Do you feel bored, overwhelmed or confused with life in general? Do you feel stuck in a rut and don’t know which way to go?
Do you have trouble expressing your emotions and passions without restraint? Or, on the contrary, do you overreact to situations and have too much drama in your life?
Do you have compulsive disorders? Do you suffer from hypersexuality or low libido? Or do you have problems with bodily functions associated with the organs in the abdominal region?
These are all symptoms of a blocked or imbalanced sacral chakra.
Not everything is lost. You can learn to open, unblock, or restore balance to this second chakra.
This article takes you through the meaning of the chakras and gives you a sneak peek at the sacrum. Here you will find ways to unblock your sacral chakra and restore balance and health.
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What is a sacral chakra
Our body has spinning wheels of energy (or chakras) located along our spinal cord. Each of these chakras controls the functioning of the organs in the region. This can affect both our body and our mental well-being.
The sacral chakra or Svadhisthana is the second of the chakras. Svadhisthana is a Sanskrit word meaning abode of the self. It is located just below the navel. The sacrum is related to emotional and sexual balance and our ability to go with the flow.
Symptoms of an unbalanced sacral chakra
The sacrum is the seat of your emotions, creativity, sensuality, and sexuality. It governs your self-expression, pleasure, and behavior. Illnesses, stress, emotional disturbances or conflicts can create blockages or imbalances of the sacral chakra.
Fear of change, emotional instability, sexual dysfunction, and addictive or compulsive behaviors are some of the prominent signs of imbalance in the sacrum. Loss of imagination or creativity, fear, depression, and mood swings are all associated with a underactive sacral chakra.
Physical signs include problems involving reproductive organs such as impotence, infertility and menstrual problems, pain in the lower back, stomach and kidney disorders.
So balancing the sacral chakra is more important for good well being.
How do you heal and open the sacral chakra?
It is possible to regain balance and healing the sacral chakra by following these simple steps.
Recognize your need to heal the sacral chakra
One of the first steps to unlocking is acknowledging that something is wrong. Only then can the repair begin. You can do this by accepting your need for love, attention, and care. You can pay more attention to your sacrum and your well-being.
Chakra meditation is a good place to start the restoration process. It can help support your emotional health, which also has a cascading effect on your physical well-being. Reiki is another energy restoration practice that you can use. It can help bring deeply repressed emotions, like anger, out into the open so you can learn to deal with them. This allows you to begin the restoration process finally.
Connect with water
The element associated with the sacral chakra is water. Keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water. You can establish more connection with the chakra by adding a slice of orange. Orange is the specific color of this chakra.
Going for a swim, preferably in a natural body of water such as a river, lake, pond, or ocean, can work wonders and get your sacrum back on track in no time. Including orange essential oils can enhance the effect. It is also helpful to take a nice bath in warm water.
Activate your creativity
One of the main aspects of the sacral chakra is creative expression. Getting your creative juices flowing can help you regain balance. Explore your artistic talents and do something that requires your creativity. There is no single rule for everyone. Go with the flow and chart your path.
Creativity is something very personal and individualistic. Dive into doing something fun. Whether it’s singing, dancing, drawing, painting, cooking or gardening. You choose what is best for you and what you enjoy.
You can go one step further by challenging yourself to do something you’ve never done before but have always wanted to try, like learning a new language, training in a new skill, or something simpler like cooking a new dish or singing a new song.
Try some hip-opening exercises.
An open hip movement can get the energy flowing into the sacral chakra. With yoga poses, stretching exercises, and specific dance moves, you can make this happen. Some asanas or meditation for sacral chakra are specifically recommended to open the sacrum in yoga. Like butterfly pose, goddess pose, cobra pose, and seated torso circles. The goddess pose is considered the best of all. This involves balancing her body in the squat position. You can add more effect by chanting affirmations during the exercise.
The sacral chakra colour is orange, and foods that come in orange color are considered good for keeping you in a healthy condition. Eating orange foods is also known to clear blockages in the chakra and help keep it open.
Recommended foods include orange, citrus fruits, squash, melons, mango, squash, carrot, sweet potato, and any other orange fruit or vegetable. Nuts, seeds, and fermented foods are also considered exemplary.
Chant the sacred mantra
Each chakra has its particular mantra to help you stay in good health. Vam is the specific chant of the sacral chakra. You can chant this whenever you want to work on improving the flow of energy in the chakra. You can also use this mantra when doing the exercises or engaging in creative activities. Singing is known to enhance the effect exponentially.
Make use of healing crystals.
Healing crystals such as amber, orange aventurine, carnelian, coral and orange calcite, citrine, and hematite are ideal antidotes for chakra blockages. Wearing these sacral chakra crystals or carrying them with you can help in the restoration process. You can place the crystal on your lower abdominal region while meditating. Your body is meant to absorb the good vibes from the crystal.
Frankincense and essential oils
Aromatherapy has a significant influence on the sacral chakra. The use of essential oils and the burning of incense associated with the chakra can help in the restoration process. Some aromatic substances commonly used for this purpose are eucalyptus, chamomile, cardamom, spearmint, sage, patchouli, rose or ylang-ylang.
Sacral chakra affirmations help create new positive mindsets and rid old habits. You can say them out loud or write them in a journal. Remember to repeat the affirmations at least once a day, as a pause in activity can undo all the excellent work.
Here are some sample affirmations to get you back on track.
- My body is energetic and active, and I feel comfortable with it.
- I accept change and make the most of it.
- I experience more happiness and satisfaction every day.
- I deserve to experience pleasure and fun.
- I am overflowing with inspiration and creativity.
Most people will have a blocked sacral chakra at some point. Acknowledging and accepting the existence of the sacral chakra blockage can start the process of restoration. Keeping the chakra open and balanced is a lifelong job. It would help if you worked on this continuously to keep the chakra open and the flow of energy unrestricted. Only this can guarantee your physical and emotional well-being throughout life.
Originally posted 2022-04-09 09:26:51.