Prerequisites to fully understand this post: Knowing what chakras are, please read the blog The 7 chakras first if you are new to the argument.
Energy type: Sexual energy
Sound: The mantra is VAM, musical note RE or D
Symbolic animal: Fish
Colour: Orange. Complementary colours: milk white
Endocrine gland: Gonads
Phrases and keywords: "I feel". Emotions, sensations, ability to perceive. Fears of various kinds. Giving and receiving, loading and unloading, the ability to absorb. Sensitivity. Aesthetic refinement, taste, artistic creativity. Pleasure. Exchange with the other sex, sensuality, procreation. It is connected to the sixth chakra.
Linked physical organs: Genital system: penis, vagina, testicles, prostate, uterus, ovaries. Intestine. Kidneys, urinary bladder. The vertebral column in the lumbar area.
Physical correlations: Various sexual problems: sexual dissatisfaction, difficulty in orgasm, frigidity, impotence, fertility disorders. Kidney and bladder imbalances. Enuresis, menstrual irregularities, gonadal problems, pregnancy, and fertility difficulties.
Psycho-emotional correlation: Difficulty to enjoy, to feel pleasure. Tendency to hold back emotions. Fear of losing control, inability to let go. Excess of sexual fantasies. Difference, fear of being deceived and of being deceived. The chakra controls a feminine, emotional, receptive sexuality that includes passion and sensitivity.
Body positioning: Anterior chakra: 3-4 fingers below the navel; posterior: area of the sacrum
Front aspect: It is linked to sexuality in a more direct way than the posterior chakra: it triggers physical attraction for another individual, it governs sexual power, the intensity of orgasm, and how to achieve it. It refers to the ability to generate, in both men and women, while the posterior vortex relates to unconscious fears that can affect sexual performance and fertility. The amount of sexual energy is also linked to the functioning of the first chakra. The anterior aspect of the second chakra metabolizes emotional energy so that it manifests without being held back unless there are blocks in the posterior aspect. The energy of the anterior aspect is of the yang type, even if the sacral pleasure, like all the chakras of even number, as a whole resonates with yin energies (motherhood, fatherhood, emotions, sensations, sexuality with sentimental shades). If the anterior chakra is harmonic and the posterior chakra disharmonious, the individual will be able to reveal the sexual desire and the systems directed to satisfy it, but he will probably not be able to obtain complete satisfaction, since unconscious fears or excessive sexual fantasies will mislead him, limiting him. Conversely, the subject marked by the disharmony of the anterior chakra, but who can count on the harmonic energies of the posterior chakra, will not be influenced by repressed impulses, however, he could suffer from other types of impediments, such as difficulty in reaching orgasm and poor ability to manifest sexual energy. The same can be said for the other areas of this vortex, such as emotions and fears of various kinds.
Posterior aspect: Check for fears and fantasies related to sexuality that are silenced or unaware of. It has to do with repressed emotions and sensations, and it also concerns the experiences of procreation, birth and rebirth on which tensions, doubts and anxieties. This vortex must be dealt with in the event that a subject suffers from feeling or has felt rejected sexually, or in the event that there is a denial of the value of motherhood and fatherhood. It is a chakra that performs more properly receptive functions. If it rotates counterclockwise it is likely that the person has negative images related to sex, extremely extravagant sexual fantasies, or a tendency to promiscuity and often change partners: the ability to implement similar behaviors will be accentuated if the anterior chakra rotates in the direction schedule.
Crystals: Fire Agate, Orange Aragonite, Fire Opal, Moonstone, Sunstone, Hyaline Quartz, with Black Tourmaline, Black Tourmaline, orange selenite, Carnelian, Red Goldstone, Citrine
Essential Oils: Tea tree, cypress, sweet fennel, patchouli, scots pine, sage, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang-ylang
Bach flowers: Agrimony, Cherry Plum, Hornbeam, Larch, Mimulus, Mustard, Rock Rose, Wild Rose.
The traditional name for the sacral chakra is Svadhisthana, it is located in the center of your lower body, about 3 inches below your belly button through your lumbar vertebrae.
The sacral chakra is the center of passion and personal power. Obviously, it governs the virility, the sensations. Even though all the chakras are energy centers, this chakra can be regarded as a master generator of your own essence of the sort, it's the home of personal desire, is the center of creativity and creation for this reason. This is the chakra responsible for sexual and sensual energy, it is concerned with relationships with other people and how will we can relate to them and create with them in those relationships.
Of the major questions we have to ask relative to the sacral chakra is how do we live with people in our relationships? especially regarding power, do we try to control them? Do we try to control ourselves? Do we let ourselves be controlled? If we keep ourselves completely bottled up with inhibition or do we allow ourselves to express freely? Do we indulge in intimacy or do we live our life with the brakes on?
This chakra governs our capacity to move out of survival towards pleasure, especially interpersonal pleasure, and personal purpose. Because this chakra governs sensation when this chakra is out of alignment is difficult for us to feel as we are truly alive. This chakra governs the sexual organs, spleen, kidneys, lower vertebrae, pelvis, hips, bladder, appendix, large intestine, and adrenal glands.
