01-26-13 2nd Chakra: Sacral Chakra

2nd Chakra/Sacral Chakra
Location: about 2 finger lengths below navel
Color: Orange Crystals/stones: Garnet, Moonstone, Orange Tourmaline, Carnelian, Orange Agate, Essential Oils to Balance the Root Chakra: Clary Sage, Elemi, Fennel, Galbanum, Geranium, Jasmine, Melissa, Neroli, Rose, Rosewood, and Ylang Ylang.
The second chakra is the chakra of sensuality, sexuality, and pleasure. It is also the chakra of emotions. When it is unblocked, this chakra allows for the free flow of emotional, sensual, and creative energy throughout your body.
The second chakra keeps you emotionally healthy, and your energy field charged with prana. It also tells you what you don’t like, or warns you of potential danger. If something doesn’t “feel” right, or doesn’t “smell” good, it probably isn’t right. We refer to this as our “gut instinct”, the common experience of intuitively knowing something hidden about people, or sensing something about a situation that may cause us problems The 2nd chakra is associated with creativity and procreation. It also governs emotional and sensual aspects of our lives. The emotion associated with the 2nd chakra is passion. If you grew up in an environment where emotions were repressed or denied, this chakra may be deficient. Some signs of deficiency are fear of pleasure, being out of touch with one’s feelings and resistance to change This area is, of course, the sexual center of our body and if it is imbalanced we can feel a lack of sexual drive or just the opposite, excessive libido. Disharmony in this center often begins in puberty, when sexual energy begins to awaken. Lack of self-esteem, uncertainty, lack of nurturing or tenderness in the teen years can seriously lead to instability, negativity and rejection of the child’s sexuality. Repression of sexual energy can erupt in angry and hostile ways, creating sexual confusion, emotional detachment, and bitterness rather than openness and love. Creative potential can become misdirected and power struggles can ensue. Instead of using this sacral energy for love, co-creation in partnership and sexual sharing in union, a person with a dysfunctional second chakra can often become money hungry; using wealth and the power it has over people to dispassionately control and dominate them.
.Five Signs Your Second Chakra is Weak 1. You are plagued by guilt and reluctant or unwilling to forgive yourself for past mistakes. You are constantly judging your worthiness compared to others, and tend to avoid the company of people you perceive as more qualified than you, because just being around them makes you feel inadequate. 2. You have a fragile sense of self-worth, which is highly dependent upon pleasing others – especially those you perceive as having power or authority over you. This often results in seeing yourself as a self-sacrificing martyr, often putting others’ wants and demands before your own needs, all the while harboring silent resentment towards them and self-criticism towards yourself. 3. You get easily offended, hurt or upset by the words and actions of people that you perceive as not appreciating you. You get defensive and tend to condemn others who behave differently than you think they should. 4. You believe that you are flawed and are always under construction. You don’t trust that you can be loved just for being who you already are. Instead you believe that you have to continually improve yourself to become worthy of being loved, by others and by yourself. 5. You experience any of the following physical symptoms on a frequent or recurring basis: bowel disorders, bladder or urinary tract infections, chronic lower back pain or sexual appetite imbalances (hyper or hypo sexual). ( http://www.finerminds.com/personal-growth/5-signs-your-second-chakra-is-weak/) Ways you can heal your Second Chakra 1) Establish regular routines for clearing your subtle body. Everyone has different ways of doing this, but the two biggies are nature and exercise. 2) Face and release any past sexual abuse or assault 3) Review your romantic and sexual history (not always the same thing!), and deal with any continuing attachments to your past, particularly to unhealthy or disempowering relationships. 4) Face and release any pain you may be holding onto regarding past miscarriages, abortions, or fertility issues. 5) Look at your overall comfort level with your body, sexuality, and sensuality. 6) Work to refine your awareness of the energies you absorb from others.
7) Protect your subtle body 8) Experiment with different food choices that are associated with a healthy 2nd chakra. There are lots of different theories on what foods contribute to the health of each chakra. But guess what one of the most commonly sited signs of a 2nd chakra imbalance is? An unhealthy level of craving for sweets and carbs 9) Consider the yin/yang balance of your surroundings/decor, clothing etc. http://mommymystic.wordpress.com/2009/05/01/2nd-chakra-series-21-ways-to-care-for-your-sacral-chakra/ There are more healing ideas at:

http://www.emotionalhealingthroughyoga.com/svadhisthana-the-second-chakra/

http://www.yogapaws.com/yoga-blogs-yoga-paws/bid/52378/Three-Yoga-Asanas-to-Create-Energy-and-Calm-in-Your-Second-Chakra

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