Your sacral chakra is located in your lower abdominal region (pelvic area), about two to three inches below your belly button (navel). Your sacral chakra is directly related to your genitals.
This chakra corresponds to the color orange and is directly related to your sex drive.
The second chakra is the center of our sexuality. Feelings of sensuality, pleasure and intimacy are rooted deep within your sacrum. The sacral chakra is where our fertility originates. How we interpret our bodies and our body image is derived from this chakra.
The challenge with this chakra is finding a happy and acceptable balance both emotionally and physically.
If you are having little to no passion concerning any area of your life this would indicate an underactive sacral chakra. On the other hand, if you are struggling with feelings of guilt or shame for having a voracious appetite in the bedroom, you indeed have an overactive sacral chakra.
The second chakra is instrumental in developing flexibility in our life. It teaches us to go with the flow and to find our natural rhythm. It supports our personal growth in all realms of creativity.
An overactive sacral chakra would be indicated by acts of overindulgence or obsessive dependency on anything or anyone that pertains to you obtaining pleasure.
An underactive sacral chakra is determined by lack of passion, lack of desire, lack of satisfaction and lack of enjoyment.
Please note, If you have ever been sexually abused, the sacral chakra has been damaged. Repair would require intense concentration on both the first chakra (trust issues) and the second chakra (sexual imprints of shame). We would recommend seeking psychological therapy as well.
Opening, Balancing and Healing the
1) Think Orange
Picture a warm and intense orange light starting at the base of your spine, and then slowly spreading out to surround your pelvis and genital area. Envision in your minds eye that this orange light is glowing brighter with each passing second until it surrounds the entire area of your lower back, hips and groin.
2) Physical Activities
Exercises and activities to open and heal the sacral chakra would be poses that stretch the hips. Examples of sacral opening yoga poses are lotus pose, pigeon pose, warrior pose, or happy baby pose.
Repeat the following phrases to yourself: “I love and respect my body. I am passionate and open to experiencing pleasure. I am open to touch. My sexuality is sacred.”
4) Color Therapy
Wear orange clothing, jewelry and accessories on days that you feel like you need to balance your sacral chakra.
5) Food Therapy
Consume more orange foods including salmon, sweet potatoes, carrots, papaya, pumpkin, oranges, apricots, peaches, seeds and nuts. Drink orange juice, teas and broths.
Snuggle up with some crystals that correspond to the sacral chakra. They include carnelian, orange calcite, amber, clear quartz and petrified wood.
7) Essential Oils
Experience aromatherapy with the following oils:
Orange, clary sage, neroli, patchouli, cardamom, sandalwood, cinnamon.
8) Sound Therapy
9) Redecorate Your Safe Space
Redecorate your bedroom and bathroom with inviting and warm shades of orange and brown to reclaim your safe space. We suggest to start by burning orange candles and/or obtaining a Himalayan salt lamp or two. Purchase or create orange-colored art for your home. You could also invest in new orange bed linens, blankets, pillows, rugs, towels, or a coat of paint.
10) Chakra Healing Meditation
Experience a guided meditation specifically directed toward balancing the sacral chakra.