Do you desire to see & understand the connection of fascia and emotional layers that scar down your fascia.?
The picture is the Deep Front Line of Fascia=Core (See image of the Deep Front Line of fascia with the sacral chakra. (Your second ‘energy’ center in your body) identified in the orange circle in all 3 images.) Yes, the deep front line of fascia is very extensive!
If the Sacral Chakra (ideal is in the midline of the body) is off-center to the midline of your body, your soft tissues/connective tissues will begin to contract and scar down around this misalignment, and will contribute to these long-term fascia restriction patterns, causing pain, wrinkles, lines, tugs, pulls, and the look of “cellulite” on your skin.
What are the Chakras, & how do they affect your alignment & your back?
Glad you asked…
Chakras signify a clear movement of energy and allows you to be in good physical and mental health. The individual chakras throughout the body are focal points that blend the physical body with your mind, will, & emotions.
As long as energy flows freely through your all of your chakras, you are able to experience life fully and without discomfort. But you may encounter blockages that stop the continual flow of energy, creating misalignments in your back, pelvis and/or spine.
The seven chakras are all important and interconnected.
If these 7 energy centers get blocked, you may experience physical or emotional symptoms related to a particular chakra.
The sacral chakra is two inches below your navel and two inches into your body. It is strongly linked to your sexuality and pleasure. It represents a connection to the outside world, especially in terms of relationships and openness to new experiences.
Did you know the sacral chakra forms your most intimate connections in life, including personal relationships, sexual connections, and deep sensations of pleasure.This is the chakra that gives you feelings of yearning and satisfaction. It is the body’s pleasure center that speaks to you from within and says, “I desire.”
An Imbalanced Sacral Chakra:
The balance of your sacral chakra strongly affects your openness to new experiences. When this chakra is imbalanced, you become blocked creatively, sexually, and interpersonally and feel that you just can’t get any deep pleasure out of life.
A Balanced Sacral Chakra
The signs of an open and fully balanced chakra include trusting your gut and exuding expressive and passionate emotions.
Because this chakra is located in the lower abdomen, its health also affects the health of your abdomen, pelvis, and surrounding organs.
Here are some common life scenarios that show the balance or imbalance. Do you recognize yourself in any of these…?
What makes you feel passionate in life? Is it art? Your spouse? A big project you’re working on? These passion projects are an signs that your chakra is open and healthy. If it’s hard to remember the last time you really felt passionate about anything, that’s a red flag that this chakra is blocked.
Do you feel connected to your inner self? The second chakra (sacral chakra) is associated with your feeling of being fully present within your own body. When the chakra is imbalanced, people feel disconnected from their bodies. Even the sensation of your own hands running across your body may be unpleasant when the sacral chakra is suffering.
This is also the chakra of sensuality. Do you feel open to new sexual experiences and comfortable in your personal sense of sexuality?
Women often experience a blocked chakra as embarrassment or shame.
These feelings may come from difficult past experiences, and you will need careful healing in order to restore balance.
For an artist, writer, designer, dancer, or another creative type, a blocked sacral chakra can be terrible. You’re unable to find the energy center that once fueled your work.
This chakra affects your ability to form connections with others and yourself. You may have trouble feeling a bond with your true self, which affects your confidence and self-esteem.
-Rethink whether an imbalanced sacral chakra could be contributing to this lack of connection to your emotions.
You may feel unstable when this chakra is out of balance. This can lead to behaviors like: addiction, codependency, and an overwhelming fear of change.Think about the last time you faced a life challenge, like moving to a new house, starting a new job, or going on a first date.
Were you able to meet this challenge with confidence, or did you feel shaky and fearful about it?
This chakra is also tied to your ability to feel pure, natural, open-hearted joy in your day-to-day lives. If it’s been awhile, that’s a red flag. Sources of joy are all around us, but an imbalanced chakra blocks us from being able to experience the simplest things in life.
The Imbalanced Sacral Chakra:
Identifying the underlying causes of a chakra imbalance takes a thoughtful approach.Let’s look at what could be contributing to your out-of-balance 2nd chakra.
1. Relationship Conflicts
Because this chakra is closely tied to your relationships, it’s affected by conflict with others. Whether you are single or married, a parent or not, your relationships require open energy flow from the sacral chakra. Were you rejected by someone you had a crush on? Did someone at work embarrass you? Do you have an grumpy teenager in your household? All of these people can throw you off balance.
