The Beginner’s Guide Learn Simple Easy Practical Ways How To Open & Balance Up Your Sacral (Second) Chakra
How to Heal & Balance
The Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana) influences your sensuality and Awaken Your Creativity
Everything in our universe has radiating energy, from the biggest mountain to ocean, to the smallest blade of grass, to each cell in our body. All of our cells release energy in different ways, and different cells will release different kinds of energy within the body and what their work is. It should come as no surprise, then, that given the specialized nature of your body’s energy, there are several different channels located on the main points of a body through which energy flows in and out in a constant stream. These are called the chakras.
This compelling, beautiful and practical information by Shiva Girish where we invite readers to begin from a profound understanding about Sacral (Svadhisthana) Chakra which is the place of passions and unconscious desires. Meditation on this chakra can release negative emotions, brings mastery over the animal instincts, such as fear, worry, and hate, and replace these feelings with a greater capacity for compassion and love.
The meaning of “Svadhishtana” Sanskrit word is sweetness. After balancing this chakra, one starts developing fearlessness, compassion, love, etc. When all this happens, one develops sharp creativity and imagination. Your sacral chakra is in your lower abdomen, about one to two inches below your navel. When out of balance symptoms include—attachment issues, emotional volatility, sexually-related guilt, timidity, trust issues, hypersensitivity.
This chakra is your most important emotional center, so at one time or another, most of us will experience an imbalance here. A person can act both colds towards other or completely disconnected if this chakra is under-active or overactive you become needy and emotionally dependent.
How Does a Chakra Work?
A chakra is a wheel, but it operates like a ball of energy interpenetrating the physical body. The chakras are not physical; you can’t see them on an X-ray or any scanners. They are pieces of consciousness, and they interact with the physical and energetic body through two major vehicles, the nervous system, and the endocrine system. Each chakra with one of the nine endocrine glands, and also with a particular group of nerves, called a plexus, this makes them essential components in healing. Each one of chakra matches with particular parts of the body and specific functions within the body controlled by that endocrine gland or plexus, which is the key to understanding how chakra healing devices work.
The chakras represent the parts of your consciousness and your physical body. All the senses, perceptions, and possible states of awareness divided into seven categories, and all these groups associated with a particular chakra. When you feel the tension in your consciousness, you feel it in the chakra connected with your consciousness experiencing the stress, also in the parts of the physical and energy body associated with that chakra.
When you hurt in a relationship, you feel it in your heart. When there is tension in a particular part of your consciousness, and therefore in the chakra associated with that part of your consciousness. When the tension continues over a period or reaches a particular step of strength, which creates effects on the physical level and requires chakra healing to resolve the tension, problem, emotions, hurt.
People who have highly activated chakras are robust and healthy. Someone with insomnia and hyperactive children has over-active Basic chakras. Individuals with less activated chakras tend to be weak and fragile. Also, seniors have harshly depleted chakras, that is why their spines curve and the healing of wounds and bones slows down, and the bones and body shrink in size with age.
Chakras and Your Energetic Frequency
The energy of our chakras encourages our physical processes through stimulation and inhibition. Remember, chakras are like wheels whose job is not only to keep energy moving but also to contract or close as a defense against negative energy. So, to compensate the restricted, underactive chakra, another chakra will become overactive, sending out your low-frequency vibrations at a greater rate, which then requires further balancing in the chakra healing process.
What happens when chakras are overactive and underactive?
The opening and closing of our chakras work like a dynamic guard system. A negative experience (and the low-frequency energy that comes with it) can cause the allied chakra energy to close to block that energy out. Likewise, if we are adhering to a low-calibrating feeling like prolonging the emotion, blame, because we decline to deal with it or move it, we close off the chakra which then needs special chakra healing techniques.
What happens when Sacral chakra is overactive and underactive?
When this chakra is overactive, you feel overemotional, very quick to attach and invest in others, attracted to drama, moody, lacking personal boundaries
When this chakra is underactive, you feel stiff, unemotional, closed off to others, lacking self-esteem or self-worth, possibly in an abusive relationship
Traditional Name: Svadhistana Chakra
2. Sacral Chakra
Location: Below the belly button in lower abdomen; 2-3 inches below the navel
Ruling planet: Mars
Related gland: Genital / Urinary system
Sacral chakra color
The sacral chakra commonly symbolized with the color orange. It could also take the color of very light blue as it’s associated with the element of water. The range of the second chakra is translucent and has a transparent quality.
