Our 7 main chakras are located located from the top of the head to the base of the spine and each chakra has its own set of attributes. They are wheels of energy and are something you are able to sense within yourself. If your chakras are either too closed or too opened this can leave you vulnerable to illness, fatigued, deep body pains particularly in the back, neck, shoulder and hips, poor sleep patterns and insomnia and low tolerance to stress and stressful situations, therefore it is important to nourish them daily with yoga asanas, pranayama, meditation, Reiki healing and creativity.
Art can be used as a therapy to help unblock our chakras and at a recent yoga retreat at The Spanish Oasis Yoga Retreat we painted some small canvases to aid with our emotional and physical healing using chakras and their associated colour and symbols to help support our personal healing and spiritual growth. With clear and free Chakras we can become more in touch with our creativity and this in turn nourishes the soul we become more aware of the self and observant in our own life, and this can provide clarity to one’s own dharma (soul purpose).
In particular the Svadisthana chakra, the second chakra located just below the navel, is connected to our desires, sexuality, feelings and emotions and our creativity. With an open Svadisthana chakra your creative energy will be free flowing and you will be full of life and ideas but if this chakra is closed then you will feel stuck and blocked and unable to be creative or make creative decisions.
These photos illustrate the fun my group had painting with me, some were painting for the first time for a long time, with amazing results. With a healthy Svadisthana chakra anything is possible !