Understanding the Sacral Chakra
The word “chakra” translates to wheel or disk in Sanskrit. It refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. A chakra is a center of organization that receives, assimilates and expresses life force energy. Each chakra operates at a unique, optimum frequency which determines its color and other characteristics. Each chakra works in harmony with the others to bring you to a complete sense of well-being.
There are seven main chakras which start from the coccyx to the crown of the head. If any of the chakras are blocked then energy cannot flow freely which can lead to emotional and physical ailments. When there is a dysfunction or blockage in one part of the system it has an impact on all of the other chakras. A dysfunctional chakra can either be too open or sluggish because of some emotionally based blockage which typically stems from childhood.
It is vital to clear and open these chakras to allow our body to function as it was designed. Your chakras can be blocked by stress, negative thoughts, beliefs, emotions, diet and lack of exercise. You have the ability to unblock your chakras by implementing meaningful change in your life. This will drastically improve your emotional and physical well-being.
The seven chakras are the Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye and the Crown.
It’s important to understand what each chakra represents and how to keep this energy flowing.
2nd Chakra Sacral Chakra
Sanskrit name: Svadhisthana Meaning: Sweetness
Location: lower abdomen to navel area
Gland: Reproductive organs
Motto: I feel
Musical note: D
Ruling Planet: Pluto
Development Stage: 6 months to 2 years
Life Lesson: Challenging motivations based on social conditioning
Represents: Our emotional balance and sexualtiy
What affects it: movement, desires, sexuality, need, pleasure
Organs affected: uterus, large intestine, prostate, ovaries and testes, hip area, appendix, bladder, pelvis, lower vertebrae, kidneys and fluid functions
Associated problems: premenstrual syndrome, problems with menstrual flow, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, testicular disease and prostate disease
These are the effects on the body from an unbalanced Chakra:
Rigidity in body and attitude
Frigid or impotent
Poor social skills
Denial of pleasure
Lack of desire, passion and excitement
Sexual acting out
Excessive strong emotions
Ruled by emotions
Hard on one’s self
These are the effects on the body from a balanced Chakra:
Ability to change
Attuned to his/her own feelings
Ability to express pleasure
These are the emotional ailments on the body:
Feelings of isolation
Feel guilty for no reason
These are the physical ailments on the body:
Chronic lower back pain
Lack of flexibility
Loss of appetite, sex and life
Healing Exercises: Yoga, mediation, create something new, have a salt bath
Healing Foods: Apricots, carrots, mangoes, oranges, peaches, persimmons, pumpkins, tangerines
Healing Crystals: Citrine, Carnelian, Golden Topaz, Orange Calcite, Moonstone
Healing Fragrances, Incense/oils: Jasmine, Rose, Sandalwood
I am moving toward a time when I am totally happy and fulfilled.
Life offers me everything I need for that journey.
I am worthy of love and sexual pleasure.
I have a right to express my desires to myself and others.
Who I am is good enough.
Life is unfolding as it should.
I am prepared to honor my body and feel good about my sexuality.
I feel my creativity streaming through my body, soul and mind.
My creative/sexual energy has the power to create and transform.
I open myself to others naturally.
Reiki, Energy Healing and Chakra/Aura Clearing can assist with this.