Balancing your Sacral Chakra
The Sacral Chakra - Sexuality, creation, pleasure awakening your sensuality
Sacral Chakra Essential Oil – Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Mandarin, Blood Orange, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Cardamom
Body System - Reproductive system, bowels, kidney, immune system
Emotion - Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, sexuality
Colour - Orange
The sacral chakra – or Svadhisthana in sanskrit – means “sweetness” or “one’s own place”. I like to call it “the sweet spot.”
This alludes to the sensual bliss of an awakened sacral chakra, but more broadly to the awakening to a place in our own lives where we can embrace bliss in every area of our life. This chakra can be thought of as our own inner temple, our inner sacred space.
The sacral chakra, at the lower belly, is visualised as the colour of a vibrant orange sunset, and is the centre of femininity, sensuality, feeling and creativity.
Its element is water, so the imagery of the sacral chakra is of flowing rivers, the ocean, and the full moon. Like water our sacral chakra is in constant motion. Tap in for a moment to your feeling state, your emotional senses, your senses of sight, smell, taste, touch and sound. Notice the constant stream of ideas, of creativity that streams through your mind. It’s in a state of movement, of flux, isn’t it?
Stimulating the sacral chakra is a great way to move through difficult emotions and replenish the lust for life, that can become depleted after prolonged illness or times of grief and sadness. Our culture tends to dismiss emotion, to see it as weak and unmanageable. We tell people to “pull yourself together” and “harden up.” Understanding that emotions move like water, gives us a clue to how to experience them. If we are in a strong current of water we can expend a lot of energy swimming against it, or we can go with the flow, and save our energy for paddling once the power has dissipated from the current, or in this case the emotional charge.
So how do we release emotions? We feel them. We allow them, honour them, dance in their rain, fly with their winds, bask in their sun. We stop resisting, denying and suppressing them. We allow our watery natures to flow.
"If you have ever suffered from inhibitions and lack confidence in your own sensuality, you may benefit greatly from exploring your sacral chakra."
Our modern lifestyles tend to be quite rigid. Most of us work in jobs where we are expected to be somewhere at a certain time for a certain time, often sitting still, working on a computer. And yet this inner ocean needs to move, to ebb and flow. How do we create a safe space to be in this sacral chakra energy? The sacral chakra is connected to our creativity, our flow. That there exists this connection between emotion, sensuality, and creativity, makes perfect sense to me. Making a conscious intention to revitalise our sensuality creates a shift into joy, and as a result we find ourselves smiling more, singing, feeling lighter. Feeling in the flow of our energy.
What makes you smile? What makes you happy? What makes your heart sing? What are you passionate about? Is there any reason not to follow your bliss? For many of us the secret to success in life lies in following our bliss and doing what we love, living in alignment with our natural gifts and talents.
Activities for balancing your sacral chakra:
Get support on any emotional issues going on in your life. This may include finding a form of therapy such as counselling or energetic healing, etc.
Try not to keep feelings bottled up, but find safe ways to express and release emotions, e.g. talking to a friend, chanting, dancing, painting, journal keeping.
Find a regular practice to help keep you emotionally balanced, e.g. meditation, yoga, chi gung, etc.
Create opportunities for pleasurable feelings in your life. Find the time to find to do things you really enjoy; create some ‘you’ time everyday; spend time with positive and uplifting people.
Create an emotionally calming environment in your home by cleansing your personal space with incense and burning candles.
Use the Sacral Chakra Essential Oils of Mandarin, Blood Orange, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Cardamom every day.