Sacral Chakra- Vam

sacral

“naval chakra”, “spleen chakra”, “deep belly center”

•sanksrit name: Svadhisthana (my own sweet abode)
•mantra: be creative
•symbol: crescent moon within a white lotus made up of 6 orange petals
•color: orange
•location: between the navel & base of spine
•corresponding hormonal gland: testes, prostate or the ovaries
•associated anatomy: spleen (in men) & uterus (in women) which have purifying functions, genitourinary system= reproductive organs (genitals) + urinary system (kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra)], hips
•characteristics: wellness/well-being, sexuality, sensuality, pleasure, abundance
•sacral chakra life issues: knowing that who you are & what you do is enough, having enough rest, food, exercise, fun, & money, link self-worth to appropriate things, ability to create healthy boundaries to protect yourself & your vital life force
•affected by: abuse, cravings for physical pleasures, addictions, your body & thoughts about your appearance, sexuality or fertility issues
•physical activities: yoga, moving your hips, dancing, swimming
•spiritual activities: meditation, celibacy, fasting
•musical note: D

SYMPTOMS

If you feel yourself to be cold emotionally and sexually your second chakra is blocked and your whole body may seem or feel frigid.

Tensions in this chakra manifest as inner conflict, sexual problems, instability, sense of isolation. The sacral chakra governs your sex and urinary organs, kidneys and the circulation.

CAUSES

You have probably experienced one or more of the following experiences. Sexual abuse, emotional abuse, volatile situations, neglect, coldness, rejection, denial of child’s feelings, lack of mirroring, enmeshment, emotional manipulation, overuse of playpen or restricting normal movement, religious or moral severity, physical abuse, alcoholic families, inherited issues – parents who have not worked out their own issues around sexuality, untreated incest cases.

ENERGY FLOW

Characteristics of excessive and deficient energy flow;

Excessive energy- Spins fast (no harmony)

jealousy

manipulative

overindulgent

oversensitive

overly ambitious

sexual addiction

ruled by emotions

sexual acting out

wild inner child

poor boundaries

pleasure addiction

sexual addictions

caught up in illusions

crisis junkies

emotionally explosive

lots of drama in life

seductive manipulation

extremely emotional

emotional dependency

obsessive attachment

obsessive attractions

see people as sex objects

excessively strong emotions

bipolar mood swings

need to have more stuff

poor boundaries with others

Deficient energy –

Spins slow (no harmony)

aloofness

impotence

self negating

fear of change

cold stomach

overly sensitive

poor social skills

lack of vitality

burdened by guilt

denial of pleasure

digestive disorders

excessive boundaries

restricted feelings

sexual energy-clinging

emotional numbness

guilty about having sex

problems with uterus

frozen sexual energies

lack of centered focus

rigidity in body and attitudes

shy, timid, immobilized by fear

fear of sex or impotent

kidneys & lower back pain

lack of passion & excitement

IMBALANCES

If you have developed sexual addictions of any kind, your second chakra is not balanced and you are not centered and grounded in how to properly express you sexuality with creativity and intimacy. You are likely to be self-serving with sex and with your emotions.

Physical Imbalances

anemia

allergies

diabetes

diarrhea

leukemia

duodenal ulcers

hypoglycemia

kidney problems

spleen problems

pancreas problems

lower back problems

premenstrual syndrome

Physical Malfunctions

spleen

constipation

knee trouble

low back pain

lack of energy

urinary system

lack of flexibility

deadened senses

loss of weigh

kidney weakness

sexual dysfunction

menstrual difficulties

frigidity, non- orgasmic

reproductive organ disorders

premature ejaculation

loss of appetite for food

Psychological Imbalances

hysteria

depression

chameleon personality

unable to be sexually intimate

repression and inhibition

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