Fall is here and change is here. In times of transition such as this one, we tend to hold tightness in our hips. Not only from our day to day routine of sitting and/or physical activities but from our emotional stress as well (read about my personal reflection on my transition to fall, by clicking here).
Our hips are our 2nd chakra*, svadhisthana. This chakra is our creativity center and represent our one on one relationships. This power source can become blocked because of stress, especially when it comes to a change in routine and the desire to try to control our lives. This blockage can result in illness and lower back/hip pain.
That’s why our yoga practice is so important. Our practice enables us to begin the process of letting go of attachment—the desire to have “control”, the need to always meet expectations and to live up to a standard of who we think we should be for others.
Sequences in class this week focused on hip opening and grounding poses to begin to awaken our svadhisthana chakra.
I used this quote shared by my master teacher, Chanel Luck.
“From the very beginning you are being told to compare yourself with others. This is the greatest disease; it is like a cancer that goes on destroying your very soul because each individual is unique, and comparison is not possible. I am just myself and you are just yourself. There is nobody else in the world you can be compared with.” – Osho
Songs used from classes this week: Click here
*Chakra’s are energy wheels that are located along our spine.