The second chakra, Svadhistana, is known commonly as the sacral chakra. Each chakra rules an aspect to our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual bodies. The chakras work together to create your entire being. They are interconnected meaning that when you are emotionally blocked this correlates to the health and vibrancy of the rest of your being.
Emotional Signs The Sacral Chakra Is Healthy
When the sacral chakra is open it shows as self-confidence, creativity, a healthy relationship with vulnerability, and the emotional body. This chakra is associated with the water element and has to do with our emotional expression.
When the sacral chakra is strong and healthy one is able to live in their authenticity, have a healthy relationship to their sexuality, and enjoy life. They allow themselves to give and receive fully.
Feeling attractive is another layer to a healthy sacral chakra. This includes loving one’s physical appearance, an ability to appreciate others’ beauty and to see the beauty in all life.
Fluidity is another sign of an open sacral chakra. This means being able to let go of what is no longer working, remain at peace with shifting plans, and be open-minded. A healthy sacral chakra will also present itself as a confidence to express oneself fully in their creativity.
Emotional Symptoms Of A Sacral Chakra Blockage
There is a subtle difference between a blockage and an overactivation of the energy within the chakras. Simplified a blockage will be an aversion to allowing prana to circulate through this chakra whether that be from stagnation or a wall built out of fear. Click here to learn more about what causes chakras to be blocked.
When the second chakra is blocked telltale emotions that may flood the system include lacking self-worth, feeling unworthy, shame, and jealousy. Shame is one of the main emotions related to sacral chakra imbalances.
Fear of intimacy and inability to fully connect to others comes from a blockage within the sacral. Feeling uninspired, not fully present in life, and suppressing emotions can be included as well.
Other emotions that may circulate are social anxiety, rigidity, and judgment. Those with a sacral chakra blockage may find it hard to go with the flow or express themselves emotionally.
Pessimism and lacking joy within life are also related to sacral blockages. As well as self-criticism, lack of creativity, fear of the unknown, and extreme shyness.
Emotional Symptoms Of A Sacral Chakra Over Activation
Now to get into over-activation. An overactive chakra is like a gathering of energy within one energy center that causes the entire chakra system to be imbalanced. It can display itself as an intense emotional attraction or aversion to certain sacral chakra characteristics.
Emotional symptoms of an overactive sacral chakra include being overly emotional, lacking stability, doubting oneself, manipulation, and addictive tendencies. Since the sacral chakra includes our sexuality this includes sexual addiction, lacking emotional connection within sexual activity, and using flirtation to define one’s worth.
When attachment, addiction, and instability present themselves it is time to look at the sacral chakra. The inability to stay committed or quickly shifting perspectives can also be a symptom of an overactive sacral. Learn more about sacral chakra problems and imbalances here.
How To Balance The Sacral Chakra
There are many ways to bring healing to our second chakra. Direct action can be applied by self-reflection. Such as during investigative and completely honest journaling one can then see any emotional blockages we have around the solar plexus chakra’s territory. Click here for journal prompts for the sacral chakra.
Other techniques to heal the sacral chakra include journaling or speaking sacral chakra affirmations. The affirmations work to reprogram your subconscious through repetitive positive statements. These will then in turn not only shift your inner dialogue but also your emotional body.
Taking time to express your creativity will bring healing to your sacral chakra. Allowing yourself to play and create without expectation is important to bring balance to this chakra. Click here to learn how to create a mood board and tap into your creativity.
You have to tap into listening for your inner voice as well as increasing confidence to trust it. This works to balance both over and under the activations of the sacral. Click here to learn how to hear your inner voice.
In order to balance the sacral chakra fully it is important to look at your chakra system as a whole. For this, you may also enjoy this guided meditation for healing all of the seven chakras.