It is hard to believe how much our world can change in the short span of a few weeks. We were just starting to enjoy the cool change of Autumn when the pandemic Covid-19 came along with it. At first dismissed until it was right on our doorstep refusing to be ignored any longer. With it fear and uncertainty has grown within our beautiful Brisbane community as we struggle to come to terms with what is happening. Now being encouraged to isolate, we, as a human race struggle. Struggle to disconnect. Struggle from the lack of touch. Struggle with the unknown.
When our emotions are not in check it can cause an imbalance with our Sacral Chakra. Our Sacral Chakra is located just below the navel right in the centre of the lower belly. It is the centre of our emotions, feelings and stimulates pleasure. This situation we all have to adjust to may be manifesting in you through depression, feelings of isolation and detachment from society, fear and insecurity, anxiety and low self-esteem. Feelings which we may have otherwise been able to dispel through distraction via social and physical interaction with our friends and loved ones, to fuel our need to boost feelings of pleasure in our emotions.
With the limitations on having to stay at home, there are tools at your disposal that can help encourage healing of your sacral chakra. Some simple changes you can make are to have the colour orange visible in your home, perhaps a cushion, orange flowers from your garden, choosing an orange coloured piece of clothing to wear. You can also help your diet through adding some orange to your meals, be it fruits such as oranges and peaches, vegetables including carrots and pumpkin and also snacking on nuts. If you have a pool at home or perhaps a body of water nearby, a creek, lake, river or bay, make time to visit. Water is the element of the Sacral Chakra and healing can be aided by choosing to sit by and/or mediate before a body of water.
If choosing to mediate, perhaps incorporate the Yoni Mudra into your practice to further stimulate healing. Loosely interlock the fingers of both hands. Release and connect the thumb and index fingertips, allowing them to point down as you rest the mudra on your pelvis. This mudra will help in balancing the left and right sides of the brain and stabilise body and mind whilst increasing internal awareness. Incorporating the mantra VAM can also help stimulate healing of the Sacral Chakra at this time.
The Sacral Chakra, responsible for pleasure and emotion, benefits from movement. Asanas that encourage hip-openers can aid to release emotions. We suggest you incorporate. Anjaneyasana (low lunge), Utkata Konasana (Goddess Pose), Baddha Konasana (Butterfly pose), Virabhadrasana II (Warrior 2), Viparita Virabhadrasa (Reverse Warrior), Bhujangasana (Cobra), Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (Pigeon), Dhanurasana (bow).
Use these tools to help unblock your Sacral Chakra, move, meditate and encourage the shift within you. Remind yourself of your creative potential, embrace life with passion and relish plunging into joy and happiness. Awaken your senses to be alive, aware and connected.