Restorative Yoga 2 - Swadisthana Chakra (32 min)
In this restorative practice, 32 minutes in length, we focus on Swadisthana Chakra, the sacral chakra which is located, as the name suggests, just in front of the sacrum. The postures we will practice release tension around the lower back, hip and pelvic area. When Swadisthana Chakra is in balance, we are able to go with the flow, accept change and adapt while also maintaining boundaries. We have a healthy rhythm of creativity and sexuality. Our creative juices flow and like a river we can direct our flow.
For this restorative practice, as well as your yoga mat, you will need yoga blocks, cushions, blankets, a bolster if you have one and an eye pillow if you have one. You will also need a little bit of wall space for legs up the wall and a wide leg variation of this. Create a quiet space for yourself where you won’t be disturbed. Dim the lights or just use candles. Close the door. Give yourself this half an hour of uninterrupted time. Everyone will benefit in the end!
If you are not sure which restorative practice to choose, do them in the order they are numbered. So you would begin with Muladhara Chakra and move up through the chakras in sequence.
This practice is suitable for everyone, even those recovering from injury or feeling under the weather. Suitable for the first trimester of pregnancy only. This particular practice will also help to relieve menstural cramps. It is designed to bring you to a state of deep relaxation, through a simple sequence of supported postures. We linger in the postures, breathing and encouraging a feeling of letting go.