How to Balance Your Sacral Chakra
These are all aspect of our life that the sacral chakra governs.
Located in our womb center, the sacral chakra houses a warm, inviting energy that is a crucial part of living. The second chakra in our main chakra system, we learn the patterns that will establish this chakra at a young age. How we associate with play, our bodies, and creation contribute to how this chakra is programmed.
When it is in balance, we feel an overflow of creativity, body love, relationship harmony and sensual vitality that keeps us anchored into the pleasures of life.
When it is unbalanced, we feel creatively blocked, disconnected to our sensuality, and unable to feel the joy of living in a body.
Other symptoms of unbalance include:
- The need to control everything in your life
- Codependency in relationships
- Body dysmorphia
- Lower back pain
- Difficulty expressing emotions
- Chronic fatigue
- Moody and too much emotion leading to instability
- Lack of passion in your life
Because of the stage this chakra is programmed, if there is unbalance it has been years in the making.
If you feel that your sacral chakra is unbalanced there are many things you can begin to incorporate into your daily life that will help to balance this energy center.
Here are 3 things you can do to begin:
Connect with Water
Water is the element of the sacral chakra. Representing the flow of life, when you connect to water, you are connecting to the energy of the sacral. Take baths, go swimming, spend time by a body of water. Notice how the water behaves, how it goes with the current, how it cleans and purifies. Imagine water clearing out your womb, leaving it fresh and vibrant.
Do Something Creative
Spend time being creative. Take a painting class or buy supplies to have a painting night at home. Learn how to write a short story or buy a journal to write everyday. Take a pottery class or buy some clay and see what you can make. Do something that interests you and uses creative energy to do.
Move your Hips
So much emotion and energy can reside in our hips which contributes to a sacral imbalance. When you move your hips you are releasing that energy. Twerk, shake your hips, or do yoga poses that focus on your hips like frog pose. Anything that gets you moving them. Put on a song and move move move.
Having a balanced sacral chakra takes times and commitment. Because we live in a culture that does not support a healthy sacral, it will take a lot of unlearning and relearning on how to care for this energy center. Be patient with yourself as you go through this journey.
You deserve to feel a joyful pleasure for life and balancing this center will help you feel that way.
Written Tania Maldonado