Our emotions physically reside in our bodies. On a subtle level, our bodies communicate with the energies around us, and certain energy impulses generally relate directly to a certain part of the body and chakra that is weakened or unbalanced.

Each chakra represents a lesson or challenge in spiritual life to help us gain a deeper understanding of our personal and spiritual power. This, in turn, helps us learn how to overcome obstacles, let go of emotional blocks, and walk the path to spiritual awareness.

This article explains in depth the sacral chakra (the second chakra or Svadhisthana) by exploring its emotional and mental connection to the physical world.

The energy of the second chakra, sometimes known as the sacral chakra or Svadhisthana, is the power of associations, how we begin to relate to others outside the family tribe, creative exploration of life and relationships, sexuality and discovery of the power of choice. .

These are the main characteristics of the Sacral Chakra:

The sacral chakra resonates with our need for relationships and our need to control or create the dynamics of our physical world. The second chakra goes from obeying tribal and family authority, and allows us to discover our own relationships and interests.

But if the first chakra is already out of balance with your first tribe’s lack of root support, how are you supposed to learn to form harmonious friendships, relationships, and healthy physical interests later in life?

The sacral chakra harbors creativity, relationships, and sexuality.

Being of a creative nature, the main focus of the sacral chakra is to allow the individual to discover what they enjoy, form hobbies, create loving and exciting relationships, and even creativity in love and sexual eroticism.

The second chakra focuses on personal identity or personal play in the external world and how it responds to the seductive forces of the physical world. Therefore, if the second chakra is out of balance, it can lead to addictions to drugs, sex, gambling, and money.

 A person with a healthy second chakra can survive financially and physically on their own and bond with others to form harmonious friendships. A balanced second chakra can take risks and have the resilience to recover when things go wrong.

Sexually, this is the pleasure chakra that essentially “turns us on” and is deeply connected to our associations with others. This chakra also correlates with physical things we find pleasure in, like painting, fishing, or writing erotic poetry, whatever floats in your boat!

A sexual eroticism is a form of physical and emotional freedom, as well as spiritual liberation because it is about being in the moment so that we can abandon our fears and limits to enjoy the abundant happiness of human experience.

This chakra is about having the power to realise and use your talent to express the life you want to lead. A distressed sacral chakra can form abusive and controlling relationships and cause intimidation in the workplace, fear of abandonment, and loss of financial and creative power.

The lesson the sacral chakra teaches us is that every relationship we create, from the informal to the most intimate, has a purpose, no matter how painful, to help us become more aware of our karma and ourselves. Some relationships are necessarily tricky because it makes us learn about our own limitations and about ourselves.

Through this lesson, we remember that no one is perfect: all human beings have beautiful flaws. So the next time that rude colleague is mean to you tries to empathise with them. They could be having a stressful day, or perhaps they had a troubled childhood that has caused a series of complexes.

The power of the sacral chakra

Symbolically and literally, the sacral chakra is the birth canal. We can give birth to the life we want, to start that project we have wanted, a relationship with the cute boy in the cafeteria or a friendship with a fellow yogi in class.

It is having that personal power of choice to make a move. It is the feeling of being physically alive and creating the life you want.

Signs of imbalance in the sacral chakra

Like the root chakra, the sacrum is often neglected as many of us try to achieve enlightenment through the higher chakras. However, like its associated orange colour, the second chakra is like the birth of dawn that brings a new start in our lives. It is in this chakra that we design the life we want. Therefore, we mustn’t neglect this always important fundamental chakra.

Many illnesses that can originate in this energy centre are manifested by the fear of losing control in the relationships that we have built with others and even with our connection with physical things such as businesses or projects that we have become attached to.

Difficulties arise when we feel that we cannot create the physical expression of our life outside the tribal authority of the first chakra. In these cases, we carry luggage from the Muladhara to our sacral chakra. Some of the common health problems manifested by an unbalanced sacral chakra could be Chronic pain in the lower back.

,Arthritis, Genital or sexual problems and Hip problems

The imbalance in the sacral chakra can manifest in low confidence, lack of motivation, inability to create intimate connections with others, lack of interest in self-expression or artistic skills, infertility, urinary problems, difficulties in giving birth, producing orgasms and low libido.

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