The Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana) is located in the abdomen in the area of the reproductive organs in the low back or hip area and is associated with sexuality. The Scaral Chakra's color is orange and it is represented by a lotus with 6 petals. This chakra is related to our urge to procreate and become partnered with a mate. This is where our emotions and desires reside.
Swadhisthana governs pleasure, sexuality and feelings. It is this chakra that takes us to the next step after we are grounded in the root chakra. With this chakra, which translates as "one's own place" we are then able to procreate and care for others. This chakra emanates out from our body both front and back.
The Sacral Chakra contains our instincts to pro-create and receive pleasure. It's power is in our emotions, desires and sexuality. It is represented by the element of water and has the goals of fluidity, pleasure, healthy sexuality and feeling. This Chakra identifies with anything emotional in life. This is the chakra that is in charge when we are trying to find a mate and procreate so as to keep a part of ourselves going. The fear with this chakra is guilt. The guilt of improper emotions or the guilt of doing something emotionally or sexually that may be taboo within our group or society.
When this chakra is deficient the person will have guilt over things that may or may not involve a guilty feeling. Frigidity, impotence rigidity and emotional numbness may be characteristics seen in individuals with a weak Sacral chakra. Fear of pleasure in all forms may also manifest here with deficiencies. They may also experience rigidity in the form of overly rigid boundaries. They may have no emotional response or an inappropriate lack of response in a given situation.
When this chakra is excessive the person will experience an overly emotional state. They may have poor boundaries or sex addictions and obsessive attachments to people or things that they are emotionally attached too. Their emotional responses may be way out of line for the actual situation.
Paula J Kaprocki, LMT
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