The second major energy wheel in the body is the sacral chakra known as Svadhisthana.
The flavour here is quite different from the first chakra Muladhara. By contrast, the focus at Svadhisthana is the pursuit of pleasure and fun. Individuals with a dominant sacral chakra see the world as a playground in which to be joyful and creative.
When this chakra is well-balanced it creates a very pleasant lifestyle where you gracefully flow in the creative river of life.
When it’s excessive it can lead to all kinds of addictions from alcohol, tobacco, drugs, shopping, sex, gambling, food, or any substances or behaviours that give you a quick happy fix, and relieves you from discomfort.
When the energy flow is deficient or blocked it can show itself as stiffness in the body, a lack of humour, and a lack of desire for pleasure and enjoyment.
Practicing Chakra yoga balances the energy of the sacral chakra by working on the pelvic region and by connecting to the emotional body.
It’s not uncommon for practitioners working on this Chakra to find emotional release from deep wounds that can lay dormant deep in this part of the body. Any wounds resulting from intimate relationships can stagnate here if they haven’t been acknowledged, processed and released.
Have you ever found yourself crying in a yoga class? chances are you were releasing stuck energy from this chakra, so it’s always a good sign!
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