Balancing the Sacral Chakra

sacral chakra

“You create your own universe as you go along”. ~Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

There are many ways to energize and bring balance to the Sacral Chakra. Here are some suggestions:

Incorporate water: Spend time by the ocean, a lake, or river. Taking walks by the water or sit with it in view. Go wading or swimming. Being near open water in the moonlight is especially energizing for this chakra. Take long relaxing baths and try using some essential oils listed below. Also, drink more water.

Surround yourself with beauty: Visit beautiful gardens or buy yourself flowers. Visit art galleries. Decorate your home with beauty. Use colors that make you happy. Listen to music that you love. Give yourself time to savor beauty each time you encounter it.

Explore Your Creative Side: Bring out a forgotten hobby or start something new. Take a class on something that interests you. Try cooking or painting.

Movement: Try dancing, moving in flowing motion. Don’t be afraid to show your sensual side with it. Try the hoola-hoop to move and energize the hip area.

Make a change: Shake things up. Drive a different route. Take a spur of the moment vacation. Apply for a different job, try a different hair style. Use your imagination. Be spontaneous!

Incorporate the Color Orange: Wear orange colored clothing (any shade). Place orange accent colors throughout your space. Display oranges. Let the color remind you that you are balancing your Sacral Chakra. Eat orange foods like oranges and carrots.

Indulge in Sensual Pleasures...

 Get a massage. Treat yourself to a delicious meal. Have some chocolate or whatever you love (in moderation). Take a long warm aromatic bath. Use perfumes with musk, ylang ylang, or sandalwood. Dance. Enjoy a wonderful session of lovemaking or self-pleasuring.
“Female sexual pleasure, rightly understood, is not just about sexuality, or just about pleasure. It serves also, as a medium of female self-knowledge and hopefulness; female creativity and courage; female focus and initiative; female bliss and transcendence; and as a medium of sensibility, that feels very much like freedom.”– Naomi Wolf

Embrace Your Right to Feel...

 Allowing ourselves to feel our emotions and can be very freeing. It connects the soul with the body. Velow is a video about the right to feel.

 

Yoga Postures...

 Hip-opening poses are particularly useful for opening the Sacral Chakra. Try vinyasa flow where one movement flows into the next and each breath flows with each movement. Pay close attention to your emotions. Emotion has its roots in our unconscious and manifests itself in the body. As you move, allow release with deep exhalations. Make sure the jaw is not clenched, but loose and open, allowing for deep emotional release.

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” ~Carol Welch

Below is a video of “churning the mill”, a great flowing movement for the Sacral Chakra.

Below are more poses that are known to bring balance to the Sacral Chakra. If you are unfamiliar with the poses please review the directions from our list of posture pages or consult a yoga teacher.

  • Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana)
  • Cat/Cow Pose combination (Marjaryasana to Bitilasana)
  • Pelvic Tilt
  • Bridge Pose
  • Extended Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana)
  • Supported Butterfly Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
  • Seated Wide Legged Straddle (Upavistha Konasana)
  • Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)
  • Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
  • Lunge Pose (Ardha Mandalasana)

Essential oils ...

 Try blending about 4 drops of essential oil with some Jojoba oil or coconut oil and use it for massage. Or use them for aromatherapy. The following orange and floral oils are useful for energizing the Sacral Chakra: Jasmine, Geranium, Sweet Orange, Orange Blossom, Orange, Tangerine, Melissa, Neroli, and Carrot Seed. ‘Peace & Calming’ a mixture from Young Living would be helpful to welcome in our own emotions. Try diffusing one or place a drop below the naval.

Crystals...

 Crystals are thought to have healing energies. Try keeping a stone with you, where you can see it or use them as a focus for meditation. They can also be worn as jewelry or slipped under the pillow while you sleep. The following are thought to aid the Sacral Chakra: Orange Calcite (cleanse, activate), Coral Calcite (amplify), Moonstone (balance), Orange Carnelian (for healing), Snowflake Obsidian (calming), Citrine (cleanse, energize), Orange Aventurine (opening), Leopardskin Jasper (protection).

Visualizing Meditation...

 Find a comfortable position, either sitting or laying down. Keep the spine straight, close your eyes and focus on the breath. Inhale, allow the breath to travel from the top of the head down the area just below the navel. Envision breathing in energizing, orange, healing light. Continue breathing and envisioning for 2-5 minutes. You also may want to hold your hands over the sacral chakra while meditating. Or try a hand mudra.

Below is a vibrational meditation aid using beautiful vibrational tones. Enjoy!

 

Try Mudra hand positions for meditation...

 Dhyana (or Samadhi) Mudra

Dhyana (or Samadhi) Mudra

Dhyana (or Samadhi) Mudra

This hand gesture promotes energy of meditation, deep contemplation and unity with higher energy. The circling of energy created when the thumbs of the two hands touch promotes a cleansing of impurities. It represents an empty chalice or bowl symbolic of emptying yourself to be filled with light and positive energy. Place hands in your lap, palms up, one hand op top of the other, and let the thumbs touch. It is said to have astrong impact on the efficiency of the Sacral Chakra.

 

Try Daily Affirmations:
I take notice of the sweetness and beauty in the world.
I allow my emotions to flow through me in a healthy way.
I give myself permission to enjoy my sexuality.
I am flexible, able to handle changes with ease.
I nurture myself as I take time for rest and play.
I explore ways to nurture my spirit and bring joy into my life.
I am creative, sensual, adaptable, and emotionally open.

Try Energy Healing such as Reiki: You would be surprised how calming and balancing it can be. During a balancing session, a practitioner can assess and help get your energy cleared and flowing. Balancing this chakra can be difficult due to emotions and possible abuse or negative history. It may be useful to reach out and get some help in this area.