We have 7 energy centers (known as chakras, which means “wheel” in Sanskrit) in the body, beginning at the base of your spine and continuing up to the crown of your head. Each of these energy centers corresponds to major nerves within your physical body, as well as your psychological and spiritual state of being. When your chakras are in alignment and fully activated, your intuition will work together with your emotions and your physical body to achieve balance, contentment and happiness within your daily life. It’s essential to pay attention to your chakras and to keep them open in order for energy to move fluidly throughout your body. When there is blockage, energy is unable to flow. Maintaining balance and openness can prove challenging, but with mindfulness and disciplined attention you hold the power to make adjustments and to improve your well being.
The Sacral Chakra is located between the ovaries/testes and is associated with the color orange. When your Sacral Chakra is balanced, you feel passionate, creative, and inspired. You acknowledge yourself as a sensual being and are comfortable and confident with your sexuality. You are open to intimacy and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, and you easily give and receive pleasure.
When doing Sacral Chakra work, you should gather your orange or fire colored stones (Carnelian, Fire Agate, Sunstone, Orange Calcite, etc.) an orange candle, and a sensual oil blend (e.g., Tantra, Sacra, Temptress). Smudge with sage, light your candle, anoint yourself with a sensual scent; then, when your mind is focused and clear, repeat the following mantra:
I feel a fire-like spark for life burning within.
I am a sensual being, driven by passion.
I embrace pleasure and intimacy.
I feel creative and inspired.
Your Sacral Chakra is the home of your creative and sexual energies; it is dedicated to your relationships to people and circumstances, pro-creation – your ability to nurture and give birth to the seeds of life – and to your exploring of many forms of sacred union such as:
- your yin-yang balance including the sacred masculine/feminine dance,
- your conscious sensuality,
- and your sexuality.
Your sacral or sexual chakra is positioned close to your Muladhara (root chakra) and acts as your energy storage center.
It is from this chakra that your energy gets distributed throughout your whole chakra energy system. All available energy is pumped from the base of your spine all the way up through your subtle energy system to your brain, keeping your brain young, vibrant, and nourished.
Your sacral chakra also relates to issues of power in the external world – specifically, your financial and sexual power as well as your power in terms of business and social interactions.
Your sacral chakra is also associated with your expression of desire, intimacy and sensual connections, the undisturbed flow of your emotions and the expression of your feelings.
It is also a very sacred and powerful place to manifest your dreams and desires, as well as work through your fears and boundaries.
As it’s directly related to your relationships, your creativity, pro-creation, sexual energy and virility, it makes total sense that an open sacral chakra means you are able to feel, emotionally or physically, connect to others, emotionally and physically and generally be open to the world, to manifest your desires, and to ‘let go’.
Sacral Chakra Things To Do…
- Express your creativity.
- Move your hips.
- Have some fun.
- Click here for Sacral Chakra Affirmation to be repeated 15 times once or twice a day.