Feel and Flow: Sacral Chakra

Creativity, emotional expression, pleasure, sexuality, and the ability to flow with life, all stem from our Sacral Chakra. Our Sacral Chakra, or Svadhisthana in Sanskrit, is the second chakra, located slightly beneath the navel, and it is associated with the vibrant color orange, and connected to the element of water. 

When any of our chakras are blocked or unbalanced it can strongly affect our physical and emotional functioning. 

Particularly when the sacral chakra is unbalanced we may experience a lack of creative or healthy sexual energy, detahcment, isolation, emotional overwhelm, and a hyper-focused need to control. 

When our Sacral Chakra is in balance, we are able to surrender to the flow of life, trusting in the ups and downs without needing to control them. We are also creatively inspired, and energized in sharing our gifts with the world. Connecting with and balancing  this chakra is also necessary in experiencing pleasure, and joy. This is our emotional center, and as it is connected to the element of water, we are guided to embrace and honor all of our emotional experiences, letting them move through us fully, and then be released. When we repress ourselves emotionally, creatively, or sexually, we create blocks and stagnation within this space.  

The good news is that we can always tune into our chakras and empower them through simple healing and balancing practices. 

One of the most powerful ways to do this is through the use of positive affirmations. 

Below are a few of the most powerful Sacral Chakra Affirmations that you can repeat and use anytime you feel disconnected from this vital energy center. 

I allow my creativity to flow freely 

I accept, embrace, and honor all of my emotions, and allow them to flow through me

I am safe to express my sexuality 

I deserve to feel and experience pleasure 

I maintain a healthy balance between stillness and action

I am fearless, enthusiastic, and passionate

I pursue my passions and joyously follow my dreams 

I am worthy and valuable

Practice repeating, writing, and speaking these affirmations daily while bringing your attention to the Sacral Chakra location. Visualize this area filling up with a bright, orange, joyous light. Enjoy this healing practice and visualization, and move forward with peace and trust in the process. You will soon feel a big difference in your energy. 

For more balancing, try these Sacral Chakra journal prompts to release blockages and empower healing:

-How can I incorporate more playfulness and joy into my daily life?

-What inspires me and invokes a feeling of passion within me?

-What is my favorite way to creatively express myself?

-What is my relationship to intimacy? Do I have an easy or hard time connecting with my own sensuality? How can I empower myself in this area?

-Today I am honoring and holding space for these emotions within me…

Allow yourself to respond freely and openly to these prompts, releasing any judgment towards yourself. You are so worthy of living a balanced, healthy, and joyful life. Now is the time to move forward in love and passion!