Just below the navel in the lower abdomen. (Orange)
Emotional Issues: Sense of abundance, well being, pleasure and sexuality. Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.
The sacral chakra is the second chakra in your body’s chakra system. It’s associated with your emotional body, creativity, and sensuality. The sacral chakra’s energy is characterized by flexibility and flow. Its function is guided by the principle of pleasure. This chakra is also known as Swadhisthana in Sanskrit. It’s the chakra that’s closely associated with emotional responses and often described as the seat of emotions. It’s also connected with the sense of taste and with the reproductive functions.
The sacral chakra lets you creatively deal with what comes out of your experiences and develop a response that’s influenced by your intelligence and emotional patterns. Because of the sacral chakra’s close physical connection with the pelvis and the reproductive organs, this chakra is also the center of your discovery for pleasure, whether through sensual pleasure or your daily life experiences. An abundant creativity and strong intuition are just two of the wonderful gifts that this chakra can bestow on you. The sacral chakra’s motto is to enjoy life fully. An open and balanced chakra will allow you to experience intimacy and love fully and freely. It will encourage you to be honest and non-judgmental about your desires, and to live your life as authentically as possible.
When there is an open and balanced sacral chakra, the relationship that you have with other people and with the world is centered around a harmonious, pleasing, and nurturing exchange.
A blockage or excess in this chakra can manifest as dependency or co-dependency with people or things that give you effortless access to pleasure. When you’re ruled by your emotions or feel out of touch with yourself and your emotions, you have an imbalance in your sacral chakra. You will feel numb and out of touch, or you will overindulge in your sexual obsessions and fantasies.
You will also experience extremes by lacking sexual desire or satisfaction. You will also be stuck feeling a specific kind of mood. You may be experiencing problems that have to do with unhealthy relationships or unhealthy addictions. The key to restoring balance to this chakra is to familiarize yourself with the symptoms of an overactive sacral chakra. When you recognize and comprehend the issues, you will also learn how to balance the overabundance of your sacral chakra energy.