Are you fully expressing your creativity and sexuality? Located at the lower abdomen, the second or Sacral Chakra is the focal point of our emotions, sexuality and creative expression. It is an especially important chakra for women to keep in balance. It is where we connect with the Divine Feminine.
This chakra governs how we relate to others and the flow of our feelings and expression in art, music, dance and living. It vibrates with the energy of the color deep orange and is associated with the element of water.
Emotional or mental health issues include sexual frigidity, promiscuity, confusion or addiction. If you experience imbalance in this chakra, you may also experience co-dependency, or being either overly emotional or stoic.
Physical health issues commonly associated with the Sacral Chakra include gynecological problems, urinary tract problems, stiffness or pain in the lower back.
When the Sacral Chakra is balanced, you feel confident in social interactions, free to process your emotions, feel creative, and able to enjoy sex and other pleasurable activities without guilt.
USING DYNAMIND TO BALANCE THE SACRAL CHAKRA This fabulous yet so-simple healing technique is from Serge Kahili King, a Huna teacher and founder of Aloha International.
1) FOCUS – Hold your hands out in a loose prayer-like position.
2) DECLARE – Say aloud the condition you’re feeling that you would like to change, e.g.,
“I feel guilty and I know that can change. I want that feeling to go away.”
“I have a constant urge to urinate and I know that can change. I want that discomfort to go away.”
Key some Latin or Indian music, throw on some comfortable togs, invite some friends over and let your life force flow. The irresistible beats will invigorate you so that your life force will course through all of your chakras, especially awakening your second chakra, which is connected to movement, creativity and passion. I especially love Zumba.
Imagine colored energy reaching into those curves of your body that are bland, too cold or in shadow. Your feet will direct your body as you jump, twirl, twist and shake. Stretch on the floor when it feels right. Remember, there are no rules, your body will bring you to its inner ecstasy. Enjoy it, revel in it, ride the waves until they are calm. Lie down when the music ends and be bathed by the stillness and silence. Affirm to the universe that your chakras are alive, well and responsive.
May you travel the arduous paths of your life with ease, realize and activate your full potential and relax into full enlightenment. Namaste!
"Sex is emotion in motion," said Mae West and she was was an expert on that subject. If stress causes blockages of energy in the body, your sex and your love life will be out of whack. Accumulated stress in the body, whether emotional or physical, erects barriers to the natural flow of our life energy. So, too much stress may equal no love or even any prospects for it. Love doctors have for centuries recognized that moving in spontaneous and free-form ways not only demands flexibility but also the ability to change focus and let go of memories, trauma and pain.
Philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin has been quoted as saying that “Love is the most powerful and still the most unknown energy in the world.” In opposition to the Base Chakra’s links to fortress-like solidity and stability, the Sacral Chakra focuses on flowing movement and filling your need to sip, bathe, luxuriate or douse in the vivacious, unpredictable and dynamic stream we call love. Practicing the hypnotic hip swivels of oriental (belly) dancing or performing wu chi exercises may help you begin to experience the world of love that seems just beyond your heart’s grasp.
An imbalance of your Sacral Chakra may also manifest as an inappropriate focus on something or somebody that is inappropriate or unrealistic. Perhaps that new guy in the office does have a killer smile, great hair and a body worth giving up chocolate for, but he comes forth anointed with a ring finger wrapped in gold. We might practice the cobbler’s pose to encourage our life energy to flow throughout our sacral chakra or unleash and focus our creative spirits through painting or making music. Our skill level at this art is not an important measure but the fact that we are “doing it” and by doing so are diverting our essence around any barriers nesting in our bodies. As an expression of our joy of living, whatever we create is beautiful, skillful, breathtaking and encouraging. In becoming more sensitive and responsive to what is going on in the world around us, we also further the grounding that we fostered in our root chakra, allowing us to go boldly after what we seek in life, even a relationship that we can grow old with.
