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Second Chakra

Posted by terrepruitt on August 10, 2010

In my Nia class tomorrow the focus is going to be the second chakra. The routine I am doing has a lot of opportunity for us to focus on it. Chakras are areas of the body with specific energies. The second chakra is the sacral chakra, the hara, or the pelvic chakra.  This chakra is located in the pelvis area.

The routine has a lot of hip movements; side to side, up and down, folding, circles, and just dancing them however the body senses the music.  There are times when we might not be moving them at all but focusing on the area enables us to be aware of where we are directing its energy even when it is not in motion.  While we are doing a rib isolation the hips stay still but they should be facing the front with the energy directed to the area in front of us.

This chakra is located in the first lumbar area so movement of it stimulates the spleen, bladder, lower back, sex organs, areas of the intestines, and all liquids in the body.  The sacral chakra is also associated with emotions.  According to The Nia Technique* “move this chakra to develop a strong connection between your male and female sexual energy and to stimulate your powers of creation.”

The color orange is associated with this chakra.

As with any focus the intent can be changed to whatever you would like.  I think tomorrow we will start out with the intent of being aware of the sacral chakras energy and being aware of where we are focusing the energy of the hara.

*A book written by Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas, NKA Carlos AyaRosas

6 Responses to “Second Chakra”

  1. suzicate said

    I had read that the sacral chakra is associated with creativity, and considered purchasing a coral stone, forgot the name of the other orange stone recommended. Interesting.

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    • Yes. It is associated with creativity. Jill’s comment states that it is “the seat of creative expression”.

      I am seeing information that says “All the orange stones – carnelian, orange jasper, fire opal – are used with the sacral hara chakra.”

      The energies that surround us and that are in our bodies is VERY interesting. And there is sooooo much information out there.

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  2. This is one of my favorite Chakras to focus on during Nia. I love moving my hips and pelvis. I’ve found that many women are either locked up in the hip/pelvis area (for a variety of reasons) or they just don’t know how to fluidly move their hips.

    I know that when the 2nd chakra is activated by moving the hips and pelvis, alot of emotions can be stirred up around two specific areas: sex and childbirth. It can be a powerful experience to gently and easily guide women into moving the hara — the one point — the center of gravity in the body. The 1st and 2nd chakras work so closely together…grounding into security and stability so that one can feel unthreatened by moving the hips and pelvis.

    The 2nd chakra is also the seat of creative expression (dancing, singing, artistic expression, poetry, etc.) all come from the beauty of the 2nd chakra.

    I’m so happy to see you focusing on this! Please share more when you have a chance about your class and perhaps the music you used, too!!!

    Love,

    Jill

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    • I think that what you have found (I’ve found that many women are either locked up in the hip/pelvis area (for a variety of reasons) or they just don’t know how to fluidly move their hips.) is very true. Very much the case.

      Class was great. We were doing Miracle.

      XOXO

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  3. I tend to hold stress in my hips. The hips were always the hardest to stretch when I was running and where I had the most problems (my IT band). That is really cool!

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