Your sacral chakra is located in the area of your navel, sexual organs, and lower back. The sacral chakra is associated with the color orange and the element of water. When the sacral chakra is blocked, it can affect your hips, kidneys, pelvis, sexual organs, and lower back. Issues affected by the second charka are sexuality, creativity, pleasures, movement, intimacy, empathy, and change.
Fear is a huge part of the sacral chakra; fear of financial security, acceptance, abandonments, social status, and creativity. When we allow fears to control us, we become distant from our highest potential. This can affect aspects of everyday life, our passions, money, and the quality of our relationships.
When the sacral chakra is well balanced, you feel safe to express and process your emotions. Unexpressed and unprocessed emotions never go away, but instead take up space and energy in our physical and spiritual bodies.
Meditation for healing the second chakra:
Imagine a warm glowing ball of orange light in the middle of a beautiful glowing lotus right below your naval. Imagine the lotus blooming and shedding its beautiful light across your lower back, sex organs, and abdomen. Next, image the orange flower blooming into a bright orange crescent moon. Hold that image in your sacral and take five deep breaths. Feel the energy flow through you and warm you with safety, warmth, creativity, and pleasure.
Yoga for healing the second chakra:
The hips are heavily affected by the sacral chakra. When using yoga to heal the sacral, focus on opening the hips with triangle pose and bound angle pose. Practice in a calm place where you can go slowly and at your own pace.
Water and the second chakra:
Water is the element associated with the sacral chakra. Being close to the ocean, a lake, or even the rain are all immensely beneficial. Allow the flow of water to mirror the way your life and your life-giving energy flows through you with ease, joy, purpose, and pleasure. Even taking a simple bath or a shower can help calm and release the energy flow.
Crystals to heal the second chakra:
Healing stones can be carried around in pockets, placed on bedside tables, or even under you pillow as you sleep. For healing the sacral chakra, try using orange calcite, citrine, and carnelian. Because of the sacral chakra’s strong connection to water and the moon, moonstone is another beautiful stone to meditate with.