When We are Incapable of Enjoying Life

Written by: Staša Mišić

How to avoid dissatisfaction, tendency to criticize, jealousy, feelings of guilt?

Focus on Svadhisthana – the sacral chakra.

Svadhisthana encourages us to enjoy the gifts of our qualities and talents, it gives us brother look on life and spontaneity.

How do we know that our second chakra is out of balance?

If we are overwhelmed by dissatisfaction, prone to criticism, have a feeling of excessive jealousy, guilt, shame, have frequent mood swings. all these are signs of energy blockages in the lower abdomen, that is, the imbalance of the second chakra.

This chakra teaches us to enjoy life and flow through life’s challenges with ease and accept things as they come to us. It encourages us to be spontaneous and express our creative potential. The energy of this center is not limited only to the creation of offspring but also to all other aspects of life. When we cook, paint, nurture flowers, solve certain problems, or do something else, we manifest the creative aspect and creative energy of our second chakra.

Many factors from the outside world that we believe in, such as the words “you are not good enough”, “you are not capable of doing that”, etc. have affected our second energy center and blocked the flow of energy in this part of the body. Therefore, in order to bring this part of the body into balance, it is important that we are not afraid of failure and dare to create things.

As an encouragement, we can remember our childhood period and how we used to play for hours making various things out of sand or cubes, and then destroyed them all in one go without fear, knowing that we would be able to do it again, the same or even better. Therefore, as adults, we should dare to enter into new projects and endeavors, and be aware that if something does not go as we imagined and we fail, that it is not the end and we just need to start again.

The balance of the second chakra helps us connect better with ourselves and observe the world with less analysis and thinking, thus, to indulge more.

Some of the yogic positions that can help us release the flow of energy in our second chakra, connect better with ourselves and feel the world around us without too much analysis, as well as, better functioning of the organs in the lower abdomen, especially the reproductive ones are:

Prasārita Pāda Uthānāsana – Spread Leg Upward Extension Posture

Benefits on physical level: It improves digestion. Abdominal organs and muscles are toned and strengthened, blood circulation is improved, and excess fat is reduced.

Supta Baddha Kōṇāsana – Lying Bound Angle Posture

Benefits on physical level: It stretches the groin and inner thighs, stimulates the abdominal organs, the ovaries, kidneys, prostate gland, and bladder to function effectively.

Dhanurāsana – Bow Posture

Benefits on physical level: It stimulates and tones the abdominal organs to function effectively. It strengthens the back, helps in lung related problems, aids digestion, corrects posture and reduces abdominal fat.

Ardha Kapotāsana Preparatory – Half Pigeon posture

Benefits on physical level: It strengthens legs and arm muscles. It improves functioning of abdominal and thoracic organs.

Paśchimōthānāsana – Back stretching posture

Benefits on physical level: It stretches and strengthens the spine, shoulders, calves and leg muscles. It helps in improving digestion, tones and strengthens abdominal muscles and organs.

Note: If you have any health issues, consult your doctor and yoga instructor before workouts.

Staša is Mohanji Acharya and a certified yoga teacher of Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga.

She lives and works in Novi Sad, Serbia.
If you want to book online classes with Staša,
please contact: smishic@yahoo.com

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