Why Orange Moon Yoga?

orange-1699182_640According to various schools of thought, chakras are energy centers located within the subtle body, meaning the non-physical or spiritual self. Most texts number the chakras at seven and associate them with various areas of the physical body.

The second chakra, Svadhisthana, is located in the lower abdomen and is associated with movement and feelings, including desire, pleasure, and sexuality. Its color is orange and its celestial body is the moon. “Like the moon’s pull on the tides, our desires and passions can move great oceans of energy. The moon rules the unconscious, the mysterious, the unseen, the dark, and the feminine. This gives the center a very distinct power of its own as we move from our depths outward to create change in the world.” [1]

Orange Moon Yoga was named for this complex and powerful second chakra. Many yoga practitioners come to yoga for the physical benefits associated with the postures. Starting their journeys, they don’t realize that there are often mental and spiritual benefits to be found as well. As they move along their paths, they begin to experience the feelings and pleasure that are associated with a consistent and grounded practice. Ultimately, the practice can move them to create change in their lives and communities. Like water, which is the second chakra’s element, students begin “to let go and create flow.”[2]

Come practice at Orange Moon Yoga today. Whether you are at the beginning of your journey or already creating flow, Orange Moon Yoga will provide the space for you to further your practice.

[1] Wheels of Life: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System; Anodea Judith, 2002.

[2] Id.

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