Sanskrit – Svadhisthana (translation – dwelling of the Self) The Sacral Chakra
Colour – Orange
Element – water
Seed sound – VANG
Location – just below the belly button
Physical anatomy – 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.
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.
Sacral chakra Quick Tips
- Blocked symptoms are creative blocks, infertility, sexual problems, stiffness, problems with intimate relationships, an inability to feel pleasure, resistance to change
- 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
- Yoga poses assisting in balancing this chakra – Sun Salutation
[From Usui Reiki 1 – Stacey MacDonald Angel Light]