The sacral chakra is the second primary chakra in the human body. This chakra is related to our “self,” creativity, emotions, relationships with ourselves and with others, and sex drive.
It is said that the kundalini energy is stored in the root chakra, but it gets pushed through the sacral chakra. The basis of our life is our root chakra. But, we get our expression through the sacral.
As this chakra is based on the self, the issues with self-confidence and self-belief arise if the sacral energy gets imbalanced. A person who feels worthless has very low self-confidence and does not believe in himself.
This ruins every part of their life. Self-expression and the ability to speak for themselves become weak. The value systems of such a person change, and due to this, the relationships get affected.
This chakra is also called “Swadhisthana chakra.” A person with a balanced Swadhisthana chakra will have good self-confidence, self-belief, and self-worth. Relationships will flourish, creativity will rise, and most importantly, happiness is irresistible.
The nature of the sacral chakra is creative. It helps one discover their area of interest, which they genuinely enjoy, like singing, dancing, being with someone, sexuality, art, etc.
The color of this chakra is “Orange.” It is located just above the genital organs and below the navel.
Balanced Sacral Chakra:
A person having a balanced sacral chakra experience these qualities:
- Good sex drive
- Healthy sex life
- Controlled emotions
- Good relationships
Imbalanced Sacral Chakra:
A person having an imbalanced sacral chakra experience these things:
- Over emotional
- Detached from emotions
- Unhealthy relationships
- Low creativity
- Low/too much confidence
- Sexual issues
Sacral Chakra Affirmations
Affirmations are positive statements that can help you challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.
These sacral chakra affirmations will help you activate and heal your sacral chakra, making you creative, happy, and joyful.
- I enjoy and embrace pleasure in all areas of my life.
- My emotions are free-flowing.
- My feelings are balanced.
- I am a creative being.
- I embrace my sexuality.
- I am a lovable being.
- I am a desirable being.
- I trust my feelings.
- I trust myself.
- I express my feelings without fear and doubt.
- My creativity flows freely.
Sacral Chakra Location
The sacral chakra is located above the genitals and below the navel. It governs the functions of the sex organs, bladder, and kidneys. The sacral chakra is responsible for your expression.
The kind of image you have about yourself determines the energy balance in the sacral chakra. Suppose you always think about yourself as worthless or give the last priority to your health. In that case, your sacral chakra energy will be low.
If your sacral energy is low, you will have a low sex drive and the slightest interest in social gatherings. You will not feel the need to connect with people, interact with them, and grow your relationships.
Low creativity is also a consequence of a weak sacral chakra. The greatest thing you can ever create is a human being. If you have sexual issues, your fertility will get affected.
The sacral energy is vital because it governs your “self.”
Sacral Chakra Healing
How To Heal Sacral Chakra
As discussed earlier, the sacral chakra is all about the self, relationships, sex life, and creativity. Let us see how to activate and heal this chakra.
You might have heard yogis say about “self-realization.” This means that you get to know about yourself. You realize that this life you have is a wonderful opportunity to make your dreams come true.
If you want to know other people, you must first learn about yourself. Once you do that, you will see how worthy this life is for you. Your self-worth will reflect in all areas of life. You will not compromise your life for anything.
Now, when the “self” is sorted, you will be able to feel the worth of other lives around you. You will attract amazing people having positive vibes. Animals around you will get attracted to you, as your aura will become pure and loving.
In this state, you will speak to people with kind words, care for them, and help them. Humility and kindness will be your nature. Your relationships will flourish. Sex life will change, and you will see it from a different perspective altogether.
If you are someone who loves to perform arts like singing, dancing, painting, or any art, you must heal your sacral chakra. You will see improvements in your field of creative interest.
Lifestyle habits you must cultivate to activate and heal the root chakra:
1. Clean and Healthy Food
Junk foods and oily foods are unhealthy. They are acidic, due to which your mood may become wavery. Eating clean and nutritious food is a must to do to be healthy. Our body tends to produce happy chemicals when we eat these foods. This affects our sex drive and interest in creative arts.
2. Clean Water
Consuming clean water is more important than anything else because the majority of our body content is water. Drinking unclean water gets into our system and works differently, negatively affecting our health. Water is the carrier inside our body, carrying nutrients from the digestive system to each body part.
3. Exercise/Play a sport/Walk
Exercising produces happy chemicals and testosterone. This helps boost your mood. We damage our muscles when we exercise/play, the body repairs them when we sleep, and we get stronger the next day. By doing this, we look better and feel better about ourselves. (1)
4. Connect with nature
As discussed earlier, connecting with nature will cleanse our five elements earth, fire, air, water, and space. Our mind becomes calm after spending some time in nature. Go barefoot on the ground, take a dip in a river or sea, go hiking, etc. Water bodies like rivers, oceans, and waterfalls help heal your sacral chakra. (2)
5. Affirm and Let Go
The affirmations mentioned above will help you to stimulate your sacral chakra. Let go of any fear, stress, anxiety, or low self-confidence, and you will feel much lighter. (3)