Water flows. It’s adaptable. It explores and fills the contours of its experience. Perhaps when Bruce Lee advised, “Become like water,” he had the second chakra in mind.
Water is the balancing element for the second chakra. Svadhisthana, the energy center of this chakra, is in the sacrum, hips, and lower abdomen, and it’s about movement, sensation, and pleasure.
Is Your Water Flowing or Blocked?
A free and flowing second chakra is apparent in someone who is compassionate and emotionally available. Such a person is friendly and open without being clingy.
With a healthy second chakra, you can express yourself sexually without using others or exploiting yourself. You know you are entitled to be loved and happy.
But second chakra blockages can cultivate explosive emotions and hypersensitivity.
You may feel like you’re inherently flawed, and you might be nursing a fragile self-worth. You overcompensate by pleasing others but discover you still aren’t appreciated. You overwork yourself, never allowing yourself to feel pleasure.
[Read: “Leaning Into the Backside of Your Chakras.”]
The following water meditation techniques help to align and cleanse the second chakra as you meditate on your right to feel good.
4 Energy Cleansing Water Meditations
1. Climbing Water With Ujjayi Breath
Ujjayi breathing is sometimes called victorious breathing or the sound of the ocean. Reboot your energy center with this water visualization–ujjayi breath combination.
Sit in a quiet spot and place your hands on your belly or lap. Perhaps you have a tabletop Zen fountain before you.
As you inhale for a count of four through your nose, tighten the muscles in your throat and neck so you can hear the breath rushing to your lungs. Pause and exhale through your nose for a count of four.
As you continue, envision clear, blue water climbing up your body when you inhale, dropping down as you exhale.