There’s been a lot of talks lately about chakras, chakra healing, and chakra balancing. But, before we get into how to balance the chakras, we need to first understand what they are, what they symbolize, and how they affect our mind, body, and life. This introduction covers it all!
The chakras are a component of the subtle body, also known as the energy body. It is the portion of the body that we cannot see or touch yet can always feel. It is the part of us that beats our hearts, the part of us that has gut instincts, and the energy inside us that connects, moves, and defines our being.
The seven chakras are the body’s primary energy centers. Unblocking or healing our chakras refers to the idea that when all of our chakras are open, energy can flow freely through them and there is harmony between the body, mind, and soul.
Each chakra emits a distinct color and energy, and each corresponds to a gland in the physical body. Because each chakra is associated with unique spiritual, emotional, psychological, and physical parts of our being, their blocking or dysfunction might cause physical, psychological, and emotional problems. Conscious awareness and balance of these energy centers, on the other hand, are said to result in happiness and good health.
The concept of chakras was initially conceived thousands of years ago in ancient India, and the oldest evidence of chakras may be found in the Vedas. They are the earliest known texts of Hinduism and the oldest known written Sanskrit, dating back to 1500–500 BCE. The Upanishads (part of the Vedas) include evidence of chakra theories, which influenced the spirituality of Hinduism, Buddhism, and other ancient eastern faiths.
After we’ve evolved beyond the physical-emotional necessities of survival and self-preservation of the first chakra, Muladhara, the second chakra is where Prana is awakened and we begin to experience the world consciously. The Muladhara is an unconscious state of being, while the second chakra allows us to become aware of our surroundings.
Because of its connection to reproductive systems and processes, relationships, emotions, and a feeling of adventure, the Sacral Chakra, or Svadhishthana in Sanskrit, has been nicknamed “The Sex Chakra,” “The Social Chakra,” and “The Creation Chakra.” This chakra is linked to all the experiences and karmas that we have as conscious beings on this Earth.
It is located below the navel, in the pelvic region, near the perineum. The bladder, kidneys, and reproductive organs are located in this part of the body, just above the seat of our Root Chakra. In this way, the Sacral Chakra is linked to the ovaries in females and the testicles in males. All the pelvic floor muscles are considered part of the Root Chakra and Sacral Chakra combined.
Sacral Chakra Attributes
Sanskrit Name: Svadhishthana (sweetness, “my own sweet abode”).
Meaning: This chakra handles your sexual and creative energy. It’s also linked to how you relate to your emotions and the emotions of others.
Location: The Sacral Chakra is located 2.5 to 5 cm (one to two inches) below the naval.
Element: It’s associated with the water element and portrayed as vibrant orange color. The Sacral Chakra governs the water element inside of you, all that is fluid. This energy center relates to fun, freedom, creativity, flexibility, sex, pleasure, and money. Some people say it is the seat of our emotions, and in my experience, that is true—for others, it’s the heart.
Qualities: Flexibility and adaptability.
Color: Orange. Specific chakra color frequencies correspond to our varied mental states and emotions. Orange has a denser frequency.
Color Psychology: The color orange represents activity, purity, and increasing consciousness and lust. Being the center of passion, the Svadhishthana begets the power to create and control desires and needs. Therefore, the Svadhishthana is associated with the orange color. Also, the Sacral Chakra is described as possessing feminine energy and is linked to the water element with a pictorial representation of a flower and a crescent moon.
Sensory: Tongue (Taste).
Endocrine Gland: Adrenal cortex/adrenal glands (fight-flight).
Organs: Heart, brain, and reproductive organs.
Developmental Stage: It forms when we are between the ages of 8 and 14 and just beginning to develop a sense of self.
Balanced/Flowing Energy: When this chakra is balanced and functioning properly, we can expect our relationship with ourselves and the world to be harmonious, pleasureful, and nurturing.
Imbalanced: When the Sacral Chakra is imbalanced, it can make you feel emotionally and physically weak.
Psychological Symptoms of Blockage: When the second chakra is blocked, telltale emotions that may flood the system include lacking self-worth, feeling unworthy, shame, and jealousy. Shame is one of the main emotions related to Sacral Chakra imbalances. Other emotions that may circulate are social anxiety, rigidity, and judgment. Those with a Sacral Chakra blockage may find it hard to go with the flow or express themselves emotionally. Negativity and a lack of joy in life are also linked to sacral blockages, as well as self-criticism, lack of creativity, fear of the unknown, and extreme shyness, which are all symptoms of a blocked Sacral Chakra.
Physical Symptoms of Blockage: Physical symptoms such as anemia, hypoglycemia, lower back pain, joint problems, low energy, spleen and kidney issues, and premenstrual syndrome can result from an imbalance in the Sacral Chakra.
