Awareness through Movement® for the 2nd Chakra

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles

Sacral Chakra

Located between pubic bone and belly button, the Sacral Chakra governs the uterus, large bowel, prostate, ovaries, and testes.

It is associated with self-respect, creativity, purity, togetherness, feminine sensuality, sexuality and manifestation.

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The guided patterns Awareness through Movement® lessons can increase ones available movement through the integration of movement patterns that may no longer be being used.  An example of this for the Sacral Chakra is the pelvic movements that one would see or experience in belly dance.  These two pictures below demonstrate one possible reason that the movements in this area may become restricted.

Like diet the emotional grouping in the picture below can be eased by Awareness through Movement® Lessons that focus on the pelvic tilt and rotation that will expand to include movement upward through the spine and downward through the hips.  


All guided Awareness through Movement® Lessons, called ATM’s, would support the 2nd  Chakra as the pelvis is the power center of structural movements.  Any whole  rotational movement pattern in an ATM would be designed to increase the available counter balance potential in the body.  This would include engaging the moving parts of the pelvic region.

Try this example experience of 8 steps to get in touch with your somatic awareness capabilities:

  1.  In a sitting position on a chair notice your sit bones – the bony points.
  2.  Bring yourself forward on the chair to free up your thighs and back, place feet flat on the floor and hands on things.  Now check in to your sit bones and notice if they feel differently that in step 1.
  3. Now tilt your pelvis forward a few times while noticing how you do this.  Does your back arch or stay straight?  If your back stays straight, are you leaning your torso forward to tilt your pelvis?  If so, can you tilt your pelvis forward without leaning your whole upper body forward?
  4. Pause a moment and in stopping, check in to notice if you feel your sit bones on the chair differently?
  5. Now come back and tilt your pelvis backward a few times while noticing how you do this.  Does your back stay straight while you lean you whole upper body back?  If so, can you move your pelvis back without tilting your head, shoulders and torso back?  What happens to your lower back if you initiate the movement from your pelvis without tilting?
  6. Pause a moment and notice what you feel now sitting on the chair.  Where does your attention go?
  7. Come back and alternate this tilt of your pelvis forward and backward. a number of times.  As you take your pelvis backward let your lower back round somewhat and make room to let your upper body drop down.  As you tilt your pelvis forward let your upper body lengthen and become taller.  Begin to sync your breath in with bringing your pelvis forward and release your breath as you take your pelvis backward.
  8. Pause and in resting notice what has changed.  Where is your attention going now?

This is a small example of waking up to conscious awareness through movement that is available when you explore the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic experiencing.  In this example that brings focus to increasing movement through awareness of the experience of a fuller pelvic tilt one can increase upper and lower counter balance organically without being told how to do it which increases a fuller integration via the nervous system that isn’t available when told to do the action.

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Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000