Have you ever wondered why your relationships with others are not going well, or why you have so much difficulty having good ideas? The answer lies in the second of our energy centers, the Sacral Chakra, which is responsible for our sentimental life, vital force, and creativity.
The second Chakra is related to desire, karma, emotions, pleasure, sexuality and sensuality, intimacy, social life, jealousy and romantic love. But he is also in charge of change and movement.
Its name means “sweetness”, it is also known as Svadhisthana, sacral or splenic chakra. It is located two fingers below the navel, and it governs the sacral area, genitals, hips and lower back.
Its element is water, its color is orange and it is usually represented as a lotus flower of six petals containing a red moon inside a white circle.
Its musical note is D, its main sense is taste and its mantra is Vam.
The second chakra is known as “the sacred,” and its activation stimulates creativity, sensuality, and relationships.
Sacral Chakra: How to know if you need to harmonize it
In addition to all that we have told you, the splenic chakra is the one that indicates the sexual maturity, the one that is related to the passionate familiar ties, and the one that shows the creativity. Only the root chakra, that of physical energy and the will to live, is below the Sacral chakra, and the truth is that they are related in more than one aspect.
Do you often feel fear of change, frustration, anxiety or excessive sensitivity? If so, you need to harmonize the second chakra. You should also do this if you have chronic low back pain, if you have urinary problems, suffer impotence or frigidity, difficulty in feeling and expressing emotions, excessive self-control or embarrassment.
But that’s not all. Self-absorption, insecurity, low self-esteem, boredom and diminished libido are also signs of an unbalanced second chakra, or in disharmony with the universe.
Instead, when the sacral chakra is harmonized and functioning properly, desire, pleasure, balanced sexuality, creativity, ethics and honor in relationships are manifested. And not only that: extroversion, security against relationships, the illusion to live, sexual satisfaction and creative ability begin to be part of your daily life.
How to activate the second chakra
There are several ways to activate the second chakra: meditation, reiki, yoga, gemotherapy or aromatherapy are just a few. Choose the one that works best for you and feel the benefits of letting energy flow
Experts agree on this: meditation is a key factor for a much more harmonious and happy life. That is why practicing it regularly will not only make your chakras begin to be in harmony but you will live much more relaxed and at peace with yourself as your challenges become much more achievable.
Did you know that to start harmonizing your chakras there is enough with 15 – 30 minutes of daily meditation in Alpha state?
Fluid rhythms, popular dances and couple dances are an effective way to activate the second chakra through sounds. Also suitable is the music that awakens joy or any music that brings out your emotions.
To reassure and harmonize, you can hear sounds of nature, such as birdsong or the murmur of water, whether waterfalls, rain, splashes or rivers.
Reiki is another technique used to harmonize the chakras. You can read more about it in our article about Chakra Healing therapy.
The clarified orange activates the second chakra. This color transmits a refreshing energy and releases numbed emotional patterns. In addition, it favors self-esteem and awakens joy for sensory pleasure.
The position of the cat is ideal to activate the second chakra through yoga. It consists of standing or on all fours taking deep breaths as we lean. Once this is done, we exhale lifting the torso and head until stretched.
Another ideal exercise would be to sit on the floor and bend both legs until the soles of the feet touch. Then bend your torso toward them and grasp your feet with both hands. Breathe calmly and hold as far as you can and as long as you can.
The carnelian or moonstone are two of the gems that can be used to activate the second chakra. The first one helps you live, favors concentration and activates creativity; While the Moonstone unites you with your sensitive and receptive side, as well as absorb fears and harmonize emotional balance.
Ylang-ylang has a relaxing effect and at the same time opens you to more subtle sensory sensations. In addition, thanks to its sweet aroma, it transmits a feeling of security from which you will return to entrust to the flow of your feelings. Stagnant or excited emotions crawl and dissolve.
With Sandalwood, instead, you’ll be focusing more on pairing. It also stimulates the fantasy and we are in harmony between the thoughts, the feelings and the actions.
