Svadhishthana Chakra: In Practice

October 15, 2013    BY Sandra Anderson

The second chakra, svadhishthana, connects us to fluidity and movement of energy. In order to maximize the benefits here, strength and containment is also important.  Find a balance between the two with this energizing practice.  Start with a hip balance pose that will strengthen the lower abdominal wall, then move into baddha konasana (bound angle pose) to mobilize the pelvis.  Finish with a dynamic shalabhasana (locust pose) to activate the energy of the pelvic center then rest in child's pose, to sense the freedom of the breath in the pelvis.

Sandra Anderson
For over 20 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga theory and practice with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan Institute, her teaching reflects access to the living oral tradition, and the embodied experience of 30 years of dedicated practice. With a background in the natural sciences and interest in classical Sanskrit, along with frequent pilgrimages to India, Sandy has a rare capacity to eloquently convey the... Read more>>