2. Sexual Incompatibility
In your sexual relationships, an imbalanced sacral chakra is unhealthy. You may feel a total lack of sexual interest or believe that your partner is disinterested, whether that’s true or not. Think about the last time you felt criticized or ashamed in the bedroom.
Then think back to the last time you felt sexually comfortable and curious.
3. Fertility Problems
Reproductive health problems are common for people with second chakra imbalances, so consider whether a blockage here could be affecting your reproductive organs.
4. Creative Rejection
Rejection comes in many forms, and creative rejection is a painful one. Did someone criticize your artwork, make fun of your singing voice, cast doubt on your ability to complete a big project? Do you frequently criticize yourself and question your creative ability?
Signs of an Over-active Sacral Chakra:
A blocked chakra can be under active or overactive. Here are some common signs that your sacral chakra is overactive.
1. Sexual Addiction
Sexual addicts may have overactive chakras because they feel sexual urge but feel no satisfaction from everyday sexual pleasures.
Do you anger quickly or overreact to small things? Do people describe you as having a quick temper? This can come from an overactive sacral chakra.
When you can’t handle a discussion calmly, check in with your chakra. It could be the source of anger.
If you are overly reliant on someone else, this codependence could be the result of an imbalance.
5. Muscle Tension
When the second chakra is overworked, people often experience it as muscle pain and tension.
6. Abdominal Pain
Abdominal pain coming from the core is another sign that there is excessive energy flow going on.
Symptoms of an Under-active Sacral Chakra:
Rather than an overactive sacral chakra, yours could be under-active. Let’s look at some common symptoms.
1. Excessive Fantasizing
Do you find yourself fantasizing about a celebrity rather than enjoying your partner? This is a sign that your chakra needs attention.
Are dishes piling up in the sink? Would you rather watch TV than accomplish anything? Laziness can be a symptom of an underactive chakra.
If you constantly make jokes at your own expense, this can be a sign that you’re not connected to your feelings of confidence and self-esteem.
Do you assume the worst will happen? Pessimism is a classic sign of an under-active sacral chakra.
An imbalance in this chakra can also lead to severe depression, which may involve long periods of isolation, feelings of hopelessness, and suicidal thoughts.
Your sacral chakra is located within the abdomen, so you may experience constipation when it needs to open up.
7. Low Libido
A lack of sexual energy is common when the sacral chakra is underactive. Do you lack a sex drive? Do you tend to push away feelings of sensual pleasure?
8. Irregular Menstruation
When the sacral chakra is understimulated, it can create an imbalance in the reproductive system that leads to irregular periods, irregular ovulation, and hormonal imbalances.
9. Urinary and Bladder Infections
Do you experience frequent urinary or bladder infections? Consider the impact of an underactive sacral chakra.
Ways to Open or Heal the Sacral Chakra:
If you’re seeing yourself in some of the scenarios described above, take comfort in knowing that there are many healthy ways to heal the sacral chakra. Chakra balancing involves careful techniques that restore energy flow.
Envision an orange light, orange lotus flower, or orange crescent moon in your pelvis. Focus on this image and feel a connection to your sacral chakra.
2. Healing Foods
Oranges, melons, coconuts, papayas, cinnamon can help open, nourish, and heal your sacral chakra.
3. Essential Oils
Sandalwood, patchouli, orange, rose and ylang-ylang essential oils can be used as a healthy way to incorporate aromatherapy.
4. Healing Gemstones
Healing stones like citrine, carnelian, orange calcite, and other orange stones are associated with this chakra. Moonstone can also be used because of this chakra’s association with water and the moon.
5. Drink Water
Since water is the element associated with the second chakra, you’ll need plenty of it to stay in balance.
Drink plenty of water and expose yourself to water by taking a bath, swimming in a lake or a pool, or hiking along a river.
6. Sacral Chakra Affirmations
Say affirmations that focus on #relationshipsafety & #stability like:
“I am whole and I am balanced.”
“My relationship is a safe place.”
“I feel strong, sensual, and sexual.”
7. Release any negative emotions and memories that you might be carrying in your body. This can be through a visualization, where you forgive others or yourself, and surrender challenging past emotions to God/the Divine/Universe. It’s all about “letting go”…
8. Finding Patience and Peace:
Building and maintaining a balanced second chakra is a lifetime pursuit that takes patience and self-love.
Practice these sacral chakra healing techniques regularly, and you will notice a huge improvement in your well-being.
Can you relate to any of this yet… or have had an aha moment? Drop your reflections in the comments.
Shift your Skin, Inner-Self, and Soul Fast,
MA, PT, MT-BC, NMT
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