Mantra Seed: VAM
Benefits of Sacral Chakra Balancing
The flow of energy and vitality through our bodies might be helped by a balanced Sacral Chakra. It has the potential to empower us to love unconditionally, be non-judgmental, and live fully. It helps to keep the flow of creative energy flowing smoothly. This chakra’s ideal balance may help us feel more committed, pleasurable, and sensuous.
When this chakra is perfectly balanced, you are courageous by nature. You have a trusting attitude and are creative. You have a great understanding of your sexuality and see it as one of your most potent creative forces. In our non-intimate relationships, it allows us to show our True Self, pursue our dreams, and serve others without attachment to results.
When this chakra is well-nurtured, we can differentiate ourselves from the tribe that raised us. We accept and embrace our True Self and listen to our individuality to live out our dreams. You’ll feel active, energized, and full of ideas. This chakra is also aligned in a way that gives you the confidence to make big changes in your life. On the other hand, anything that is monotonous or suffocating might push your Sacral Chakra out of balance or block it. As a result, your Sacral Chakra may be hurt if people don’t like your creativity or sexuality.
Symptoms of Sacral Chakra Blockage
- Back pain
- Urinary and kidney infections
- Gynecological cysts
- Pain in the lower back
- Pain in the sacrum
- Pain in the hips and/or legs
- Menstrual problems
- Menopause symptoms
- Pain in groin and pelvis
- Bladder discomfort
- Reduced libido
- Increased allergic symptoms
- More frequent urination
Mental, Emotional, and Psychological:
- Low self-esteem
- An inability to find what you need to feel at home in life
- Poor hygiene
- Lack of healthy boundaries
- Inability to feel pleasure or joy
- Emotional outbursts or withdrawal
- Sex being exploited for material gain
- Inability to engage in intimacy
- Workaholic tendencies
- Desire to numb feelings
- Lack of self-worth and confidence
- Deliberate risk-taking
- Lack of purpose
- Crisis-oriented behavior
- Disconnection from society
- Isolation and detachment from society
- Feelings of lethargy, lack of creativity, or feelings of being ‘stuck’
- Feeling easily offended
- Lack of creative inspiration
- Fear of change
- Guilt about the past
- Addictive behaviors (such as the use of drugs or alcohol, excessive spending, overeating, gambling, and conflicted sexual desires/sexual compulsion)
Sacral Chakra Balancing
When the Sacral Chakra is out of balance, you may experience emotional and physical weakness. Depression, hypersensitivity, and anxiety are all symptoms of a disrupted energy system. An imbalanced Sacral Chakra manifests as a fear of losing control in a relationship with compulsive or obsessive conduct. It also affects one’s relationship with tangible objects, such as employment and profession.
The good news is that you can cease these imbalances in the body, mind, and soul and balance the Sacral Chakra with certain habits. You can source energy for creativity, movement, procreation, desire, pleasure, and relationships when the Sacral Chakra is in fine condition. In relationships, you will be able to openly express your desires and requirements. When your sacral is aligned, it will be easier for you to tap into your creativity and visualization.
You should sense a difference in your connections with people, meals, spirituality, animals, and nature once your Sacral Chakra is balanced. You may also experience increased intuition, emotional control, creativity, and sexual intimacy.
People who have their Sacral Chakras balanced are at ease giving and receiving pleasure, love, money, and material goods. They have a feeling of internal balance between their masculine and feminine aspects and know when and how to say no.
When your Sacral Chakra is clear, powerful, and harmonious, you will feel at ease in your own skin. You’ll no longer suffer from sexual guilt or indulgence, but you’ll learn to respect and appreciate your holy sexuality healthily. You’ll not only appreciate life’s joys, but you’ll also be open and enthusiastic about experiencing life. You’ll be emotionally accessible while still being grounded and maintaining appropriate limits. Also, your creative flow will come back and you’ll be able to enjoy life’s surprises again.
Balancing the Sacral Chakra may be accomplished in a variety of ways. It involves time and patience, as well as self-love. Yoga, Reiki healing, daily affirmations, healing stones or crystals, and many other techniques are among them. If you use these Sacral Chakra healing practices daily, you will notice a significant change in your health.
Symptoms Your Sacral Chakra is Opening
These are the most common signs that your Sacral Chakra is opening:
1. You Accept Yourself Exactly as You are
A common sign that your Sacral Chakra is opening is that you will feel more at ease and connected to your physical body. Turning against oneself is one of the worst effects of Sacral Chakra imbalance. You become your own worst critic. Restoring chakra balance restores your trust in yourself.
When this chakra opens, you will feel more at ease in your own skin, more connected to your physical health, mobility, and sensory experiences. You’ll be more concerned with feeding and preserving your valuable physical body. You won’t be miserable or uncomfortable in your skin anymore.
