The Sacral Chakra
Here is a list of physical, emotional and mental/psychological signs and symptoms that there is insufficient or excessive energy flowing within the Sacral (Swadisthana) Chakra, or that there is an energetic block in the Sacral Chakra area that is creationg a malfunction on some level. Oftentimes, a severe block or imbalance in a nearby chakra can cause issues with the chakra above or below it.
Sacral Chakra Associations/Areas of Focus
Emotional Concerns, Sexuality and Reproduction; Pleasure and Desires, Feelings, Emotional Self, Creativity, Self-Expression, Movement, Balance and Flow of Energy, Joy, Fun and Play.
Issues related to feelings and emotions, emotional connections and intimate relationships; issues relating to sexuality, misuse of sexual energy, sexual/emotional addictions, issues relating to personal ethics and morals, personal desires; issues related to self esteem, self expression and creativity. Physical issues connected to the body areas and organs associated with the Sacral Chakra.
Associated Glands/Organs & Corresponding Body Parts: hips, lower back, sexual organs, bladder, kidneys, bodily fluids , lower abdomen,large intestine,reproductive organs, and the kidneys, bowel and lower intestine.
A balanced Sacral Chakra allows us to have balanced emotions and feelings, and healthy sense of self esteem. It balances the sexual and creative energies as well.
Symptoms & Signs of Sacral Chakra Imbalances
Kidney and gall bladder problems, urinary and bladder problems and infections, spleen/pancreas problems, muscle cramps,
chronic lower back pain or tension, pain in hip or pelvic region, swelling or bloating in lower regions, sexual dysfunctions (impotence, frigidity, etc.,), low libido/sex drive (insiffienct energy); over-active sex drive/promiscuity (excessive energy), problems with reproductive organs and fertility; menstruation issues/PMS, issues, prostate and uterus problems, vaginal or prostate cancer, hormonal imbalances, stress-related skin conditions, issues related to large and small intestines, digestive disorders, constipation/diarrhea, weight loss/lack of appetite (insufficient energy); weight gain/overeating (excessive energy), lack of appetite/emotional over-eating, emotional and sexual addictions, sexually transmitted diseases, poor sense of taste, lack of energy, depression.
Over-Active Sacral Chakra (Excessive Energy)
Feeling emotionally overwhelmed or burdened, overly dramatic, overly emotional, emotional outbursts, agression, overly ambitious, overindulgent, selfishness, arrogance, hyper sexuality, over-active sex drive, emotional and sexual addictions, selfish, arrogant, promiscuity, sexualaddictions; use sex to avoid dealing with your emotions, misuse of sexual energy; manipulative, seduction, emotional attachements/emotional dependency; distrust, self-absorbed, oversensitive/ruled by emotions, emotional obsessions, possessiveness, jealousy and envy, hatred, mood swings, poor boundaries with others, addicted to pleasure/emotional-based addictions.
Under-Active Sacral Chakra (Insufficient Energy)
Mental/Emotional Symptoms: Feeling flat or lifeless, emotionally cold/numb, inability to feel or express emotions, lack of passion & excitement, unenthusiastic about life, lack of pleasure, aimlessness and lack of focus, passivity, indecisiveness, aloofness, pessimism, feeling unworthy or unloved, feeling shame or guilt, repression, fear of intimacy, low libido/lack of sexual desire, sexually inhibited, feeling restricted, inability to have fun or experience pleasure, blocked creativity, , feelings of inadequacy, perfectionism, controlling or co-dependent, clingy, moodiness, rigid attitude, judgemental, feelings of injustice or betrayel, low self esteem, overly sensitive, shy, timid, suppressed feelings, immobilized by fear, isolation, feeling 'invisible', mistrusful, anti-social, self-regrets, unfulfilled longings/desires, sexual or emotional abuse, fear of change, uncertainty, feeling victimized.
Life Stage Trauma: Issues with the Sacral chakra are associated with major trauma ocurring in life from ages 4 - 9 years old. Often issues related to: abuse, assult, abandonment, parental figures, divoirce and issues related to trust. Themes related to Sacral chakra issues often reccur between the ages of 34 - 38 and 64 - 68
Signs of an Open and Balanced Sacral Chakra
Creative and self expressive, feeling emotionally secure and balanced, in touch with feelings and able to express them, depth of feeling, healthy sense of self esteem, ability to take healthy risks, committed, nonjudgmental, fluidity, easy going, sociable, friendly, enthusiasm for life, joyous, lively, graceful, sense of well-being, energetic, sensual, warmth, compassionate, loving and nurturing to self and others, genuine, sense of belonging, open to intimacy, healthy sexuality and attitudes toward sex, passionate, good sense of humor, intuitive and clairsentient ability.
Balance and Energize the Sacral Chakra by relaxing and having fun, enjoy the simply plesures of life, eat slowly and savor meals, any type of creative stimulation or expression (drawing, painting, sculpting, etc.,), creative or ecstatic dance, healthy sex or intimacy, therapy for old emotional traumaus/wounds, spending time in or near water, e.g. swimming, relaxing baths). Develop healthy support systems and boundries in life. Take responsibility for emotions and develop a healthy sense of self esteem. Feed your creative side and take good care of your body.
Crown Chakra Imbalances can also be healed through Sound, Color, and Meditation/visualization techniques.