These are just some of the options you have to make your second chakra balance with the rest and enjoy a much more pleasant and happy life.
The Root Chakra or Muladhara and its relationship with money.
The first chakra is the tribal center of our body. According to Hindu tradition, it is called Muladhara, which in Sanskrit means “root” or “root support.” Buddhism recognizes this center as the point of connection with the earth. Through this chakra, located at the base of the spine, the roots of the Cabalistic Tree of Life flow, which in Hebrew is called Shekhinah. And according to Christian tradition, this center is represented symbolically by the sacrament of baptism.
The energy of our first chakra gives us stability, it helps us to feel that we are part of the vast universe of life but at the same time we are inextricably connected to its physical dimension. We can interpret this force as our link with the energy of the Earth itself. As energy beings, it is essential for our health that we maintain a strong and positive connection with the energy of this chakra. Our physical body produces electrical currents that connect us with the systems of the physical life of the earth through which we thrive.
When we do not recognize this connection or when we do not respect it, we experience the dark side of the first chakra. We lose stability, we find it difficult to perform in the physical world, we do not get things resolved as we wish, our creative efforts are blocked and frustrated. Every form of life requires a connection with the magnetic field of the earth. If we obstruct our vital connections, we prevent the flow of energy through our systems to develop a full and effective life, to perform acts of physical connection and creation.
Another aspect of the dark side of the first chakra is the inability to find a place on earth where we feel “at home.” People who do not have a conscious connection to the first chakra often find that they visit beautiful places, but none attract them enough to make them want to settle. They long to find a place to reside and a community to belong to; Although they end up in a certain place, always have the feeling that their connection to that place is incomplete.
Likewise, an imbalanced first chakra often produces the sensation that we lose contact with our physical world, that we have distanced ourselves from the most intimate part of our personal life.
How to clean the First Chakra or Root Chakra (Muladhara):
The first chakra, also called the root chakra or Muladhara, is located at the base of the spine, extending into the genital area.
This chakra regulates our connection with the body and physical plane and is represented by the color red. The root chakra regulates our basic and primitive instincts, especially survival and protection. It also governs our passion and our vigor, as does our relationship with material possessions and work.
The first chakra represents our genetic code and cellular functions. Its energy is mostly masculine and the element associated with the root chakra is Earth.
It is said that autoimmune diseases such as lupus, allergies and arthritis, as well as self-destructive behaviors, depression and infertility, are all associated with an imbalance at the level of this chakra.
The first chakra is also associated with our karma and dharma. What accumulated in past and present lives leaves its seal in this chakra.
When the first chakra is unbalanced, the entire energy system of the body is affected, so it is extremely important to keep the root chakra open and flowing.
Symptoms that the first chakra is closed or unbalanced
A person with root chakra problems will manifest:
- Back pain
- Problems in the legs
- Hip Problems
- Autoimmune diseases
- Low self-esteem
- Learning and / or attention problems
- Financial problems
- Lack of motivation for work or work addiction
- Problems of the prostate
- Living in the past
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- Sexual addiction
- Disconnection with Mother Earth
- Lack of compassion towards animals
- Sexual problems
Symptoms of a balanced root chakra, a healthy and open root chakra usually manifests itself in:
- Sense of security and self-confidence
- Tranquility and peace
- Emotional stability
- Sexual health
- Connecting with the environment
- Healthy Immune System
- Capacity of concentration
- Balance between body, mind and soul
How to balance the Root Chakra:
Maintaining a balanced root chakra is essential for physical, emotional and energetic health. Cleansing this chakra also helps to process our karmic information properly.
Here are some ways to keep your first healthy and balanced chakra:
- Surround yourself with red.
- The vibration of the red color helps to balance the first chakra. When you notice problems at the root chakra level, wear red underwear, eat red food, and use visual aids with vibrant red tones.
- Move your hip.
- Rhythmic rotation of the hip helps open the root chakra and promotes energy flow in this area.
