Welcome to day 24 of the 30/30 Meditation Program! We are in the final week and in these last 7 days of the program I would like to focus on seven central energy centers in our bodies. Today we will focus on the base of the spine. This energy center is associated with our survival, material conditions, and sense of security or protection.
When we are balanced in this area there is a sense of stability, security, and safety. There is also positive energy, community, and rewarding relationships. When this energy center is blocked we may become overly rigid, very controlling, and resistant to change. Emotionally we may feel disconnected, disoriented, and indecisive. Physically we may feel tired, overweight, having aches, pains, and poor balance.
Today I invite you to reflect on how balanced and/or blocked you feel when you reflect on your survival, material conditions, and sense of security or protection in various aspects of your life and relationships. Where do you feel blocked and where do you feel balanced? (For example, you may feel more balanced and secure in your personal life but feel more blocked or disoriented in your professional life, or vice versa.)
YOGA – If you have tried yoga before, then a few poses that are good for this energy center are: (starting with your back on the mat) knees to your chest, happy baby, and bridge; (starting with your stomach on the mat) cobra, locust, and downward dog. Of course, you should consult your doctor before starting a new exercise practice.
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