Sacral Chakra

 “Choice is born out of opposites, and the duality of the second chakra is forever challenging us to make choices in a world of opposing sides, of positive and negative energy patterns. Every choice we make contributes a subtle current of our energy to our universe, which is responsive to the influence of human consciousness. “ -Caroline Myss

The Sanskrit word for the sacral chakra is Swadhisthana and can be translated to “the dwelling place of the self”. The colour of the second chakra is orange and the element associated with the sacral chakra is water. The sacral chakra is located just below the naval and holds your energetic experience of emotions. How you are emotionally responding to the world around you, and your ability to express and regulate emotional responses in a healthy way. 

Physically it is closely connected with our reproductive organs and it governs your sexual drives and creative powers. Other body parts that relates to the sacral chakra is, lower gut, bladder, kidneys and circulatory system.

A healthy sacral chakra will make you feel that you are accepting the changes happening in your life, in an open and welcoming way. You understand that all changes entering your life is there for the sake of your growth and that change is a fundamental movement of life. You create life with passion, drive and abundant creativity. 

Other symptoms of an unbalanced Sacral chakra might be:

–        Sexual dysfunction

–        Emotional instability, fatigue and overreaction

–        Fear of change

–        Depression and addictions.

–        Self-sabotage, the fear of not deserving happiness or            pleasure

–        Irregular menstrual cycle

–        Blocked creativity

–        Addictions- drugs, television, shopping, gambling,                    sex, work

Still unsure if your Sacral chakra needs to be healed and balanced?

Ask yourself these following questions:

–        Do I feel inspired in life?

–        Do I feel playful and joyful with others?

–        Do I feel romantically and sexually satisfied in                              romantic relationships and life in general?

–        Do I feel pleasure in life?

–        Do I feel confident in creating?

–        Do I respect and honour my own body?

Suggestions on how to heal the Sacral Chakra

Healing the Sacral chakra with color

If you want to heal this specific chakra, start wearing a great deal of orange. Wear orange outfits and jewelry, including orange-toned gemstones, for instance, Orange Kyanite, Orange Calcite, and Sunstone. Decorate your space with orange and hang out at spots where there is orange color.

 

Healing the Sacral chakra with element

Submerge yourself in water to heal your second chakra. The second chakra responds exceptionally well to water. For the best effect, stay around 20 minutes submerged in water..

Healing Sacral Chakra with food

Healing Sacral chakra with food
– Eat seafood and plant- based protein 

–  Foods that contain a lot of water and/or has the light vibration of orange; cucumber, beets, tomatoes, carrots, squash, mango, apricots, papaya, orange pepper bells

 

Healing Sacral Chakra through sound

Research shows that the Sacral chakra responds to certain frequencies. With the 417 Hz solfeggio frequencies and the singing-bowl tuned in the D note being most potent. Listen to Sacral chakra music for about 20 min a day to assist the body in releasing and balancing emotions.

 

Instruments for the sacral chakra; String instruments

Singing: The vowel “OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”

Chanting: VAM

 

Healing Sacral chakra with mindfulness and meditation

Meditation suggestion:

Preparation;

Healing the sacral chakra with meditation suggestion

Be in a place where you are undisturbed for about 30 min. Sit in a position where your spine is straight, and you feel a balance on the left and right side of your spine. This meditation is most powerful if you sit near water where you feel peaceful and safe. If you are doing this meditation in your house, make sure that you fill a bowl with water and place it in front of you as a symbol for the healing power of water.

 

If doing this at home, you need:

 

–        A bowl of water

–        A white or orange candle

–        Some nice relaxing incense

In this meditation it is important to be completely relaxed before starting. We suggest a relaxation exercise before starting this visualization meditation. Lie on the ground or the floor and focus on the breath. With every breath you inhale compassion and peacefulness, and with every exhale you release whatever stress or anxieties that you are currently focusing on. Now breath into your feet. Feel that they are completely relaxed. Do the same with all your body parts. When you are ready and feel present with your body, sit on a nice flat ground next to the water. If you are home, sit in a chair or on the floor with your spine straight.

Close your eyes and breath slowly for some minutes. Imagine that calm waves wash over you and dissolves all fears and anxieties. Try to establish a wavy kind of rhythm in your breath.

 

Now imagine that the ocean is compassionately holding you on the surface of the water. You have land in sight, and you feel really safe and nurtured. The water is warm, and the sunshine is comfortable. The gentle waves are cradling you back and forth. You are becoming more and more relaxed. Notice how you are starting to feel more balanced. All the fluids in your body are working together in harmony.

 

Gradually when you are ready, hold the image of the sun going down into the horizon. The whole sky and water are filled with vibrant, warm and calming orange.

 

The scenery is changing. The sky is lit up by moonlight. How is your moon presenting itself? New, half, full? The light from the moon is caressing you while you are still floating in the ocean. Its silvery touch is harmonizing your emotions and the relationship you have with your family and close ones.

 

When you feel ready to complete the meditation, let your senses wander through the room. Stretch and breathe deeply.

This exercise is not easy if one is emotionally overwhelmed. If emotional overflooding is happening in you, focus solely on relaxing your body and breathing.