Filling Your Cups: Self-Care and the Chakras, Part 2

Self-Care for the Second Chakra: BE FLUID

The Second Chakra is an orange ball of energy and awareness in the upper pelvis, below your navel and at the level of your sacral bone at the back of your pelvis. This chakra includes your sexual organs of creation (ovaries, uterus, testes), your genetic material for making new life. This area also includes your hips. While the first chakra connects us to the ground, it is in our second chakra and through our hips that we begin to feel fluidity of movement.

In the second chakra we connect with our creative juices (literally and figuratively), and can learn to go with the flow of life, enjoy the sensual – as in connecting to life through our senses, and have emotional connection. There is a lot going on there, as there are at all of these soul centers!

How we connect with these energy centers changes from day to day, from life chapter to life chapter.

Are you feeling dried-up, uninspired, unconnected, emotionally numb? Does this chakra need a little love? Here are some questions that you can ask to find out. Would any of the following help you to feel more energized, relaxed, or connected to life now, today, or sometime soon?

  • Being in or around water (or listen to ocean waves or other water sounds)

  • Dancing (free-form in your living room, or with a class or group)

  • Being intimate with your partner

  • Being intimate with yourself

  • Listening to your own emotions (journaling, taking a walk or being still and listening to your own thoughts and feelings)

  • Connecting with life through your senses: do something that would be stimulating for your senses (it doesn’t mean you have to overindulge!)

    • Taste – Give your taste buds a treat!

    • Smell – Smell the roses (or anything that smells good to you)

    • Sight – Find something beautiful to gaze upon that touches something in you

    • Sound – Find that perfect song that just makes you say “yea!”

    • Touch – Exchange foot rubs with someone you care about, pet a random stranger’s dog, touch the bark of a tree, express your love through touch (in some appropriate way!)

This is by no means a comprehensive list.

Please share your experience if you feel inspired, or your favorite way to nourish this chakra or soul center.

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