Sacral Chakra – Svadhisthana – Water Chakra
Sacral Chakra, also known as the 2nd chakra or Swadhisthana Chakra, deals with pleasure, and it is blocked by guilt.
We need to accept the reality that certain things happened in the past, and we need to forgive ourselves for the actions that hurt us or somebody else.
Location: in the lower abdomen, just below the coccyx and the navel.
Purpose (role) : rules our physical manifestation, it is the center of our creativity. And the way we perceive ourselves in the physical world is determined by the balance of the Sacral Chakra
Corresponding Organs and Body Functions: the sense of taste, reproductive functions, large intestine, all fluids of the body, circulation of blood, hips pelvis, sacrum, kidneys, lower back
A balanced Sacral Chakra
means that your feelings flow freely and you can express yourself freely. Your self confidence is high, you are aware of your strengths. Also, you can deal with any type of experience you receive from life. You are open to intimacy. Your life passion is unlimited, your will to live life at it`s fullest potential. You live every day in gratitude to God and to this beautiful Universe.
An over-active Sacral Chakra may have as result an over-sentimental behavior, creating drama over experiences and people in your life. Your attachment to people may be an unhealthy one, due to the need of drama in your life. You may find hard to accept changes in your schedule. An over-active Sacral Chakra may reflect also in a sexual addiction, mental and emotional tension of muscles.
If you have an under-active Sacral Chakra, you may experience a fear of pleasure and deny yourself from the things that can make you feel good! Your creativity level may be low, you may be lazy or suffer from chronic fatigue disorder and have a weak sex drive. You don`t feel comfortable with yourself alone. You always feel the need to have company. Most probably, you can`t manifest what you desire because you tend to have negative thoughts and emotions.
These behavior characteristics of an unbalanced Sacral Chakra are accompanied by some physical symptoms, as well. The most common “body signals” corresponding to this chakra are: pain in the lower abdomen, with irregular menstruation cycles for women. Also, urinary and kidney infections are possible to appear. Infertility is another physical sigh that your Sacral Chakra is unbalanced. Also you may have ovarian cysts, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, testicular or prostate disease.
In order to start your Sacral Chakra healing process, to restore optimum balance and aliveness in your everyday life, to gain an abundant creativity and strongly felt intuition, you need to get rid of the guilt feelings. An open, balanced Sacral Chakra allows you to experience intimacy and love freely and fully, to be honest and non-judgmental about your desires, and to live as your authentic self.
There are different ways to balance and heal your chakra system. You can try music therapy, color therapy, crystal therapy, aroma therapy, healing affirmations, associated food therapy, bio-energetic treatments, Yoga poses, nature. Each of the earlier mentioned methods, transmit particular vibrational frequencies that help our body and our related chakra align to a natural and harmonized vibrational scheme.
Sacral Chakra Healing and Balancing Therapies
Color Therapy – The corresponding color for Root Chakra is Orange. The vibration of this color can help this chakra to come back into alignment, even if it is trough orange clothes, images, food. You may also close your eyes and imagine a Red light charging the Sacral Chakra. This practice can be productively associated with lighting on an orange candle.
Crystal Therapy – There are several stone types that have a healing effect on the Sacral Chakra. The original vibration frequency of these crystals help the Sacral Chakra to realign to the matching frequencies: Hematite, Amber, Orange Calcite, Citrine, Blue Jasper, Red Jasper, Topaz. Moonstone can also be used in Sacral Chakra Healing because of the association between this chakra and Water as representing element.
– As we agreed in previous articles, the power of words is another ally in our Sacral Chakra healing process. Here are some of the powerful affirmation to help you dissolve your emotional blockages that prevent normal energy flowing through Sacral Chakra:
“I am a passionate and creative being”
“I have the capacity to feel, to learn, and experience the world through my senses”
“You have a natural joyful experience of sexuality and the sensual side of life”
“I am not ashamed and afraid to express my true self”
“You live life passionately, with good health and vitality”
“I am confident and I am achieving my dreams”
Food Therapy- An orange color based diet can quickly restore the level of energy flowing for the Sacral Chakra. Eat oranges, melons, mandarins, coconuts and other sweet fruits, Cinnamon is also useful. Drinking plenty of water is also associated with the healing of the Sacral Chakra, due to its Water element correlation.
Nature Therapy- The Sacral Chakra associated element is Water. Sitting by the water, even if it is the ocean, the sea, a lake or a river will definitely have a benefic effect on dissolving blockages in the Sacral Chakra. If you don`t have time for this kind of experience, just take a hot bath, with good music and some essential oil drops meant to help in the healing of Sacral Chakra.
Aroma Therapy– The 2nd Chakra or the Sacral Chakra healing process can be enhanced with the use of sandalwood, patchouli, orange, rose and ylang-ylang essential oils.
Corresponding Mantra: ‘VAM’ The Sacral Chakra vibrates to the note “D”. Music was always known to have the most powerful effect on our bodies. In a previous article, The Healing Power of Music, we presented the way that musical vibrations help us vibrate to the Natural vibrational frequency. Researchers discovered that Healing and Balancing Sounds For The Sacral Chakra have a 417 Hz frequency. Also, water sounds music is has a strong healing effect on the Sacral Chakra.
Steps for healing the Sacral Chakra:
Avoid the Challenge of Grasping- The most important aspect in maintaining the health of the Sacral Chakra is balance. You can easily become the slave of sensations and passions. We need to recognize and to appreciate the experience of “Now”, the present moment. Sometimes we may find difficult to fully embrace the pleasure of life`s experiences and still to remain in balance. But that is a learning process, and in order to be able to maintain a healthy Sacral Chakra, we need to learn balance in life. Ignoring this lesson can cause an unusual type of attachment , up to an obsessive behavior.
Express Your Emotions- Sacral Chakra healing is a long term process, taking into consideration that this chakra is the center of the emotions. And we all know that we carry our unexpressed emotions in our soul, during life. Consequently, this circle of experiences transforms us little by little into emotions manipulators. Emotions are the main way we express our feelings: happiness, sadness, joy, compassion, gratitude, frustration. We need to learn how to fully express our emotions in order to dissolve energetic blockages in the Sacral Chakra.
Get rid of the shame and guilt-
Traumatic experiences, contradictory values and a strict education may lead to the feeling of shame and guilt around the pleasure in life. Repressed sexuality generates a serious imbalance in the Sacral Chakra, making it over or under active. Therefore, starting with small pleasure experiences might pave the way to healing big wounds.
Restore the Enjoyment of Life`s Pleasures- This pleasure enjoyment can be gained due to dissolving the shame and guilt in your soul. Learn to feel the joy provided by the awareness in the present moment.
Water experiences and awareness- Water is the corresponding element for the Sacral Chakra. Any water experience related to water is benefic for healing the 2nd chakra. As a meditation and as a healing exercise, think about flowing water and associate it`s behavior with human emotions. Water from a river rushes its flow to reunite with the calm water. Similarly, our emotion rush themselves to go out of our body and reunite with the Universal Collective emotion. But the river leaves strong mark on the land it flows. Emotions also leave deep marks in our souls.
Start being aware of your emotions , balance them, and dissolve any guilt in your soul