Updated: Dec 1, 2022
PASSION. CREATIVITY. EMOTIONS
The sacral chakra, one of the seven chakras, sits at the base of the spine in the human body, just above the root chakra. The Sanskrit word sacral means sacred vessel and refers to this chakra’s close association with the reproductive organs. This energy center also relates to your sense of personal power, drive, and passion in life. The following guide will help you understand how you can heal your sacral chakra and open up to greater passion in your life.
Introduction: What is the Sacral Chakra?
In the body, the sacral chakra is located just below the navel. It is often associated with sexuality and creativity, which is why we see this chakra activating when we are feeling passionate or in love. The sacral chakra also governs our sense of self-worth, confidence, and creativity. When this chakra is out of balance it can cause us to feel ungrounded or insecure. We can heal our sacral chakras by connecting with ourselves and focusing on what brings us joy. Let's dive deeper into the Sacral Chakra.
The Sacral Chakra and Emotion
Being able to feel emotions without relying on these feelings is an important aspect of balancing this Chakra. Feelings are to be experienced, they are not meant to define you. Just like food or substances, one can become addicted to emotions. Emotions such as jealousy, sexual attraction, inspiration, and pleasure all come from the Sacral chakra. If you're feeling emotionally drained, your sacral chakra could be in need of some healing. The sacral chakra is your emotional center, so it's important that it's healthy. The sacral chakra can be unbalanced due to environmental triggers (stressful jobs, over-scheduling, etc), as well as trauma from sexual abuse or assault. That said, there are plenty of ways you can help heal the sacral chakra.
The Sacral Chakra and Creativity
The sacral chakra is one of the most important chakras in our body, as it relates to creativity. When the sacral chakra is out of balance, we may feel disconnected from our creative self. If you're feeling stuck creatively or are feeling blocked in some way, here are some things that can help you heal your sacral chakra:
Find a form of artistic expression that resonates with you- whether it's dancing, painting, singing, or making music.
Spend time outdoors enjoying nature.
Practice yoga poses like pigeon pose (which opens up the hips), camel pose (which stretches the lower back), or mermaid pose (which helps release tension in the pelvis).
Practice breathing exercises that focus on releasing tension through breath work, such as alternate nostril breathing, which will calm and ground you; deep breathing exercises, which will stimulate energy flow through all seven chakras; or quick, shallow breaths which will energize you
Try grounding yourself by finding physical connections to the earth, such as lying on the ground or sitting with your feet on the earth. You can also try meditating outside barefoot Give yourself permission to do what feels good for you- even if that means spending an evening watching TV.
Be mindful of how much time you spend online each day - too much screen time leads to feelings of disconnection and low vitality
Connecting to others is essential for living life fully, so make sure you spend time connecting with friends and loved ones
Get dressed up every once in a while! Wear clothes that you enjoy wearing, regardless of whether they're trendy or not
Seek out activities that bring joy into your life. Playful activities are vital to keeping the sacral chakra happy, as these types of activities create movement, fluidity, and spontaneity. Activities that may be healing for the sacral chakra include riding a bike or skateboard, playing volleyball, going to amusement parks, or participating in any other activity where you get to laugh while moving around freely.
The Sacral Chakra and Sexuality
The sacral chakra is our center for sexuality, creativity, balance, and well-being. Sexual desire starts with the Sacral Chakra. It's important to not get addicted to the pleasure component only and to remember the emotional part as well. You will have an overload of energy. When this area of the body isn't functioning properly, it can cause all sorts of problems. One example is sexual dysfunction, which can lead to issues in relationships. Those with infertility issues usually have a blocked Sacral Chakra.
Healing the Sacral Chakra
Blocked energy in the sacral chakra can manifest as a lack of passion for life, depression, or a sense that everything is futile. There are many ways to heal the sacral chakra; one of which is by releasing anger. Let go of any anger you may be holding onto by using these steps:
1) Sit down and take some deep breaths.
2) Write down what you are angry about, how you feel about it, and why it makes you angry. 3) Cut out the piece of paper with your words on it and light it on fire. 4) Imagine the anger burning away from your body with all other negative emotions until you feel at peace. 5) Take time to meditate and reflect on the root cause of your anger.
6) After you have completed this process, imagine that there is a bright white light filling up every cell in your body, healing them completely.
7) Once you have finished healing yourself, send love out into the world (repeat steps 1-7).
Movement therapy or Somatic therapies are very powerful as well. Breathwork, Yoga class, and Intuitive dancing will help move the energies through and out of the body and will help validate your emotional and creative self. Other ways to move the energies are :
Drinking lots of water
Eating orange foods
Doing pleasurable things
Hugging someone who has a connection with you
Talking about your feelings
Therapy for addictions
Creating new mantras
Inner Child Work
If you're feeling like your sacral chakra is out of balance, it might be because you're feeling discontent with life. The sacral chakra represents our creative self, and if it's out of whack, then our creativity will be as well. But there are ways that you can heal your sacral chakra: any activities that excite your senses will help the sacral chakra heal.
Want to dive deeper into your Sacral Chakra, heal old paradigms and unlearn limiting beliefs that are no longer serving you?
We focus on this and much more (including diving into the other 6 Chakras) in our Ultimate Chakra Course