For those familiar with the chakra system, the second chakra, also know as the sacral or the svadhisthana chakra, represents the center of the ego and is associated with sexual energy. The second chakra plays a vital role when connecting to inspiration. Creativity and pure knowledge is the result of a balanced second chakra. Out of balance, a person might experience a lack of passion.
Maureen Miller in her latest Elephant Journal post discusses ways in which to balance your second chakra. Imperative to any chakra balancing practice is her belief that when we live in alignment with our core values, we live a life filled with intention and purpose.
When the Sacral Chakra is not functioning well or is out of balance oversensitive we may be unable to express our emotions, hard on ourselves, feel guilty for no reason, frigid or impotent, emotionally unbalanced, have poor boundaries, manipulative and/or may have sexually addictive tendencies. When it is functioning well and in balance, we are trusting, easy going, expressive, attuned to our own feelings and highly creative.
Read more from Miller on how to balance your chakras using meditation, aromatherapy, gems and crystals here.