You may have come across the seven chakras. Maybe it was in yoga class or during a meditation course. You might not know exactly what chakras are or how to work productively with them. Chakras are energy centers in the subtle body that distribute the flow of prana or energy throughout your body. Starting at the base of the spine and working up to the crown of your head, chakras influence your emotional and physical health.
Understanding the role and purpose of each chakra is a crucial first step in balancing your chakras and establishing a harmonious flow of energy. All of the seven chakras are interconnected; balancing one chakra will create change in the others. If you are working towards creative goals or needing to restore balance to your emotional health, it would be wise to focus on your sacral chakra in particular.
Located in the lower abdomen below the navel, the sacral chakra or svadhisthana is the second in your seven chakras. The Sanskrit name translates to “one’s own dwelling.” The sacral chakra is associated with the emotional body, sensuality, and creativity.
The sacral chakra starts are located below the navel and extend up to the pelvic region. This forms your deepest connections with sensuality and passion. The sacral chakra embodies your relationship to discovery and exploration of your world. This includes emotion, pleasure, connection, and intimacy.
Motivated by pleasure and joy, the sacral chakra is the driving force for your enjoyment of life. When your sacral chakra is balanced, it enables you to feel and experience life to its fullness. As the center of passion, your sacral chakra awakens your power of creation. This allows you to discover what you truly enjoy and create intimate relationships.
The sacral chakra helps cultivate flexibility and adaptability. This empowers you to move on, accept change, and transform. When balanced, the sacral chakra allows you to be passionate, creative, and sensual while connecting with your feelings and emotions.
The chakra system distributes the flow of prana or energy throughout your subtle body. Stress, illness, emotional upset, or conflict all can cause blockages or imbalances in your chakra system. All of the seven chakras are interconnected; when one chakra experiences a blockage or imbalance, it affects all the others. This energy disruption can cause your mind, body, and spirit to suffer.
When the sacral chakra is imbalanced, it can make you feel emotionally and physically destabilized. If you are working towards creative goals, improving your emotional health, or working on your relationships, it is important that you open and brings balance to your sacral chakra.
When a chakra is underactive, it means that it is experiencing a blockage or is not distributing the flow of energy. When your sacral chakra is underactive, it can affect your overall well-being.
When your sacral chakra is blocked or underactive, you may be experiencing a sense of lack of control ranging from uncertainty to an inability to cope with life’s changes. When the sacral chakra becomes blocked, it often detaches you from your emotions and those around you.
When a chakra is overactive, it means that it is distributing too much energy. It is working in overdrive and bringing imbalance to the chakra. When your sacral chakra is overactive, it affects your overall well-being.
If your second chakra is overactive, you may be experiencing issues of excess and conflict, from thriving on drama to having unhealthy relationships. When the sacral chakra is overwhelmed with energy, it will make you feel overwhelmed. You may feel emotions more intensely, experience mood swings, or become overly dependent on others.
Chakra balancing is the process of restoring the harmonious and balanced flow of prana or energy throughout the body. Your chakras are in constant fluctuation. Practicing chakra balancing and aligning is a regular and sometimes daily activity to explore. But how do you balance your sacral chakra?
Connect with Water — The sacral chakra is highly influenced by the element of water. Getting outside and relaxing near or in open water can help open and restore balance to your second chakra. Lakes, rivers, streams, or the ocean are all useful. Wade or dangle your feet in the water to allow your sacral energy to flow. A warm bath or shower can also help aid in balancing your sacral chakra.
Creative Play — As the center of your creativity and passion, it is important to explore new or old hobbies to help open your sacral chakra and let your creative energy flow. Dancing, drawing, writing, or engaging in playful activities are all useful tools to bring a harmonious flow of energy to your sacral chakra.
Yoga Practices for Sacral Chakra — Yoga can be particularly helpful in opening and bringing balance to your sacral chakra. Yoga for sacral balancing should focus on hip-opening poses. Below are specific yoga movements to connect you to the energy of the sacral chakra:
Meditation for Sacral Chakra — Meditation plays an important role in restoring balance to your chakras. Chakra meditation techniques are similar to traditional meditation techniques but focus on a specific area of the body. Below is a simple meditation technique to aid in balancing your sacral chakra.
Sacral Chakra Affirmations — Affirmations are a positive way to heal negative programming that can be embedded in your subtle body. When balancing your sacral chakra, practice saying the following phrases to yourself:
Aromatherapy for Sacral Chakra — Aromatherapy can be a powerful and simple tool for opening and balancing your sacral chakra. Use Essential oils with cleansing and balancing aromas that promote joy, creativity, and emotional balance. Our Sacral Chakra Blend is designed to aid in balancing and opening your sacral chakra. Apply our Sacral Chakra Blend to your abdomen, two inches below the navel, or diffuse our Sacral Chakra Diffuser Blend when practicing yoga, mediation, or when you need to find inspiration.
Sacral Chakra Crystals — Each chakra is influenced by unique stones and their energetic properties. The sacral chakra is highly influenced by the carnelian. When balancing your sacral chakra, meditate with the carnelian or even carry the stone with you to let the energetic properties help restore balance to the chakra. Our Sacral Chakra Blend has a carnelian rollerball to aid in balancing your sacral chakra.
Help release your creativity and passion with our Sacral Chakra Essential Oil Blend. This blend is a unique combination of essential oils known for their energetic and emotional properties. We created a 5ml diffuser blend and 10ml roll-on, so you can use this powerful blend in your preferred way.
Known as the stone of motivation and passion, the energetic properties of carnelian restore vitality and passion. With cleansing and grounding effects, carnelian helps restore balance to your emotional and sexual energy. Our 10ml Root Chakra Roll-On comes with a carnelian rollerball to further enhance the energetic properties of the blend.
Our Sacral Chakra Essential Oil Blend was expertly crafted to open and restore balance to your sacral chakra. You may use this blend to help aid in your sacral chakra realignment. Diffuse 3-5 drops of the Root Chakra blend to bring feelings of passion and creativity, or apply the Sacral Chakra Blend to your abdomen, two inches below the navel.