The Sacral Chakra- All you need to now about your second chakra

The Sacral Chakra: All you need to know about your second chakra

Sharing is caring!

Having trouble expressing yourself or finding your creativity? If so, you may need to do some sacral chakra healing. But before we get into The Sacral Chakra: all you need to know about your second chakra, let us have a refresher on what a chakra is.

In Sanskrit, the word “Chakra” means “disc” or “wheel” and refers to the invisible energy seats/centers in your body.

The chakras are wheels of spinning and rotating energy (life force/ prana) that moves inside of you and each chakra corresponds to certain nerve bundles and major organs.

Each Chakra has its own corresponding color, area of focus, tone, and vibrational frequency. The chakras can be extremely helpful when assessing areas of your life that need support!

Getting to know our Sacral Chakra- All you need to know about your third chakra

I am so thrilled to teach you about your Sacral Chakra! This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission, at no additional cost to you! Read my full disclosure here.

Getting to know our Sacral Chakra

The Sacral chakra is the second energy center in the human body. It’s located just below the belly button and above the pubic bone. It corresponds to the lower end of the spinal cord, between the L4 and L5 vertebrae in particular. It also corresponds to our emotions, sexuality, creativity, self-worth, and sense of belonging or not belonging in life.

This Chakra is responsible for creating stability, security, and confidence. It affects your relationships, how you move forward in your life, and how happy you feel in general.

Essentially, any ‘body’ issues will stem from an imbalanced Sacral Chakra: physical issues such as weight gain or loss are linked to Sacral blockages which can be emotional/mental blocks or even karmic blockages from another lifetime.

This blog post will explore the Sacral Chakra, the key characteristics, the teachings of this Chakra, what it means to have an imbalanced Sacral Chakra as well as ways you can balance it for yourself.

The Sacral Chakra at a Glance

The sacral chakra, or Swadisthana in Sanskrit, has received the nicknames “the sex chakra” from its association with reproductive systems and processes as well as relationships.

It is also known for being your center of pleasure both sensually and creatively — this holds true whether you are experiencing sexual activity or a sense of adventure out on an evening stroll.

Sexuality is often the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about our sacral chakra. However, creativity for life is another aspect of this important energy center in which we mustn’t forget.

Besides being concerned with sex (and Tantra), it also governs passion and pleasure as a whole; which manifest themselves within us in many different ways including artistry or entertainment such as cooking up some delicious recipes or even just having fun on any given day!

On the other side is sensuality, in the sense of finding peace and harmony with one’s own natural human sexuality

Key Characteristics of the Sacral Chakra

  • Fantasies, Dreams, and Wishes
  • Creativity
  • Emotions/ Feelings/ Sensations
  • Expression of sexuality and sensual pleasure
  • Relationships
  • Driving force for enjoyment
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Associated with the Water Element and characterized by the flow and movement in your thoughts and emotions
  • Personal Expansion
  • Identity and relating to others in the world

What the Sacral Chakra Teaches Us

Our Sacral Chakra helps us to feel the enjoyment and enthusiasm for life which can be seen in the way we live it up with beauty or create new things that will last forever like relationships and finances. This teaches us to embrace, honor, and express our emotions.

When people have a good flow of energy going through this area, they are able to give others their best selves while also taking on what’s necessary for themselves. This chakra allows us to bring forth the beauty and abundance in our surroundings through laughter, joy, creativity, and also intuition.

Another lesson the Sacral chakra teaches is that every relationship we create, from the casual to the most intimate, has a purpose. No matter how painful or difficult our circumstances may seem at times – whether it be illness or depression- there are always lessons being taught which will help us grow and become more aware of who we truly are.

Signs of an Imbalanced Sacral Chakra

  • Pain in the lower back
  • Produce a sense of being alone
  • Pain in the sacrum
  • Impact the relationship with your mother and father
  • A lack of self-worth
  • Pain in the hips and/or legs
  • An inability to find what you need to feel at home in life
  • Impacts creativity and personal expression through blockages
  • Creates challenges when seeking out relationships or maintaining ones that are already there
  • Menstrual problems
  • Menopause Symptoms
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Urinary trouble
  • Pain in Groin and Pelvis
  • Poor Diet
  • Fatigue
  • Depression/ Anxiety

People with Sacral chakra imbalances often find themselves feeling distrustful, fearful, or unattractive. It can lead to sexual dysfunctions and genital pain, as well as problems in the bladder and bowel areas.

