Feeling bored, overwhelmed, or confused with life in general? Do you feel stuck in a rut and do not know which way to turn or which path to take?
Are you facing trouble expressing your emotions and passions without restraint? Or the opposite, do you overreact to situations and have too much drama in your life?
Do you suffer from hypersexuality or low libido? Are you experiencing compulsive disorders? Or have trouble with your body functions associated with organs in the abdominal region?
These are all symptoms of a blocked or unbalanced sacral chakra.
Not all is lost. You can learn how to open, unblock, or restore the balance of this second chakra.
This article takes you through the meaning of chakras and gives you a sneak peek into the sacral. Here you will find ways to unblock your sacral chakra and restore balance and health.
Chakra and sacral
Our body has spinning wheels of energy (or chakras) located along our spinal cord. Each one of these chakras controls the functioning of organs in the region. This can affect our body as well as our mental well-being.
Sacral or Svadhisthana chakra is the second of the chakras. Svadhisthana is a Sanskrit word meaning “abode of the self”. It is located just below the belly button. The sacral is related to emotional and sexual balance and our capacity to go with the flow.
Symptoms of an unbalanced sacral chakra
The sacral is the seat of your emotions, creativity, sensuality, and sexuality. It governs your self-expression, pleasure, and behavior. Illness, stress, emotional upheaval, or conflicts can create blockages or sacral chakra imbalance.
Fear of change, emotional instability, sexual dysfunction, and addictive or compulsive behaviors are some of the prominent signs of imbalance in the sacral. Loss of imagination or creativity, fear, depression, and wild mood swings are associated with a blocked sacral chakra.
The physical signs include problems involving reproductive organs such as impotence, infertility, and menstrual issues, pain in the lower back, stomach, and kidney disorders.
How to heal and open sacral chakra
It is possible to retrieve the balance and open your sacral by following these simple steps.
1. Recognize your need for sacral chakra healing
One of the first steps in unblocking is to acknowledge that there is something wrong. Only then mending can begin. You can do this by accepting your need for love, attention, and care. You can pay more attention to your sacral and its well-being.
Chakra meditation is a good place to start the restorative process. It can help in bolstering your emotional health, which has a cascading effect on physical well-being as well. Reiki is another energy restorative practice you can make use of. It can help bring out the deeply repressed emotions like anger so that you can learn how to deal with them. This allows you to finally start the restorative process.
2. Connect with water
The element associated with the sacral chakra is water. Keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of water. You can establish more connection to the chakra by adding a slice of orange to it. Orange is the specific color of this chakra.
Taking a leisurely bath in warm water is also helpful. Including orange essential oils can enhance the effect. Going for a swim, preferably in a natural water body such as a river, lake, pond, or ocean can do wonders and get your sacral back on track in no time.
3. Trigger your creativity
One of the main aspects of the sacral chakra is creative expression. Getting your creative juices flowing can help you to regain its balance. Explore your artistic talents and do something that requires your creativity. There is no one-size-fits-all rule for this. Go with the flow and chart your own path.
Creativity is something very personal and individualistic. Immerse yourself in doing something fun. Be it singing, dancing, sketching, painting, cooking, or gardening. You choose what is right for you and what you enjoy.
You may go a step further by challenging yourself to do something you have never done before but have always wanted to try. Like learning a new language, getting trained in a new skill, or something simpler like cooking a new dish or singing a new song.
4. Try a few hip-opening exercises
An open-hip movement can get the energy flowing in the sacral chakra. You can make this happen with yoga poses, stretching exercises, and certain dance movements. In yoga, some asanas or poses are specifically recommended for opening up the sacral. Such as butterfly pose, goddess pose, cobra pose, and seated torso circles. The goddess pose is considered the best of them all. This involves swaying with your body in the squat position. You can add more effect by chanting affirmations during the exercise.
5. Consume foods that are orange in color
The color of the sacral chakra is orange and foods that come in orange color are considered good for maintaining it in healthy condition. Eating orange-colored food is also known to remove blockages in the chakra and help in keeping them open.
The foods recommended include orange, citrus fruits, butternut squash, melons, mango, pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato, and any other orange-colored fruits or vegetables. Nuts, seeds, and fermented foods are also considered good for this purpose.
6. Chant the sacral mantra
Each chakra has its own special mantra to help it stay in good health. “Vam” is the specific chant for the sacral chakra. You may chant this whenever you want to work on improving the energy flow in the chakra. You may also use this mantra when doing the exercises or when engaged in creative activities. The chant is known to enhance the effect exponentially.
7. Make use of healing crystals
Healing crystals such as amber, orange aventurine, carnelian, coral and orange calcite, citrine, and hematite are regarded as ideal antidotes to blockages in the chakra. Wearing these crystals or carrying them around with you all the time can help in the restorative process. You may place the crystal on your lower abdominal region while meditating. Your body is bound to absorb the good vibes from the crystal.
8. Incense and essential oils
Aromatherapy has a huge influence on the sacral chakra. Using essential oils and burning incense associated with the chakra can help in the restorative process. Some of the commonly used aromatic substances for this purpose are eucalyptus, chamomile, cardamom, spearmint, clary sage, patchouli, rose, or ylang-ylang.
9. Repeat affirmations
Sacral chakra affirmations help create new positive mindsets and discard old habits. You may say them aloud or write them down in a journal. Remember to repeat affirmations at least once a day, as a break in the activity can negate all the good work.
Here are a few sample affirmations for you to bring back the balance.
- My body is energetic and active and I feel comfortable with it.
- I accept change and make the best of it.
- I experience more happiness and contentment 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 in their lifetime. Recognizing and accepting the existence of the sacral chakra blockage can start the restorative process. Keeping the chakra open and balanced is a job for a lifetime. You need to work on this continuously to keep the chakra open and the energy flow happening without restraint. Only this can ensure your emotional and physical well-being lifelong.
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