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.

Colour: Orange

Element: Water

Body parts associated with Sacral Chakra:

Kidneys, Bladder, Genitals, Reproductive System

Physical Imbalances:

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

  • Self-Sabotage

Signs when the Sacral Chakra is overactive:

  • Being ruled by emotions

  • Sexual addictions

  • Being out of touch with oneself and how you feel

  • Overindulgence in fantasies

  • Sexual obsession

  • Feeling stuck in a particular feeling or mood

  • Codependency

Signs when the Sacral Chakra is balanced:

  • Slow and fluid movements

  • Emotionally stable

  • Ability to let go

  • Willing to change

  • Healthy sex life

  • Practise self-care

  • Nurture others

  • Comfortable with creative expression

  • Can build relationships easily

Childhood Trauma that can have an impact:

  • Emotional abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Rejection

  • 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

  • Essential Oils: Cardamom, Clary Sage, Neroli, Orange, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Ginger, Camomile, Frankincense, Juniper Berry

  • Fluid movements:  e.g. yoga, Tai chi, dancing

  • Self-Care – making time for you should be a priority

  • Personal pleasures – what lights you up?

  • Being Creative

  • Emotional release – move by running, dancing, motion releases, energetic blocks or write feelings down

  • Practising hip openers

  • Water therapy

  • Massage Therapy

  • 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!

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