A nourished sacral chakra enables us to freely and authentically express our creativity, emotions, passion, and joy. When the sacral chakra is balanced, we enjoy life to the fullest, connect with those we love in healing ways, and are in touch with our emotions. The 2nd chakra supports our capacity for growth, emotional connection, flexibility, and ability to accept life, love, others, and ourselves. The energy of the sacral chakra is nurturing, comforting, motivating, and revitalizing. So how can you tell when your sacral chakra is blocked? Keep reading to discover the ins and outs of Sacral Chakra Healing including crystals, affirmations, and more that can help you bring it back into balance!
An Intro to the Sacral Chakra
Governed by water, the 2nd chakra is the energy center from which emotional authenticity, expression, and well-being flow. The sacral chakra can be found near the sacral bone, beneath the navel, in the center of the lower abdomen. This chakra is also known as the Svadhisthana, derived from “where your being is established” in Sanskrit. Its frequency is orange, like sunrise and sunset.
Signs of a Blocked or Imbalanced Sacral Chakra
If your Svadhisthana is blocked, you may experience issues with the reproductive system like premenstrual syndrome or sexual dysfunction, lower back pain, or urinary complaints. Emotionally and mentally, you might experience dissatisfaction with life, lack of motivation, an inability to enjoy life’s pleasures, and difficulty connecting with others. These concerns are often due to a lack of inspiration, disconnection from your sense of joy, and repressed or denied emotions.
How to Heal, Activate & Align the Sacral Chakra
Yoga for the Sacral Chakra
Yoga isn’t just for those aspiring to be members of Cirque Du Soleil! Gentle poses like Forward Bend, Cow Pose, or the slightly more challenging Goddess Pose can promote energy flow to activate, expand, and align your chakra of well-being.
Food for the Sacral Chakra
As the seat of comfort and pleasure, is it any wonder sources of healthy fats and carbohydrates heal the sacral chakra? Salmon, almonds, whole-grain pasta, and multigrain bread, yum! Season your food with turmeric or ginger for an added benefit for the chakra of warmth and vitality.
Sacral Chakra Essential Oils & Herbs
The health of our sacral chakra greatly influences our energy levels; citrus oils such as orange or tangerine can boost energy and uplift mood. Herbs such as mint and hibiscus can activate our pleasure center by pleasing and delighting the senses. As the seat of our emotions, the nurturing resonance of rose can balance our feelings and mood.
Sacral Chakra Crystals
When choosing crystals to support your sacral chakra, you can’t go wrong with orange and yellow gemstones such as sunstone for enjoyment, orange calcite for happiness and joy, or carnelian for emotional expression. This doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with red jasper for passion and drive or moonstone to inspire creativity and emotional stability.
Mental & Emotional
Healing Activities & Hobbies for the Sacral Chakra
You don’t have to be the next Bob Ross to benefit from artistic exploration! Enjoy some creative play by treating yourself to an adult coloring book or doing old hobbies in innovative ways, such as spicing up the recipe for your favorite meal or baked good. Emotional release is equally nourishing for the second chakra. Singing or dancing to a feel-good song can be a liberating way to express yourself.
Journal Prompts for the Sacral Chakra
Reflecting on emotional well-being, contentment, relational fulfillment, and inspiration can deepen your connection to your sacral chakra. Consider the following journal prompts to get you started.
- What daily activities can I take part in to enjoy life more?
- What aspects of my life do I enjoy most?
- Write a short note thanking someone who brings you joy.
- In what ways are you creative? How can you nurture that creativity?
- Write down any sentiments you may have been avoiding. Express them as you would to a trusted friend.
Sacral Chakra Affirmations
It is profoundly beneficial to say them with feeling and gusto when declaring affirmations for the sacral chakra, the home of authentic emotions and passion. Let each statement nurture your spirit and fill you with purpose.
- My life force energy flows abundantly
- I am a wellspring of creativity
- I enjoy my life and derive pleasure from each day
- I honor my feelings through healing emotional expression
- I embrace opportunities for play
- Every day is a celebration of life.
Next time we will be exploring the sunshiny solar plexus chakra, the seat of motivation, self-worth, and personal power. In the meantime, remember to enjoy each moment, because they are the sum of your lifetime!