Updated: Aug 14
The sacral chakra is the second chakra. It is associated with the emotional body, sensuality, and creativity. Its element is water and as such, its energy is characterized by flow and flexibility. The function of the sacral chakra is directed by the principle of pleasure. The energy of this chakra allows you to let go, to move, and to feel change and transformation occurring within your body. It allows you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness.
We live in a society where feelings are not valued, where passion, and emotional reactions are being frowned upon. We are being taught not to "loose control". And we get disconnected from our bodies, our feelings.
We also experience the wounds of our collective cultural struggles over many sexual issues of our society. On one hand sexuality is magnified and glorified, and on the other hand it is rejected. No wonder we have so many issues with our passion center, the wellspring of feelings, enjoyment, and sensuality.
As humans, it is part of our nature to create. This creativity can be expressed when we cook, bake, or garden, paint, draw, design a website we are creating. We create when we find a new solution to an old problem. Any time we take raw materials, physical or mental, and transform them into something new, we are using our creative energy.
Where is the Sacral Chakra?
The most common location for the sacral chakra is about three inches below the navel, at the center of your lower belly. In the back, it’s located at the level of the lumbar vertebrae.
Other noteworthy locations described in different systems, expand its location to the genital area, especially at the level of ovaries for women and the testicles for men.
Key characteristics of the Sacral chakra
The sacral chakra is associated with the following psychological and behavioral functions:
Expression of sexuality, sensual pleasure
Feeling the outer and inner worlds
The sacral chakra is associated with the realm of emotions. It’s the center of our feelings and sensations. It’s particularly active in our sexuality and the expression of our sensual and sexual desires.
What is Sacral Chakra Healing?
Sacral Chakra healing is the practice of opening, clearing, cleansing, supporting and strengthening the sacral chakra within our bodies. Sacral Chakra healing involves using a number of holistic remedies such as aromatherapy, sound, crystal, and movement therapy to re-establish harmony within the body-mind organism.
You can boost your self-esteem, feel more capable of engaging with others, embrace change, let go of old guilt and develop healthier ways of regulating your emotions. You may notice yourself feeling real joy for the first time in a long time and experiencing profound inspiration. It’s likely that you’ll also feel your problem-solving skills becoming more refined.
Here are ways to bring sacral chakra healing into your life now.
Get as much exposure as you can to bodies of water.
Take a salt bath at home, dangle your feet in a lake, swim in the ocean, or hike along a river. Make room in your schedule for doing something creative and spontaneous.
Turn on the music and dance, dance, dance. Dancing around is a great way to get energy flowing throughout your entire body.
Tone up your abs and lower body with a yoga or Pilates practice
Work on being mindful of which emotions arise in specific situations.
Visualize sending healing orange energy to areas of the body where you feel pain or blockage. Look at your overall comfort level with your body, sexuality, and sensuality.
Practice loving and appreciating your body – looking at your body with appreciation, running your hands over your body, feeling joy in your body, honoring your body
Establish and maintain healthy boundaries in your relationships
Play tap into your creative power
Engage in fun sensual activities – dance, take luxurious baths, get a massage, make love with your partner, etc.
Exercise Journal about your needs and wants
Hip opening Yoga poses
Watch the sunset or sunrise
Spend time near water – the ocean, a river or lake, etc.
Heal issues related to sexual trauma, power, boundaries, family dysfunction, gender
Practice healthy empowerment
Look at your overall attitude towards being a woman.
Women look at your overall attitude towards men.
Men look at your overall attitude towards women.
Own your sexual choices.
Face and release any past sexual abuse or assault
Review your romantic and sexual history (not always the same thing!), and deal with any continuing attachments to your past, particularly to unhealthy or dis-empowering relationships.
Sacral Chakra Affirmations..
Here are some sacral chakra affirmations to try:
“I deserve to experience pleasure and have my needs met.”
“I am confident that what I offer the world is enough.”
“It is safe to express my sexual self in fun, creative and healthy ways.”
“I attract relationships with loving, good people who will support me.”
“I know I can embrace change and make the best of my future.”
“Every day, I experience more and more joy and satisfaction.”
“I am full of inspiration and the potential for creation.”
“My body is vibrant, and I am comfortable inside it.”
“I am a strong, creative person and I love what I create.”
“I am ready for positive change and for deep personal growth.”
Sacral Chakra Meditation
Meditation is very helpful in chakra balancing and cleansing. A simple meditation exercise will consist of visualizing an orange lotus or an orange crescent moon in the sacral area.
Hold this image in your mind for several minutes while breathing in and breathing out deeply. The 2nd chakra healing meditation centers on the ability to adapt to change, by letting go and creating flow. The energy of emotions is at the very core of this most fluid chakra.
simple meditation technique to aid in balancing your sacral chakra.
Sit with your shoulders back and spine straight. Relax your muscles as you close your eyes and breathe deeply. Inhale through your nose and exhale through the mouth. Focus your attention on the location of your sacral chakra: your abdomen, a few inches below your navel.Since the sacral chakra is tied to the color of orange, imagine an orange glow below your navel, slowly expanding to the pelvic region and making the whole area warm and relaxed. Rest in this sensation for 3-5 minutes. When you are ready, slowly open your eyes. follow with positive affirmations.
The most effective way to open and express the stifled emotions stuffed into the Second Chakra, is through sound. This is because sound energy is immediately felt and responded to. The Svadhishthana is tuned to the soothing, natural sounds of flowing water and ocean waves. Also, the vowel sound of “Ooh” and the mantra chant “Vam” are associated with the Second Chakra.
There are several different sound frequencies associated with the Svadhishthana, including the musical Keynote D, 210.42 Hz, 288 Hz, and 384 Hz. But perhaps the most potent is the Solfeggio frequency of 417 Hz. When a Tibetan singing bowl tuned to 417 Hz, and combined with sound healing binaural beats, you simply need 27 minutes with a pair of headphones. By doing so, the healing tones can open up a new world of potential!
Solfeggio frequency of 417 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npCwIUiJS4s
Binaural beats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co3Yw2Ag99I
Healing Of Sacral Chakra With Crystals And Stones:
Citrine, Orange calcite, Amber, Tiger's Eye, Bronzite, Fire opal, Carnelian, Sun stone and Moonstone Dalmatian Jasper Golden topaz, Rainbow fluorite,