Yoga Poses for Meditation
Understanding the five elements—earth, fire, air, water, space—and their effects on your body can help you keep them balanced within yourself, leading to a healthier, happier life.
In previous articles in this series, I discussed how to better connect to the fire element and earth element through a series of yoga poses. Next up is the water element, or Jala.
The water element is associated with the second chakra, Svadhisthana or Sacral chakra, and is located in your pelvis region. This element and chakra are associated with emotions, passion, pleasure, creativity, fluidity, and sexuality. When the water element is balanced, you are able to connect easily to others, feel content and calm, let things go, be open to joy and pleasure, and express creativity. An unbalanced water element may lead you to feel emotionally unstable, dehydrated, low libido, tense, and stuck.
Water nourishes the body and connecting to it during your yoga practice will allow you to strengthen and relax your hips, release tension, and become more flexible and fluid. There are many ways to bring balance to the water element during your yoga practice, including the following:
- Focus on deepening your stretches, as well as releasing tension and unprocessed emotions
- Include flow (think “waves”) in your sequence
- Include poses that target your pelvis (see below)
- Learn breathing techniques, such as the Ujjayi breath—to mimic the waves of the ocean
- Practice the poses and meditation below that directly support your connection to the water element
1. Sequence: Cobra Dance
Creating a continuous and deliberate flow of movement through the following poses is a great way to connect to the water element. It also increases the flexibility, mobility, and lengthening of the spine, and can help relieve menstrual cramps.What does sim locked mean? What does cocaine smell like? How to stop daily health tips on? how to improve time to hire Steak tips on the grill how long? How to disconnect iphone from mac? what is the difference between transcription and translation. What does diadora mean? what kind of relationship is this difference opposite how soon will my credit score improve after bankruptcy How to get more storage on iphone? how to teach critical thinking skills what are life skills and why are they important What does rural area mean? How to break a fever? what are the benefits of reverse osmosis water friends who ask for your advice and don't listen How to make french onion soup? what is the definition of postvention what not to include resume skills section when to use dhcp helper How much can i contribute to my roth ira? how are critical thinking skills useful in criminal justice agencies as a decision making process What does fine finish tips do paint sprayer? what skills do basketball players what is the definition of favor What season did james bolan leave new tricks? how to improve school reputation what is the difference between arrowroot and cornstarch How to change voice on google maps? What is an exoplanet? what is physical activity definition How to evolve vulpix? How to cook bacon on stove? how will improve its what is the difference between the uk and england how the nfl measure hand size how to level up link skills how to improve seo score on wordpress Tips on how to teach a patient how to us a wheelchair? what is the difference between showing and telling in writing what advice does the duke give to brabantino fisher who won t take advice crossword