When we were young, we moved freely as it felt good and right. At some point, we were told what looked good, was good, how much space to take up, how small to get, how quietly to move and how politely to position ourselves. We were taught to choreograph and synchronize and measure up, scaled down, cover up, undress, airbrush and hide. Depending on all of the expectations of others, we began to shy away from our true nature and feel more concerned about what the circumstances of the outside world deemed appropriate for the moment.
Chakra dance is a way to put down our armor for a short time and to return to a more free, lighter, energized self. Through different meditations, visualization of movements that are natural to you and song, we move in a way that is organic and freeing. The sacral chakra is located about an inch below the belly button. I rolled jasmine and neroli around that space and into my belly button. I spritzed my body with a blend of oils to enhance my energy. Witch hazel, fractionated coconut oil, rosewater, patchouli, wild orange and ylang ylang.
Carnelian is the gem of choice and the color orange resonates with the sacral chakra. In balance, we are creative, free and joyful- playful and experience pleasure in our world. Out of balance, we can become addicted to "sweetness" like sugar, pleasurable sensations or chemicals. Inhibited, we become stagnant, closed off and feel a nagging sense of monotony- the duldroms of life. The. Sacral chakra is connected with our feminine energy, our sexuality and our emotional wellness. Supporting it invigorates us with a joy that is free from the rigid, dramatic experiences of misalignment.
At the start of the dance, I am nervous. By the end, I can't stop smiling. This is simply coming home to our bodies, believing that there is nothing wrong with the way we move or feel. We are meant to be like that child who plays in the ocean waves and dances joyfully with total confidence and pleasure.
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Author, LeeAnn Sinclair
A teacher of 19 years, a writer, a wellness advocate, fitness lover and intuitive mother to two boys, I believe that self love is the first step in helping lifting others. Our loved ones develop inner nurturing, we learn to show up in authentic ways in the world, and we discover our own potential when we take time to nurture ourselves. Our stories are our own, our voices are needed in this world, and we can change the world by lifting the vibration of our collective communities. It all starts inside our own hearts.