When your Sacral Chakra is open, you become more aware of the possibility of pleasure, happiness, and a wide range of life experiences that having a body provides. With the critic in you gone, you conclude that your body isn’t that horrible after all. The better you get, the more good aspects of your body you find. Your nose may be imperfect, but you have great hair and hands. You also understand that no one is perfect.
2. You Put a High Priority on Self-Love and Self-Care
Genuine self-love and self-care are the foundations of the energy you offer to every relationship or experience, and these emanate from our Sacral Chakra.
When you value embodiment and consciousness in your connection and respect for yourself, your life experience is naturally channeled with the knowledge of self-love and self-care, which is a Sacral Chakra opening symptom. You will realize the value and need for self-love and self-care when this chakra is balanced and open.
3. You Have a Better Understanding of Your Aspirations
If you feel fuzzy and confused, it’s because your Sacral Chakra is out of balance. As life regains its vitality, you have a better idea of what you want. You learn to differentiate between actual needs and fleeting whims. You recognize your value and realize that you’re deserving of good things.
4. Your Relationships Improve
Certain relationships either drift away because they are no longer aligned or improve dramatically when you are comfortable, happy, and loving. This is because you’ve broadened your horizons and approached life with the awareness of an open Sacral Chakra. This enables you to have a better understanding of masculine and feminine energy as creative energies and inherent dualism in both our inner and outer relationships.
You will notice and better care for your existing relationships as well as attract powerful relationships that offer you joy, connection, and co-creation as a Sacral Chakra opening symptom. You’ll begin to focus more on appropriate connections. This entails strengthening the link and progressing to the next step. You come to appreciate your partner’s companionship more than ever before. You have a greater understanding of each other and get along well. Life is once again magnificent.
5. You Have a Stronger Desire to Express Yourself Creatively
We may be fascinated by diverse methods of expressing ourselves artistically while this chakra is opening. You could discover that expressive mediums like painting, music, dance, invention, poetry, and creative writing spark your curiosity. You’ll find yourself drawn to creativity, enjoying imagination, and engaging more actively in creative experiments and projects. You find out how to use your imagination.
When your Sacral Chakra is working at its best, you discover your creative skills and focus on them to develop your expertise. You discover you have a gift for music, painting, creative writing, dancing, or anything else. You’re having fun with your artistic endeavors.
6. You are More Conscious of and Accepting of Your Desires
The Sacral Chakra is the pleasure and joy center. What offers you pleasure and happiness may be specific to you and your life goals. An open and functioning Sacral Chakra allows you to connect with your deepest desires and may help you realize them. You may become clearer about your aspirations, self-acceptance, and the deep awareness that you are worthy of.
7. You Learn to Appreciate and Respect the Process
Another sign that your Sacral Chakra is opening is that you will start to respect and even enjoy the processes and cycles that happen in your life. You learn to trust the Universe more and to stop rejecting life’s adjustments. You recognize that wonderful things will come to you if you are truthful and honest. This awareness will aid in your relaxation and acceptance of life.
You’ll have a better grasp of the nature of creative energy, how death may lead to rebirth, how incubation periods can lead to inspiration, and how both masculine and feminine aspects are equally important in creation. Having a natural understanding of how the Sacral Chakra opens can help us understand and connect with how creative energy moves, which helps us to be more present and trust the process.
When the Sacral Chakra is healthy and balanced, life becomes more harmonious and peaceful. With each new experience that life provides, you will express yourself artistically and grow up. You will be able to accept both positive and negative events.
Self-inquiry may aid in the healing and restoration of the Sacral Chakra. By knowing your emotions and reactions, you may better neutralize the unconscious programming that governs your behavior. This will let you choose your reaction. Rather than a system of rules that dominates you, you will see your emotions as useful signs.
Remember that you are a lovely creature, and that life is a wonderful adventure. Take some time to play and have fun so that life becomes easier and more enjoyable, and a balanced Sacral Chakra encourages you to do just that.
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In this book, you’ll discover:
✔️A Basic Introduction to Chakras
✔️Common Chakras Myths
✔️Importance of Sacral Chakra in Your Body
✔️Significance of Sacral Chakra Balancing
✔️Blocked Sacral Chakra Symptoms
✔️What Causes Sacral Chakra Blockage?
✔️Sacral Chakra Balancing Techniques (Visualization, Pranayamas/Breathwork, Affirmations, Mantras, Aromatherapy, Crystals, Yoga, Reiki, Food, Herbs, Sound Therapy, Meditation, and more)
✔️Symptoms Your Sacral Chakra is Opening
✔️And Much More
This book is packed with all the information, tips, and techniques that will make sure that you can effectively heal, balance, and open your Sacral Chakra.