- Use incense.
- Sandalwood and ginger incenses have a positive effect on this chakra. Practice yoga kundalini. The practice of this type of yoga helps to increase the energy of this chakra and to learn to redirect it to balance the whole body.
- Meditation to focus.
- Any meditation or visualization to center the energy, helps to balance the first chakra.
- Use affirmations.
- Above all, practice affirmations related to accepting prosperity and sexuality in your life. Every day, repeat this statement: “I am safe and protected at every moment, Prosperity flows freely into my life and I receive it with enthusiasm. My connection to the earth and the whole is powerful and keeps me focused. “
- Get a massage. Massages not only relax the body but also help balance the energy system. Try a regular massage or lymphatic drainage. Reflexology and Shiatsu also help heal the first chakra.
The root chakra, being the first chakra, is the most physical chakra. This means that any activity that makes one more aware of their body, will strengthen this chakra.
This particularly goes for physical activity. One can do sport, martial arts, walking, yoga, Tai Chi, all help. But also clean the house, wash the dishes manually and clean the car. It is important not to do activities that make you insensitive to pain and also not to overdo it. Feeling exhausted is not good.
Being the most physical chakra, exercising helps maintain the health of the first chakra. Stay on the move and avoid sedentary lifestyles.
The root chakra is assigned the vowel «u». It is sung with the deep tone of the musical scale. The sound “u” triggers a downward directed movement towards your roots. It leads you to the depths of the subconscious and activates the original Terran energies of the first chakra. Mantra: LAM. Will pronounce laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam.
The first chakra is activated by a transparent and bright red. The red color warms and gives life, gives vitality, dynamism and value. When red is mixed with a little blue, it helps you penetrate vital instincts with intellectual force.
Agate: Agate provides seriousness, endurance and balance. It helps to dissolve negative emotions and protects the inner being. It awakens the valuation of one’s own body and acts constructively on the organs of reproduction. Agate disks with crystalline inclusiveness introduce you into a growing life (whether a physical or spiritual child), safety and protection. They provide confidence and facilitate childbirth.
Red Coral: The red coral provides fluid vital energy and strength. It has a stimulating and vivifying effect and favors hematopoiesis. It gives stability, and at the same time favors flexibility, so that you can have confidence in yourself while simultaneously following the course of life.
Ruby: The ruby transmits a vivifying, warm and creative energy that leads to clarification and transformation. It establishes a harmonious link between corporal and spiritual love, between sexuality and spirituality, through which new experiential forms are opened.
Cedar: The rough scent of cedar oil unites you with the Terran forces and the essences of nature. It helps to collect energy, conveys tranquility and a sense of security within Mother Earth.
Spice clove: The smell of spice clove helps to dissolve stagnant energies in the radical chakra. It favors the willingness to release structures that constrict, arising from the need for delimitation and security, and to be open to new and fresh energies. In this way, it brings transformation and renewal if you let the message of your vibrations enter you.
Contemplating the sun:
The contemplation of a rising sun or setting of red blood and a dawn or twilight resplendent vivifies and harmonizes the radical chakra and unties the constrained structures that fall within its field of action.
Practice Kegel exercises.
Popular Kegel exercises are practiced to prevent incontinence and to increase the power of orgasms. They are also very effective in keeping the root chakra balanced and healthy.
Meditation with the archangel Uriel and the muladhara chakra:
The 7 archangels can help you balance and clear the energy of your chakras. Ask for his help through this series of 7 meditations with each of the archangels of the chakras. The article Angels and Chakras will serve as an introduction.
This first meditation contains all the elements to begin the process. If you decide to do each meditation separately, you can use the technique of relaxation and entrance to the trance that presents this first meditation with the archangel Uriel to work with the first chakra or muladhara.
You can memorize or record these steps before beginning to help you in meditation:
Relax your body before beginning the meditations with the archangels. Sit or lie down in a safe and comfortable place. Make sure you do not interrupt while meditating.
