Svadhisthana (sweetness) brings movement and flow, the element water. Located at the sacrum, which connects spine to pelvis, this energy forms connections, linking stability with sensate exploration of the world- through touch, emotion, locomotion. It signifies our right to feel and to have pleasure in our lives. When this is denied, we experience guilt. Balanced energy here reveals a person with healthy boundaries who embraces life’s pleasures yet shows agility in adapting to change. They possess the grace of emotional intelligence to nurture themselves and others.
Flow and connection brings the vital air of vyana vayu, sending energy from our core out to the periphery with stability and fluidity. Through our yoga, we can notice anywhere that feels blocked or stuck- in body, breath, or mind. As you extend your breath, let everything slow down: take time to find the stable ground you need to be able to embrace fluid movement. Bring awareness without judgement: sense expansion and openness and feel the energy flow within.
Ruth is a yoga therapist and yoga teacher based in Cheltenham, UK. She emphasises yoga as a tool for well-being, for individuals and in her classes, in person or via zoom.