Continuing on from Lichen sclerosus and the chakras (part 1), this post covers the energy centre that isn’t as anatomically-related as the root chakra, however, many of the emotional aspects of LS can be found in this chakra.
This was probably one of the more challenging energy centres for me during my year’s exploration into the chakras (the subject of An Accidental Awakening). My initiation into this chakra’s practices over 10 years ago involved spinning poi balls in a cabin in the woods with my dearest friend and our yoga teacher. It took weeks for those bruises to heal. I eventually found my rhythm.
So, what other chakra is involved in lichen sclerosus?
The other energy centre that comes to mind when I consider LS is second chakra. Sacral chakra sits nestled in the pelvis. This energy centre is responsible for creativity, sensuality and sexuality, relationships, abundance and playfulness. It is also the seat of emotions. Its element is water.
Guilt, blame and shame reside here. It governs our reproductive organs. It makes sense that this energy centre is involved in LS. Once we address the root chakra issues of fear and support, we investigate our feeling of blame, shame and guilt related to our childhood, sexuality and relationships. Where have you experienced trauma in these areas of your life? Can you turn to journal, art and other forms of expression to help the energy here flow?
Of course, therapy can be beneficial while you speak with a professional about the traumas in your life. Even if your life has been relatively trauma-free up until now, it can be helpful to speak to someone about your feelings around LS.
For second chakra healing, I try to incorporate the following:
- Play (with a family member, a pet, a friend)
- Create (something, anything… gardening, pottery, snowman, poetry, knitting, good food, vulva art)
- Deepening my friendships and choosing wisely who I spend time with
- Oil massage for my vulva
- Meditative soaks in the tub (often with a few rose petals or drops of essential oils)
When it comes to second chakra and LS, it’s about letting go of guilt, blame and shame, and daring to be happy; where you are, as you are.
Read the next post in the series: Lichen sclerosus and gratitude
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**This blog is meant to inform, not diagnose or treat specific health conditions. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Always consult your doctor or health care practitioner.