Balancing The Sacral (Svadhisthana) Chakra
Posted on November 01 2020
How do you feel about your body?
Do you love your body?
Do you have harmonious relationships?
Are you pursuing your passions?
Have you been honoring your feelings by allowing them to be and truly expressing them?
Answering these questions can give you insight into how balanced your second chakra, your sacral chakra.
What Is Your Sacral Chakra?
The sacral chakra is an energy center located a few inches below the navel in the pelvic area. It is associated with the color orange and you can visualize it as a swirling ball of orange light.
In Sanskrit, the sacral chakra is called Svadhisthana and it translates to "vital force", which gives a hint into how important this chakra is for your overall well being.
It is associated with sexuality, emotions, relationships, creativity, passion, pleasure, intimacy, connection, and being in the moment.
Why Balance Your Sacral Chakra?
Everybody wants to experience the fullest pleasure in their life, but it's safe to say most people don't know how to create this for themselves. It's easy to feel stuck in a life that does not please you, and learning how to balance your sacral chakra can be the first step into creating the life you know you are meant to be living.
When your sacral chakra is balanced, your relationships are solid, your creativity is flowing, you are developing and exploring your passions, pleasure is your motivation, and you are giving and receiving with ease.
The sacral chakra is associated with water, so think of it this way: when your sacral chakra is imbalanced, it is like you've built a dam to block the natural flow of your life force. Balance your sacral chakra and break the dam.
How Do You Know If Your Sacral Chakra Is Imbalanced?
When your sacral chakra is imbalanced, you have a deep sense of feeling stuck and you feel like you have no control over your emotions. You may battle with addictions to drugs, sex, and gambling. You have weak boundaries and get into situations that leave you feeling guilt and shame. This is because you are disconnected from your wants and needs.
You might feel out of touch with yourself, leading you to feel like you need to find that connection through someone else. The next thing you know, you are in a co-dependent relationship.
Does this sound like you? The good news is, you can balance this chakra and begin to heal.
Balance Your Sacral Chakra
There are so many ways that you can begin balancing and healing your sacral chakra. Here is a comprehensive list to get you going:
- Wear orange
- Drink water infused with orange
- Take a bath with orange scents
- Get out and play!
- Do something creative just for the sake of it
- Wear, meditate with or carry around crystals such as sunstone, calcite, citrine, orange carnelian, amber and tangerine quartz
- Chant the seed sound of the sacral chakra: Vam
- Eat orange foods
- Repeat affirmations such as, "I love my body. I have healthy relationships. I nourish my body with clean food and water. I am at peace."
- Explore your passion
- Wear scents such as fennel, coriander, gardenia, bergamot, clary sage, patchouli, orange, and ylang-ylang.
- Practice hip-opening and forward fold yoga poses such as pigeon, straddle pose, happy baby pose, frog post, and reclined cobbler pose.
Journaling is a great way to get in touch with your feelings, which will help open a blocked sacral chakra. Consider going back to the questions at the beginning of this blog and using them as journal prompts.