Sacral Chakra Guide

Have you been wanting to know more about the sacral chakra? What is it and how does it impact your life? Is it really all about sex? Well, sit back for a while and get ready to learn all about the sacral chakra!

The sacral chakra is located above the pubic bone and below the naval. It is the second chakra and is named Svadhisthana. This translates to “sweetness.” So, the sacral charka is all about the sweet stuff in life! An affirmation we can associate with the sacral chakra is, “I allow creativity to flow through me.” This chakra is related to creativity, emotions, and sexual energy. This is all about sensuality, enjoyment, and pleasures in life. Therefore, it allows us to fully feel the world around us.

When the sacral chakra is balanced we feel creative, emotionally grounded, energetic, satisfied in our relationships, playful, and overflowing with passion for life. So, it is very important to seek balance with the sacral chakra. When it is blocked you may feel detached from your emotions and those around you. When it is overactive, you might experience conflict, drama, and unhealthy relationships.

Imbalances of the Sacral Chakra

Imbalances of the sacral chakra can manifest in different ways. As always, please seek medical attention if you have any medical or mental health concerns. But, here’s what some believe are signs that there’s work to be done with the sacral chakra:

  • Lack of emotion or emotional confusion
  • Toxic relationships with patterns that seem to repeat
  • Feelings of guilt about the past
  • Addiction to food, alcohol, sex, gambling, spending, drugs, etc.
  • Boredom
  • Sexual imbalances, seeking too much sex or having no interest
  • Fear of change
  • Lower back or stomach problems
  • Lack of creativity
  • Feeling unimportant or unloved, low self-esteem
  • Reproductive issues
  • No motivation or passion

How to Balance the Sacral Chakra

If you feel you have imbalances in the sacral chakra, you are not alone. It’s very easy in our modern society to allow sacral imbalances. Along with the following advice, take a look at any addictions you might have and explore the root of them. So, you might want to look for patterns in your life and find out what might trigger this behavior.

dating issues sacral chakra
How are your relationships? Worth considering.

For instance, if you are often in toxic relationships, take a look at your dating patterns. You might want to consider why you choose the partners you do. Seek out professional help if you are suffering from a serious addiction or need counseling. You may consider joining a social group. Also, spending time near water is beneficial. Anything that helps relax and inspire you is a great pastime to pursue!

What Foods Balance and Heal the Sacral Chakra? What About Essential Oils?

Orange is the color associated with the sacral chakra. So, not surprisingly, oranges are a great food to choose. Fleshy fruit like peaches, mangoes, and coconuts are considered great for low inspiration. Any seeds are considered a good choice to help as well, especially pumpkin seeds. Just imagine the seed sprouting and bringing forth a new idea! Also, clear broths, teas, and ginger are excellent options as well.

eat peaches to help with the sacral chakra

Essential oils that are said to help with balancing the sacral chakra are orange, jasmine, ginger, myrrh, and sandalwood. Herbs considered to be helpful are nettle, yarrow, and parsley. So, using any of these in cooking or scent will help balance the sacral chakra.

What Meditation or Exercises Are Helpful?

The element associated with the sacral chakra is water. We can easily balance the sacral chakra by doing a quick meditation using it. So, take the time to visualize a spinning orange orb located near your sacral chakra. Imagine this orange light spreading out over calm waves and washing over your body. Feel this wave wash away any negativity you might be holding on to.

Dancing is a great way to get creative and open up your sacral chakra. Belly dancing is especially effective since it physically moves the sacral chakra area. And, since social activity is a wonderful way to balance the sacral chakra, consider possibly going to a gym or joining a fitness group. So, maybe it’s finally time to take those belly dancing classes you’ve been procrastinating on!

Yoga poses that are said to help are the down dog, butterfly, two legged table, and cat/cow poses. As always, Youtube is a great source to learn exactly how to do these poses.

What Can I Wear to Heal the Sacral Chakra? What Gems Help Balance the Sacral Chakra?

carnelian is a stone that helps with the sacral chakra
By Jan Helebrant – carnelian SiO2, CC BY-SA 2.0,

As mentioned previously orange is associated with the sacral chakra. So, wearing anything orange or peach colored is ideal to help keep your sacral chakra aligned. For instance, try wearing a belly chain with orange accents or gems to bring about awareness to the sacral chakra area. Also, crystals to consider using are orange calcite, carnelian, goldstone, moonstone, or coral.

Can Music Help?

The mantra connected to the sacral chakra is VAM pronounced very drawn out like vvvvvaaaamm. The Solfeggio frequency 288 Hz and 417 Hz is said to help since it clears away any negative past feelings and encourages new energy. These are easily found on YouTube along with other binaural beats that are aimed specifically at the sacral chakra. Also, sounds used to clear and heal this chakra is used for tantric sex meditations.

What Affirmations Help Balance the Sacral Chakra?

Help support your sacral chakra by repeating some of the following affirmations every day:

  • “I embrace my inner passion and creativity.”
  • “I am in love with life.”
  • “Pleasure is safe for me to feel.”
  • “I am in touch with my feelings and express them positively.”
  • “I embrace and celebrate sensuality and my sexuality.”
  • “My body feels wonderful.”
  • “I am completely at peace with who I am.”
  • “I have healthy boundaries.”
  • “It is perfectly normal to have sexual feelings.”
  • “I love being me.”
  • “I let go of my past and embrace all of the positive aspects of the present.”

What Else Can I Do to Heal the Sacral Chakra?”

Explore creative activities that allow you to express yourself artistically. So, think of hobbies such as drawing, cooking, jewelry making, knitting, or photography. And, try new things out! Give yourself time to fully master an activity and enjoy the experience of learning and expressing yourself.

Finding balance with the sacral chakra is all about having fun and enjoying life. So, try to do spontaneous things and laugh more. Watch more comedies and get creative! Be social. For example, maybe now is the time to finally go out and join that comedy club!

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