The sacral chakra is the second chakra and is located in the lower belly, just below the navel. It is associated with the colour orange, the element of water and the Moon. It is linked to the sacral area of the lower back, the kidneys and the urinary system.
The sacral area is the seat of joy and nurturing relationships, creativity and sexuality. As such, it is blocked by stress and a lack of support.
An unbalanced sacral chakra can manifest as neglect of self or others, unsupportive relationships, difficulty in sexual expression, over indulgence, addiction and difficult family relationships.
The sacral chakra can be brought into alignment through laughter, dance, breathing exercises and yoga poses that open the hips; meditations on joy, creativity and nurturing relationships; and therapy that addresses healing neglect, addictive behaviours and family karma.