In my last blog post, I shared with you techniques on how to keep grounded which is associated with the root chakra. In this blog post, I’ll be sharing tips on how to feel balanced which is associated with the sacral chakra. The Sacral chakra is the second chakra and is associated with your emotions, sensuality and creativity. It’s located 3 inches from your belly button and the centre of your lower belly and it’s colour is Orange.
The Sacral Chakra
The Sanskrit name of the Sacral Chakra is Svadhisthana which means ‘one’s own place’ which refers to the real untarnished aspects of you. The Sacral chakra is the second chakra and is associated with passion, sexuality, intimacy, money, creativity, and joy. It’s located just above your pubic bone, 3 inches from your belly button and the centre of your lower belly.
Body parts associated with Sacral Chakra:
Kidneys, Bladder, Genitals, Reproductive System
Reproductive system disorders, menstrual problems, sexual issues, stiffness within the body, lower back and hip problems, loss of senses, lack of flexibility in the mind
Connected to our sense of Taste
Signs when the Sacral Chakra is underactive:
Fear of sex
Lack of passion and desire
Fear of change
Rigid in the mind and the body
Signs when the Sacral Chakra is overactive:
Being ruled by emotions
Being out of touch with oneself and how you feel
Overindulgence in fantasies
Feeling stuck in a particular feeling or mood
Signs when the Sacral Chakra is balanced:
Slow and fluid movements
Ability to let go
Willing to change
Healthy sex life
Comfortable with creative expression
Can build relationships easily
Childhood Trauma that can have an impact:
Severely restricted childhood
Creativity not encouraged
Lack of sensory stimulation
How to Rebalance:
Wearing the colour Orange
Having this colour in your home environment
Using crystals: Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Amber, Tigers eye
Self-Care – making time for you should be a priority
Personal pleasures – what lights you up?
Emotional release – move by running, dancing, motion releases, energetic blocks or write feelings down
Practising hip openers
Energy Work – Reiki, Crystal Therapy
Chanting Chakra seed sound VAM
The root and sacral chakras are closely linked to our sexuality so learning to improve and master our sexuality can awaken, activate and strengthen these chakras
Many of us tend to store our emotions in our hips which is the natural part of our fight or flight stress response. Each time we feel threatened or have a stress reaction, we respond by tensing up in this area or by making ourselves small or running away to protect ourselves. So practising hip openers in yoga is a great way to release tension.
Since the sacral chakra element is water, getting outside and relaxing near natural water spots can help open it. The sea, lakes, rivers, streams are all useful. If possible go for a wade or dangle your feet in the water to help the energy flow. Taking a bath or a shower also has an effect whilst providing the relaxation needed to keep your emotions flowing. Why not turn it into a mini spa? Indulge yourself. You deserve it!