When was the last time you felt emotionally grounded, creative, sexually desirable, energetic, and bursting with passion for life?
This vivacity you felt was likely when your sacral chakra was in complete harmonious balance. The chakra system describes the presence of seven energy centres along the spine through which your life force energy ( prana/chi) moves. Each chakra is also associated with a specific colour. Symbolised by a vibrant orange, the sacral chakra could be seen as your inner flame, the burning fire of passion and self-awareness that we all need to succeed in this life and use as a powerful energy source for self-confidence and emotional well-being.
The sacral chakra, or Svadhisthana, is the centre of our emotional, creative, and sexual energy. Located three inches below your belly button the sacral chakra is associated with the colour orange, and it regulates the energy associated with passion, pleasure, and sensuality. The sacral chakra is the chakra that controls your passions. It activates the abundance that you allow into your life for the fulfilment of your desires. It governs the bladder, bowel and lower intestine. This centre is where you find your creativity on the physical level.
When the Sacral Chakra is functioning positively it creates a sense of well-being which is your ability to feel good about yourself. When this chakra is balanced and aligned your emotions are stable and you are able to express your true feelings without fear. You become more expressive, creative and spontaneous. When not functioning properly you may have low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness.
What does a Healthy and Balanced Sacral Chakra look and feel like?
When you have a clear, strong and harmonious sacral chakra, you will feel comfortable in your own skin. Not only will you enjoy the pleasures of life, but you will be open to experiencing life and your passion for it. You’ll be both emotionally open but also emotionally grounded with healthy boundaries. Not only that, but you’ll get back your creative flow once again, and you’ll enjoy the spontaneity of life.
Ways to Explore Creative Self-Expression
- Pick an activity that you are interested in. This could be painting, singing, dancing, drawing, photography, jewellery making, Yoga, trekking in the woods or cooking, and give it a go! Remember, it takes time, dedication, and practice. Think of what you would like to mentally or emotionally express, and paint, weave, build. Become aware of your emotional triggers.
- Explosions of emotion can be balanced by becoming mindful of your emotional triggers. For example, if you discover that your fists start to clench when you get angry, slowly uncurl them and breathe deeply. If your blood temperature rises around a certain topic, become aware and present with that emotion.
- Try Colour Therapy. Introduce the sacral chakra colour orange, peach and apricot into your life. For example, wear orange clothing, surround yourself with orange objects, and creatively express yourself in the colour orange.
Do a Sacral Chakra Visualisation
Imagine a swirling ball of luminescent orange light three inches below your belly button. Feel the ball of orange energy dissolving all blockages or aggressive flows of energy within you.
Do Something Spontaneous
Give yourself permission to do something that you wouldn’t usually do. Break the cycle of rigid and uncreative living! For example, travel to a place you’d never thought possible, take up a wacky new craft, you name it!
The sacral chakra is deeply associated with pleasure and passion, and the energies produced by this powerful energy vortex are those that allow us to reach out and attain that in life, which gives us pleasure. As such, it is vital to keep this chakra open to experience a life enriched by happiness and resourcefulness.
If you want to nurture your sacral chakra every day, go outside in the evenings and glory at the majesty and beauty of a sunset. Breathe deeply as you admire nature's wonders, reminding yourself all the time that such things are bringing you pleasure and that you are lucky to recognise this.
Affirmation: ‘I am a creative and vibrant being with unlimited potential’