The sacral chakra, second chakra, is where we store our deepest emotions and is our creative energy. Located two inches below the navel just above the sacrum. This chakra takes on the element of water. When in balance we feel fluidity in our connection with self and others. When out of balance we feel tension in our hips, a desire for isolation, low back pain, creative block, and sexual dysfunction. The sacral chakra connects us with our inner most feelings and desires. Being a water element it directly represents the flow of life as we encounter highs and lows in our life. The color associated with the sacral chakra is orange. The symbol for sacral is a six petaled lotus with two centric circles in the middle that form a crescent moon shape. The six petals of the Sacral Chakra Symbol traditionally symbolize six qualities which are to be overcome to purify this Chakra – anger, hatred, jealousy, cruelty, desire and pride.
How do you know if you are blocked or out of balance in the sacral?
Your emotional balance is comprised of yin and yang energy. Excessive yang brings insensitivity and aggression. With excessive yin we become hypersensitive and lack self-care.
-Discomfort in low back, kidneys, bladder
-Stifled sexual desire
-Heavy emotions of anger, sadness, sense of overwhelm
How can you heal the sacral chakra?
This chakra is your “aliveness”! It is where your creative and sexual energy lives. To heal the sacral your root must first be in good balance, allowing a clear path of energy between the two. Exploring creativity by the way of journaling, painting, moving with dance and exploring sexuality will begin to heal this chakra. Doing some self care that boost your self esteem and confidence are also great way to begin the balance and healing. When your sacral chakra is in balance other people will be drawn to your energy. Give yourself a water element during mediation. The seed mantra for the sacral is VAM (pronounced fvammm) and chanting this awakens the sacral energy. Yoga poses that engage deep core muscles and open the hips will promote free flow of energy through the sacral chakra. Malasana (Yogi Squat) with focused energy to the sacral chakra and engaging the core will aid in balancing the sacral. Eka Pada Utkatasana (Figure Four Chair Pose) engages the core and opens the hips while promoting balance. Ananda Balasana (Happy Baby) calms the mind and releases tension in the back. The crystals for this chakra have abilities to heal emotional issues. Bloodstone is the stone of detoxification. It is a type of Jasper and is red, green, or brown. This stone assists with letting go of other peoples negative energy you may be holding on to. Carnelian is the stone of passion. It is deep orange and laced with a white milky color. It ignites our inner passions and brings out creativity. Red Jasper is the stone of independence. Many Jasper come from the ocean in turn it will help smooth emotional tides. The Moonstone is the stone of balance. Great for balancing hormones and lunar energies. For the sacral we want to use essential oils that have aphrodisiac properties. These are strong florals that release tension and promote emotional balance. Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Rose are all good choices for the divine energy of the sacral chakra.
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