Also known as the Swadhisthana chakra in Sanskrit
Located above the public bone and just below the naval, it is responsible for our creative and emotional energies. The sacral chakra helps us form our sense of identity; when aligned and balanced, and when we are connected to ourselves, it guides us as to how we feel about situations.
When balanced, the sacral chakra brings a sense of harmony, pleasure and emotional stability.
Sacral chakra overactivity can manifest as gluttony and excessively seeking pleasure from things that do not nourish you: addiction-like behaviours. Hormone imbalances and restlessness are also symptoms of an overactive sacral chakra.
Sacral Chakra blockage can manifest when too much focus on practicalities without enjoying the outcomes. Symptoms include depression, reduced libido and impotence, a lack of passion, creativity and emotion and fear change.
Physical symptoms of blocks include back ache, constipation, UTIs and infertility.
Sacral chakra cleansing and rebalancing can be achieved through identifying reasons for blocks and making active efforts to remove them. Meditation on the sacral chakra, the use of orange in clothing, foods and crystals (such as amber, carnelian and citrine) can also be of benefit. Essential oils such as ylang ylang and sandlewood can also be helpful.
Sacral chakra affirmations:
∞ I feel peace within
∞ I live a pleasurable life
∞ I honour my body and soul and treat myself with respect
∞ I allow creativity to flow through me with ease.