The sacral chakra, or Svadhisthana, is the second chakra and is associated with the emotional body, sensuality, and creativity. The Sacral chakra is characterized as the element water, to reflect the flow and flexibility of energy. The color associated to the Color orange, and symbolized by a six petal lotus flower.
This chakra allows us to embrace our personal identity or personal role in the world and feel the sweetness of life. It is located 2 inches below the navel or pelvic area, and holds the place for us to experience connectivity. pleasure, excitement, love, intuition, sensuality, and enjoyments. Someone with a balanced Sacral Chakra is open to the feelings and sensations of life and its experiences. They are present in their body, creativity, and deeply connected within their feelings. Therefore, if the second chakra is unbalanced, it can lead to addictions of drugs, sex, gambling and money. As a foundation for a healthy ego, an imbalanced sacral chakra can lead us to selling ourselves short or unable to express ourselves clearly, inability to establish healthy relationships, inability to accept one’s self or others as they are or unable to relate to self and others. A balanced second chakra has the ability to take risks and have resilience to recover when things do not go as planned.
The sacral chakra teaches us is that we create EVERY relationship-from casual to intimate relationships-and each has a purpose, no matter how painful or nurturing they may be. The sacral chakra helps us to be consciously aware of ourselves, others, and our own karma. Each relationship we have teaches us about our selves. And that NO ONE is perfect.
Physical manifestations of an imbalanced sacral chakra include the following:
Worsened allergy symptoms
Urinary problems and kidney infections
Infertility and impotency
Mental or Emotional Symptoms of a blocked or imbalanced sacral chakra:
Fear and insecurity
Low self- esteem
Isolation and detachment from the society
Excessive loss from realty and attracted towards the fantasies
Ways to Heal or unblock the Sacral Chakra
What has helped me through my journey was practicing being mindful and present in the moment. I started by carrying with me a little pocket journal, any emotion I may have felt I would note it, the time, and what I believed triggered the emotion. I also would wear the color orange either in clothing, jewelry, or nail polish. I loved drawing as a child, so I started coloring and painting. That practice helped me tap into my inner-child and expression of creativity. It taught me to be open to what ever would come out of me, free of judgement, just allow it to be. In addition with my Root Chakra, dancing was a great form of expression for me. I would literally, and still do, rock out to my favorite tunes; movement is healing for me. Additionally, I would keep a Carnelian or Tangerine Quartz crystal in my pocket through out the day, or when I was creating my art or dance.
Since the sacral chakra is associated with the element of water; I started a regular practice of taking Spiritual baths. For more on Spiritual baths click here. I would run me a nice warm bath, add Pink Himalayan salt, Epsom salt, baking soda, and a few drops of essential oil that are associated to the sacral chakra, such as rose (my personal favorite), orange, or sandalwood. I would soak in the bath for up to 30 minutes, and during that time I would then burn the associated chakra candle to help invoke the energy to flow through.
Sacral Chakra Candle
In addition, I would either listen to a Sacral Chakra guided meditation or visualize myself feeling and living out my heart’s desire with no limits or judgements. This became apart of my weekly Self’-Love and Self-Compassion practice. I have learned to be gentle with myself and pamper myself more.
These are a few tools that helped me connect and align with my Sacral Chakra. If you try any of them please let me know how they worked out for you. Also, are there any techniques or healing methods that you may use that I have not mention? If so please share! Please join my mailing list to be added to the #DevineTribe we look forward to healing and ascending with you!