The 2nd chakra is the sacral chakra or svadhishana which translates to “the place of the self.” This chakra is all about your identity as a human and what you do with it.
Your sacral chakra is the home of the creative life force energy that helps you enjoy your life here on Earth.It’s the energy that motivates you to enjoy the fruits of your labor including indulging in pleasurable activities like sex.Location: The sacral chakra is located right below the button and extends to its center. What balanced feels like: When your 2nd chakra is balanced, you will relish in the pleasurable things life has to offer, without overdoing them.
The sacral chakra is often overactive when we face things like addiction and gluttony, pleasure is a good thing, and you should never feel guilty for enjoying the good things life has to offer. However, if you find yourself enjoying things that aren’t nourishing for your soul of healthy for you, then your sacral chakra is likely out of balance. Symptoms include addiction, obesity, hormone imbalances and restlessness.
To balance your 2nd chakra, it’s helpful to draw energy away from pleasure and into your heart. You can do this by asking yourself a simple question before each action you take. Ask yourself, “Is what I am about to do good for me? Is it healthy and nourishing? What are the benefits of the action I’m about to take?” Taking time to assess whether your actions are healthy is a great way to draw energy away from this chakra.
If you’ve spent a lot of time focusing on very practical thing without enjoying the fruits of your labor, your sacral chakra may be underactive. Symptoms of this include depression, impotence sex drive and a lack of passion and creativity.