12 Ways to open your Sacral Chakra or Svadhisthana
The sacral chakra is the second of the 7 main chakras . It is also known as svadhisthana in Sanskrit.
It is represented by the color orange , and is related to our creativity , our sexuality , and our emotions .
The sacral chakra is located approximately 3 fingers below our navel, and rotates clockwise. To visualize your 2nd chakra, you can visualize an orange ball, a little below your navel, turn clockwise, and two kinds of cones, one on the front (belly side – to receive energies), and one at the back (back side – where the energy comes out).
The sacral chakra is related to our vitality, our emotional state, our zest for life, our connection to others, and our ability to give and receive pleasure.
We will see below the different symptoms of an imbalanced sacral chakra, and tips to harmonize it.
Symptoms when your Sacral Chakra is Open
- Your feelings flow freely and are expressed without over-excitement.
- You can be passionate and lively and have no problem with your sexuality.
Symptoms when your Sacral Chakra is Underactive
- You tend to be stiff or have an expressionless face.
- You are not very open to others because you are prone to fears, sentimentality, feelings of guilt.
- You may experience an excessive need for cleanliness.
Symptoms when your Sacral Chakra is Overactive
- you tend to be aggressive and irritable.
- You feel emotionally attached to people .
- You can be very pleasurable and sexually oriented.
How to Open your Sacral Chakra
1. POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS
Repeat to yourself at least once a day, and for a minimum of 21 days, positive affirmations related to the sacral chakra such as the following: “I am creative” – ”I give and I receive pleasure” – “I am joyful and radiant “ – Depending on the imbalances in your chakra, create the affirmations that suit you.
2. THE SACRED FREQUENCIES
Sacred frequencies are particular frequencies that influence our energy bodies. The sacred frequency 417 Hertz is the sacred frequency directly influencing the energy of our sacral chakra. You just need to start a recording of the frequency 417 Hertz, while you meditate, or just while you cook, play sports … It doesn’t matter! You will find various recordings of this frequency online.
3. ESSENTIAL OILS
In many cultures, it is said that plants have a soul… One thing is certain, the vibration of plants is a pure and very high vibration, so let’s not deprive ourselves of it! All you need to do is place a few drops of the essential oil on your two wrists, and rub them against each other for a few minutes. (Be careful, never put pure essential oil directly on your skin, diluted first with a vegetable oil). Because the skin on our wrists is very thin, the oil will be absorbed into your body more quickly. You can use orange essential oil, or find sacral chakra-specific essential oil blends on the market.
- Ylang Ylang,
As stated above, the color of the sacral chakra is orange. So eat orange foods! Each color has a vibration, so by eating orange foods, you directly bring this vibration into your body, which will nourish this energy in the sacral chakra.
5. THE CRYSTALS
The crystals all carry a very particular frequency, very high and very pure. Surrounding yourself with crystals in relation to the vibration of the sacral chakra can then bring it the vibrations it needs to harmonize.
6. SPEND TIME BY THE WATERFRONT
The element of the sacral chakra is water. So spend time near the water: By the sea, by a lake, by a river … Or just take a good bath, and drink lots of water!
7. THE “VAM” SOUND
The sound, or the mantra “VAM” resonates with the sacral chakra. Always a story of vibrations, this sound emits vibrations in resonance with this chakra, and will therefore feed its energy. So sing, repeat the VAM sound, as much as possible! You will also find various recordings of this sound online, so don’t miss out!
8. WEAR ORANGE
We talked about the color vibes a bit above, so surround yourself with the color orange as much as possible! Wear orange, decorate your home with orange … soak up the orange vibe!
9. THE MUDRAS
Mudras put your two hands in contact, with certain postures relating certain specific points of your fingers. Each finger has its function and its power within our body. When the fingers touch each other, the “nadis” (subtle energy channels) are connected and particular energetic vibrations are activated. Learn about the mudras corresponding to the sacral chakra, and use them during your meditation for example.
Yoga is known to be a very good exercise for relaxation, but it is also a powerful practice to better circulate energy in our body, and therefore activate certain meridians and chakras whose energies were blocked. Learn about Yoga postures in relation to the Sacred Chakra, and take a few minutes a day to perform them.
11. ENERGY CARE
The energy treatments are the most effective way to cleanse and balance the chakras. Following an energetic treatment, your chakras will be harmonized, but it will however be necessary to continue to maintain them so that they keep this alignment.
Foods to unblock your Sacral Chakra
As you can see, orange foods are to be preferred! So carrots, pumpkin, oranges, orange peppers … Ideally, food should be eaten raw.
The seeds as Chia Lin or can also be very beneficial, as are nuts . The element of the sacral chakra is water, so drinking plenty of water is also a great way to help harmonize it.
By eating these foods regularly, you will help your sacral chakra to harmonize, providing it with adequate energy and vibrations.
Stones and Crystals to Open your Sacral Chakra
You can meditate with these crystals, or just keep them close to you during your day, in your pocket, in your bag … or you can place them in a place where you spend time, like your office or your room. The more time you spend near a crystal, the more energy you soak up.
- Eye of tiger
- Orange calcite
- Sun stone