The sacral Chakra
The Sacral Chakra is said to be linked to the body parts of the ; Sexual organs, hips, lower back, bladder and large intestine. This chakra is all about feelings and sensuality.
Location: Lower abdomen between the pubic bone and the navel.
Represents: This chakra represents our ability to flow. Allowing you to enjoy your life and achievements. It deals with our self respect, and how we see ourselves, sexually , creatively, our relationship with ourselves as well as with others. It deals with the way we see and experience pleasure, warmth and intimacy, and how we deal with the acceptance of change within our lives. A great way to see if your sacral chakra is healthy is to look at the things you do; are the things you do bringing you pleasure and joy? Or are they based on the need to escape?
Emotional issues: With drawn behaviour or the need /wanting to withdraw from those around you or even from life itself, destructive feelings or behaviours. Low self esteem, low sex drive, dependencies (not just of people but also the use of alcohol/drugs/smoking).
The denial of pleasure (and not just in a sexual way). There may be difficulty with communicating and expressing your needs, not only with the self but also with others especially the opposite sex, the right to feel desire.
If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort in any of the body parts mentioned above, this may well be an indication that there are some emotional issues that need clearing and releasing. Emotions that have been locked away and not dealt with do not go away!! For they will only effect your energetic body and will eventually manifest out into the physical body causing pain and illness.
Imbalances: Imbalances in the sacral chakra are caused by restriction and will show up as one or more of the following ailments; Eating disorders, alcohol/drug abuse, depression, lower back pain, asthma or allergies. Candida and yeast infections. Urinary problems, kidney stones. Problems with women’s reproductive system (PMS, Endometriosis, Fibroids, ovarian cysts) . Irritable bowel syndrome. Cancer in the women’s reproductive system or in the Testes and prostate of men.
Blockages: You Believe sex is bad and that it can cause you more pain.
You feel you have to look sexy to be loved.
You may feel abused, confused, guilty, and hurt.
You don’t feel you can trust to be loved for being who you are.
Loss of control of your emotions.
Making rash, emotional decisions.
Ask yourself the questions below and see if you have any blockages in your Sacral Chakra..
- Do you allow your life to be easy? Or do you struggle and sacrifice yourself?
- Do you feel sensual?
- Do you experience jealousy?
- When you do things for others is it a true desire to help? Or are you trying to win approval or love?
- How often do you really do the things you enjoy?
- Do you trust that life is abundant?
When Balanced: When balanced the Sacral chakra will bring about a sense of abundance. You enjoy the pleasures in life in different ways. Your self confidence improves and you are able to create healthy sexual experiences with yourself and others who honour you. You have a strong sense of your own sexuality and see it as one of your most powerful creative energies.
Balancing Your Sacral Chakra: Eat orange foods such as; oranges, tangerines, peppers, carrots, pumpkins, nuts. Wear orange clothing. Meditation, Reiki healing, aromatherapy, Massage, flower essences, sensual dancing. Gentle physical and loving contact especially in intimacy.
Sacral Chakra Affirmations: I feel my sexual truth and creative life-force birthing out into the world.
I AM Worthy.
I AM comfortable in my own body.
Next week: We will be looking at the Solar Plexus.
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