Related glands/body parts: Bladder, prostate, ovaries, kidneys, gall bladder, bowel, spleen
The sacral chakra is the second chakra connected with the emotional body, sensuality, and creativity. Its element is water, and as such, its energy is characterized by flow and flexibility.
Associated Endocrine Glands & Organs
Kidneys and reproductive organs: testes, ovaries, and uterus
Physical Symptoms of Unbalance
Lower-back pain or stiffness, urinary issues, kidney pain or infection, infertility, impotence
• Willingness to get rid of guilt,
• Urges of sexual and sensual matters
• Importance of relations
• Pleasure, sensation, and creativity.
More Characteristics of Sacral Chakra:
Similar to the root chakra, the second chakra also stores fear, mainly fear of death. The fear of death must be overcome to enjoy life. Also for many people fear is what drives their lives. To accurately identify what one wants to do in life and achieve a goal one must be free of fear.
The awareness has to cross the second level by observing the mental attitudes so that once the fear arises, it can control. Through the Kriyas associated with this chakra, one can attain fearlessness, not by ignoring the fear, but by understanding it. With proper understanding and becoming aware of emotions, one can start developing qualities such as compassion, fearlessness, forgiveness, etc. which are considered the most important qualities in the path of transformation.
This chakra greatly deals with the nature of sensation, guilt, pleasure, pain, etc.
This chakra also deals with the creativity and the inherent talent of the individual.
This chakra is partnership/power of relationship. Relationships are all spiritual messengers. Every relationship we cultivate serves the purpose of helping us to become more and more conscious. Also, help us to learn to see ourselves as reflected by the opposition from all is one (society), to being/seeing the other, i.e., mirroring.
This chakra helps to explore the power of choice – dealing with the duality of opposites so that we come to know the personal and professional decision-making ability and talent.
Also, helps us understand the independent interactions – giving and receiving physical, mental, and spiritual pleasure. The flow of power between self and others – relationships and their effects on us.
It also teaches us the ability to survive physically and financially on one’s own: power, money; self-sufficiency/ ability to take risks/ personal identity and boundaries/ to defend and protect oneself/ fight or flight/ the resilience to recover from the loss.
When The Sacral Chakra Is Open:
• The urge for sexuality is high.
• You recognize the creative and unlimited potential of energy within.
• You are open to enjoying sexual experiences and pleasure with partners who honor you.
• Happiness, Joy, and laughter.
• Increasing emotional fluidity,
• A sense of deep connection.
• You would become a Friendly for any situation.
• You become hopeful and confident about the future.
• It makes you concerned for others, increases a sense of belonging, makes you creative.
• You become Imaginative, intuitive and attuned to your feelings.
• You would have a great sense of humor.
When The Sacral Chakra Is Closed:
• There is a strong belief that sex is hurtful.
• Depression, hysteria.
• You feel that being sexy is the only way to receive love.
• There may be unresolved issues of abuse, hurt, and confusion.
• You become emotionally explosive and aggressive.
• It makes you overly ambitious and manipulative.
• You feel caught up in illusion.
• It makes you overindulgent.
• You become self-serving.
• It creates full of obsessive thoughts of sex in your mind.
• You see people as sex objects.
Sacral Chakra is a positive polarity in women and a receptive polarity in men. Th means that women can give energy from this chakra, and people can receive.
Sacral chakra Imbalance
When this chakra is balanced, then the relationship with the world becomes centered on nurturing, pleasure, harmonious exchange.
Imbalance in the sacral chakra can make dependency, co-dependency with other people or a substance that grants you easy access to fun and you being ruled by your emotions.
• You feel numb, out of touch with yourself.
• Overindulgence in fantasies, sexual obsessions
• You feel lack of sexual desire or satisfaction
• The feeling of tight emotions
Physical Symptoms of an Imbalance:
An imbalance in this chakra may bring aches or pains in the lower abdomen with irregular menstruation cycles or bladder, kidney infections and urinary. Some severe conditions are infertility, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome, testicular or prostate disease.
Heal sacral chakra with fragrances like essential oils as they are high to open up blocked chakras. You can burn oils in your home, office, and other personal spaces. From citrusy and floral to more subtle, earthy fragrances, adding a hint of fragrance can make surrounding different which helps to open, cleanse, and balance the sacral chakra. Essential oils are:
• Clary Sage
Mudra for Sacral Chakra:
• Sit in a comfortable position, preferably cross-legged.
