The sacral chakra, also known as Svadhistana, is located in the region just below the navel. It is associated with the element of water and the color orange.
The 2nd chakra in our energy system holds our creativity, pleasure, and self-expression. When this chakra is in balance we can easily express our emotions as well as express ourselves unapologetically.
The sacral chakra is directly intertwined with how we feel joy and pleasure in our lives. It is blocked by the energy of fear and our repressed emotions will block the energy flow in this chakra.
The sacral chakra rules the womb, testes, bladder, bowels, and large intestine. It includes the hips, lower back, and pelvis. When the sacral chakra is out of balance it can manifest as sexual dysfunctions and urinary tract infections.
It can also show up as kidney problems, hip and lower back pain, and reproductive difficulties.
When we are feeling unable to be inspired and blocked in our creativity this is an imbalance of the sacral chakra. It can show up as lacking passion for life and neglecting self-love.
When we are sexually repressed or blocking our ability to receive pleasure this is another symptom. Rigidity and inability to be fluid within life is an imbalance of the sacral chakra.
Addictive behaviors, self-criticism, and feeling overly emotional is another manifestation of a sacral imbalance.
Sacral Chakra Healing Meditation
To begin working to heal the sacral chakra you can use this guided meditation video below as well as getting in touch with your creativity and pleasure, which is a guaranteed way to bring healing energy into your sacral chakra.
From painting and photography to journaling and dancing, any form of pleasurable activities you can express yourself in will benefit the sacral.
Techniques To Balance The Sacral Chakra
When using mindfulness, you are able to generate more pleasure from typically mundane tasks. By integrating joy and gratitude into your daily life, you can bring healing energy into the sacral chakra.
Spending time by or in the water, even simply through showering, is a great way to call in the medicinal effects of the water element.
Meditation techniques to stay in the present moment will help remove stagnant and suppressed emotions. It will help to clear bitterness and create space for the sweetness of the present moment to enter.
Another way to heal your sacral chakra is by dealing with your inner critic.
Essential Oils For Opening The Sacral Chakra
You can use essential oils to balance and heal the first chakra. To do so dilute one to two drops of the oil into a carrier oil such as coconut or jojoba oil.
You can simply rub this into your hand and breathe in the aroma or you can incorporate it into your pranayama practice. You may also wish to diffuse these oils in an essential oil diffuser, but if you have animals make sure to check if they are toxic to diffuse around them.
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