Obviously, any ailments that involve anyone of this part of your body suggest that your sacral chakra is out of alignment. The sacral chakra is the second chakra in the human system, it is traditionally associated with the color orange and is also traditionally associated with the element of water.
What causes this chakra to go out of alignment?
First and foremost it is people externally controlling us (childhood). Second, it's whether or not we take the external control that was imposed on us and internalized it so we then control ourselves. The societal conditioning that we are born into teaches us that we can't actually be ourselves, we're not allowed to express our own essence, we have to hold ourselves back, we can't live in the line with our passion, we have to do things according to what would be the easiest and best for other people. Basically placing penalties in relationships which today is the most common style of relationships, so as result we put the lid on ourselves, we put the brakes on, we hold back on our passions, we go sideways of our own internal guidance system and this pulls are sacral chakra and every other chakra completely out of alignment. When we restrict ourselves we go against our natural desires, we deny ourselves our ability to feel so we can live in the state, or shall I say not really live, we experience shame for our center of pleasure, shame for our sexuality, shame for virility. Obviously, as a result of living in this way, we feel like we have no more energy left.
How to re-open/re-align your sacral chakra
Become aware of what it is exactly that is preventing the sacral chakra from being in a state of alignment. You need to get used to the idea that health and alignment is actually the natural state of your being, so if something is out of alignment it means there's something in the way, if you remove that blockage he will naturally flow in the direction of healing and alignment. So close your eyes and get clear how you are out of alignment with your personal power, personal desire, personal pleasure, sexuality, creativity, and your personal power in relationships in your life. You can do this by asking questions and seeing whatever answers arise, for example: What is restricting me? How am I restricting myself from keeping myself under control? What is keeping me from being able to express myself creatively? Why am I not allowed to feel pleasure? What is wrong with sensuality and or sex? What am I not allowing myself to feel the sensation of? What would be scary about unleashing myself and really feeling my personal power or showing it to other people? What would happen if I expect people to relate to me? How do I feel about passion? When did I feel that I lost a sense of passion and purpose?
Do an intuitive exercise to see and become acquainted with the state of your sacral chakra. To do this close your eyes and I want you to imagine what would it look like if you could see the chakra, not your projection of it more you intuitively receive whatever image crops up when you ask to see your sacral chakra. If you can't do this feel or sense your lower belly area, what color do you perceive to have? Does it have any texture? Do you see any images associated with it? Begin to question and understand what you're seeing, what does it tell you? What can you do to improve his current state? For example, when I asked to see an image of my sacral chakra, I may see a dark cave that is frozen. That may tell me that I feel emptiness there, I may even ask myself, what is this cave empty of or what is this cave represent? I may imagine offering is something that I feel it needs like I may mention sitting myself down inside it and giving it my company or I may see it melting so slowly by shining light on its walls.
There is no real difference between sexual energy and personal creative energy. You can't make an enemy in one without also making an enemy in the other, we've got to take sexuality out of the realm of societal shame. If you have an issue with the sacral chakra which, trust me, most people walk on the planet today do, especially in cultures where there has been a dominant religious influence in the area, you've got to get back into the line with sexuality, you've got to re-own your sexuality. If you have a resistance to sexuality that is thoughts beliefs and actions that oppose healthy sexuality, this chakra will suffer and so will any part of you in association with it. Like it or not you are a sexual being, embracing and expressing it in healthy ways, and if you cannot deliberately seek out people who can help you to do just that.
Let yourself want and let yourself go for what you want. This chakra is so much about personal desire and personal pleasure, going from survival towards pleasure. So as a result if you're holding yourself back in any way from what you're wanting, if you're not letting yourself go in the direction of those things that you want, you're restricting the flow of energy and Prana through this particular chakra. You should never differentiate, for the sake of this particular lesson, between needs and wants. A need is just an extreme want and you can do nothing other than to go in the direction of it if you don't do that you were preventing your own personal expansion, and more than that, the expansion of this universe at large.
Create, create, create. Creation is completely about this chakra, you've got to let yourself put something out into the world that you yourself generate. Creation can come in all kinds of different forms, as long as you were the thing generating that thing. It can come in the form of somebody who paints a painting, it can be building a building, it can be creating an idea, as long as you generate it you create it!
Heal the unhealthy patterns and dynamics inheriting your relationships, especially the one's relative power. Nothing pulls the sacral chakra out of alignment more than unhealthy power dynamics within relationships, the degree to which we give ourselves away and let others take aspects of us away. What we must learn as a species is how to let other people have their full power and let ourselves have our full power at the same time, to realize there's not actually a contradiction or a conflict between these concepts. We have to understand that we can have ourselves and be in relationships at the same time. It's not I need alone time and I need together time. It's more I need myself and my freedom within freedom within the context of a relationship, not to be isolated, not to be completely controlled.
