In part one of this series, we discussed the concept of chakras. Part One Find out more about each chakra in this 8 part series! The sacral chakra is associated with well-being.
The Location Of The Sacral ChakraThe sacral chakra is most commonly located two inches below the navel. It lies at the center of the lower belly at the level of the lumbar vertebrae. The sacral chakra is associated with the lymphatic system. It is also known as the second chakra.
The Meaning Of The Sacral ChakraThe sacral chakra is associated with relationships, sexuality, emotions, creativity and fantasies. It is the center for feelings and sensations. Its energy is characterized by flow and flexibility, but is also directed by the principle of pleasure. It strongly resonates with one's need for relationships and the need to create dynamics in the physical world. Therefore, the sacral chakra focuses on allowing one to discover their true hobbies, spark creativity and build exciting relationships.
The Sacral Chakra Symbol SvadhishthanaThe symbol of the sacral chakra is composed of a circle with six petals and a moon crescent. The six petals each represent a negative aspect of human nature that we must overcome to cleanse this centre. (Wrath, hate, jealousy, cruelty, lust, pride) The circle represents infinity and the cyclical nature of energy. The moon, a feminine symbol, reflects the flow of time and the never-ending cycle of change. All of the components point towards the relationship between emotions.
Sacral Chakra ConditionWhen the sacral chakra is active (8 - 14 years old) and open we feel hopeful and inspired. When it is blocked, we feel a lack of control over our direction in life.
Sacral Chakra StoneCarnelian, red selenite, orange calcite, citrine, amber, tigereye
Sacral Chakra DietOrange foods such as carrot, mango, oranges, peaches, peppers, apricots. Foods rich in omega-3s such as salmon, flax, almonds, walnuts, sesame. Stay hydrated with water, coconut water and herbal teas.
Sacral Chakra PostureBound angle pose
Sacral Chakra Affirmations
- I always honour others but not before myself.
- I attract people who treat me with respect.
- I am a creative being.
- My emotions are free flowing and balanced.
- I honour the sacred body in which my soul resides.
- It is my birthright to receive pleasure.