In Sanskrit the word "chakra" translates to "wheel." This invisible life force or energy helps to keep us vibrant, healthy, and alive. There are 7 Chakras that span the length of the spine, each associated with a specific color and controls specific energies in our bodies.
When energy is trapped in the body, it leads to stagnation. That could be a stagnation of forward momentum in your life, or a stagnation of evolution—or at its worst can become a toxic stagnation that may lead to disease in the body. This is why it's important to be aware of where you tend to hold and feel things in your body.
There is so much to learn, but at a basic level, if you can get clear about what is troubling you by looking at thought patterns and physical symptoms, you can then match it to the corresponding Chakra energy system. You can then pick gemstones based on the Chakra colors to help release and clear blockages in that energy center.
Our Chakra blog series will help you work with your body to clear blockages with focused thought, mantras, and crystals.
Where & What Is The Sacral Chakra?
The Sacral Chakra, also known as Svadhisthana (which means "one's own abode" in Sanskrit), radiates the color orange. It is located at the lower belly and the inner pelvis and is associated with sensuality and creativity.
The primary function of the Sacral Chakra energy center is pleasure and overall enjoyment of life. When this chakra is balanced and functioning properly, you can expect your relationship with yourself and the world to feel harmonious, pleasureful, and nurturing.
Balancing the Sacral Chakra creates a solid foundation for living and for opening all the other six chakras. When the Svadhisthana Chakra is balanced, a person experiences direct access to flow, flexibility, creativity, sensuality and fun.
When your Sacral Chakra is out of balance you may experience some of the following symptoms; emotional instability, over sensitivity, no sensitivity at all, lack of creativity and discipline and a need for sensory pleasure that cannot be satisfied. Depression, anxiety, and the fear of losing control in a relationship are all signs that this energy center is blocked. It also affects our connection to various physical aspects of life like work.
Physical symptoms can include; chronic lower back pain, arthritis, genital or sexual problem, hip issues, anemia, joint problems, low energy, spleen and kidney issues, premenstrual syndrome, sinusitis.
Crystals to balance and support the Sacral Chakra
Crystal that support and align the Sacral Chakra are associated with the color orange.
Bumble Bee Jasper
Choose a crystal that pops out to you or simply feels right. You can also ask your Sacral Chakra what it needs to heal. Once you have your stone our recommendation is to meditate with it. Go to a quiet place, sit cross legged if possible, allowing for your Sacral Chakra to be as close to the earth as you can, close your eyes and breathe. Imagine light radiating from your crystal to your Sacral Chakra. Imagine the vibration and energy from the earth coming up to meet and support you. This can be done with a crystal chunk or a piece of jewelry.
If a manta is something you like to tune into while you meditate here are several for your Sacral Chakra.
- I feel creative energy flowing through me.
- I feel spirited, passionate, alive.
- Pleasure is my birthright.
- I express myself in a way that feels amazing.
- I love my emotions.