Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Svadhisthana – Sacral Chakra

The Second Chakra is called Svadhisthana, which means “sweetness.” Its element is water. The inner state is tears.

This chakra resides in reproductive area and is associated with creativity and birth―both literally to a new baby but also metaphorically to new aspects of ourselves, projects and ideas.

When this chakra is healthy, we’re tapped into the source of higher energy that helps us write beautiful music, develop an innovative business, or create a loving family life.
Some of the functions and qualities associated with the second chakra are emotions, sexuality, desire, pleasure, creation and procreation. Socialization is also a function of the second chakra. The verb that best fits this chakra is “I feel.” This energy is both emotional and sensual.

The second chakra is one of feminine energies. Not only are both sexuality and pleasure associated with this chakra, but also nurturing. Here is our desire for nurturing, nourishment, warmth and touch. Denying these desires causes serious imbalances in life. Overindulgences also will cause imbalances.

When this chakra becomes congested, we may experience a block in our creative powers and a sense of dryness or emptiness. Some of the malfunctions include bladder or kidney trouble. The food associated with this is liquids. And the location of this chakra is in the area of the genitals and womb. A perfect example of this Chakra being out of balance is someone who needs to sleep too much to feel good, and then doesn't feel rested anyway. Chronic lack of energy.

This chakra is your most important emotional center and because of this, at one time or another, most of us will experience an imbalance here. 

Few simple ways to balance your sacral chakra:

Hip-opening yoga postures - we store emotional and physical tension in our hips

Dancing is one of the best—and easiest—ways to open your sacral chakra. So close the door, turn on your favorite music, and move.

Visualize orange. Orange is the sacral chakra’s color. Imagine a bright, healing orange glow filling up your entire lower abdomen—keeping in mind that we’re three dimensional.

Balance your other chakras. A severe imbalance in one chakra almost always means imbalances in other chakras as well. (They work as a system.) Your throat chakra in particular has strong connections to your sacral chakra.

Let go of unhealthy emotions, people, and memories—is so important. When we learn to let go of the baggage that we don’t need to carry, we create space and energy for new and better opportunities.

In life, it’s all too easy to become emotionally closed off or overly dependent on the people around us. Learning to trust our intuition, yet not be ruled by our emotions, is something that—like many worthwhile things—takes practice.

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