A Sacral Imbalance also leads to difficulty in concentrating or focusing on the needs of others or oneself. It may cause one to feel heavy in their body and too grounded at times. Imbalances may make it difficult for people to connect with others and be “present” in social situations; they may feel isolated from people or experiences that are happy or uplifting. 

How to Balance/Heal/Open the Sacral Chakra

Here are some simple ways to balance that Sacral Chakra.

Acknowledge your Sacral Chakra Needs some Work

I understand this may be obvious, but it may not be for some. We can’t work on anything until we acknowledge that we have work to do. That is the first step to healing. Once you acknowledge the physical and energetic body needs support, the healing process has already begun.

Work with the color Orange

So each Chakra is associated with different colors. The Sacral Chakra’s color is orange. When doing any sacral work always try to incorporate the color that is associated with the chakra. You could wear an orange shirt, or work with orange stones or crystals.

Connect with the Water Element

The Sacral Chakra is connected to the water element so nourishing your body inside and out with water will help that sacral chakra. We should be taking in plenty of water. We can even get fancy with drinking from a bottle that is infused with an orange crystal or adding oranges to our water.

If you live someplace with natural springs, head out, and take a day for your sacral chakra! If you don’t live by natural springs, take that bath you have been putting off and drop some orange essential oils in the bathtub!

Get your Creative Juices Flowing

This center is all about creativity. When I hear others say they are not creative I always call BS. LOL Everyone is creative in their own way. Most people think of art or drawing, but creativity is personal to each person. There is no right or wrong way to do this.

Just do what makes you happy, joyful, and causes you to laugh

  • Coloring
  • Cooking
  • Drawing
  • Gardening
  • Working on cars
  • Video Games
  • Doing activities that bring you joy
  • Baking
  • Dancing
  • Putting dance routines together
  • Making that awesome video
  • Editing music or video
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Nature Walks

See it can be anything. And if you don’t know what that is for you, start exploring new things and try one new thing a day until you find something that makes you happy! You have to explore to find it!

Getting comfortable with Stillness

I do understand stillness and turning inward is a bit scary. Trust me I have done much work and even find myself at times afraid to find stillness and connect with myself. But if needs to be done.

Once we are still we can start tuning into our higher self and listen to what it’s saying. WE can connect with our emotions in a deeper way and start acknowledging situations and experiences we have just shoved down there.

For example, When you wake up in the morning why not have your glass of water, then start your tea, and while that’s brewing go sit outside and use your senses to observe all that is around you in nature. The smells you smell, the beautiful sounds you can hear, the amazing outdoors is just waiting for you to tune in.

Connecting with your Sacral Chakra More

Start asking yourself better questions (journaling)

Let’s start by getting those thoughts and feelings out of our heads. That clears up space so we can examine what’s going on. It connects us with our emotions on a deeper level. Once you start asking yourself better clearer questions, the answers get better and better as well.

Questions you can ask

  • Do you love your body?
  • Are you fueling your passions?
  • Do you enjoy looking at your body?
  • What are you creating?
  • Do you enjoy feeling your body?
  • When was the last time you stepped outside barefoot to connect with the sacred earth on your feet?
  • What are you giving to the world?
  • Are you happy with your sex life?

Physical Activity and Yoga Poses

The sacral chakra is the lower energy center in the body. These healing and balancing Yoga poses are designed to bring healing and balance to that chakra.

Yoga Poses that help open and balance the Sacral Chakra

Lizard Pose:

If you would like a more in-depth introduction to this pose, Tummee.com has an amazing description and takes you deeper into the Lizard Pose

How does the lizard pose help to heal this chakra?

Lizard Pose brings healing and vitality to this lower energy center. It brings healing to the sacrum, waist, thighs, and personal power in your life.

Dolphin Pose (forearm downward facing dog):

How does Dolphin Pose help with healing this chakra?

Dolphin Pose is particularly helpful for healing or stretching tight hips. A tight hip can ‘block’ this lower energy center. Dolphin Pose stretches the hips and encourages healing energy to flow into this area.

Cobra Pose:

How does Cobra Pose help heal or balance this chakra?

Cobra pose brings healing, strength, and healing to the lower back, legs (hips, thighs, knees), and healing to the lower spine.

Camel Pose:

How does the Camel pose help heal or balance this chakra?

Camel pose brings healing to the lower back and healing to the hips.

Eagle Pose:

How does the Eagle pose help to heal this chakra?

