In line with our theme of the seven chakras, the next five weeks we will use poses, breathing and visualisation/relaxation techniques to tap into our Sacral Chakra. Lots of focus this month on hip openers to release and let of tension and tightness, exploring our own range of movement and flow in the body.

The essential purpose of this chakra is to stimulate movement and to bring pleasure into our lives. Moving our body through the outer world brings change, which stimulates consciousness and begins the awakening process. Physical movement, such a dancing, walking, or exercising, helps the blood and lymph through the cells, or even purify the body through sweating, all through the element of water. Moving wakes up the energy body.

March – Swadhisthana (Sacral Chakra)

Colour – Orange
Element – Water
Location – Lower abdomen

Related Body Parts – Hips, sacrum, abdomen, inner thighs, knees and joints
Yoga Poses to Work With – Opening and widening the hips and flowing movements

Properties – Flowing, changeable, and yielding

Week 1 – Hip Opening – Hip opening poses for improved mobility and flexibility
Week 2 – Freedom of movement – Yoga movements for a healthy pelvis

Week 3 – Creative energy – Inspire creativity as we express ourselves on the mat

Week 4 – Going with the flow – focus on lower abdomen, lower back and hip openers

Week 5 – Water element – embody the quality of water in mind, body and breath

When we are aligned everything can flow, and life and yoga becomes effortless.

Rebecca Hall

This Months Music

Here's the usual selection of music that Vicky has been listening to this month.

Jonathan GoldmanTranquil Space
Laraaji and Jonathan GoldmanQuiet Space, Pt. 2
Sudha and Maneesh De MoorTvameva
Joshua StoddardGentle
Sacred EarthGrounded
Peter KaterRoot Chakra
Schumann Breathing 4321 Root Chakra