensive Yoga Teacher Trainings, Virtual Online Yoga Workshops & Transformational Yoga Retreats featured worldwide.
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