The eagle pose is healing for the sacral chakra because it helps to ground you. When you are grounded, you feel more confident and secure in who you are and what you are doing. This healing deepens as the pose is held for 5-10 seconds. You will feel refreshed when it’s time to return to Mountain Pose.

Half Moon Pose:

How does half moon pose help to heal this chakra?

Half Moon Pose helps to heal this lower energy center by healing the sacral spine and healing the hips. This healing strengthens your personal power in life (your confidence and sense of security) which can be weakened if there is too much openness and vulnerability in your life.

High Lunge Pose:

How does High Lunge Pose help to heal this chakra?

High Lunge is healing for your hips, thighs, and pelvis. This healing helps you to clear out old issues from the past that no longer serve you. When practicing High Lunge Pose, it’s important not to lock your knees (as a sign of trust in yourself)

Pigeon Pose:

How does Pigeon Pose help to heal or balance this chakra?

Pigeon pose brings healing and strength to the inner thighs, knees, and back of calves as well as healing energy to this lower energy center.

Mermaid Pose:

How does Mermaid Pose help to heal or balance this chakra?

The mermaid pose is healing and balancing for the hips. It also brings healing to the lower back, knees, and legs as well as healing energy to this lower energy center.

Breathing/ BreatheWork

Deep Breathing and Breathwork has truly changed my life and has helped me align with my Chakras! The breath is powerful and often overlooked a lot of the time. It is the bridge between the non-physical mind and the physical body.

There is a visualization exercise in my blog post, A Complete Guide to the 7 Main Chakras

Meditations for the Sacral Chakra

You can find many chakra balancing meditations online these days that are Chakra specific. You must find the one that works for you because we are all unique and different. These will begin to realign your chakras using sound vibration.

Sounds Baths / Sound Healing

Since we just talked about vibration, let’s not forget how powerful sound baths are. Again these can also be found online or at a yoga studio. They use the singing bowls to produce a certain sound or frequency that heals and aligns the chakras. (all depends on the bowls they are using)

Seed Mantra Meditations

For the Sacral Chakra, it would be the “I FEEL” mantra. The seed mantra would be VAM and cleanses the chakra

Affirmations for the Sacral Chakra

Affirmations can be a powerful tool to break old habits and hone new ones. It’s no surprise that affirmations are an effective way to shape one’s thoughts into reality by repeating them out loud or in your head while meditating. Here you’ll find some common affirmations for balancing this energy center:

  • I love and enjoy my body
  • I enjoy my life with passion, spontaneity, and vitality
  • My sexuality is sacred
  • I feel pleasure and abundance with every ounce of my being
  • I flow with inspiration and creativity
  • My life flows beautifully
  • I nourish my body with healthy food and clean water
  • I am open to experiencing the present moment through all my senses.

Aromatherapy/ Oils

Crystals

It’s difficult to move forward in life when you have a blocked Sacral Chakra. Luckily, there is an abundance of crystals out there that can help unblock this area and get your energy flowing again! Below are healing stones for balancing or energizing the sacral chakras:

Food For the Sacral Chakra

We don’t realize that what we eat also affects our Chakras. This chakra is associated with the color orange so eating orange foods would help this chakra. Just to start you out I listed some below.

  • Melons
  • Mangoes
  • Strawberries
  • Oranges
  • Coconut
  • Apricots
  • Oranges
  • Blood Oranges
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potato
  • Squash
  • Tangerines
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Orange Peppers
  • Seeds and Nuts
  • Water
  • Healthy Fats and Oils

Spices for the Sacral Chakra

These spices also help nourish the sacral chakra

  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Sesame Seeds

The Sacral Chakra

2nd Chakra

Sacral/ Swadisthana in Sanskrit

In charge of- Sexuality, Sensuality, Intimacy, Relationships, Creativity, Passion
 
Emotional Beliefs- Sexual Abuse, Relationship Pain, Body Shame

Related health issues- Ovarian and Prostate Cancer, Fibroids, Infertility, Impotence

Core Negative beliefs-Sex is bad, I don’t deserve sexual gratification

Core Positive Beliefs- I’m comfortable with my sexuality/ sensuality, It’s okay to create/experiment

Lesson-I Respect Others

More articles to check out

Getting to know your 7 Main Chakras
DIY Balance and Healing Chakra Tote Bag
The Root Chakra- All you need to know about your first chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra-All you need to know about your third chakra
The heart Chakra- All you need to know about your fourth chakra

Sharing is caring!

2 thoughts on “The Sacral Chakra: All you need to know about your second chakra”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *