Colour – Orange
Element – water
Seed sound – VANG
Location – just below the belly button
Sanskrit – Svadhisthana – translation – dwelling of the Self
Physical anatomy engaged – Abdomen, sacral nerve plexus, genitals, reproductive organs, kidneys, and bladder
This Chakra is the source of all of your creativity, your sexuality and your relationships. Unlike the roundedness of the Root Chakra, this chakra is free flowing and fluid. The Chakra is one step removed from any preoccupations about survival, safety, and represents the instinctual sensory perception of the world.
Balancing this chakra means that you are able to allow yourself to FEEL emotion without BEING the emotion. Recognizing emotions as pleasurable or painful, whether mellow or deeply intense as simply feelings that enhance and are a part of our human journey without the belief that WE ARE that emotion – we are always our SELF and the emotion is merely a feeling to be experienced – this is a balanced Sacral Chakra.
An excellent indicator of whether a person’s Sacral chakra is balanced can be gained by the way they ‘move’. Do they move gracefully and confidently without awkwardness or clumsiness? Do they stomp around? float around?
Making a conscious effort to move more purposefully and gracefully will aid in balancing this chakra.
When there’s a problem with the Sacral Chakra, you’re likely to feel bored, listless and uninspired. You may have a low sex drive, and you’ll possibly feel afraid of (or resistant to) change. Physical symptoms associated with a blocked Sacral Chakra can include urinary discomfort, increased allergies and an attraction to addictive behaviors. These need not be related to drug or alcohol use. Shopping addiction, gambling, and issues with eating can all be linked to issues with the Sacral Chakra.
Blocked symptoms are creative blocks, infertility, sexual problems, stiffness, problems with intimate relationships, an inability to feel pleasure, resistance to change. Urinary discomfort, increased allergies and an attraction to addictive behaviors. These need not be related to drug or alcohol use. Shopping addiction, gambling, and issues with eating can all be linked to issues with the Sacral Chakra.
If you are not meditating, now is the time to start, and, while you have started, also join a Yoga studio or class. After you have a few classes under you belt, ask the instructor to help you with poses intended to help balance the Heart Chakra. Yoga poses to aid in balancing this chakra –
Dwipada Pitham, Salamba Bhujangasana, Jathara Parivrtti, Kapotasana, Supta Baddha Konasana, Dhanurasana, Sun Salutation
Meditation is best done in peace and quiet. Hold your crystal in your left hand if you are sitting, or place it over your heart if laying down.
As mentioned before, the color associated with the Chakra is Orange. You may sense the colour on the inside of your eyelids, your eyes are closed, aren’t they? You may feel as though the color Orange is within you and expanding from the Sacral Chakra.
In your private meditation experiment with burning incense. Palo Santo wood incense or another that you find cleansing and relaxing. If you find this doesn’t work for you, that is OK. There are no rules here.
The Crystal Carnelian is associated with the Sacral Chakra: –
- stone of creativity, individuality and courage.
- aids memory
- assists with past life recall
- helps to find soul mate
- protects from anger, jealousy and fear
- eases or removes sorrows
- stabilizes energy in home
- helpful in healing open sores, rejuvenating tissues and cells, rheumatism, kidney stones and other kidney problems, gall stones, colds, pollen allergies and neuralgia.
- color orange, red, brown
The Egyptians believed this assisted the soul on its journey – they wore it to calm anger, jealousy and envy. Carnelian is a stabilizing stone with high energy, it anchors into the present reality, the NOW and is excellent for restoring vitality.
Carnelian also has the ability to cleanse other stones. It helps assist with positive life choices and is useful for overcoming abuse including self-abuse It helps you to trust your Self and your perceptions, overcoming negative conditioning. A stone of abundance, it motivates for success in business and any other personal areas of focus.
Overloaded symptoms are over-emotionality, addictions, obsession with sex, hyper-flexibility, PMS, excessive dependence on others
Balancing suggestions include getting professional help for addictions and relationship problems, pursuing creativity, swimming, ballet, spending time with immediate family
Archangel Chamuel is associated with the Sacral Chakra. Ask her to be present. You may feel or sense nothing, you may feel tingling or sense an increase in the vibration of your space. You have after all invited an archangel to your side to help with your Sacral Chakra. Speak or think the problem you feel with your Sacral Chakra and ask for Gabriel’s help healing it.
Mark is a Registered Reiki Teacher and Practitioner
Mark is a Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher