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Healing The Sacral Chakra

Written by Dragana Ivanovska

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Posted on September 29 2020

Have you always wondered why healing your Sacral Chakra is essential when it comes to creating your own damn magic? The Sacral Chakra or Svadhishthana is the second chakra in your chakra system - the very first floor of the spiritual building of yourself. That is why it’s very important to understand how your sacral chakra works, what are the signs of imbalance, and how to keep it in check regularly.

What Is The Sacral Chakra?

The Sacral Chakra - Svadhishthana (in Sanskrit) is the second chakra of the chakras of matter and all chakras. It’s the center of creativity, passion, and pleasure. One might say that this is the chakra from which we get the zest for life and the energy center that helps us enjoy our lives to the fullest. 

The Sanskrit name Svadhishthana comes from the two words - Sva which means “self” and Adhishthana which means “established”. Think of it like this, once you have balanced the Root Chakra - the foundation, you are building the second layer of existence.

Besides the bare necessities in life, you need something more, you need to find your interests, passions in life, and to experience personal freedom to create.

And as you indulge in creating this beautiful part of your life, you are also spiritually building the second floor of your spiritual system - thus you are already self-established, like the Sanskrit name of the Sacral Chakra suggests. When you want to express your creative nature and discover the passions that bring pleasure to your life and your current existence, when you want to devote yourself to your imagination, personal freedom, and self-creation, and create your own damn magic, you need to step up on the next level and stimulate and harmonize the Sacral Chakra.

The Sacral Chakra is the center of creativity, imagination, and satisfaction. Everything that brings you pleasure in life, including your libido, sex drive all comes from the Sacral Chakra. As such, whenever your sacral chakra is imbalanced, you will feel dissatisfied in life, lack of creativity or everything in your life will lack pleasure.

How To Know Whether Your Sacral Chakra Is Imbalanced?

In other words, the Sacral Chakra is all about not just simple survival, but also about pleasure, and the quality of life you are having. When the Sacral chakra is balanced, you will feel like you are finally enjoying your life, and you will find beauty in the most random and beautiful moments of life filled with joy.

You will be more joyful, more energized, and filled with a zest for life. You will find pleasure in every chapter of your life. However when this balance is disturbed, the signs can be seen all over your life, and even physical symptoms may occur.

Whether your chakra is underactive, overactive, or blocked – it’s important to understand properly how the disbalance occurred so that you can more easily balance the sacral chakra. The three major issues that you can experience connected to sacral chakra imbalance are underactive, overactive, or blocked sacral chakra.

Signs Of An Underactive Sacral Chakra

If your Sacral Chakra is underactive, your zest for life will be non-existent. Constant fatigue and tiredness will take over your life. You will feel like life has been depleted from you, and you will have zero energy to pursue your goals.

Sleeping in, and staying in bed the whole day once in a while is great, however, if you have been experiencing energy depletion for a longer time, then your Sacral Chakra is probably underactive and needs energy replenishment.

Signs Of An Overactive Sacral Chakra

One of the most major issues that you will be facing when your sacral chakra is overactive is mood and energy swings. The Sacral Chakra is a center of your zest for life, passion, and pleasure. If your Sacral Chakra is overactive, then constant energy shifts and mood swings will be a constant issue you will be facing.

If the last period is marked with constantly being filled with high energy, and then your energy levels suddenly dropping and being unable to manage your emotions is a major sign of an overactive sacral chakra. If you experience any of these symptoms, then you are in need or rebalancing the life energy of your sacral chakra.

Signs Of A Blocked Sacral Chakra

If your sacral chakra is blocked, then the most common issue that you might be facing is a lack of creativity and creative blocks. As a center of creativity, whenever the energy is blocked, built up, and not flowing at all, creative blocks will creep up in your life.

Sometimes we all have creative blocks, however when they persist, when you feel drained of ideas for a very long time, and like this creative block can’t be pushed through - then you are definitely dealing with a blocked sacral chakra.

Other signs of blockage or imbalance also include:

  • Boredom

  • Feeling easily offended

  • Lack of creative inspiration

  • Fear of change

  • Guilt about the past

  • Low self-worth

  • Jealousy

  • Addictive behaviors (including the unhealthy use of drugs or alcohol, but also extending to behaviors like excessive spending, sexual compulsions, gambling problems, and overeating).

  • Low energy

  • Reduced libido

How To Heal Your Sacral Chakra?

Although it sucks to have your sacral chakra imbalanced or blocked, don’t worry because there are tons of ways and tools to heal the Sacral Chakra. You can use crystals, candles, sound healing, yoga, meditation, and affirmations to heal your sacral chakra! Here is how to do it:

Crystals For Healing The Sacral Chakra

Crystals are different minerals extracted from the earth. Each crystal radiates with a different energy frequency, and those energy frequencies of the crystals are often used in crystal healing.

