We’re back with more information on the chakras and their unique characteristics. It seems like now would be a great time to learn or review them. We hope it will help bring more attention back into your body. This will be one more resource to gain more awareness about your body so that you can suit up– with MORE STRENGTH MORE ENERGY (cause we’re all going to need it)!
This week we’re going to talk about the second (orange) chakra- The Sacral Chakra.
Chakras (Quick Review)
Chakras (Sanskrit for wheel or cycle) are energetic centers that are located in the mid-line of the body along the spinal column. These energy centers are derived from eastern philosophies such as Hinduism and Buddhism. They govern the subtle body which is affected by the mind, intellect, and ego. The body will thrive emotionally, physically, and spiritually when the Chakras are energetically balanced. Specific negative life experiences, emotions or thoughts can throw off the subtle body and chakras may become blocked or imbalanced.
According to this eastern philosophy, blockages can have a negative effect on the physical or emotional body and can cause physical/emotional ailments or dis-ease. These ailments may arise when specific chakras become blocked or imbalanced. Each chakra is associated with a specific color, area of the body or specific organs, as well as specific feelings/emotions. Learning about each chakra will help gain a deeper understanding of the unique energies and how they affect the health of your body!
Last week we talked about the first chakra- the Root Chakra. The second one is called the Sacral Chakra.
Sacral Chakra (Svadhishana)
The sacral chakra is located right above the root chakra in the pelvic region. The sanskrit word for this chakra is Svadhishana; one’s own dwelling place. It is at the center of connectivity, creativity, sexuality, and personal fulfillment. Our wants and desires are at the core of this chakra. It is here where when we learn and practice healthy boundaries
Color Association: Orange
Action: Get creative – take up an art or DIY project, do something that brings you joy, laugh more, get sexy.
Mantra: I create the life I want. I am confident and courageous. Two powerful statements/mantras that are associated with this chakra are: I feel… I desire…
Foods: Oysters, oranges, sweet potatoes, turmeric, carrots (orange colored foods)
Organs Associated with the Sacral Chakra: Lower abdomen to navel– sexual organs, large intestine, lower vertebrae, pelvis, appendix, bladder, hip area.
Health Effects: Lower back pain, genital or reproductive organ issues, hip pain, emotional numbness.
Issues: Fear of loss of control, through events such as addiction, betrayal, financial loss, or abandonment by partners or colleagues, ability to take risks, personal identity, blame, guilt, money, sex, power, control, ethics, honor in relationships, decision-making ability, power to rebel.
Sacral Chakra Tea – This delicious herbal tea is made especially for the Sacral Chakra. The tea includes herbs like Calendula, Burdock Root, Fennel Seed, Don Quoi, Damiana, and Ginger Root. These are a mix up of cleansing herbs and aphrodisiac herbs. Sure to fire up the creativity or fertility in you!
Maca Root – This South American root is great for sexual vitality, virility, hormone balancing and energy. Another great root to support the Sacral Chakra!
Turmeric – The deep orange color of this root can do wonders for overall life force energy of your second chakra! Blood cleanser, blood sugar stabilizer, immune booster and MORE.
Beta Carotene – This is the precursor to vitamin A and is abundant nutrient in carrots! It is a power anti-oxidant that will also support the Sacral Chakra. Vitamin C is also a powerful vitamin for this chakra!
We hope you learned something new about your body while exploring the second chakra. If you want some guided assistance to balance this chakra you can check out this Sacral Chakra guided meditation. If you catch yourself felling overwhelmed, try to switch that feeling around by creating something new! This will help ignite your Sacral Chakra and help transmute a negative feeling into life force energy! Stay strong fam!
As always, do what you feel is best for YOUR body — if you aren’t sure, ask your doctor. We are health ENTHUSIASTS not licensed practitioners.