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Ultimate Guide to Your Sacral Chakra

Here we’ll explore everything there is to know about sacral chakra healing. Your sacral chakra, sometimes called the water chakra, is a powerful energy center. You can think of it as your inner flame. Interpersonal relationships affect this chakra, so it’s often in need of deep healing.  

What Is The Sacral Chakra

Your have an energetic body that’s just as real as your physical body. This energy system contains seven centers known as chakras. The word chakra means ‘wheel’ in Sanskrit. These seven wheels of energy run the length of your subtle body. Each chakra relates to a specific set of emotions and physical body parts.   

Your sacral chakra, or Svadhisthana in Sanskrit, is the second energy center in your chakra system. Located low in the belly, the sacral chakra is the orange orb, second from the bottom in the illustration below. While the first chakra focuses on tribe, the second chakra zooms in on your partnerships. All of your beliefs and experiences around your one-on-one relationships are held in the sacral chakra.

illustration of sacral chakra within chakra system
Your chakra system makes up the colors of your aura. Orange represents the sacral chakra.

Sacral Chakra Basics

Here are the main characteristics of the sacral chakra:

  • Sanskrit Name: Svadhisthana 

  • Number: 2 of 7

  • Color: Orange

  • Location: Low belly

  • Body Parts: Reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder, low back

  • Themes: Relationships, passion, sexuality, emotional balance

  • Element: Water

  • Musical Note: A

  • Planet: Sun

  • Astrology: Cancer, Scorpio

  • Mantra: Vam

  • Symbol: Orange, six petaled lotus enveloping a white circle

  • Haven Shoppe Healing Blend: Pleasure Principle

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Sacral chakra symbol

Is Your Sacral Chakra Blocked?

Your sacral chakra records every interaction you have. Parent-child relationships, partnerships, and your beliefs about sexuality can take a toll on this energy center. 

Here are some questions you can ask yourself to know if your sacral chakra is open:

  • Am I motivated and energetic?
  • Do I get jealous easily?
  • Am I comfortable with my sexuality?
  • Do I enjoy seeing others succeed?  
  • Are my partnerships healthy?
  • Am I generally excited about life?
  • Do I have a healthy sense of adventure?
  • What’s my relationship to money?      
  • Do I have unhealed trauma from abuse?
  • Am I trusting of others?

When your sacral chakra is blocked or out of balance, you will feel:

  • unmotivated
  • victimized
  • ashamed
  • emotionally stuck
  • territorial
  • may suffer from addictions

When your sacral chakra is in balance, you will feel:

  • energized
  • motivated
  • healthy sex drive
  • adventurous
  • generous
  • creative

How to Heal Your Sacral Chakra

If your sacral chakra needs healing, you’re in luck. There are many ways to balance your second chakra through self-care. The sacral responds to physical power, movement, and change. So anything you do with those themes in mind will get energy flowing again. Here are some ideas.  

Follow Your Curiosities

Your sacral chakra is your passion center. So the best way to bring it healing is to prioritize the people, causes, and activities that you’re passionate about. If nothing comes to mind, that’s okay. What are you curious about? Allow yourself to explore anything you find interesting. 

This is the time to try something new. You deserve to have some fun!

Give To Others

Another way to open your sacral chakra is to practice giving. Look for opportunities to offer your time, donations, or a helping hand to someone who needs a boost. 

Generosity is a healthy demonstration of your power. It will relax tension in your sacral chakra. Give it a try – you’ll be surprised how good it feels to do something selfless!

Stones and Crystals

You can use crystals to balance your sacral chakra. Sacral chakra stones are usually orange in color. They are energizing and help to balance your emotions. You can wear sacral healing jewelry as a reminder of your healing journey. 

Or, rest a stone directly onto your belly during meditation. Since they do have a high, energizing vibration, you may not want to sleeping with your sacral chakra stones. They may interfere with your sleep.  

