This is the second in a series of posts about the 7 main Chakras. The Sacral Chakra deals with the life themes of pleasure, emotional connection, sexuality and creativity. Read on to discover simple ways that you can begin to heal an imbalanced Sacral Chakra.
Healing your chakras brings your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical states into harmony and you will find that your life begins to flow much more smoothly.
Also known as Svadhisthana in Sanskrit. The Sacral Chakra vibrates at the colour Orange and is located about 2” below the belly button. Once you feel safe and supported with a balanced Base Chakra you will find that your focus turns to enhancing the pleasure in your life.
The Sacral Chakra deals with the life themes of pleasure, emotional connection, sexuality and creativity. It manages our ability to experience joy and express our emotions in a balanced manner, as well as expressing ourselves creatively and sexually.
Emotional Issues: Pleasure, emotional connection, sexuality, creativity.
Physical areas of the body: Ovaries, uterus, testes, bladder, bowel, lower intestine, hips, middle of spine.
Extra sense: Clairsentience - clear feeling. Your extra sensory information may come to you as a feeling, an emotion.
Imbalanced: If your Sacral Chakra is out of balance you will struggle with your emotions. You may feel oversensitive or you may feel totally out of touch with your emotions. This can manifest as painful menstrual cramps, pelvic pain, fertility issues, and problems with areas governed by the Sacral Chakra listed above. You may feel uninspired or bored and turn to addictive behaviours. Your sexual desire may be low. You may not feel confident expressing your creativity.
Balanced: A balanced Sacral Chakra will have you feeling abundant, joyful, emotionally balanced, confident in your sexuality and your creativity.
Sacral Chakra Healing Methods
To heal the Sacral Chakra we need to address our ability to feel emotions in a balanced way. We need to deal with issues caused by rejection of our sexual and creative expression.
Here are a few other suggestions, remember to hold the intention for healing and perform the activity mindfully:
Colour The colour orange is associated with the Sacral Chakra. Wear orange - perhaps orange underwear would inspire some creative expression. Surround yourself with the glow of orange candle light to enhance your sensuality. Fill a vase with an exotic bouquet containing orange Lilies - their colour and scent will inspire you and fill you with joy. As they bloom imagine your Sacral Chakra opening just as naturally and beautifully.
Activities Begin a journal where you can express your emotions freely. Talk it out with a trusted friend. Get intimate with your partner for some healthy sexual expression. Embark on a creative endeavour - it needn’t be artistic, it can be anything that involves a sense of creation! Write, sing, paint, draw, cook, arrange flowers, decorate your home, design your garden. Play with your kids - build a lego creation, sculpt a play-doh masterpiece, colour in, finger paint. Dance to get in touch with your sensuality - hula and belly dancing are perfect with their focus on the hips. Marvel at the moon - the moon is tied to our femininity, emotions and cycles so pay attention to its phase, and bask in its light often.
Mantra As you sit in meditation you may chant the mantra VAM. This is the Bija Mantra of the Sacral Chakra and will allow you to connect to this chakra and focus your healing intention upon it.
Affirmations Create your own positively framed affirmation that is specific to your issues. Chant it during meditation or throughout your day. Examples may be “I allow my feelings to move through me freely”, “I am a creative being”, “I embrace my sensuality”.
Food Eating orange food such as orange capsicum, oranges, papaya, mangos, pumpkin and carrots will help this chakra. Ideally it should be organic and locally produced to maintain the highest frequency. Add some zing to your life with a carrot, yoghurt, honey smoothie spiced with cinnamon and ginger. Creating a home cooked meal is a great way to express yourself creatively, while bringing joy and pleasure into your life.
Crystals Crystals that help with emotional balance, creativity and sexuality are great for healing your Sacral Chakra. Citrine, Carnelian, Orange Calcite and Moonstone are readily available at crystal shops. Each crystal has it’s own unique healing properties so it’s worth looking into each one to find the crystal that will work best with your particular issues.
As discussed in my post The Importance of a Healthy Chakra System, having an unhealthy chakra system is detrimental not only to your physical state, but also to your spiritual, mental and emotional states. It is therefore important to consider your chakras as a beautifully orchestrated system.
Discover tools to help you support all your chakras together in my Heal Your Chakras Now post.
Read next article in the Chakra Healing series: How to Heal Your Solar Plexus Chakra
Read the previous article in the Chakra Healing series: How to Heal Your Base Chakra
With love and gratitude, Charisse