The sacral chakra comes second in the main 7 energy wheels within our body. It is located in the pelvic region. The sacral chakra is associated with the element of water creating a fluid movement through us allowing the vibration in feeling creativity and emotions. The sacral warrants independence of the self, and at the same time sharing aspects towards others. On a more physical plane, the sacral also corresponds to our reproductive glands (testes or ovaries) controlling sexual development and secretion of sex horomones. It is primarily through this chakra that we experience the deep feelings associated with physical manifestation: sexual energy, which is also the seat of creativity and the place where we experience that childlike wonder and excitement of things around us.
An Unbalanced vs. Balanced Sacral Chakra
When the sacral chakra is overly active we become fixated on pleasures such as sex, drugs, foods. We could even be manipulative and overly emotional in our actions. Though, when the sacral is blocked or under-active we can feel isolated, alone, low/no creative drive and low libido. The key issues have to do with violence, relationships, addictions.
What we want is a balanced sacral which brings forth our passions, patience, creativity, healthy desires and sex drive. Vitality and optimism with self and life! When your sacral is aligned, you feel excited about life, excited about taking actions; enthusiastic! You would feel passionate and turned on just by living!
How to Feel Into Your Sacral
How do we get from an unbalanced sacral chakra to an aligned sacral? Attention. Tuning in. Are you feeling overly emotional? Are you numb? Is your mind fixated on sex? Do you find you aren’t excited or feeling creative? When you feel these things, your sacral is speaking with you, asking you to check into these areas and this region. Transmute these feelings and loosen the tightness here.
Take a couple deep breaths with the intention of feeling into your sacral; feeling into your joys, emotions, passions. Right at your pelvic region, invite in warmth, ease, and passion. The sacral chakra is very much a form of our divine feminie energies – this is where we feel. This is how we allow flow.
Visualize an orange (the corresponding color of this chakra) light or orb or wheel in the pelvis. Is it big or too small? Can you make it more vibrant? Can it feel warmer and more comforting? You see, our imagination and the practice of visualizing can help you tune into your body and chakras.
Feel excited to live. Feel turned on by life. Connect with your sensuality and act on this potent energy!