You are a moving tower of energy.
No matter what your stature, there are seven major energy centers or chakras floating in our body. They run from our crown or head, down to the base of our spine or root, chakra. Our hands and feet are also strong energy centers.
The term and theory of chakras is rooted in ancient Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The chakras correspond to vital points in the physical body but are generally understood as being part of the ethereal body.
We are energy.
When all our power cords are pumping out good mojo we feel good, we look good and we are pleasant to be around.The sacral chakra swims with all of the emotions, giving and receiving desire, pleasure, sexual and passionate love, change, movement, assimilation of new ideas, health, family and tolerance. When in balance, everything flows and you work in harmony and creatively with others.
The power center of the sacral chakra (sacral plexus) resides about two inches below the beautiful belly button. It associates with the color orange and its element is water. The corresponding organs and glands to this area are the ovaries, testicles, prostate, genitals, spleen, womb and bladder. The functions of this energy center are for procreation, assimilation of food, physical force, vitality and sexuality.
If out of balance you may have symptoms in the physical area or the associated organs or glands. An over-indulgence in food or sex, possible sexual difficulties, confusion, depression, jealously, envy, desire to possess, impotence, uterine or bladder problems are all symptoms of imbalance. You know those gut feelings you may get from time to time? Well, that is sacral plexus. It’s the place where we suppress or allow our emotions to flow, tune into our gut instincts about situations and people, and run or shut down our sexual and creative energy force.
Many have sacral chakra imbalances due to family, cultural and societal conditioning. Some people have been raised to let their emotions run wild while others have been programmed that ‘it’s not cool man’, to show emotion or share and honor your feelings. Some have learned to live in their heads, not trusting their gut instincts and others have their intuition turned on so high they pick up emotions and energy from everyone around them.
Other imbalances may be from current health conditions as well as sexual abuse that can block the energy flow.
This sexual energy center is not just about sex (not that there is anything wrong with that). It’s a vital energy force that enlivens the body in every way and can be harnessed for living life to the fullest with passion and purpose. When we balance our second chakra we feel comfortable expressing our own emotions. We trust our intuition but don’t use it to sift through everyone else’s experiences, and we allow our sexual energy to flow, adding vitality and life force to our body.
To balance your chakras and your body as a whole it is important to eat well (nutrient dense foods), drink water, herbal teas, and a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. Orange foods are suggested for the sacral chakra specifically.
Exercise like yoga is suggested, a meditation with your hands on your lower abdomen, while visualizing the color orange. You may also enjoy using essential oils such as Rose, Sandalwood or Ylang-Ylang for aromatherapy, create a massage oil or put a few drops in your bath.
It’s all about balance and going with the beautiful energetic flow of life.
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