The Sacral Chakra is also the Svadhisthana which is Sanskrit for “vital force” or “dwelling place of the self”. It is the center for all of our emotions. Therefore, it affects our ability to be in healthy relationships and it is the absolute hub of our creativity. It drives us to see beyond the ordinary and opens our minds to hold our dreams in reverence and to never give up.
Sacral Chakra • Orange
2nd Chakra • Sex Chakra • Swadhisthana
This chakra is the virtual hub from which your energy distributes throughout your whole being. Energy moves from the base of the spine up through to the brain. Some believe that this keeps us young and vibrant.
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The sacral chakra is governed by the Hindu goddess, Parvati. As represented by her devotion to her husband, Lord Shiva, Parvati is the goddess of power, fertility, and fidelity.
The Order of the Sacral Chakra
The genital chakra is the 2nd in the order of the chakras. It is in the lower abdomen and is naturally close to the base chakra or 1st chakra. A balanced sacral chakra offers spirit, mind, and body balance.
Orange is the sacral chakra color which is near the red frequencies but actually operates at a higher level. The sacral chakra color manifests expressiveness and creativity. It is the color of the sun and fills the heart with warmth.
The symbol of the 2nd chakra is a 16-petal lotus flower although some people use a 6-petal lotus flower. The traditional interpretation is that the lotus flower symbolizes the cycles of birth, death, and rebirth. This chakra is how we develop resilience in our lives.
As a water element, association with this chakra symbolizes flowing ebb and tide of our emotions and thoughts. As a result, this sacral chakra supports growth and changes in communication and interpersonal relationships with others and the world.
Signs of Sacral Chakra Imbalance
Let’s discuss a few of the behaviors to “red flag” to determine if you need to clear or balance your sacral chakra.
☀️ First, does everything seem to be a crisis and nothing flows smoothly? This is a sign of sacral chakra imbalance.
🌞 Also, if you find it difficult to either make money or stand up for yourself, you may be due for some sacral chakra work.
☀️ Another sign to look for is if you always have a need to control or completely give your power away in return for some type of gain.
🌞 Of course, always look for the ability or lack of ability to give and receive nurturing from those around you.
☀️ Suffer from drug or alcohol addiction or if guilt and shame from the past won’t stop haunting you.
Health issues might include bladder incontinence, sexual barriers, behavioral rigidity, lower back pain, and issues with large intestines.
If you identify with any of the bullet points above, you might need to seek to re-energize, clear, or open your sacral chakra. I’ve curated some unique ways to do this and have listed them below for you.
Techniques to Open the Sacral Chakra
Imagine a bright orange ball that covers you from your navel to your genitals. Breath in and out slowly while you envision the ball expanding and contracting. Imagine the bright orange expanding and enveloping your entire being in the warm, orange glow.
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As I focus on this yellow light that radiates from my solar plexus, I am able to see all the people in my life, those from the past and present, my family, friends, and even foes. I see them in a circle of light, a loving, healing light. They are truly blessed in this circle, they are of good health and sound mind, they are at peace. I now choose to take back my power from all these people, and I lovingly release all feelings of any pain that they may have caused me. The more I release, the more I love, the more I love, the more I am loved!
(A deep breath in) I lovingly acknowledge, accept and appreciate.
The Minerals 💎
To Open and Activate the Sacral Chakra:
A few of the orange and yellow stones and crystals that possess qualities to open and activate this chakra are:
Orange or Coral Calcite • Citrine • Orange Carnelian.
To Soothe an Overactive Sacral Chakra:
For an overactive sacral chakra, here are some stones recommended to soothe the chakra.
If your second chakra is overactive, stones that can be used to soothe it include:
Orange Carnelian • Snowflake Obsidian • Amber • Amethyst • Purple Quartz • Tourlamine