Sacral Chakra

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by Cindy VanDyke

In our last blog, we talked about the root chakra. Today, we'll talk about the second chakra, the sacral chakra. This energy center governs our pelvis, lower back, abdomen, and reproductive organs. It is also called the svadhistana and connected to the elements of water. Whereas the first chakra influences stability, this chakra influences the energy of movement, fluidity, and connection. It affects our feelings, emotions, and creativity.

The emanating color for this chakra is orange. If there is excess energy here, we can be too sensitive, obsessive, or emotionally dependent. The color blue is beneficial for this issue and soothing for this chakra. If the blue energy here is deficient, we may experience a fear of change, emotional numbness, or fear of pleasure. In this case, the color orange would be more beneficial.

The sacral chakra is the chakra of creativity from babies, to ideas, to art, and beauty. When we are balanced in this energy center, we have emotional intelligence, are capable of change, have healthy boundaries, and can feel pain and pleasure.

Twisting postures like the triangle and cobra for a front stretch and hip opening postures, swimming, and dancing benefit this chakra because this is the chakra of movement.

The scents that help us regulate this chakra are jasmine, rose oil, or sandalwood.

When this chakra is in a state of malfunction, we may suffer from a stiff lower back, abdominal issues, or addiction.

"We can not heal what we can not feel."

In sum, to keep this energy center healthy we need movement, fluidity, lots of water, and juice. The complete yoga breath down to the belly, or the breath of joy is also good for this chakra.

Next week, we will explore our third chakra.


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