Here are some of the best stones for sacral chakra healing:

  • carnelian stimulates vitality and creativity 
  • orange calcite energizes and helps soothe depression 
  • citrine motivates and helps relieve fears that hold you back
  • coral boosts creativity and imagination

Sacral Chakra Essential Oils

Your sense of smell is directly tied to emotion. This means you can use aromatherapy to heal old wounds and release negative feelings. The sacral chakra responds to citrus and spice. 

Pleasure Principle body mist holds the vibration to balance your sacral chakra. It’s made with sacral chakra essential oils and crystal essences. Close your eyes and mist yourself with this blend whenever you feel your sacral needs healing. It comes in a roll-on too.  Click the image to learn more.

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Pleasure Principle sacral chakra mist

If you rather invest in bottles of straight oils, these are among the best essential oils for sacral chakra. You can use them in a diffuser or safely dilute them yourself for personal use. Make sure the oils you use are therapeutic grade, like these:   

  • orange uplifts emotions and helps you get motivated
  • tangerine sweet, citrus aroma helps move energy through the sacral chakra
  • cinnamon spices things up
  • ylang ylang is a sweet floral that reduces stress and helps you loosen up

Music for Sacral Chakra Healing

Your sacral chakra vibrates at the same frequency as the color orange on the visible color spectrum, about 480 THz. Did you know musical notes also have a vibrational frequency? An A note holds the frequency closest to orange and can help to balance your sacral chakra.  

Here are some options for healing your sacral chakra through sound: 

Food and Drink

You’re probably noticing a theme by now. Can you guess which types of foods balance the sacral chakra?  

  • oranges
  • peaches
  • squash
  • carrots
  • citrus fruits and juices
  • sacral chakra tea by Buddha Teas is a blend of organic herbs to balance the sarcal chakra
  • spicy foods

Affirmations

You deserve thriving partnerships and a life full of adventure! Reminding yourself of this truth will bring healing and balance to your sacral chakra. An affirmation is a phrase you repeat to yourself. Studies show positive affirmations help to improve your mental state.

Affirmations for the sacral chakra focus on healthy relationships and emotional balance. Find one that brings you comfort and repeat it often. 

  • I attract healthy partnerships
  • My life is an adventure
  • I am at peace with my sexuality
  • My relationships are healing  
  • I always have plenty of energy  
  • Creativity comes to me with ease

You can also buy affirmation card decks. Whenever you’re feeling stuck, pull a card for immediate reassurance. Here are some of the best rated affirmation card decks:

Meditation for Sacral Chakra Balancing

Meditation is an excellent way to heal your sacral chakra. Here are some options for you to explore: 

  • Lie quietly. Place any sacral chakra stones on your low belly. Imagine an orange wheel of light glowing brightly in your sacrum. Hold the image for a few minutes. You can also play your sacral chakra music during this meditation.
  • Try this sacral chakra meditation by Brett Larkin Yoga. She incorporates breathing techniques used in yoga to help balance the sacral chakra. 
  • Set your timer and chant the VAM mantra for a a couple of minutes, either to yourself our aloud. Notice how your body feels before and after.

Exercise and Yoga Poses

Yoga is a great way to open up the sacral chakra and release emotional baggage. Any exercise that opens your pelvic area is good for the sacral chakra. You can even try hoola hooping.

  • Goddess pose – stand with feet hip distance apart. Point toes slightly outward  and bend your knees. Extend arms outward and bend the elbows to 90 degrees. Hold. 
  • Squat Pose –  stand with feet hip width apart. Bend knees and drop your hips toward the floor. Go as deep as you can with your heels flat on the floor.
  • If you want to try a full yoga sequence for the sacral chakra, here’s one you can check out.

You can also try sitting cross legged while positioning your hands in the Svadhisthana mudra. A mudra is a special hand gesture you can use to activate the chakra. 

Conclusion

Your sacral chakra is a powerful energy center that deserves your loving care. As you bring this energy center back into balance, all of your relationships will become more enjoyable. 

Check out Ultimate Chakra Healing Guides for root, solar plexusheartthroat, third eye, and crown.

XO,  Andrea

About The Author

Andrea has been practicing aromatherapy and reiki in Central NY since 2016. She's been featured in publications such as Energy Magazine.
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