Apr 072014
 

Pleasure Abound with the Second Chakra

Don’t worry if you haven’t been to class lately, we are just having fun implementing some life energy work into our moves and you can join in at any time.

Where the First Chakra is satisfied by survival, the Second Chakra is constantly seeking pleasure, but balanced is best.

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Second Chakra – Pleasure

2nd chakra orange lady in meditation

  • Located in the pelvis, drawn to colour orange and stones  – amber and carnelian
  • Search for pleasure, desire to enjoy the experience of sensual and sexual activities, enjoy life
  • Magnetism – what attracts /repels you?

magnet

  • Can be dangerous without values – the search for pleasure reduces itself to hedonism and an undisciplined life
  • To experience pleasure is one thing, but to recognize the experience as enjoyable and then enter into the felt sense of appreciation of the moment – now that’s an art
  • The 2nd chakra grasps for whatever brings pleasure and these experiences habituate very easily – sex, drugs tobacco, chocolate and drugs
  • The lure of the habit overcomes the individual trapped in this center and the thought of pleasure drives one to indulge
  • When you are in habit mode you are attempting to recreate a pleasure remembered from the past- which cannot lead to fulfillment.
  • What is pushed down grows stronger. Taking part in the indulgence while simultaneously staying aware is the antidote.
  • We tend to lose awareness during the pursuit of pleasure – the trick is to stay fully conscious and mindful during the experience. This is different from quitting the experience – the yearning for the experience doesn’t leave it just gets pushed down. It is better to let your indulgences drop away as they no longer serve you. As you focus more on the current pleasure instead of the pursuit of pleasure, you will leave certain indulgences behind with a conscious awareness that the experience no longer leads to the promised pleasure.  Be present during the experience – not pre or post experience!

Meditation

Sitting comfortably with spine lengthened, eyes softly closed, draw your attention to your breath to bring you into this present moment.

Consider an experience of pleasure gratification that you often take part in, but tend to feel guilty about. Reach for the object of pleasure and experience it with full awareness.

  • How do you experience the sensation of this experience – Enjoyable? Guilty?
  • Where do you feel it in your body?
  • How are you experiencing the sensation?
  • Bring your full awareness to the experience. You will find that this sensitizes your capacity for pleasure and you are satisfied with less.

Allow yourself to sit for a few moments with the feelings created by this meditation. Bring your awareness back to your breath and then slowly open your eyes.

To fully experience the Grounding meditations use the fabulous essential oils from Living Libations. My class LOVES the aroma of the Sacral Chakra – Creativity – which encourages interaction of pleasure and flow.

Balanced

  • A balanced Pleasure chakra is when you have a creative and controlled passion for life. You have the ability to lose yourself spontaneously in the wonder of life. Your sex life is harmonious with your needs. Involving yourself with nature, art, dance and beauty enrich this chakra.
  • You are self-assured, have a positive self image knowing that you have the ability to attract all that you will need from the universe.
  • You are deeply satisfied while experiencing the delight of your senses

Unbalanced

Major clue for noticing an imbalance is the second chakra is a desire to lose yourself in sex, drugs, alcohol, food or any stimulating sensations.

  • If unbalanced, the search for pleasure is not completed by a sense of fulfillment and the chase is on. Imbalance leads to insensitivity. Stronger and stronger doses of pleasure are required to get through the numbness surrounding the heart. Is it the wounds of previous experiences or the cynical callousness of mistrust that blocks the balanced perspective? Whatever it is, it is not worth it; let go of the issue and come back into balance by finding something to enjoy and experience with the totality of your being
  • If you feel inadequate or uncomfortable in social situations this is another clue to a lack of balance in the second chakra.
  • The only way to regain balance is from the inside out. You have to get there yourself; not wait for the external situation to change.

 peace saying

Exercise

When next hugged, or while tasting something delightful or listening to a beautiful song, close your eyes for a moment and focus on the deep sense of satisfaction you are feeling. Enter into thankfulness for the experience and focus on the delight in every cell of your body.  Feel the aliveness.

Tips to Awaken

  • The next time you feel dull and life seems to have lost its shine, try a conscious immersion into pleasure
  • How does a hot bath feel? What music is playing? How does the water feel against every skin cell? What beauty do you see in the room?
  • Focus on the delight of your senses
  • Let go of all the guilt and any “shoulds” about what you ought to be doing right now and fully surrender to the pleasure of the moment. Go  to the place within you that notices this pleasure and acknowledge how satisfying it is

peace in all of us

May you be balanced throughout your day!

Namaste,

Tanya

PS. Something else to add to your healthy living….

The pineal gland, an endocrine gland located in the brain, is said to be the seat of the soul – sometimes referred to as “the third eye”. This gland is believed to be involved in reaching higher levels of consciousness.

For the people that seek to fully activate their spiritual potential and tap into the power of the pineal gland, one must begin by strengthening its function through detoxification and proper nutrition. Click here to keep reading about the 6 foods to boost your spirituality.

Sources:

Chakras For Beginners – A Guide to Balancing your Chakra Energies by David Pond

http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/top-6-supplements-for-detoxing-plus-boost-your-spirituality

Living Libations essential oils – Their 7 Chakra Essences are bundled for you!!! Every blend is a liquid jewel for harmonizing each chakra.  Each combination offers a gift to expand your harmony, and glow. Anoint your pulse points for meditation and to harmonize your energy centers, auric field and cruise your cerebrospinal muse.

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