Butterfly Pose & The Sacral Chakra.
Located in the lower abdomen, below the navel, this chakra relates to our sense of creativity and connection to other people. An imbalance in this chakra can result in emotional instability, lack of energy and motivation, low self-esteem, and dependency on others. This can physically manifest in urinary infections, lower back pain, and irregular menstrual cycles among others.
A balanced sacral chakra will have you feeling full of energy, confident, and inspired to enjoy each new experience life brings. Any hip and pelvis opening postures will benefit the second chakra. The Butterfly Pose is good for beginners too, and one that we use often.
It is also known as Reclined Bound Angle Pose and is a great pose if you've been sitting at a desk for a long time like me. It loosens the shoulders, opens the pelvic region, and releases back tension. I love it.
Loosen, open, and release. For a restorative experience, you can use foam blocks and or pillows to support knees and settle in for a longer session, you can use a flat pillow or roll under bum for back support, or sit with your back against a wall.