By connecting with your crystals, allowing the energy frequencies of the crystals to interact with your own life energy, the crystals can improve the flow of life energy in your body, increase the vibes you send off into the universe, dissolve and heal energy blockages in your body, cleanse and remove low-frequency vibes as well as offer protection from low-frequency vibes.

The most important thing to remember is that every crystal has its own energy frequency. To use crystals successfully, you first have to study each crystal's properties. Here are the best crystals for balancing the Sacral Chakra:

Citrine - As a sacral chakra stone, it can help to balance, unblock, and activate the sacral chakra.

The sacral chakra connects us with our creativity, imagination, sexual energy, and desires and our overall happiness and fulfillment in life.

When the sacral chakra is balanced, you feel content and fulfilled with yourself as a person, you feel free to create as you exist and you are in tune with your sensual and sexual energy, unafraid to express and experience a pleasure

Orange Calcite - Is an amazing sacral chakra crystal that helps in enhancing positive energy.

It enhances creativity, pleasure, and sexuality. It’s an amazing crystal for balancing the sacral chakra, stimulating it, and removing blocks in it.

Tiger’s Eye - Tiger’s Eye is well known for its ability to help you gain clarity and understanding, while also strengthening your will and helping you to get out of your comfort zone, and shape your own reality as you deem fit.

Many practices use Tiger’s Eye in meditation and manifestation rituals.

Tiger’s Eye is used to harmonize the chakras of matter – or the first three chakras. When used to balance the Sacral Chakra, Tiger’s eye will help you push through creative blocks and barriers.

Carnelian - Carnelian is a well-known sacral chakra crystal that helps in removing negative thought patterns of self-harm and low self-esteem.

Many practices use Carnelian in meditation to explore themselves and embark on a journey of making peace with themselves, ultimately discovering self-acceptance on the journey.

Its fiery energy shatters all creative blocks, letting your creativity be freely expressed.

Sunstone  - Sunstone is a well-known crystal for its ability to help you see the beauty of life, and finally, discover enjoyment in every moment of life. As a sacral chakra stone, it can help to balance, unblock, and activate the sacral chakra.

The sacral chakra connects us with our creativity, imagination, sexual energy and desires and our overall happiness and fulfillment in life.

When the sacral chakra is balanced, you feel content and fulfilled with yourself as a person, you feel free to create as you exist and you are in tune with your sensual and sexual energy, unafraid to express and experience a pleasure.

Candles For Balancing The Sacral Chakra

Candles are one of the best tools for manifesting. This is because candles embody all five elements of nature which make them perfect for intention setting and manifesting. However, because of their huge energetical significance in the world of vibes, candles are excellent tools to create different types of magic with them.

One of the best ways to use candles for balancing the Sacral Chakra is to choose candles with preset intentions for healing the sacral chakra. This is an easy effective way to create a mini ritual devoted to healing your Sacral chakra. Here are the best candles for balancing the sacral chakra:

Sacral Chakra 50 Hour Candle – This little candle is one of our bestsellers, for a good reason! It’s an amazing candle with a preset intention for healing the sacral chakra that burns up to 50 hours. It’s perfect for daily use, burning it in the morning and evening for a few minutes as you meditate.

Sacral Chakra Votive Candle – This beautiful little candle is an amazing way to balance and heal the sacral chakra. Preset with a powerful intention and reiki energy from our founder – Shereen Campbell, it’s an amazing tool for helping visualize the sacral chakra and heal it as you focus on the burning flames.

Crystal Journey Pillar Candle - Orange - Sacral Svadhishthana – If you want to completely rebalance the sacral chakra, then using a pillar candle is the best way to do so. Each pillar is devoted to the sacral chakra in your body, with orange wax color that represents the sacral chakra, with an intention preset into the candle itself, and a special blend of essential oils to help you more easily connect with the sacral chakra. They are the easiest to use because everything is preset for you – all you have to do is devote time to focus on balancing your chakra and the intention set in the candle.

Sound Healing For Sacral Chakra

Everything in the Universe emits a certain type of frequency. Even us. By using these frequencies and understanding them better we can affect ourselves and our body to change ourselves. For example, let’s say that you want to bring more positive vibes into your life. You start by changing yourself, your very frequency you emit and then you apply different techniques that allow you to stay in that magical state of joy. So, where exactly do sounds fit into this story?

Well, sounds are in fact waves, that stimulate a different part of our brain and body. Just think of it this way, when you hear different types of music, it changes your mood and emotions, right? So, different sounds affect us and can change our emotions, and by changing our emotions, we can change the frequency we are emitting. By doing so we can open and heal our Sacral Chakra. Here are some sound healing tools that can help you heal the sacral chakra:

Mini Chakra Singing Bowl Orange – Sacral - Singing bowls are one of the most interesting and helpful items used in sound healing. Each singing bowl is specially made to resonate sound on a specific frequency. Once you stroke the singing bowl, it emits a magical, calming, and relaxing sound that makes your magical spark in your tingle. Simply meditating as you play this small singing bowl can help you to create balance in your sacral chakra.