• Place one hand on the top of the contrary in your lap.
• Left palm should touch the backside of the right-hand fingers.
• Let the tips of the thumbs touch softly.
• Focus on the sacral chakra at the sacral bone (on the lower back).
• Chant the sound VAM.
This mudra is a symbolic expression of the empty bowl meaning leaving oneself to allow for positive energy within. When both the thumbs touch each other a circling energy cleanses the mind of impurities, boosts the energy required for meditation, and takes the mind to a higher level to be one with the self.
Behavioral characteristics of the sacral chakra
The sacral chakra associated with the following psychological and behavioral functions:
• Emotions, feelings
• Relationships, relating
• Expression of sexuality, sensual pleasure
• Feeling the outer and inner worlds
The role played by Fourth Chakra in our lives:
This chakra vibrates to our need for relationships with other people and to control to some extent the dynamics of our physical environment. All the attachments of maintaining control over our external lives, such as other people, authority, and money linked through this chakra to our physical body and energy field. The complaints that originate in this power center triggered by the fear of losing control and the energy of sacral chakra enables us to generate protective psychological boundaries and sense of personal identity.
Sacral chakra has procreative power which is spiritual and biological. By this chakra, we desire to have children and also to bring our creativity into physical form; this is crucial to our physical health as to our spirits.
The primary fear: in this chakra are the loss of control or being controlled by another, through the ruling power of events or conditions such as addiction, rape, betrayal, impotence, and financial loss, rejection by our primary partner or professional colleagues.
The Primary strength is the person can live financially and physically on its own to protect and defend oneself. They can take risks; there will be flexibility to recover from loss whether of family members, partners, occupation, property, or finances; the power to rebel and re-establish a life; and personal and professional decision-making ability and talent.
Physiological Functions: The physical temper is the largest organ of the lymphatic system which is attached to a purification of blood process by attacking the disease-causing germs and cleansing old and damaged out blood cells along with producing antibodies. The sacral Chakra energizes the physical spleen and causes the body to be winning over illness and diseases. It also manages the pranic energy level of the physical body. When prana is absorbed, digested and distributed through the Spleen chakra. Health conditions of the sacral chakra involve conditions of the palpable spleen like a lack in weak immune, vitality, system, arthritis, and rheumatism.
How to tell if your fourth chakra is out of balance or not:
Physical imbalances include sexual and reproductive issues, kidney dysfunction, and urinary problems, hip, pelvic and low back pain. It can express our emotions and have fun, the play based on desires, creativity, sexuality, pleasure. Emotional imbalances include our promise to relationships. When this chakra is balanced, we can take risks, we are creative, and we are committed. We are passionate, sexual and outgoing. When you feel dependency, co-dependency with other people or things you have easy access which gives you pleasure. When you being ruled by your emotions or sometimes when you feel numb, excess fantasies, lack of sexual desire or satisfaction, sexual obsessions or the opposite. Feeling stuck in a particular emotion or mood.
Sacral Chakra Questions for Self-Examination:
The Sacral Chakra influences your sensuality.
This Chakra Deals with Pleasure and Blocked by Guilt
If energy is dominant in this center, then the person becomes pleasure seeker.
1. Do you have an impression of God (the force) that applies justice in your life?
2. How often do you manage your creative energies into negative expressions? Do you exaggerate or embellish “facts” to support your side?
3. Are you ok with your sexuality? If not, then are you able to work towards your sexual imbalances?
4. Do you use people for sexual pleasures ? or have you felt ever used?You think you are strong enough to honor your sexual boundaries?
5. Do you negotiate your ethics depending upon your circumstances?
6. How do you explain creativity? Do you consider yourself a creative? Do you follow with your creative ideas?
7. Are you a controlling person or do you engage in power plays in your relationships?
8.Are you able to see yourself in the circumstances related to authority and money?
9. Does money have control over you? Have you ever made compromises that violate your inner self for the sake of financial security?
10. How often your survival fears dictate your choices?
11. Are you strong enough to fight your fears concerning finances and physical survival, or do they control you and your attitudes?
12. What goals do you have for yourself which you have yet to pursue? What stands in the way of your acting upon those aims?