The SECOND of the Main Chakras is called The SACRAL Chakra or SVADHISTHANA in Sanskrit. SVA means ‘self’ and ADHISTHNA means ‘dwelling place, or residence’. You can interpret this to mean “The Home of Self”.
It is located about two inches below your navel. The Sacral Chakra is developed around 6 months and 2 1/2 years old.
The COLOR of this Chakra is ORANGE. Think of the most beautiful sunrise, the golden and orange hues…and remember the emotions that it evoked.
This Chakra is all about our emotions, creativity and sensuality.
The Sacral Chakra governs our emotions and particularly our relationships to the outside world, apart from our family or our own tribe. How do we relate to others outside of our family unit?
Remember in my past articles on the Root Chakra? You can find them here and here (10 minutes daily to balance your root chakra).
If our Root Chakra is not balanced then we are going to have a hard time finding fulfilling relationships outside of our family unit. If our Root Chakra is not balanced from our first tribe (family) then how will we form healthy relationships with others, and have healthy physical interests and hobbies without that foundation?
***Every Chakra builds upon the previous one. If we have issues with relationships outside of our immediate tribe then it’s beneficial to look back to the Root Chakra and do balancing there first. We can apply this to every Chakra that we cover in this series. Start by building a solid foundation and then move up from there. If one is out of balance then look to the previous one for clues, make sure that is balanced first.***
Let’s look at:
~Characteristics of Someone With an Imbalanced Sacral Chakra:
This Chakra links emotional reaction with emotional attachment. This person will repeatedly be in unhealthy relationships that can manifest in abusive behavior towards others or allowing abusive behavior towards themselves. The pendulum swings both ways within our Chakra’s and therefore we can have excess and deficiency in any of them.
Deficiency in this Chakra would look like rigidity of beliefs, self-denial, fear of change, lack of social skills, lack of creativity and desire. Sexuality to this person would most likely be taboo and there would be fear or rigid beliefs surrounding sexual pleasure and basically pleasure from life as a whole. This person could be the Martyr to either gain pity or use suffering to establish control. This is a BIG one for a lot of women that I work with! We really have to look at our beliefs and if they are serving us or depleting us.
Excess in this Chakra would look like addictive behaviors to drugs, sex, fetishes, shopping and alcohol. It could also look like irresponsibility, manipulation, codependency, invasiveness toward others (aggressive). Obsessive attachments would accompany an excess in this Chakra. Think of entitlement…”I deserve this so I will take it” is the mantra from someone who is excessive in the Sacral Chakra. Because they didn’t receive a healthy root or family experience they will try to create it by force or manipulation.
~Characteristics of Someone With a Balanced Sacral Chakra:
This person, because they have a healthy root system would have healthy friendships and partners and be able to set healthy boundaries with others. This person would not be afraid to express their sensuality, compassion and vitality. This person would enjoy being friendly with others and be able to bring their desires to fruition.
With my experience in this area I would say the #1 thing to look for if you are wondering if you have an imbalance in your Sacral Chakra is this….Do you know what you desire in life without feeling guilt or shame for wanting it? When you ask for what you desire is it apart from any form of manipulation or deception? Are you able to truly receive what you have been given with gratitude or do you find yourself self-sabotaging your efforts?
Do you feel like you need balancing? This is such an important Chakra to balance and my next post will include amazing and simple ways to balance your Sacral Chakra. I want you to feel like you are manifesting your desires in this life in a healthy way where you are benefiting everyone around you! Don’t miss it this Wednesday (March 1)
The Sacral Chakra is associated with the testes for men and ovaries for women. The pelvis, upper intestines and parts of the digestive organs. Lower back pain, arthritis, genital and sexual issues can manifest when there is an imbalance in this Chakra.
*With this Chakra and the ones after you will notice an overlap in symptoms and benefits from the last Chakra. If we neglect the Chakra that precedes this one we will see lingering affects coming out.
My Free Chakra Quiz will assess your chakras here. Section 2 on the quiz relates to the 2nd or Sacral Chakra.
There is so much more I could share with you about the Sacral Chakra but this gives a very good breakdown, what it represents in our body, imbalances and physical attributes.
The next post will cover simple and very effective ways to balance out your Sacral Chakra. This is essential because every Chakra builds upon the previous one. The Sacral Chakra builds on our foundation.
Join me and share this with your loved ones so we can, one by one, build our health and awareness and learn to be the change we want to see in the world!
Peace Love and Light