Sanskrit name - Swadhisthana
Location - Below navel
Colour - Orange
Element - Water
The second chakra is the sacral. It’s the centre of our emotional body, sexual energy and creativity. The orange of the sacral chakra is warming and produces energy that is connected with passion, pleasure, sensuality and creativity.
A balanced sacral chakra
When your sacral chakra is perfectly balanced you will feel joyful and content with life and you will feel creative. You sex life will be healthy and balanced, you feel capable and confident and will belong to a pleasant social circle. Your relationship with your partner is healthy and quiet. We also have an acceptance of our own body.
A unbalanced sacral chakra
Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.
The emotional feelings of unbalanced sacral chakra include:
- Addiction (O)
- Aggressive behaviour (O)
- Decreased sex drive (B)
- Guilt (B)
- Impulsive behaviour (O)
- Lack of body confidence (B)
- Lack of creativity (B)
- Mood swings (O)
- Obsessive jealousy (O)
- Sexual obsessions (O)
The physical symptoms of an unbalanced sacral chakra are:
- Impotence (B)
- Infertility (B)
- Kidney problems (B)
- Lower back pain (B)
- Menstrual issues (B)
- Stomach disorders (B)
How to balance the sacral chakra
Meditation helps the flow of energy and balances the chakras.
- Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
- Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
- Take two or three deep breaths.
- Now visualize a ball of orange light coming from the your sacral region. Imagine it radiating energy outwards through the whole body.
- Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.
Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.
Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.
Place the crystal over the sacral chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.
The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the sacral chakra. Generally speaking, use orange stones.
- Golden Topaz
- Orange Carnelian
- Red Jasper
- Tiger’s Eye
Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the sacral chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.
Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your sacral chakra feels out of balance.
NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.
Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. It is a therapy that stimulates the energy flow and can help open the sacral chakra.
Massaging the sacrum area activates your sacral chakra. Rub some oil, starting at your public bone, up to your navel.
Scents such as ginger, orange, jasmine, neroli, rosewood and bergamot help cleanse the sacral chakra. We recommend this sacral chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.
Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the energy flowing. Concentrate on forward bends and twist poses that a good for the sacral chakra.
Food & Drink
Ginger is the best for the sacral chakra. Cook more with ginger or drink ginger tea. Drink a herbal tea that contains sacral chakra cleansing herbs.
Doing activities that you are interested in, something creative is best. Examples are drawing, photography, sewing or cooking. Do something spontaneous. It could be as easy as watching a movie you normally don’t watch, or going somewhere you don’t usually go.
Be creative in the bedroom. Explore fetishes or sexual positions with your partner.
These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a differnet way. Talk directly to the sacral chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.
- I enjoy pleasure in all areas of my life
- I am a loveable and desirable person
- I let go of past feelings that no longer serve me
- I go with the flow
- I am able to change with ease
- I love myself exactly as I am right now