Often times, clients come to me (particularly moms) without any ability to connect with their lower abdominal. When an area of our body feels dormant or hard to connect with, this can sometimes mean that that corresponding chakra needs some energy brought into the area. The sacral chakra is about feeling and sexuality and is located right around the lower abs.
Help Those Muscle Fibers Come to Life
Any exercise that helps stimulate the lower abs can be a great way to bring your sexuality back to life and bring new energy into the area, clearing out stagnation.
There are some go-to exercises I love for getting these muscle fibers more alive.
To get you started, I'm going to suggest the towel squeeze tailbone lift exercise. Many people who haven't been able to fire these lower tummy muscle fibers find this foolproof! I've had people swear they haven't been able to feel this area work in any exercises or with lots of coaching in the past and finally feel their lower tummies alive again.
Lie on your back with a yoga block or rolled up hand towel between your inner thighs. With slightly bent knees and soles of feet towards the ceiling and toes flexed, squeeze the towel and engage your pelvic floor by doing a constant kegel.
- Place your hands behind your head and elbow wide like a wooden coat hanger then exhale and lift your tailbone ever so slightly.
- Hold the towel squeeze and the kegel, and hold the tailbone lift while bringing your mind's eye to your lower tummy.
- See if you can use Jedi-like mind power to get the lower tummy muscle fibers to fire.
- Hold for 10 seconds while shrinking your lower tummy into your spine kind of like you're trying to juice a grapefruit into the size of a lemon.
Release and repeat 6-8 times. To make this harder, lift your shoulders off the ground looking towards your toes, keeping the elbows wide.
Sexuality Brought to Life
If you can, repeat this exercise daily and you will find it easier and easier to find fire in the lower tummy.
See what happens to your connection to this area of your body and the increased energy in your sacral chakra. You might start to feel your sexuality come to life again along with a tighter lower tummy.
About the Author: Jane Clapp has been involved in the fitness industry since 1991 refining her knowledge and skills while working with hundreds of clients and class participants. Her constantly evolving methods develop the mind-body, address food addiction, improve integration and address various degrees of somatization by using movement and Reiki training to release trauma and energetic blockages. A published author, iVillage Canada contributor, Philips Light Therapy spokesperson, an expert featured in the media, Jane has worked with a variety of Canadian and US celebrities, prolific artists, activists, politicians, academics, and media personalities. She continually explores the opportunity to accelerate healing through movement and exercise and recently completed her Master level of Reiki training.