For anyone who feels untethered or disconnected from happiness, find your way back to a state of soothing calm with these practices to balance the second chakra.
Please remember that all practice recommendations are offered with the understanding that you and your healing team know what’s best for you. If any of these offerings feel like they would compromise your well-being, do not do them. Thank you for always checking in with your life first.
- Listen to music you love, sing along and move your body. Make your favorite song a personal anthem for what you’re having trouble expressing for yourself.
- Write letters to the people you love, and tell them how much they mean to you.
- Create a flower bouquet for your home or as a gift.
- Be with someone who makes you laugh and be really silly.
- Take pictures that make you feel good. Go into nature and catch some cool lighting experiences.
- Whistling is a great strengthener of the Svadhisthana, and skipping is wonderful too. Be a kid and remember what makes you feel really good inside.
- Spend time in water: the ocean, a lake, a pool, even a bath.
Second Chakra Meditation
A beautiful way to rejuvenate Svadhisthana is to get in a body of water. It might be challenging depending on the season, but submerge yourself in oceans, rivers, lakes, pools, even a bath. Jump in, and think of diving into your life and opening yourself to every opportunity that presents itself. Then rise to the surface and be still. Feel the flowing currents around you. Imagine that each ripple represents the ever-changing events of life: flowing gifts, opportunities, and challenges, each of them moving through you continually. Recognize this as health. Nothing is stuck, all is moving, and movement is health.
Second Chakra Asana
There is a very simple yoga asana (postures that have restorative qualities) called Cat-Cow. It not only helps enliven the second chakra, but supports and strengthens the entire chakra system. Add this to your daily practices and you will feel a rejuvenation of the spine, mind and spirit.
Method: Come to tabletop, your hands and knees on the ground, and tops of the feet on the ground too. On the inhale, lift your head and allow the back and belly to drop down as though someone were sitting on your back. This is the Cow pose. On the exhale, tuck the tailbone so the upper back arches, as though someone had a string and was pulling your mid-back towards the sky. Then release your chin towards your chest, just like you’d imagine a scared cat would do. Move at your own speed and let the movement be initiated by breath: inhale Cow, exhale Cat. Think of a wave, and let the asana take on a beautiful fluidity.