Close your eyes and breathe, filling your abdomen with air and letting it go. Relax every part of your body, starting at the feet and going up to the face. Breathe and exhale while concentrating on relaxing your body. This will help you to enter into the trance necessary for effective meditation.
Imagine yourself in a beautiful place full of peace and light. You can choose a real or imaginary place. This will be your place of power for meditations with the archangels and chakras.
Ask the Archangel Uriel to accompany you in this experience. Feel their presence and imagine it close to you.
Imagine the archangel in as much detail as possible: maybe he will take you by the hand or maybe he will be sitting next to you. Imagine the red light radiating towards you. Imagine also that you carry your red flame in your hands.
Ask Archangel Uriel to help you clean the energy of your Muladhara chakra.
Meditate with the archangel Uriel and the first chakra
Begin by visualizing the first chakra at the root of your body. Observe the red light of the ray or flame of the archangel Uriel glowing at the root of your body. Feel the connection to the earth.
Become aware of your physical being and feel the presence of the archangel Uriel as a force that sets you free and sits in material reality.
Breathe and receive its red light.
Fill yourself with your healing power.
Observe the bright red light that gives you life and energy.
Feel the security of being part of the earth and the world in which you live.
Feel that you will survive in spite of everything.
Feel your body is vital and full of the energy of God.
Feel that life is full of possibilities.
Feel the vital force returning to you as you repeat:
“I am connected with everything that constitutes my life, the energy of gratitude invades me, and I let that energy flow with all its force through my physical and spiritual body.”
Let the sensations you experienced fill you with well-being. Feel the energy flowing in your first chakra. Take a deep breath and exhale, and let the energy flow through your body.
When you finish meditation, just thank the assistance, love and guidance of the Archangel Uriel.
The red color of the archangel Uriel is a way to feel “the fire of God” in your daily life and regulate your energy. Your qualities can help you generate joy of living and maintain vitality every day of your life.
Blocked Chakras Symptoms. As you probably know, the Chakras are the seven main energy centers present in the body. They funnel the vital energy, but also deal with keeping the strength of our mind and our emotions.
Diseases, emotional disorders, and stress can cause the body to lose its energy balance and this is when the chakra blockages can occur. You can recognize that one or more chakras are blocked or imbalanced in your body, by looking at some of the symptoms. This is what we will discuss in this article. More importantly, once you can identify the chakra blockage symptoms, how to work on restoring their balance. You will find suggestions at the end of this post. Let’s go through the main blocked chakras symptoms in detail.
Blocked Chakras Symptoms
1. Blocked Root Chakra symptoms
This is the Chakra that involves the material aspects of life, such as work or money. Whenever we lack the essentials of life, or we cannot afford something as basic as to eat, to pay the rent, electricity, water and everything that represents our basic support, we will be experiencing blockages in the first chakra.
When our basic needs are completely fulfilled (with no debt), we are experiencing a root chakra in harmony and strong. The symptoms of a first chakra imbalance have to do with experiencing lack, scarcity or limitation.
Physical symptoms of a blocked Root Chakra
- Knee injury
- Leg injuries
- Sciatica pain
- Bone diseases
- Feeling of rootlessness
- Afraid to face daily life
- Feelings of guilt
- Lack of concentration
- Difficulty saying no
- Excessive attachment to possessions
Discomfort in different parts of the body, among which are the legs, feet, the immune system, prostate and male reproductive organs. If this chakra is unbalanced, arthritis and various digestive disorders may also appear.
2. Blocked Sacral Chakra symptoms
The second chakra has to do with all those elements that are not essential to living but do represent some connection with what we enjoy and causes pleasure. An imbalanced second chakra will cause, on an emotional level, inability to properly control and express emotions. Also, feelings of guilt will appear, especially when doing something for ourselves or our enjoyment.
