The sacral chakra is an energy center located in area of the lower belly below the naval. The sacral chakra resonates with the color orange. The body parts associated with the sacral chakra include the lower back, the sexual and reproductive organs, hips, bladder, kidneys, stomach, large intestine, pelvis, appendix, and bodily fluids. Spiritually and emotionally, the sacral chakra is the seat of our emotions and helps us to form emotional connections with other people.
In addition to our emotions, the sacral chakra is related to our desires, sexuality, libido, sensuality, money, relationships, intimacy, nurturing, and our sense of feeling pleasure. Keep in mind that just as the sacral chakra is associated with our sexual organs, which we use to create life in the form of children, the sacral chakra is also associated with creativity in a broader sense, such as using your imagination to make something new.
When energy is flowing through the sacral chakra properly, you feel emotionally grounded, you are able to be playful and have fun, you are able tap into your creativity, you are comfortable with your sexuality, you are energetic, and are passionate about the things you like to do. In addition, you have healthy emotional boundaries and healthy relationships with other people, both generally and with your sexual partners or significant other.
There are some experiences in life that can contribute to an imbalance of the sacral chakra. A couple of examples include being in a physically or emotionally abusive relationship or being the victim of rape. However, feeling triggered is often a symptom of an issue that stems back to childhood, such as sexual, physical, and emotional abuse; neglect; rejection; emotional manipulation; or strict moral or religious indoctrination.
Some spiritual and emotional signs that there may be an imbalance of the sacral chakra include a tendency to blame others or turning that feeling inward in the form of guilt and shame; eating disorders, substance abuse, and gambling or shopping addictions; being sexually impulsive; emotional overreactions; low libido, issues with money, power, and control; feeling emotionally numb or cold; excessive emotional attachment to people or objects; and lack of creativity.
Physical signs that there may be an imbalance of the sacral chakra include low back pain, sciatica, gynecological problems, infertility, stomach cramps, impotence, pelvic pain, and urinary problems.
There are relatively easy ways to begin to re-balance your sacral chakra. But first, understand that you must be aware of your emotional and physical reactions when you feel them in order for these methods to be effective. Be mindful and intentional about your chakra work. Also, make it a point to consistently practice those chakra balancing exercises until you feel a change. Even though you will have to reconcile the core issues that contributed to the imbalance, once you start doing these simple practices, the deeper meaning of your sacral chakra blockage will be revealed to you in a way that will make resolving these issues easier. Remember: Chakra balancing is a work in progress.
The sacral chakra is associated with the element of water. So, one way to re-balance this chakra is to be near or in water. Soak in the bathtub with Epsom salt, bubbles, fragrance, or all three. Take long showers with the intention of cleansing your sacral chakra. Go swimming, if you can, or maybe just dip your feet in the water. Walk along the beach. Visit lakes or ponds, or sit by a fountain.
Also, make sure to drink plenty of fluids, especially water.
Doing something creative is also a great way to re-balance your sacral chakra. This can include writing, drawing, dancing, trying out a new recipe, and taking photos. Consider doing arts and crafts, including coloring or even paint by the numbers. Whatever creative activity you engage in, don’t worry about whether or not you consider yourself to be talented. The point is to do it for the fun of it.
Eating orange foods can also help rebalance the sacral chakra. These foods include such as oranges, carrots, papaya, peaches, mangos, pumpkins and other winter squashes, and sweet potatoes.
Another thing to do is to incorporate orange into your day-to-day life. Wear orange items of clothing, or add orange items to your home décor such as a chair, a rug, curtains, or a blanket or an vase arrangement.
If you meditate, sit quietly for a few minutes and simply visualize the color orange. Also, meditating while holding crystals, carrying crystals in your pocket or purse as you go about your daily activities, and wearing crystal jewelry is also a great way to balance your chakras. the sacral chakra resonates with orange crystals such as orange calcite, orange citrine, carnelian, amber, and tiger’s eye.
Finally, each chakra vibrates to a specific frequency and resonates with different sounds. Therefore, one way to tap into the sound vibration of the sacral chakra is to listen to binaural beats made specifically for that chakra.