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Monday, August 6, 2012

The Sacral Chakra

Hello to everyone in the blogosphere! Recently, we looked at our main chakra system and how it works. We discussed the first chakra, the root chakra, its associations, and ways we can balance it if it is not functioning properly. Today we're going to discuss the second chakra, known as the Sacral Chakra. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post them below!

The Sacral Chakra, or the Svadisthana, is orange in color, and located at the hypogastric plexus; or genital/womb area of the pelvis. It is approximately 2 inches below the navel. The sacral chakra relates to our feelings, and represents our capacity to accept change, feel creative, as well as our ability to be comfortable with our sexuality. People with healthy sacral chakras allow feelings to flow freely, expressing themselves without being under or over emotional. They live passionately, and are open to intimacy, having no problems with their sexuality. Other attributes include creativity, adaptability, and emotional release.

Emotional issues that will affect our sacral chakra include our sense of well-being, pleasure, and abundance. People who are not comfortable being open around others and feel the need to constantly wear a poker face often have an under-active sacral chakra. Those with an over-active chakra tend to become emotionally attached to people, are constantly emotional, and are very sexual. Dysfunction in the sacral chakra can manifest physically in several different ways: lower back pain or stiffness, circulatory system problems, urinary and bladder infections, eating disorders, alcohol and other substance abuse problems, as well as depression are common expressions of sacral dis-ease. Women may experience menstrual issues, and men can manifest prostate problems, both affecting reproduction.

There are a number of different ways that you can open or balance your sacral chakra. Taste is the sense of the sacral chakra so savor your foods, enjoying their flavor without rushing. Oranges, cantaloupe, and any type of nut will nourish this chakra. Eat with your hands when possible! Other pleasures that will balance the sacral chakra include hoola hooping, relaxing in a long aromatic bath (using essential oils such as jasmine, orange blossom, and neruli), and dancing like no one is watching. Sometimes I do this in the car while traveling, doing the butt jig to some of my favorite music!

Stones and crystals that assist in healing the sacral chakra include coral, carnelian, moonstone, amber, chalcedony, and sunstone, mookaite, and other stones in the jasper family. Orris root, gardenia, and damiana are excellent incense for the sacral chakra. The important thing to remember is to shake things up by trying all your options!

If you'd like to try something visual, here is a short guided meditation I found on YouTube, created and shared by Angel Meditations.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a few minutes to read this blog. I hope you have learned something new or remembered something once forgotten. Next time, we'll be discussing our Solar Plexus chakra! Until then, my beautiful and peaceful ones~



  1. I think this one on me borders on over-active/normal. I'm VERY emotional and passionate, but I just assumed that's because I'm half Italian and half Portuguese.

  2. FYI, you have an image here of the root chakra.

    1. Opps! Must've had a complete brain fart~ Thank you, Marko!

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