Sitting at the lower abdomen below the tailbone, the sacral chakra relates to the ability to flow with the rhythms of life and adapt to change.
When in balance, you feel emotionally balanced, comfortable expressing your sensuality, and full of creativity. Balance emotional and creative energy with these yoga poses for the sacral chakra.
Reverse Warrior – Viparita Virabhadrasana
Open the energy flow of the sacral chakra in the reverse warrior pose. According to Yoga Download, this empowering standing pose opens your hips and groin. Enter the posture by standing with legs straddled. Turn your right foot to the right 90 degrees with the left foot pointing forward. Bend your right knees until the right thigh parallels the floor. Raise your arms shoulder height, with palms facing the mat. Next, turn your right palm upwards. Gently reach the right arm upwards as you lower your left hand gently on the outside of your left leg. Repeat on the opposite side.
Reclining Bound Angle Pose – Supta Baddha Konasana
This relaxing hip opening pose for all levels helps ground and balance the sacral chakra, explained Yoga Journal. It’s the perfect posture to close your practice or sit in stillness. Enter the reclining bound angle pose by laying on your back. Bring your feet together as your knees point outwards. Place arms by your side, palms facing up. Remain in the pose for five to ten minutes, allowing gravity to open your groin and hip area.
Bound Angle Pose – Baddha Konasana
The bound angle pose can help to increase hip mobility, the region of the sacral chakra, explains Ekhart Yoga. Enter the pose from a seated position. Bring both feet together with knees pointed outwards. Hold the outside of your feet with your hands. Open the chest and ground from your hips, allowing the resistance from your arms to extend the spine and open the groin. Hold for one to five minutes, gently inhaling and exhaling.
Dancing Goddess – Utkata Konasana
The dancing goddess pose accesses the powerful grounding energy of the root chakra as well as the flowing creative movement of the sacral chakra. According to Be Extra Yoga, the squatting position of this pose helps open the pelvic floor and hips while stimulating blood flow. Stand tall with feet straddled about 3 feet apart. Turn your feet on a 45-degree angle. Keep your spine upright as you slowly squat down but be careful to keep knees above the ankles. Sway your hips loosely, expressing your inner dancing goddess.
Seated Wide-legged Forward Fold Pose – Upavistha Konasana
This hip opening posture will open the flow of creativity and emotional balance in the sacral chakra. Yoga Practice suggests that this pose also stretches the hip flexors, hamstrings, lower back, and upper back. Enter the pose seated on the mat with a tall spine. Extend both legs outwards (careful not to overstretch). Flex toes backward. Begin lowering your body in between your legs toward the floor, extending the spine from the hips. You can use your hands in front of you to support your body.