Of all the seven chakras, the Sacral Chakra is our second one, a root chakra that sits close to the ground. It is also known as our sex chakra or in the Sanskrit you may hear it referred to as our Svadhisthana. For one to be beautifully at balance and in harmony of the body, mind and spirit – the aim is to have all our chakras in check and wide open for receiving the flow that the universe has to offer. To understand more about the Sacral Chakra meaning and to check yours is activated, this beginners guide aims to break it down.
What the Sacral Chakra Does
As mentioned, the Sacral Chakra is our sex chakra and is connected to our passion, our pleasures, and our ability to feel connected and live a fulfilling life. It is worth remembering that passion and pleasure is a river that ebbs out into all avenues of our life. Passion is something not just connected to sex, but connected to our personal relationships, our work, our hobbies, and our emotional connection with the self. The Sacral Chakra is a lotus in bloom, it links to words like flow, movement and expansion. When our Sacral Chakra is healthy it means we are able to freely express, to tap into our creativity, and to approach life with zest and passion.
Emotional Issues from a Sacral Chakra Block
When our Sacral Chakra is blocked we may feel sluggish and low in energy, both in the bedroom and out. On the flip side, a Sacral Chakra block can also lead to sexual impulsiveness and a libido that feels very much out of control and addiction-forming. We may also have some form of resistance to the idea of change and we may find it difficult to drum up any kind of excitement or emotion. Those with a Sacral Chakra block may also struggle with spontaneity and can often be found uttering the words ‘I hate surprises’.
Physical Issues from Sacral Chakra Block
Addiction can be one of the physical and emotional issues that arise from a Sacral Chakra block. Whether it be drugs, alcohol, gambling, or shopping – turning to compulsive behavior patterns is a sure sign that your Sacral isn’t inflow. If you feel constantly under the weather or fatigued this could be another physical symptom, as are reproductive issues such as low sperm count, infertility, impotence, and menstrual complications.
How to Unblock Your Sacral Chakra
Knowing how to activate your Sacral Chakra can bring about health, balance and beautiful wellbeing. If you are feeling stuffed up, here are some ways in which you can use Sacral Chakra affirmations to crack open your inner vault…
If you have a blocked Sacral Chakra then sometimes invoking emotional catharsis can help you to force flow through. Laughing, crying, screaming, jumping, moving and dancing – these can all help a surge of emotions to flow through which could, in turn, activate your chakra.
If you find you have issues with sex, then this could be the time to take a closer look either with a therapist or through your own exploration. Don’t shy away from thinking about your attitudes and beliefs around sex but take an unflinching look and start to deconstruct negative ideas so you can build upon positive affirmations.
Carrying crystals and gemstones that are closely associated with the Sacral Chakra can help to keep you in flux and flow. The Sacral Chakra is connected to the color orange which means crystals like Calcite, Tiger Eye, Carnelian, Jasper and Moonstone.
Do you have any struggles with your Sacral Chakra? Share with us in the comments.