Svadhishthana Chakra: In Practice
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.
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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>>