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Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana): A Detailed Study | [Bonus] Sacral Chakra Affirmations

Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana): A Detailed Study | [Bonus] Sacral Chakra Affirmations

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When we’re stuck or feel a sense of despondency, we tend to isolate ourselves or seek solace. This behaviour leads to a cycle of loneliness and disconnection. However, there is one chakra in the body, The Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana) that educates us about our urge to connect with others as well as how to enjoy life.

What is the Sacral Chakra?

The sacral chakra, often known as the second chakra, is linked to the emotional body, sensuality, and creativity.

It is also known as Svadhisthana, which means “one’s own habitation,” and it is in charge of our creative expression. It’s where our feelings are stored. We are more attentive and less vulnerable to weariness while it is open. It’s your creative life force energy that drives you to appreciate the results of your labour, such as sex and intimacy. You can access your creativity by working on the sacral chakra.

A powerful sacral chakra allows a person to thrive financially and physically on their own while also facilitates bonding with others to establish a harmonious relationship. A balanced 2nd chakra allows you to take risks while also having the resilience to bounce back when things go wrong.

The sacral chakra can be found a few inches below your navel. It has something to do with everything about you that is connected to creation. This includes everything from your artistic production to your sex drive, imagination, and personal growth potential.

Basics of the sacral chakra:

Location: Just below the navel, above the pubic bone in the lower abdomen.

Influences: Creativity, pleasure, a sense of abundance, and sexual drive are all controlled by the brain.

Colour Orange is the primary colour.

Element: Water 

Seed Mantra : Vam

Sacral Chakra Imbalance/Blocked, Overactive, Underactive Signs

When the Sacral Chakra is out of balance or misaligned, it can make you feel emotionally and physically unstable. The following are some of the most prevalent sacral chakra issues and symptoms:

  • Boredom
  • Being quickly irritated
  • A scarcity of new ideas
  • Jealousy
  • Aversion to change
  • Feelings of remorse for the past
  • A lack of self-confidence
  • Addictive habits (such as drug or alcohol abuse, excessive spending, overeating, gambling, and sexual obsession)

Physical symptoms of a disturbed sacral chakra include the following:

  • Low energy consumption
  • Discomfort in the bladder
  • A decrease in libido
  • Exacerbation of allergic symptoms

It’s not always easy or even possible to figure out what’s causing your sacral chakra to get obstructed or pushed out of place. However, anything to do with change, innovation, or sexuality is the likely culprit. It will be easier to recognize life events that may obstruct the sacral chakra once you have mastered the abilities to realign it. 

How to Unblock, Energize, and Open the Sacral Chakra

You’ll be better at identifying and overcoming impediments to your creativity and vitality if you discover ways for opening and activating the sacral chakra. With an activated Sacral Chakra, you can improve your self-esteem, welcome changes in your life, let go of old guilt, feel more capable of interacting with others and learn healthier ways to manage your emotions. Also with an activated chakra, you’ll probably notice an improvement in your problem-solving abilities.

Let’s look at some of the most effective and essential ways to balance the sacral chakra.

Practice meditation

To practise your sacral chakra healing meditation, follow the steps below:

  1. Find a comfortable, peaceful spot away from any distractions or noises.
  2. Maintain a straight back and relaxed limbs when seated.
  3. Count to ten slow, deep breaths.
  4. Visualize an orange circle moving around your sacral chakra.
  5. Visualize the orange light spreading out in rippling waves, progressively encompassing your entire body, as water is the element of the sacral chakra.
  6. As a result, you should feel yourself warming up.
  7. Repeat for as long as you’d like (preferably for 5 minutes). When you’re ready, open your eyes.

Engage in Yoga

Yoga can be a great way to enhance your chakra healing. The sacral chakra is targeted through particular yoga practices (Svadhisthana). Dvipada Pitham (Bridge Pose), Malasana (Squat Pose), Dhanurasana (Bow Pose), and Baddha Konasana are some of the poses to try (Bound Angle Pose). These yoga poses are intended to aid in the creation of a balanced energy flow to the second chakra and the activation of sacral chakra healing.

Sacral Chakra Affirmations

You can create affirmations that speak to the sacral chakra that is both positive and powerful. Say these affirmations whenever you feel a blockage in your sacral chakra or are concerned that your sacral chakra is already out of alignment.

  • I am a gifted artist with limitless potential.

  • I respect and honour the precious body in which my soul dwells.

  • I’m brimming with ideas and the want to create.

  • I am a strong creative individual who enjoys what I do.

  • I’m ready for good transformation and personal development.

  • I am confident in my ability to embrace change and make the most of my future opportunities.

Eat foods that stimulate the chakras.

Because all of the chakras respond favourably or adversely to what you consume, you may be able to unblock your sacral chakra by simply changing your diet.

  • Take a look at the foods that are historically linked to this chakra. Include fruits like oranges, mangoes, papaya, and peaches in your diet because the colour orange signifies the sacral chakra.
  • Eating seeds may also be beneficial to your sacral chakra. Consider pumpkin, sunflower, poppy, and hemp seeds.
  • Coconuts can help people with sacral chakra issues like low inspiration by adding them to their diet. This fruit is high in beneficial oils and fats that support cardiovascular health, as well as increases your energy levels and puts you in the mood to be creative.
  • Another great way to cleanse your sacral chakra is to drink clear drinks. You’ll need a nice vegetable broth, soups, or fruit tea.