Passion, Pleasure & Creativity: The Sacral Chakra
Continuing the coverage of the 7 Chakras this week with the Sacral Chakra. Previously we added the Root Chakra in the mix with Heart, Throat, Solar Plexus, and Third Eye Chakra Blogs. If you haven't been able to check them out be sure to catch up and learn something new!
"I am open to experiencing pleasure and abundance"
The Sacral Chakra is located below the navel in the pelvic area and is the 2nd chakra coming immediately after the Root Chakra. The Sacral Chakra is associated with the color orange and water as the element. This is an energy center all about feeling, sensation and creativity. When balanced, this energy center will allow you be passionate about your personal development, relate to others through emotion, experience life as it comes with acceptance, enjoy the pleasures life has to offer and express your creativity.
This chakra is the center of:
- Creativity and inspiration
- Passion and pleasure
- Healthy expression of sexuality
- Emotional intelligence
Signs of Imbalances or Blockages
- Dependency on others
- Inability to move beyond a feeling or mood
- Fear of intimacy
- Emotional confusion
- Unable to manage your emotions appropriately
- Lacking creative thinking
- Insecurity and jealousy
Imbalance in the Sacral Chakra can also lead to physical manifestations including but not limited to low back pain, constipation and fatigue.
Blockages or imbalance in the chakra system can be caused by a number of things including illness, stress, emotional upset or conflict. The good news is, our energetic body is in constant motion, even if you feel like you're experiencing symptoms of an imbalanced center it does not have to last long if you take it upon yourself to work towards improvement.
"Creative energy flows through me freely"
The Sacral Chakra is all about embracing the flow, healing techniques that encourage this type of movement and thinking result in opening and balancing this energy center.
- Freestyle Dancing
- Listening to Music
- Participating in creative activities (i.e. painting, cooking, pottery making)
- Connecting with water (this energy center is associated with the element of water taking baths or going for a swim can be helpful)
- Yoga Poses: butterfly pose, cobra pose, goddess pose
Useful Sacral Chakra Tools
Carnelian: this stone is stimulating and empowering. Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage
Sunstone: a stone of healing, happiness and joy. It has the ability to release mental, physical, and spiritual blockages
Orange Calcite: magnetizes the energy around your creative pleasure center, and draws high vibrations toward it
Ylang Ylang: sweet and tropical oil is known for its aphrodisiac qualities. It stimulates sexual energy and enhances relationships
Neroli: also called Orange Blossom, with its sweet, delicate, citrusy aroma, has powerful emotional effects. It calms and relaxes the body and spirit.
Sweet Orange: frequently thought of as and oil of abundance. Allowing one to open the sensual part of the being and accept all the simple gifts of life
- I am passionate
- I release feelings that do not serve me
- I deserve to enjoy life
- I am at ease with my body
Are you enjoying all of the pleasure life has to offer you? Are you accepting of your body and sensuality? What have you been doing to spark creativity in your life? These are the questions the Sacral Chakra wants us to ask when feeling imbalanced or that this energy center requires additional attention.