Week two brings us to most people's favorite chakra, the sacral chakra. This chakra is located below your belly button and is governed by the color orange. The sacral chakra relates to of course sexuality but also pleasure, creativity and your general emotions. The more balanced this chakra is the more balanced you feel emotionally and romantically. If you are looking for harmony emotionally, creatively or in your love life, look here.
Now when the sacral is open and balanced you may feel jealous, fearful, insecure, low-self esteem, depressed, emotionally out of control. There are also physical symptoms like back pain, constipation, cysts, irregular periods or infertility and prostate issues. As you can see there are a number of reasons that we need to stay awake of the state of this chakra. Over the next week we are going to talk about several ways to open and heal this chakra.
On a personal note, problems in my second chakra is what lead me down the road to meditation and reiki. As I have mentioned in other posts I was not able to menstruate for 9 months. I was not sexually active at the time so I was sure there was no pregnancy involved however I was working a job that had me stressed immensely and no matter how how I changed my diet or exercise nothing helped. I also suffer from endometriosis so this chakra is very important to me and I am working double time to open it up.
After focusing on self-healing reiki and meditation for about two months my menstruation resumed back to normal. I was absolutely sold and have been diving deeper and deeper into the healing arts since then. Tie an orange string around your arm or wear an orange hat to help you stay focused and mindful this week.