The sacral chakra, in Sanskrit Svadhisthana, correlates to your sensual, and sexual self as well as your ability to birth an idea into creation. If you feel lack of pleasure and zest for life, disconnection from your sexuality or sensuality, and the inability to enjoy the little things in life you need to balance this chakra. As a result of balancing the sacral chakra, you will notice an increased vibrancy within all of your senses such as taste, smell, sight, sound, and touch and on an emotional level you will feel more overcome with amusement as you indulge in the fruits of your life. On a physical level, the sacral chakra’s energy permeates the surrounding tissues of it’s location and affects the organs and glands nearby. Therefore, the reproductive organs and glands are those which are to be associated with this energy center. Erectile dysfunction, STD’s, cancer of the cervix or prostate, and so forth are all physical ailments that have been manifested due to an energetic imbalance in the sacral chakra which has been ignored for too long. If you find yourself suffering from any of these ailments, please seek the help of a doctor immediately and work with the chakra balancing alongside your doctor’s recommended treatment. A Doctor of Naturopathy can do wonders when it comes to balancing the glandular system and energetic system in a holistic way so, I recommend researching your area for an N.D. who’s qualified to treat these disorders.
The sacral chakra vibrates at a frequency of the color orange, and using color therapy to heal this chakra can be pivotal in the process towards balance. If you notice that you are subconsciously drawn to things of the color orange this means you have an imbalance within this energy center. You don’t necessarily love it but somehow end up choosing things for your life which are orange. This is a compensation for what you lack, and an indicator that you need more zeal for life. There is also a mantra that corresponds to the sacral chakra, and that is “VAM.” Chanting this mantra 108 times along with doing the following exercise can bring you into the present moment.
Exercise: Visualizing a bright orange lotus flower in the location of this chakra (a few inches below the navel), and imagining on every in breath energy coming into your sacral chakra and cleaning it, then on each out breath chant the mantra VAM as you imagine the toxins of this chakra coming out and the lotus flower becoming brighter and brighter orange. Do this meditation for several minutes until your sacral chakra feels light and full of liveliness.
Essential oils can be an excellent tool in anointing the physical body and simultaneously clearing any blockages in your energy by stimulating feelings relating to the chosen aroma. The olfactory gland is responsible for two things, smell and memory. With this connection, aroma can trigger reactions in the brain and create feelings of bliss, harmony, and serenity. Sold at your local health food store or apothecary, I recommend trying Ylang ylang, Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood, and Clary sage to balance this energy center.
Exercise: Carry one of these essential oils with you throughout your day and when you feel apathetic or lack of satisfaction drop 2 drops into your palms and inhale deeply for 5 seconds, then exhale for a count of 5 seconds. Repeat this 7 times or until your nervous system feels calm and secure. You can also purchase an essential oil diffuser and allow the aroma to fill your home or office.
Mastery of the sacral chakra comes from “spiritualizing the energy center” as Cyndi Dale, author of “The Complete Book of Chakra Healing” has stated. This means that through the lessons of the sacral chakra such as reaping the rewards within each moment and finding pleasure and passion within your life including your love life and the relationships you have with friends and family, you are able to find a sense of connection to spirit and purpose by doing and learning from these tasks.
For more information about the 7 chakra system most commonly known in the west click here. I also recommend listening to binaural beats as you sleep that help to program your body, mind, and spirit to align and balance this chakra. Meditative Mind and Nu Meditation Music on YouTube have amazing binaural beat tracks for each chakra or even all 7 that you can play as you sleep at night. Also, with a quick search on YouTube of “guided meditations for the sacral chakra” you will find loads of amazing meditations you can follow along with as you do this inner work towards balance.
by: Mindy Sheppard