Well, I succeeded in doubling-down, again…and no half-sies…
So…I suppose I should focus on continuing the talk about the Svadhisthasana and Muldahara Chakra poses…
So…the adrenal glands…is the part of the endocrine system for Svadhisthasana, as a reminder is the stress hormone that goes to the top of the kidneys…this is the cortisol area that makes the bodyt think that it’s in survival mode, and, therefore, will hold onto the weight…and this same chakra helps with digestion (duh) and the “metaphoric level as an attitude toward life and experience”…so…when doing these poses in this chakra, I am doing that intuitive thing that I’m hoping this mourning yoga series will help with…that is…to have a new attitude toward life and the experience that has monumentally stopped me: the death of my father/friend/inspiration.
Virasana is the “Hero’s Pose”. My father was my hero…he still is…I was watching “Biggest Loser” and a contestant talked about that the only way he could introduce his trainer to his dead son was by living for him…and that is the thing I struggle with the most…the fact that I don’t want to live for him, yet. I want him here, still, with me…it’s selfish, but that’s the cross I am trying to bear through this process. I hope that I can introduce people to my father through me, but, right now, I don’t believe it…I know it, but I don’t know how to live in that thought…yet…
The benefits of Virasana are:
· Restrict blood flow to the legs, thus directing the blood flow to the upper half of the body, nourishing the internal organs.
· Assist digestion, and [one] of the few postures that can be practiced directly after a meal, to relieve the feeling of fullness.
· Help get rid of flatulence.
· Improve the flexibility of the knees.
· Strengthen and stretch the muscles and nerves in the legs and thighs.
· Help relieve sciatica.
· Help to improve flat feet, as these postures help to stretch out the front of the ankle and foot to encourage the development of the arch and instep.
Baddha Konasana or the Butterfly pose and is called cobbler…as a reminder…
The Benefits of this pose are:
· Improves mobility in the hip joint.
· Relieves tension in the sacrum and coccyx.
· Relieves tension in the thighs, knees, and ankles.
· Tones the reproductive organs and the bladder.
· Relieves any premenstrual tension and other menstrual problems.
· Helps the pelvic area to prepare for easier childbirth.
· Nourishes the lowest energy center, the Muladhara or base chakra (reproductive organs).
Well, that’s all for today…