Did you know that your pelvis can act as a storage bowl and carry all of your unconscious emotions, unhealed personal and generational traumas, shame, rage, stress?
Do you any childhood emotional wounds that has carried with you? Do you have PTSD or physical trauma from childbirth? Are you feeling insecure with yourself? Do you have anxiety, anger, or even rage? Maybe you have tight hips, pelvic floor issues, low back pain. All of this can manifest from stuck energy in your lower energetic system.
This is all stored in our subtle or energetic body. This is where energy flows through the body. There are 7 main energetic wheels in the body known as Chakras. When energy becomes blocked in a chakra, it triggers physical, mental, or emotional imbalances that manifest in symptoms such as anxiety, lack of energy, and pelvic issues. Each chakra represents different elements and can manifest in certain ways. When a chakra is in balance, energy can flow freely. The pelvis is comprised of the root and sacral chakras which I will go into more detail below.
Balancing and getting stuck energy flowing again starts with practicing self awareness and self connection. Yoga asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathwork) are designed to get this energy flowing. Yoga might just be physical to some, but either way you look at yoga, you still get the metaphysical and mental benefits with it.
The Root/Muladhara Chakra
The root or muladhara chakra, the very first energetic system in the body, is placed at the base of our foundation and spine. The root chakra creates a solid foundation for the chakras above. So if your root chakra is out of balance, it can be difficult to balance the rest. The pelvic floor is located at the base or root of the body, near the muladhara or root chakra. The root chakra relates to all the foundation areas in our lives like our home, family and the community. If you are struggling to have your basic needs met, feelings of disempowerment, or replaying childhood narratives. These patterns can be deep seeded and cause an energy imbalance in the chakra creating anxiety and depression which leads to rapid shallow breathing. This energy wheel is linked to our “fight or flight” response in the body. Anxious, rapid, shallow breathing can lead to an impact on the pelvic floor, causing disfunction. A balanced root chakra feels like a sense of ease, less stress, regularity in metabolism and bowels, and feeling secure in life.
Root chakra imbalance can look like…
- lack of energy
- low self esteem
- negative thinking
- Pelvic floor, bladder, and colon issues
Root chakra in balance looks like…
- feeling secure
- sense of belonging
- self worth
- improved concentration
- will to survive
Balancing the Root Chakra
- Practicing Self Awareness/Connection
- Kegels/Pelvic Floor release
- Mula Bandha
- Mantra Chant- LAM
- Gemstones/Crystals- Garnet, red jasper, black tourmaline, bloodstone
The Sacral/Svadhisthana Chakra
Moving up to the second chakra, sacral or Svadhisthana chakra. This chakra sits right at the lower belly, inner pelvis. Right at the womb space. This chakra is responsible for our emotions, creativity, relationships with others and ourselves, sexual wellness, and feminine energy. This is such a powerful energetic system to have balanced as a woman. It harnesses all of our emotions, expressions, and our personal expansion. This is where we hold our super powers as women!
The sacral chakra correlates with the birth of all things. This is our creative, joyful, confident energy that lies within us. An imbalanced sacral chakra can result from sexual shame, trauma, poor self-image, emotional states, culture, and history of abuse. This can all build up and become heavy in the body, creating dysfunction in the pelvis, back and hips, guilt, shame, lack of creativity, lack of libido, lack of motivation, not feeling loved. A balanced sacral chakra will re empower and ignite the powerful divine feminine goddess energy within. It enables us to live our best lives, speaking our truths, and living authentically by our highest selves.
Sacral chakra imbalance can look like…
- sexual dysfunctions
- decrease libido
- pelvic or reproductive issues
- emotional instability
- low back pain
Sacral chakra in balance looks like…
- feelings of joy
- creativity flowing
- Respect for yourself
- overall physical and emotional wellness
Balancing the Sacral Chakra
- Tap into your true creative expression
- Honor/respect your body
- Play like a child
- Process/release emotions
- Mantra Chant- VAM
- Gemstones/crystals- amber, calcite orange, carnelian, hematite
With intention on self care, awareness and connection, your energy has the ability to flow abundantly. There are many tools to balance out your chakras, yoga, breathwork, chanting, sound therapy, crystals, inner work. Due to the extent of some of your trauma, you might have to call in the professionals, doctors, therapists. It can affect your overall well being by hanging on to unhealed emotions and traumas. Sometimes we don’t even realize we need healing until we are able to dive deep with a connection to ourselves and our body’s.
Being a women’s wellness and perinatal coach and yoga teacher, I use many different techniques to bring complete balance to a woman’s life, including addressing the chakras with these tools. When I became a yoga teacher I was excited to be able offer my Women’s Wellness Yoga Class specific to these chakras, helping women balance their feminine energy, getting bloodflow and energy moving within the pelvis and chakras promoting optimal reproductive, pelvic, urinary, bowel, and metaphysical health. Not local to Buckhannon? You can Live Stream my class for just $5! Check it out here!
If you want further guidance on balancing your mind, body and energetic systems email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.