In addition to harboring pleasurable sensations, the sacral chakra can vacuum in and hold fast to pain and its attendant stress, damming up the free flow of energy and physically manifesting as infection and illness. We may be “going through the motions” in life, seeing the dust on the table and not the wondrous roses in the crystal vase. Our reactions to the world may vacillate widely from rage and aggression to breaking into tears at the slightest problem.
To aid in stress relief, esteemed authors and teachers Sue and Simon Lilly suggest placing three clear quartz crystals, points facing outward, in a triangle just below your navel. Next, place three rose quartz stones in an arc above your pubic bone and relax for 4-5 minutes. Repeat as often as is needed for optimal energy flow.
Namaste and Keep Focused on Love! Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries
Once you're feeling rooted and grounded by balancing your root chakra, move on to a Sacral Chakra Meditation....
Inhale deeply, hold your breath and then exhale. The Root Chakra's red whirling ball of energy moves up to the center of your pelvis and turns into a beautiful orange color. This second chakra is related to the element water, and to emotions and sexuality. It connects us to others through feeling, desire, sensation, and movement. Listen to the gentle, flowing music and begin to move with it, allowing your body to relax into it and flow with it. Let go of any pain or tension. Be aware of every sensation in your body. Enjoy them. Allow yourself to become part of the music of life.
FOLLOW THE CHARACTERS OF THE CHAKRA DIARIES, DEBORAH, WHO LOST HER LIBIDO, AND SARAH, WHO WAS UNSURE OF HER SEXUAL IDENTITY, AS THEY FIND BALANCE IN THEIR SECOND CHAKRA, USING THE FOLLOWING MEDITATION....
SACRAL CHAKRA MEDITATION Inhale deeply, hold your breath and then exhale. The red whirling ball of energy moves up to the center of your pelvis and turns into a beautiful orange color. This second chakra is related to the element water, and to emotions and sexuality. It connects us to others through feeling, desire, sensation, and movement. Listen to the gentle, flowing music and begin to move with it, allowing your body to relax into it and flow with it. Let go of any pain or tension. Be aware of every sensation in your body. Enjoy it. Allow yourself to become part of the music of life.
Dear Becca, My friend and I just got back from a day-long chakra workshop and I was too embarrassed to discuss this with her…The pendulum showed that her sacral chakra as “open” while mine almost started a tornado whirling in the “closed” direction. We aren’t keeping score (okay, maybe I am) but she has more boy friends than Cleopatra while I am lucky to get a date to church and might as well be celibate. I think that most people consider me attractive and I like what I see in the mirror. So could potential partners be sensing my energetic lack of availability and shying away? Lusting in Lincoln
Dear Lincoln, As we know, all of our seven chakras are interwoven and dependent on one another for healthy functioning, yet a closed second chakra can lead to a lack of intimate partners and as put by Dr. Anodea Judith, “sexuality is the water wheel of life that moves the earth below and tempers the fire above.” When couples are face to face, their chakras are aligned between them and as sexual excitement increases, their energetic vibrations are enhanced and woven together at the physical, mental and heart chakra levels as their experience leads them. It’s the old story of the rich getting richer, not only is your friend attracting more partners by having an open sacral chakra but she is amplifying her energy when engaging with them and thus attracting even more.
So, I would like to see you create change in your world by becoming conscious of any ways that you may be restricting the expression of your emotions and to work toward releasing them. For instance, do you find yourself literally or figuratively biting your tongue with friends, family and co-workers because you are yearning for their approval, embarrassed by your emotions in reaction to your own or other’s actions, or angry that others are not hearing you or caring about your feelings? My friends at The Center for Nonviolent Communication suggest that when we are upset that we realize what our unmet needs are, and work to resolve them without blaming others or even ourselves for not doing so.
For most people, including me, this is much harder to accomplish that it is to consider, but the journey is worth it, because expressed desires create movement (change), causing our life forces to flow like water to other beings around us (even men). Namaste, Becca
A holistic healer and writer. New to fiction, but inspired by life stories that have haunted me until printed on the pages of The Chakra Diaries and Chakra Secrets. Now also editing other inspirational novels and self-help books at IndieAuthorCounsel.com.
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