Discover the polarity of opposites in relationships, positive and negative, through the Sacral Chakra. Oct 24, 2019
The second chakra is called the SACRAL Chakra (Svadhisthana)
The Sacral chakra is the centre of the Life Force of the body. It controls the flow of information from the body to the mind and from the mind to the body. Gut feelings, intuition, and other “non-linear” communication can appear strong in this chakra.
The second from the bottom of the seven chakras is about our relationships, creativity, sexuality, and control. It’s our time of developing individuality and realizing we are a separate entity from our parents and family.
Here we learn about the polarity of opposites, male and female, positive and negative. Relationships with the opposite sex are explored here.
When it is in balance you have grace, feel pleasure in life, enjoy yourself, play, and find you are flexible in both body and mind. You can “go with the flow” of your life and times, and do so in good spirits. When it is in balance we are fully able to express and feel our emotions, we feel happy and confident with who we are.
Zodiac signs Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio
Where the Sacral Chakra is located
The Sacral Chakra or Second Chakra is located below the naval and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. It controls the flow of energy and is the centre of gravity of the body. Being located at the genitals, this chakra monitors sexuality and reproduction.
The colour associated with the sacral chakra is Orange. Orange symbolizes energy. It is a combination of red (for personality) and yellow (for wisdom). Orange integrates these to help us overcome anger and develop self control. Orange is warm and positive and can be used to help promote courage.
What the second chakra Governs
Sacral chakra is associated with reproductive organs, stomach and colon and it regulates your food intake. The Sacral Chakra is associated with Self Respect.
Out of Balance
When the Sacral Chakra is out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as confusion, over dependency on others, repression of feelings, inability to feel joy, fear of sensuality or sex, and frustration and bitterness. Blocks in this second chakra brings lessons on jealousy, betrayal, control and power plays.
Physical/ Medical issues
Physical issues can be pre-menstrual syndrome, problems with menstrual flow, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, testicular disease, prostatic disease and lower back pain.
Health Issues: Uterine or bladder problems, sexual difficulties, impotence, lack of flexibility, sciatica, lower back pain, and problems with large intestines.
Emotional Issues of the Sacral Chakra:
When in balance the sacral chakra offers us; Self Respect, self esteem, confidence in our abilities, a sense of freedom.
Imbalances are caused by restriction, withdrawn behaviour/wanting to withdraw, destructive feelings, dependency, waiting, low self esteem, low sex drive or difficulty communicating with other people (particularly the opposite sex).
It can also manifest itself as denial of pleasure (not just sex) and martyr like behaviour. If your lower back ache is originating here, are you are likely having issues which involve ‘give and take’
If you are imbalance in your sacral chakra, look at the following questions honestly, to see if there are areas you can improve on.
- Do you give yourself the freedom to be yourself?
- Are you tied to someone else’s boundaries resentfully?
- Are you feeling withdrawn?
- Do you stand up for yourself…say what you mean and mean what you say?
- Do you make everything a crisis?
- Are you dependent on someone else?
- Do you find it difficult to make money?
- Feeling despondent most of the time?
- Are you waiting on a response from someone else?
- Could you be feeling obliged to do something for someone else, because you’re having a hard time actually doing it?
- Are you addicted to alcohol, drugs, sex, people or something else?
- Do you need to control, or give your power away to get something in return?
- Are you holding back?
- Are you relying on someone for something and afraid you may not get it?
- Do you express your creativity?
- Are you comfortable with your sexuality and able to receive nurturing from others?
- Do you suffer from guilt, shame, anger, and are judgmental towards the past?
Things that may help
Treat imbalance with orange or gold crystals to unblock the energy flow and restore your sense of balance and understanding and appreciation of your place in life. Crystals which can be used in association with the Sacral Chakra include Carnelian, Amber, Orange Calcite, Orange Jasper and Fire Opal
Yoga and Creative Arts
Augment the crystal therapy with yoga exercises that emphasize balance. Engaging in creative activities, such as painting, writing, composing, and acting can free up the creative energy. More importantly, nothing will help as much as getting into soft flowing water to reconnect with the energy flow of nature.
Oils that can be used and associated with the sacral chakra. Using these can assist the ‘I can’ Attitude, are; Clary Sage, Jasmine, Rose, Ylang Ylang and Sandalwood.
Honey, Almonds, Cinnamon, Strawberries, Melon and Coconut can help you to cleanse, clear and open up your sacral chakra.
As I focus on this orange light that radiates from my sacral centre, I feel radiant, alive and strong. I am able to feel all the positive emotions, I embrace them as they allow me to stand in power, I am able to feel all the negative emotions, feelings of fear, anxiousness, doubt and I truly understand what causes them, I accept them as they bring about feelings of joy, dignity and peace as they teach me lessons of growth and truth. I am at peace and I lovingly release any negatives feelings that cause me any discomfort and pain.
(A deep breath in) I lovingly acknowledge, accept and appreciate.
“I am radiant, beautiful and strong and enjoy a healthy and passionate life”
Susan Jane – The Intuitist