The Sacral Chakra is also known as our pleasure centre, as it is strongly connected to our relationships, emotions and creativity. In this post, I will explain how to know if your Sacral Chakra needs healing, and how to do it.
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Elements that work for the Sacral Chakra
This Chakra resonates with the colour orange. Surround yourself with marigolds during your meditation for a boost! For a sensory addition, you can also use essential oils while balancing your Sacral Chakra; Ylang Ylang and Sandalwood work best for balancing, and Fennel is good for cleansing.
The Sacral Chakra is also linked to the flow of water. If you can practice in an outdoor setting, being in or near a stream would be very beneficial.
Physically, this Chakra balances our sexuality, while mentally, it harmonises our emotions, joy and relationships. In women, it may enhance the feeling of femininity.
What does the Sacral Chakra do for us?
Your Sacral Chakra is responsible for bringing energy vibrations into your body, that balance sexuality and emotions. Modern technology such as mobile phones, microwaves and medical procedures like x-rays, interrupt these vibrations, so it’s important to cleanse and balance your Sacral Chakra when you feel you have had excessive exposure to these types of energies.
The link between the Sacral Chakra and Anxiety
Our bodies go into a ‘fight or flight’ response when we are in danger, and flood our system with adrenaline. When the perceived danger is real, this hormone can help to save our lives.
But modern life, with all its stresses can cause anxiety; this causes our bodies to believe there is danger, when there actually isn’t. The Sacral Chakra becomes overactive because it is linked to the adrenal glands. This can lead to you becoming over emotional, aggressive and manipulative.
An underactive imbalance, however, will more likely lead to over sensitivity, resentment and guilt.
Imbalances in this Chakra can cause bladder and kidney disorders, digestive complaints, migraines and reproductive system problems, as well as low energy levels. If you suffer with any of the above, it would be worth trying a simple cleansing meditation to see if it helps.
Cleansing the Sacral Chakra
- Kneel down or sit comfortably in a cross-legged position, or on a straight backed chair
- Rest your hands on your belly, over your belly button. Start by slowly breathing in and out to a count of 10. Repeat this 3 times, feeling your belly rise and fall with each breath
- Now, with each incoming breath, push it down to the bottom of your lungs feeling your belly rise. Visualise channeling orange light into each in-breath, it can helpful to picture coloured light as a flower -for example, an orange marigold
- Continue for up to 5 minutes and try to sense your sacral chakra. You may feel heat or vibration.
What can you expect after meditating on the Sacral Chakra?
I found the breathing and visualisation really relaxing and after a few practices, I found that I felt more feminine. Having a mantra whilst doing this exercise may be helpful, as it allows you to reaffirm your reasons for doing it.
My mantra has been: I feel my emotions and my pain, I invite my passions and surrender to this moment.
I chose this mantra because with anxiety, I often avoid my emotions and my pain. But this blocks positive energy as well as negative. There are plenty of mantras to try out, if you check Pinterest or Google. Try to find one that feels right to you.
When you have finished this exercise, don’t leave it there. Try keeping a journal of your cleansing practices to see which ones you find most beneficial. And if it doesn’t work the first time, there is no harm in trying it again. Remember – practice makes perfect!
Have you tried this? How did you find it? I’d love to know how you got on!