Chakra Singing Bowl – Sacral - The bigger singing bowls emit stronger sounds and are awesome when used for healing purposes such as balancing your Sacral Chakra. We recommend laying down and place the singing bowl on your belly button, and then stroke it and allow the vibrations of the singing bowl to balance your Sacral Chakra.

Guided Sacral Chakra Meditation

Meditation is the key to living a healthier life, it’s the one thing that can keep you going no matter what. By getting the time to learn about every aspect of yourself through meditation, every little piece will start to fit into a much bigger puzzle.

You will become more aware, you will shift your perspective and through the world of magical meditation, negative vibes will have no hold over you. It’s an amazing practice to reflect on yourself, find the parts that need healing, and then healing them. Today we are sharing with you a guided meditation to help you balance the Sacral Chakra:

  • Sit on your chair with your back straight.

  • Breathe in and breathe out. Feel how your breathing fills your chest with air.

  • Focus on your heartbeat. Listen to how your heart beats inside your chest.

  • Now bring your focus over your overall body. Feel how your blood pulses in your veins.

  • Focus on how your heart and blood flow are perfectly synchronized.

  • Now, focus on how your blood travels. Feel how it’s pumped from your heart to your fingers. Feel how they tingle when the blood reaches the tips.

  • Take a deep, calming breath. 

  • Now, visualize the Sacral Chakra at the bottom of your torso, close to your belly button. Visualize darkness, with one orange light flickering.

  • Now focus on enhancing the energy of the sacral chakra with every breath you take.

  • Visualize the sacral chakra getting brighter, the orange getting more vibrant, and the darkness lifting with each breath you take.

  • Feel the life energy within you increasing as you take each breath. Breathe in and out.

  • Breathe in and breathe out. Smile, because you cherish every part of your body, every part of harmony within it. Be grateful for being able to sense such synchronicity as the one your body offers.

4 Best Yoga Poses For Sacral Chakra Balance

Through this discipline, with each pose, each breath, each meditation, you are regaining the balance and control of your body. Each Yoga Position is specific, unique, specifically made to aid you in healing each layer of your being. Yoga is amazing and holds so many benefits for your well-being. If you are looking for some awesome beginner yoga poses that will help you balance the sacral chakra, here is a mini yoga flow to practice during the day and before going to bed to revitalize and heal your sacral chakra:

Reverse Warrior Pose (Viparita Virabhadrasana)

Goddess Pose
(Utkata Konasana)

Reclined Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

7 Healing Sacral Chakra Affirmations

Thoughts hold tremendous power over us and you don’t even realize it. When you think you are unworthy and you are demeaning yourself when you remember bad memories from your childhood it all reflects on your emotional state.

The same is with the opposite when you remember the good positive memories that bring you joy, when you are having healthy self-respect for yourself it all resonates with your emotional well-being. When you are in a good mood, you resonate with positive vibrations, and when you resonate with positive vibrations, you attract more positive outcomes in life.

Not only that, but you also see the positive even in a negative experience. Your whole perspective reshapes. This is why Affirmations are very important. They help you reshape and reorganize your patterns of thinking. By overflowing yourself with positive, reassuring affirmations you will not only change the way you think, but you will also gain emotional well-being that will resonate throughout your life. Here are some healing sacral chakra affirmations to help you restore balance:

I am filled with creative energy 

I create freely as I imagine 

I embrace my sensuality 

I manifest my magic.

I am pleased in every aspect of my life.

I am awakening an abundance of joyful energy within me. 

I choose happiness today.

Incense For Balancing The Sacral Chakra

Aromatherapy is one of the oldest practices in the world. A lot of ancient cultures in China, Egypt and India have used oils made from herbs for healing and religious rituals. In the past, medicine was based on using various healing herbs to treat illnesses.

Herbs contain a lot of anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects that can help you improve your health. Besides physical health benefits, aromatherapy can help you during your spiritual rituals as well. Incense is the best option during your spiritual practices, especially when healing the sacral chakra. Here are the best incense for healing the sacral chakra:

  • Hem Incense Chakra Set - Hem is known throughout the world for producing traditional incenses made from quality woods, flowers, resins, and essential oils. This chakra set is an amazing way to focus on each chakra in turn, and it helps to restore balance in your chakras. It’s especially amazing for balancing your sacral chakra.

  • English Rose Nitiraj - This beautiful uplifting, joyful incense is amazing for balancing the sacral chakra and awakening passion.

  • Patchouli Nitiraj - Helps in reducing mental fatigue, and balancing the sacral chakra. 

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