In the first article in this series about clearing your chakras, we looked at the first chakra, which is at the base of the spine. In this article, we move to the genitals, the seat of our passion and creativity.
The Second Chakra is a vital and powerful energy in the body, when open and in balance. The Second Chakra determines how we relate to others sexually and with the world creatively.
This chakra relates to the element of water, and we eliminate our energy here through the urine, the result of the filtering process of the kidneys.
Also here in the Second Chakra are the reproductive organs, the ultimate creative gift woman has been given. People who are stuck here gauge all their worth on whether they are sexy or attract the opposite sex. Everything they do, including their jobs, is based on this gauge. We’ve all heard people boast of sexual exploits with no sensitivity to the heart or mind of the person they shared the intimate act with — people who tell such tales are blocked in their Second Chakra.
Note that our mass media largely targets this chakra, because people who are blocked here have not dealt with their basic insecurities, and so they are easy targets for advertisers and entertainers.
4 ways to Unleash and Balance the Energy of the Second Chakra
1. Sex Nerve Stretch
Sit with the soles of your feet together. Holding onto your feet, elbows on or in front of the shins, elongate your spine, then drop your head and body forward. Hold that position and do some long, deep breathing.
2. Energy Unleasher
While you are on your hands and knees, inhale as you kick your right leg straight up in the air behind you. Keep your head up, then reverse the movec on the exhale, and bring the knee in toward your forehead. Move quickly and breathe deeply, performing this sequence 26 times on each side.
3. Back Platform
Lying on your back, lift yourself onto your arms and heels. Tuck your chin into your neck and do the breath of fire, keeping your spine straight. This position strengthens your spine and balances your pelvic energy.
4. Modified Bridge Pose (Inverted Camel)
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet on the floor. Press your hips up in the air, then bring your arms under your body, and clasp your fingers together into the hand position called “Venus Lock”, which balances sexual energy. Hold the position and do the breath of fire.
The Second Chakra is a powerful energy in the body that determines how we relate to others sexually and with the world creatively. Keep it clear and balanced for a happier life!
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Check out the other excerpts from Clearing Your Chakras.