Svadhishthana Chakra: Pelvic Center

October 15, 2013    BY Sandra Anderson

The second chakra, svadhishthana, translates as "Her own abode", the place where Kundalini resides. The element represented here is water, expressing the unconscious depths of our desires. This energetic center is where the life force begins to express itself and is responsible for our outward movement of vitality into the world. Here we are either in touch with our needs and wants and can satisfy them in a healthy way, or if out of balance, we are dissipated and attached to pleasure and the gratification of cravings.

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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>>