Day 2 of our Instagram Challenge #yogaforallsenses
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Every day I will talk about the benefits of a Mudra and an essential oil to Support the Chakra we are talking about each challenge day.
Today it´s all about our Swadhisthana Chakra, Shakti Mudra and Orange Essential oil:
2nd Chakra - Swadhistana - The Sacral Chakra
The second Chakra --our Water Chakra-- is the Center of creativity, desire, sexuality, fluidity and Intuition, Emotion, and relates to giving and receiving pleasure. Taste is the sense associated with the Second Chakra.
Orange, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Rose, Inner Child - menstrual discomfort: Clary Sage, Fennel, Dragon Time
below the navel
graceful Moments, emotional intelligence, ability to experience pleasure, nurturing of Self and others, ability to Change,
sexual acting out and sex addiction, pleasure addiction, ruled by emotions, hypersensitivity, lack of or poor boundaries, seductive Manipulation, co-dependency
Rigidity in body and attitudes, frigidity, fear of sex, poor social skills, denial of pleasure, fear of change, lack of desire, passion or excitement
create, connect, emotional, relationship and flow
Orange, representing wisdom, creativity and benevolence to all
Inhalation, bottoms of feet, ring toe, ring finger, navel area
Orange essential oil
Orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil has a rich, citrusy scent that lifts the spirit while providing a calming influence. Orange brings peace and happiness to the mind; it is rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene.
Embrace the versatility of Orange+ essential oil as a culinary tool by using it in your cooking to brighten up or complement dishes with its citrus flavour.
Use it in baked goods for an acidic contrast to the sweetness of desserts and baked goods.
Keep your body hydrated by adding a few drops of Orange Plus oil and other Plus oils to your water for a burst of flavour. Orange Plus combines well with other fruity flavours, making it the perfect addition to smoothies, drinks, and NingXia Red®.
Contributes to destruction of pathogen microorganisms
Supports the optimal functioning of respiratory system
Caution: Citrus oils should not be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.
Orange is frequently thought of as and oil of abundance. and symbolizes innocence and fertility. Due to its liver stimulating properties, this uplifting oil has also the ability to free up stagnant life energy and can bring emotional ease, optimism, creativity, and adaptability.
Shakti mudra is thought to influence the svadisthana sacral Chakra - it´s a “feminine” Mudra and is used to produce calming effects on the mind and body, specifically the pelvic area..
Press the ringfingers and little fingers of both hands together, while the other fingers curl into a fist-like position, with the thumbs tucked against the palms.
Shakti mudra is capable of curing insomnia by calming and relaxing the individual who practices it. It relaxes the pelvic area and offers relief for women with intestinal or menstrual discomfort.
This mudra calmes the nervous system and can be practiced whenever it is needed. To practice this Mudra sit down in a quiet setting while meditating and focusing on the breath - 10 to 15 Minutes, 3 times daily - NOT longer because it could cause lethargy.
I like to practice it combined with lotus pose, or with pelvic-opening postures like malasana or goddess pose (with fire breath) to deepen its effects.