Hello darling Flow friends,
Today we chat about the magic of the sacral chakra, also known as Swadhisthana chakra, this is the second point of energy in the 7 chakra system.
The easiest way for me to relate to the chakras, is to think of them in terms of the physical sensations and emotions, its said that this sacral energy is evolving, between the ages of 8 and 14, when you think back on this time, it is when we are beginning to really develop a sense of self, I have a 9 year old son, and its so obvious to me right now that he is starting to assert himself, figure out his strengths, and form a much deeper understand of the world around him, not to mention how creative and imaginative he is also, which is the essence of this chakras message.
When we are in harmony with sacral chakra we glow with warmth and creative energy, we are confident and nurturing, and give to others easily.
"Sacral chakra is associated with the water element, representing our emotions, change and our ability to Flow"
Sacral chakra 101
This energy centre sits about 5cms below the belly button, and houses our creativity, sexual energy, emotional intelligence and gut instincts, it is home to our divine feminine energy, and has influence over the sexual organs, lower back, hips and sacral structure.
Often represented by the colour orange, but due to its connection to water, sacral charka can also we shown as pale blue, the yantra or sacred symbol is the 6 petaled lotus with a crescent moon at the centre, also paying homage to the gravitational effects of the moon on water.
The underlying lesson of sacral chakra is to tune into and celebrate our sensuality and passions, and to use a joyful heart to bring things to life, not just babies but also creative projects.
When your sacral chakra is balanced, it enables you to feel and experience life in all its fullness, calling for us to cultivate an attitude of flexibility and adaptability, which empowers us to accept change and be willing to transform.
checking in with your sensuality and creativity
As we have chatted about in my previous blog, when we explored root chakra Read here, these energetic centres come in and out of balance all day long, so perhaps your creatives juices are not free flowing at the moment, or your mojo is non existent, or you are not getting the same pleasure out of life as perhaps you are used too, or it could also be represented in hip pain or bladder issues.
Maybe its time to focus a little energy on how we can come back into harmony in the second chakra.
“In the end, she became more than what she expected. She became the journey, and like all journeys, she did not end, she just simply changed directions and kept going.” — R.M. Drake
Ways to improve the energy flowing through sacral chakra
Activations of sacral energy can be stimulated through smell, touch and creative passions such and painting and drawing.
Wearing orange is also recommended :)
Yoga postures to support Sacral Chakra Yoga for sacral balancing will focus on hip-opening poses.
Open-Angle Pose | Upavistha Konasana
Pigeon Pose | Kapotasna
Butterfly | Buddha Konasana
Sacral Chakra Affirmations
Affirmations are such a powerful way to heal negative thought patterns that can be embedded in your subconscious.
- I am full of passion
- I enjoy my present moment
- I am comfortable in my body
- Creativity flow easily through me
Mediation to tune into sacral chakra
Come into a comfortable seated our laying down position.
Slowly scan each part of your body, and allow yourself to completely relax.
Imagine your self seated at a sacred camp fire, absorbing the energy, warmth, and colour of the flames, always in ancient cultures fire represent purification and renewal, imagine throwing into the fire any limiting beliefs or habitual patterns that no longer serve you.
creative, passionate and free flowing
My dear friends I hope this journey into the deeper workings of sacral chakra, help you to identify if its time for a tune up, maybe its time to pick up a pencil and start sketching, or bring that project that has been on ice to life, take the time reconnect with your most passionate self, and enjoy this precious life.
Wishing you endless creativity and passion, till next we meet.