Physical symptoms of a blocked Sacral Chakra
The main health-related symptoms of a blockage on the second chakra will be sexual and excretory system malfunctions, pain on hips and lower back problems. Also:
- Sexual problems
- Afraid to enjoy
- Sexual aberrations
- Contempt of sex
- Repressions of any kind of pleasure
- Blockage of free expression and personality
3. Blocked Solar Plexus Chakra symptoms
A blocked or unbalanced third chakra will affect the digestive system, high blood pressure may appear, as well as diabetes and chronic fatigue. On an emotional level, the imbalance of this chakra affects self-esteem and triggers fear of criticism.
Physical symptoms of a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra
- Digestive diseases
- Chronic fatigue
- Addiction to stimulants
- Feelings of inferiority
- Feelings of insecurity
- Lack of self-confidence
- Dissatisfaction with what you are, or what you do
- Addiction to power
- Compulsive and obsessive drive applied to something without considering the other aspects of life
- Blocking of basic emotions by showing to others a cold, calculating, and usually grouchy face
- Feelings of separation to the inner source of love,
- Feelings of disconnection and dissatisfaction even when we have all the material things we need
- We perceive that we are missing something that prevents us from being happy and feeling complete.
4. Blocked Heart Chakra symptoms
On an emotional level, some of the complications arising from the imbalance of the fourth chakra will involve jealousy, bad moods, and feelings of loneliness.
Physical symptoms of a blocked Heart Chakra
Some blocked heart chakra symptoms on the body are asthma, heart disease, pain in the upper back and arms. Also:
- Heart diseases
- Respiratory diseases
- Inability to love
- Inability to laugh
- Permanent annoyances. Bad mood
5. Blocked Throat Chakra symptoms
If a throat chakra imbalance occurs, the symptoms will include conditions such as skin problems, ear infections, ulcers, laryngitis and sore throat. With regard to the emotional level, there may be communication problems and unfounded fears.
Physical symptoms of a blocked Throat Chakra
Throat chakra imbalance symptoms on the body can include:
- Affections of the throat
- Speech problems
- Irritation of the vocal cords
- Communication problems and difficulties
- Inability to speak caused by fear of screwing up
- Persistent need to talk
- Lack of clarity when we expressing ideas
- Feelings of breathlessness
- Saying things we do not mean
- Little desire to talk
6. Blocked Third Eye Chakra symptoms
If the sixth chakra is not open, headaches, blurred vision, hair loss, hormonal disorders and eye strain may occur. In the emotional aspect, we may go through abnormal changes of temperament, inconstancy, lack of concentration and a feeling of rejection.
Physical symptoms of a blocked Third Eye Chakra
- Vision problems
- Headaches related to vision
- Psychological disorders related to vision
- Contorted interpretations of reality
- States of mental confusion
- Seeing things in a negative light
- Lack of clarity
- Lack of insight
- Not believing in ourselves
7. Blocked Crown Chakra symptoms
Physically, common blockage of the seventh chakra symptoms can include sensitivity to light, loud noises, and depression. As for the emotional symptoms, feelings of confusion, prejudices or fears. Also:
- Attitude of knowing it all
- Always wanting to be right
- Wanting to dominate others and manipulate them to adopt our position or do what we expect
- Difficulty in thinking independently
- Rigidities in the belief systems
- Blind faith in established dogmas
- Fearing the expansion of their own consciousness
- Narrowness and “Seeing to believing”
- Unable to focus, mental dispersion
- Values led by materialism
- Disregard of everything spiritual
Did you identify any of these blocked chakra symptoms? Do you already know what chakras require your attention? If you feel your mind or your body suffer because of the lack of balance in one of your chakras, start working on it. Some ways to work on balancing your chakras are:
- Align your chakras using mantras.
- Use the sounds of glass bowls.
- Sing for your chakras.
- Play special sounds and music to align your chakras.
- Work with stones and crystals.
- Repeat statements for each chakra.
It may happen that your chakras are not expressing any physical or emotional symptoms, in that case, we recommend doing this online chakra test to assess the current state of your chakra system.