This one's going to be hard for those of you who are raised with the idea that this is wrong. Indulge, allow yourself to be completely indulgent in sensual pleasures, pleasure to your sense of smell, pleasure to your sense of taste, pleasure to your sense of hearing, pleasure in the form of touch, pleasures to your eyes, pleasures to your emotions, pleasures to your mind, pleasures to your soul. Enable yourself to do anything that is an Indulgence with no brakes on in the realm of pleasure, just make sure it's not causing pain for anyone else.
You got to live according to your passions. If you are the kind of person that does things because they just have to be done or if you're the kind of person who has a super practical job that you hate, just because it makes ends meet then chances are that your sacral chakra is going to suffer because you did not come here to live a life that you're just getting through the motions of. You came here to live life in alignment with a very intense purpose that you said before coming to this life. You can't follow your passions to the end of this Earth. This means, in order to bring your sacral chakra, take any steps necessary to live your life in perfect alignment with your passions.
You got to learn how to feel. This chakra is all about letting yourself have sensations and even emotions come to us in the form of sensations, sensuality. Therefore if you don't feel it's time to start feeling, because you also didn't come to this earth to stay no. You came here to get your hands dirty, dirty in emotions, dirty in experience, dirty in sensations, dirty in creation.
When you are super controlling, obviously your sacral chakra will come out of alignment. Obviously, when we're a controlling person we also try to control other people, but the big problem is we control ourselves within an inch of our life. In this state, we restrict our self and we restrict others, by doing this we choke the flow of creation. This means you get to set aside time to completely let go, indulge completely let go of self-control, be impulsive, be impulsive and spontaneous, Surrender, surrender to creative impulse into the center of pleasure, any activity that helps you let go and be uninhibited is like a tonic for the sacral chakra
Any color that enhances your passion, that makes you feel more alive is going to enhance your sacral chakra. That being said this chakra is stimulated by and associated with the color orange, and the color orange does genuinely have an effect on the chakra. Therefore, surround yourself with this color is color, eat things that are this color, make sure that you wear this color, anything you do even color therapy with the color orange will assist the chakra. Another thing you could do is to do art with this color, you can also do a visualization whereby you close your eyes and you imagine immersing yourself completely in this color.
You can find binaural bits on the internet designed for the root chakra or use sound therapy like Tibetan bowls specially designed for the root chakra. You can use a mantra that sounds like "VAM" and repeat it over and over and what you can do is to play around with the tonality of those sounds, so that you can feel the vibration as strong as you can in your body, specifically in that area where your sacral chakra is associated. Playing around with sound taking it up and down until you find the note or multiple notes that cause you to feel the most relief in that center has the greatest effect on the chakra.
Do yoga poses that are specifically designed for this chakra and what I find is that the sacral chakra is probably the most easily responding to Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini Yoga is so devoted to awakening this chakra as the center of personal power and personality. In my opinion, some of the best poses are the warrior pose, goddess pose, the bound angle pose, and low lunge. Make sure when you're doing these poses that you breathe all the way deep into your belly around where your sacral chakra is located, we talked about that all the time in conjunction with spiritual practices, meditation, and yoga but it's really important when you're trying to activate the sacral chakra specifically. What you want to do is to make sure that you're not breathing high up and shallow in your lungs as you are breathing deep down in your belly and more than that if you want to amplify it the best breathe into your lower back.
Use Stones the correlate and activate the sacral chakra specifically. Now there is one stone that reigned supreme for the sacral chakra and that is Carnelian. Other stones for this chakra are: Basalt, Red Jasper, Spessartite Garnet, Tangerine Quartz, Sandstone, Pyrite, Amber, Tiger's eye, Orange or Coral Calcite, Orange Aventurine in Citrine (crystals in the picture below follow the same order as listed).
Use plants beings to assist the opening and the alignment of your sacral chakra. Essential oils are great, introducing yourself to the vibration of the specific plants that in turn activate your sacral chakra. Now the very best to activate the sacral chakra are Hibiscus, Ashwagandha root, Saffron, Dark Chocolate, Damiana, Catuaba Bark, Coriander, Paprika, Ginseng, Sandalwood, Cinnamon, Ginger, Orange, Calendula Fennel, Kava, and Maca root.
Eat foods that stimulate your sacral chakra. The primary one is Chili Peppers, any kind of pepper actually, the pepper family activates the chakra greatly, the others best food are the turmeric, sweet potato, papaya, nut butter, apples, garlic, quinoa, olives, melons, mango, asparagus, fennel, pumpkin, and carrots.
The healthy sacral chakra came here imbued with the truth that you did not come here to live anything less than the passionate life. You came here to get yourself dirty in the world that you live in, dirty in emotions, dirty in relationships, dirty in sensual pleasures. You came here not to restrict yourself but to completely express yourself in this physical time-space reality and to do so with vitality and virility. So let yourself live in alignment in this way and your sacral chakra will come into alignment as well.
Love and Light