Did you know that an open and balanced Sacral Chakra, also known as the Svadhisthana in Sanskrit, has the power to boost your sexuality, assist you in achieving fulfillment, and can even support your overall happiness?
While there are 84 Main Chakras and many more beyond that count, for our purposes we are referencing the Seven Chakra System, which comprises seven energy centers, or spinning wheels residing in the main channel of our body. Keeping our Chakras open, clear and balanced can significantly and positively impact our overall well-being.
Today, we will focus particularly on our Sacral Chakra. The Sacral Chakra is especially powerful in the following areas:
-Improving sexual intimacy and
-Enhancing your creative expressions
Let’s take a deeper look at what the Sacral Chakra is all about.
SACRAL CHAKRA- THE BASICS
The Sacral Chakra lies at the bottom of our navel and is associated with our kidneys, reproductive systems, our sensuality, emotions, creativity and our sense of adventure!
The Goddess of power, fertility, and fidelity, Parvati, governs the Sacral Chakra according to ancient Hindu wisdom. Of course, when this powerful chakra is in full glory it emits divine feminine energy and its element is water which so beautifully intersects beauty, power, fluidity, strength and creativity. The Sacral Chakra, when open and balanced, is a vibrant orange color, represented by a lotus flower with six petals.
The beautiful Sanskrit name for this water element is Svadhisthana, which means "the establishment of your being”, and explains this energy center’s relationship tojoy, sexuality, intimacy, and pleasure.
When our Sacral Chakra is Open and Balanced there is a deep connection to these life enhancing qualities, which include:
-Your inner child and your healthy emotions
-The non-permanence principle, waning and waxing things, and birthing environments
-Free expression and creativity
-Receiving or giving pleasure, sexual intimacy, and sensuality
When our Sacral Chakra is blocked or not clear, we may experience some of the following conditions:
-Not understanding or remembering dreams
-Unable to experience sexual fulfillment, enjoy intimacy, or experience emotional closeness
-Fear of discovery, of getting into trouble, or having to suffer judgment
-Feeling the need to keep secrets
SACRAL CHAKRA- SELF-EXAMINATION
In order to help identify if your Sacral Chakra needs your loving attention, find a quiet space, take a few deep clearing breaths and ask yourself a few questions. Take note of where you seem to feel stuck in within your body which can assist you in identifying potential blocks you may have in your Sacral Chakra:
-Do you feel life is easy for you, or does everything feel like a struggle and challenge?
-Does jealousy often get to you?
-Are you content, or are you always wishing for more in life?
-Are you in codependent relationships? If you are, how do you manage those?
-While doing things for others, are you doing them to win their love or approval or as thoughtful gestures?
-Do you have to perform tasks or things you don't enjoy?
-Do you often do things you truly enjoy?
-Are you sensual and creative?
-Do you have certain prohibited areas in which you do not allow yourself to enjoy pleasure?
-Are there areas where you allow yourself to feel pleasure?
If you find yourself still unsure after taking the time to check in with your body and asking yourself a few self-examining questions, here are a few Svadhisthana signs of a blocked energy to look for:
-Abdominal issues in your lower-pelvic region
-Complications in your kidneys or bladder
-Finding intercourse painful
-Suffering from infections in the urinary tract
-Suffering from reproductive problems, such as ovarian cysts
-Suffering from chronic pain in the lower back
BALANCING THE SACRAL CHAKRA- WHAT YOU CAN DO
If you find blockages in your Sacral Chakra, there is good news. We can take certain measures to realign our powerful energy centers. Some handy tools for balancing and clearing your emotional, pleasure, and creative expressions include:
-Incorporating the use of affirmations as a regular practice.
-Giving your creative side more space to create.
-Using essential oils for soothing baths at night, such as Ylang Ylang, Rose, Sweet Orange, or Tangerine.
-Balancing your Sacral Chakra through crystals and stones. A few of our favorites are Orange Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Citrine and Sunstone.
-Nurture your sacral area with asana postures, such as Malasana, Goddess, and Happy Baby Poses.
-Incorporate any movement, such as dancing or exercising into your daily life.
-Meditating by specifically visualizing the vivid orange color for activating the Sacral Chakra and initiating healing.
-Like meditation, yoga helps facilitate pleasure and expressing emotions as well. You may find hip-opening movement to be quite to open our hip area as our hips tend to store a lot of our emotions.
-Release and unburdening your emotional baggage. A powerful exercise for this is to write in a journal.
-The lotus flower represents the Sacral Chakra as a water element. For this reason, you can spend a couple of leisurely hours sitting in the pool, by the sea or swimming. You could even prepare a beautiful bath area at home with essential oils, candles, and flower petals to balance, clear and heal your Sacral Chakra.
FOODS FOR HEALING SACRAL CHAKRA
If you wish to revive and balance your Sacral Chakra by making healthy changes to your diet, you could include specific food items. These include items that are rich in fatty acids, such as nuts, fish, and seeds like sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, sesame, poppy, and flax.
We know that orange foods are particularly very therapeutic for your Sacral Chakra. Hence, you could also increase your intake of mandarins, pumpkin, papayas, mangoes, apricots, peaches, sweet potatoes, carrots, and oranges.
SACRAL CHAKRA- THE WAY TO LOVE AND LIGHT!
We understand that the power of an open and balanced Sacral Chakra may support and enhance one’s creativity, sensuality and enhance the enjoyment of our own sexuality. One can also support the Sacral Chakra by wearing the color orange or clothes with the affirmation, ‘I AM CREATIVE’. We suggest eating orange foods such as oranges, carrots, etc., to cleanse your Sacral Chakra. Hadobody honors supporting your Sacral Chakra with their Sacral Chakra collection.
When your Sacral Chakra, the water element chakra, is open and thriving, you can reignite your sexuality, enhance the intimacy in your relationships, and increase your satisfaction and contentment in life. Healthy Sacral Chakras can support you to live your best life!
With Love and Light!