Welcome to the second chakra in the body! The sacral chakra. While all the seven chakras are essential in helping us feel balanced and content, the sacral chakra, also known as the Swadisthana in the Sanskrit language, governs the reproductive system, our sexuality, relationships, emotions, and adventurous side.
Located in the lower abdomen, this chakra acts as the centre of pleasure and passion and a balanced sacral chakra will successfully support your mind, body, and spirit in many ways. In this blog, discover everything you need to know about the sacral chakra.
The Sacral Chakra at a Glance
There are many important characteristics connected to the Sacral chakra. Here are some of the essentials that you should know:
- Key Characteristics: Creativity, sensuality, passion, desire, joy, and pleasure
- Colour: Orange
- Associated Element: Water
- Planet: Jupiter
- Symbol: Six petalled lotus
- Affirmations: “I am creative, passionate, and inspired.” and “I attract like-minded people who support and love me for who I am.”
- Mantra: VAM
- Yoga Poses: Goddess pose, crescent pose, triangle pose.
Where can You Find the Sacral Chakra?
Most people believe that the sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen, just below the belly button. However, others think it can be found in the genital area as it’s so closely associated with the reproductive system and sexual desire.
Did you know that the chakras in the human body also exist on Earth? The sacral chakra on Earth is thought to be located at Lake Titicaca, which borders both Peru and Bolivia.
What Happens When Your Sacral Chakra is Blocked?
Often when our chakras are imbalanced, you may feel a range of physical and emotional distress. If your sacral chakra becomes blocked, you may feel depressed, detached, or even aggressive.
An unbalanced sacral chakra also impacts our physical wellbeing and may lead to lethargy and feelings of stomach ache and backache. You may also feel mentally drained, low on confidence and find it hard to focus.
How to Heal Your Sacral Chakra?
If you’re feeling an imbalance in your sacral chakra, there are several ways you can use to get that reignite that energy and get it flowing freely again, including:
Foods that are rich in sources of healthy fats are said to be very nourishing for the sacral chakra. This includes foods like nuts, seeds, fish, and avocados. Additionally, spices such as cinnamon and turmeric can help balance your sacral chakra.
Essential oils have the power to unlock your chakra and can offer much-needed support on your journey towards health and wellbeing. Specifically, for the sacral chakra, essential oils like orange, ylang-ylang, neroli, sandalwood, and jasmine can help to stimulate our sensual abilities to help us access feelings of pleasure and joy.
Chakra Stones and Crystal Healing
Wearing specific crystals close to your body is a great place to start. Carnelian, Tigers Eye, Amber, and Tangerine Quartz are the best stones to wear to keep your sacral chakra balanced.
You can either carry or wear jewellery that incorporates the same chakra stone, which is often the best way to balance your sacral chakra without sacrificing your style. Check out the FIYAH Sacral Chakra Collection for the perfect piece to empower your soul whilst channelling your passions and desires.
Invite Pleasure into Your Life Through Your Sacral Chakra
A balanced sacral chakra invites more playfulness and spontaneity into your life. Nothing seems impossible when this chakra is in harmony with the rest of your body. So, allow your energy to flow freely and embrace the creativity and sexuality that a balanced sacral chakra can bring.