The Sacral Chakra governs emotions, sexuality and your autonomy over your environment. It's demon is dreaded guilt and it governs your right to feel and have pleasure. Balance here is essential for emotional and sexual wellbeing.
What is a chakra and why should I care?
Chakra is a sanskrit word which translates to wheel or disc and they are the energy centres in our bodies. When our chakras are in balance we feel happy and grounded in our lives and will experience life as it should be, without pain, hardships or illness. When we are out of balance things can be very uncomfortable for us.
Each chakra is developed in turn from the second trimester of pregnancy through to adolescence. Most people are aware of the seven main chakras which are shown as different coloured points moving up the spine, as in the image below.
Our chakra system contains two lines of energy (liberating and manifesting current) which help keep these 'discs' spinning cleanly, we can also gain insights into our lives from the messages our chakras give to us, as long as we know how to read the messages.
The Sacral Chakra
Our second chakra develops from the age of 6 months to two years this chakra development helps you to understand the human need for movement and connection to others. The Sacral Chakra is the water element chakra, so it's also directly linked to yin energy, being in flow and the moon. Without balance here you will find it difficult to cultivate, grow and future relationships both with yourself and others.
Represented by the colour orange and refreshed by the chanting sound of VAM.
If you want to get to know your sacral chakra, try to get into the mindset of a baby growing into a toddler. Still concerned with survival (like babies) but starting to realise they have their own autonomy (all be it limited). Think of all the things a toddler cares about fun, being seen and heard, exploration of the world and getting what they want, these are all governed by your second energy centre.Located about one palm width underneath your belly button you can use this chakra to tune into your intuition by placing your hands over this spot during meditation.
Do you notice or have the following?
You chase pleasure and avoid pain?
You're over sensitive emotionally?
Rigidity in the body?
Fear of change
Lack of boundaries?
You feel dead inside.
Good questions for this chakra are:
Am I feeling all my emotions?
Do I cover my emotions?
What do I feel guilty for?
Affirmations for the Sacral Chakra:
I deserve pleasure in my life
It is safe for me to be sexy
It is safe for me to be seen
I move easily and effortlessly
I feel all my emotions and learn the lessons they present with ease
Mantra for your Sacral chakra:
Breathe in: Life is pleasurable
Breathe out: Guilt
Crystals to support your Sacral chakra:
Orange Calcite — Can be used to energise and activate your sacral chakra.
Amber — Can help to calm an excessive Sacral energy
Moon Stone - This stone has a unique relationship with the Sacral Chakra due to its connection with the water element. Moonstone can be used to calm or energise your sacral and is a great stone for feminine work too.