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Sacral Chakra: The Pleasure Center

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Your sacral chakra is the 2nd energy wheel just above the root chakra located approximately 2 inches below the navel. This Chakra is related to your reproductive organs and is related to human emotion; feeling, pleasure, connection, and creativity.

Its Hindu name “Swadhisthan” translates as “sweetness”. When this energy wheel is flowing freely; in a healthy manner, you are in touch with your emotions, able to decipher the difference between your own emotions and the feelings of others, and you are able to allow yourself physical pleasure free of guilt.

As a developing youngster, 6-24 months, as you are beginning to separate from your mother; gaining your own personal autonomy, your feelings come into play. During this stage, in order to have a healthy sacral chakra, it is important for your needs to be met through affection and nurturing attention. A stressful environment or an absent parent (and many other common scenarios) can cause dysfunction in this energy center at a very young age stunting bio-energetic development.

According to http://www.transperception.com:

The symptoms of a dysfunctional second chakra are:

Physical : Bladder, Cystitis, Endometriosis, Fertility issues, Miscarriages, Fibroids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Kidney complaints, Menstrual Problems, Muscle Cramps/ Spasms, Ovarian Cysts, Pre-menstrual Syndrome, Prostates Disease, Testicular Disease, Uterine Fibroids, Candida, Impotency, Bedwetting, Frigidity, Creative Blocks.

Emotional : Guilt, Embarrassment, Shame, Distrust, Impatience, Desire to hide, Nervousness, Holding on, Uptight, Frustration, Inadequacy, Anger, Tendency to push for things, Feeling victimized, Expecting the worst, Numbness, Neediness, Detaching from oneself and going out of body, Feeling shut down, Depression, Denying your own needs, Not supporting yourself, Blaming others, Anger at a mate, Punishing oneself, Denial of self, Rejecting femininity or masculinity, Bitter words left unspoken, Sexual pressure, Tension, Rigid social beliefs, Spite against a previous mate, Fear of mother, Emotional overflow, Years of controlling emotions, Fear of father, Denial of pleasure, A belief that sex or intimacy/touch is bad.

Soft addictions, such as overeating or addiction to junk food or other foods is related to the second chakra dysfunction.

It seems intuitively obvious that dysfunction in the sacral chakra is a widespread issue. The more that people understand how their human energy system works, the more in-tune individuals will be with their physical bodies allowing energetic health and creative solutions to the myriad of problems waiting for solutions!