CONSIDER: “Where the first chakra seeks to hold on and create structure, the second chakra’s purpose is to LET GO and FLOW.”
PRACTICE: Take a moment now to imagine this area glowing a warm orange. Breathe in deeply to your sex organs, scanning your hips and groin for any tension or tightness. Let any sense of “holding” in this area melt down into your legs. Allow the energy to melt down through your muscles. Letting any tension ripple out of your hips and down the back of your calves until it weighs heavy into the soles of your feet.
DUALITY: the nature of the second chakra is duality. This energy center is YIN, whereas the first chakra is YANG.
CHALLENGE: PLEASURE, EMOTIONS and SENSATION are essential features here, especially because PLEASURE allows us to tune into our senses more. Unfortunately we are taught to beware of (and repress our need for) pleasure.
CONSEQUENCE: Emotional overload caused by repressing our EMOTIONS and DESIRES. Imbalance in this area can also present as a LACK OF EMPATHY due to undeveloped ability to detect and feel the psychic energy emanating from others
IMBALANCE: May show up in your life as a tendency towards OVERINDULGENCE, as well as a build up of ANXIETY because emotions are not allowed to flow through our bodies naturally
SACRAL CHAKRA: Our second chakra is located in the lower abdomen, between the belly button and the genitals. This energy center deals with MOVEMENT, nurturance, SEXUALITY, sensation and pleasure. Nurturing our bodies is a fundamental need and helps control the production of hormones that stimulate the limbic system of the brain.
*If you’re interested in learning more, Wheels of Life: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System by Anodea Judith, PhD is the book I refer to the most. Top quote is from her book.