Enhance your creativity through the sacral chakra
Jenny Baker leads an exploration of the chakras, the body’s subtle spinning energy wheels. Part two of a seven-part series
Imagine that you’re standing in front of a blank canvas with a paint brush. You have a colour pallet in one hand and a paint brush in the other. Let your imagination flow freely through every bristle. Each stroke of the brush and every colour that you choose, work together simultaneously to form a unique image. As you let your brush run to the outer reaches of the canvas, you are diving into one of the greatest components of the human experience: creativity.
The sacral chakra
The sacral chakra, represented by the element water, manifests itself through your sense of creativity. Think about how water ebbs and flows through rivers and streams in nature. Creativity moves fluidly through our human bodies in the same way waiting to be expressed.
Reveal your creativity
Whether you enjoy music, the arts or another type of creative platform, you can easily express yourself and enhance your sacral chakra on a daily basis.
Just dance: Turn up the music, move your feet and let your body flow in the way you want. The sacral chakra loves movement, especially when it comes to moving your hips.
Treat yourself to a warm bath: Did you know that baths can balance your sacral chakra? There’s something so relaxing and comforting about a bath after a long day. Add sea or Himalayan salts to your bath for added detoxifying benefits and rejuvenate your sacral chakra.
How yoga can help you enhance the sacral chakra
Learn how to open your sacral chakra with these few yoga poses: Get into Butterfly Pose, or Baddha Konasana by sitting up straight on your mat. With an exhalation of breath, bend your knees and bring the soles of your feet together to touch. Bring your heels as close to your pelvis as you can without feeling discomfort. Wrap your hands around your feet or ankles while keeping your spine lengthened. You’ll feel a nice stretch in the inner thighs and knees.
Balance your sacral chakra in One-Legged King Pigeon Pose. You can practice this pose by beginning on all fours with your knees positioned directly below your hips and your hands slightly above your shoulders. Start to slide your right knee forward towards the back of your right wrist. Angle your right shin under your torso and move your right foot to the front of your left knee. At this point, your right shin should rest on the floor. Slide your left leg back, straighten your knee and compress the front of your thigh to the floor. Lower the outside of your right hip to the floor and let your right heel rest just in front of the left hip.
These two simple poses will help you unlock your sacral chakra to embrace your creative genius and live your life with more passion and joy than you ever imagined!
Jenny Baker is the content marketing specialist for Asheville Yoga Centre (youryoga.com) in the USA and found her passion for health and wellness early on in life. Aside from writing, she enjoys travelling the world, working on her yoga practice and being physically active.
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