Chakra Series-The Sacral Chakra
The sacral chakra is located in your lower abdomen and I like to think of it as our pleasure centre. It is in charge of how we process our emotions, sexuality, and creativity. Here are some strategies for noticing when your sacral chakra may be out of balance and how to get in touch with it to allow for clear and grounded expression.
The Sacral Chakra energy can affect:
-Our organs, lymphatic system and body fluid systems
-How we process emotions
-How we express our sexuality or feel pleasure
-Our social skills, and ability to feel passion and desire
-Our ability to adapt easily to change
-Our ability to nurture ourselves and others
-Creating and maintaining boundaries
I can often tell when my sacral chakra is out of balance when my bladder is overactive at night, for me that is a tell-tale sign of something that is not aligned in my sacral. I can also tell when my emotions are not in balance if I am having a hard time expressing myself clearly or fumbling with words. When I experience really bad nightmares, this is also another sign for me that things are misaligned. We also hold guilt in our sacral chakra, which is a very heavy and toxic feeling to hold, especially over time.
For some, sacral healing is a long term effort, as it can be where we hold traumas and abuses, neglect, rejection, or even inherited traumas or pain. There are many ways to support the release of this chakra, and I encourage a blended approach if you’re dealing with very heavy emotional burdens. While healing may not happen overnight, acknowledging what is coming up for you and finding ways that best support you will allow for rebalancing and softening in the most hardest places we hold.
Tips for maintaining a healthy Sacral Chakra:
Movement therapy such as running, yoga, walking, dancing, or movement of any kind that feels nourishing for your body.
Emotional release for removing guilt and stored up emotions, such as counselling or therapy, letter writing, singing, crying, or reiki. Affirmations can also be very supportive to work on specific issues like anxiety or releasing guilt. Meditation is also very supportive.
Inner child work for tapping into the potential root of stored emotions or triggers. In the sacral chakra there can be repressed feelings that are connected to being a child. If you are afraid of judgment, or getting into trouble, or often feel like you are doing something ‘wrong’, this could mean a blocked sacral chakra.
Essential oils and crystals such as rosemary, juniper, jasmine and rose. Certain crystals like amber, citrine, topaz, fire agate and fire opal are very restorative for your sacral.
The colour orange. As orange is the colour that represents our sacral chakra, eating orange food, wearing orange and surrounding yourself with orange visually can be very supportive as well.
Affirmations for Sacral Chakra
I accept and acknowledge my sexuality. My physical health is strong and pure. I deserve pleasure in my life. I absorb information from my feelings. Life is pleasurable. I move easily and effortlessly.