The Sacral Chakra: Meaning and How to Activate its Power

6 Feb 2017
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Have you ever wondered why your relationships with others are not going well, or why you have so much difficulty having good ideas? The answer lies in the second of our energy centers, the Sacral Chakra, which is responsible for our sentimental life, vital force, and creativity.

Sacral Chakra Meaning

The Sacral Chakra Meaning

The second Chakra is related to desire, karma, emotions, pleasure, sexuality and sensuality, intimacy, social life, jealousy and romantic love. But he is also in charge of change and movement.

Its name means “sweetness”, it is also known as Svadhisthana, sacral or splenic chakra. It is located two fingers below the navel, and it governs the sacral area, genitals, hips and lower back.

Its element is water, its color is orange and it is usually represented as a lotus flower of six petals containing a red moon inside a white circle.

Its musical note is D, its main sense is taste and its mantra is Vam.

The second chakra is known as “the sacred,” and its activation stimulates creativity, sensuality, and relationships.


Sacral Chakra: How to know if you need to harmonize it

In addition to all that we have told you, the splenic chakra is the one that indicates the sexual maturity, the one that is related to the passionate familiar ties, and the one that shows the creativity. Only the root chakra, that of physical energy and the will to live, is below the Sacral chakra, and the truth is that they are related in more than one aspect.

Do you often feel fear of change, frustration, anxiety or excessive sensitivity? If so, you need to harmonize the second chakra. You should also do this if you have chronic low back pain, if you have urinary problems, suffer impotence or frigidity, difficulty in feeling and expressing emotions, excessive self-control or embarrassment.

But that’s not all. Self-absorption, insecurity, low self-esteem, boredom and diminished libido are also signs of an unbalanced second chakra, or in disharmony with the universe.

Instead, when the sacral chakra is harmonized and functioning properly, desire, pleasure, balanced sexuality, creativity, ethics and honor in relationships are manifested. And not only that: extroversion, security against relationships, the illusion to live, sexual satisfaction and creative ability begin to be part of your daily life.

How to activate the second chakra

The Sacral Chakra meaning

The Sacral Chakra Symbol

There are several ways to activate the second chakra: meditation, reiki, yoga, gemotherapy or aromatherapy are just a few. Choose the one that works best for you and feel the benefits of letting energy flow

Meditation

Experts agree on this: meditation is a key factor for a much more harmonious and happy life. That is why practicing it regularly will not only make your chakras begin to be in harmony but you will live much more relaxed and at peace with yourself as your challenges become much more achievable.

Did you know that to start harmonizing your chakras there is enough with 15 – 30 minutes of daily meditation in Alpha state?

Music therapy

Fluid rhythms, popular dances and couple dances are an effective way to activate the second chakra through sounds. Also suitable is the music that awakens joy or any music that brings out your emotions.

To reassure and harmonize, you can hear sounds of nature, such as birdsong or the murmur of water, whether waterfalls, rain, splashes or rivers.

Reiki

Reiki is another technique used to harmonize the chakras. You can read more about it in our article about Chakra Healing therapy.

Chromotherapy

The clarified orange activates the second chakra. This color transmits a refreshing energy and releases numbed emotional patterns. In addition, it favors self-esteem and awakens joy for sensory pleasure.


Yoga

The position of the cat is ideal to activate the second chakra through yoga. It consists of standing or on all fours taking deep breaths as we lean. Once this is done, we exhale lifting the torso and head until stretched.

Another ideal exercise would be to sit on the floor and bend both legs until the soles of the feet touch. Then bend your torso toward them and grasp your feet with both hands. Breathe calmly and hold as far as you can and as long as you can.

Gemotherapy

The Sacral Chakra Energy

The Sacral Chakra Energy

The carnelian or moonstone are two of the gems that can be used to activate the second chakra. The first one helps you live, favors concentration and activates creativity; While the Moonstone unites you with your sensitive and receptive side, as well as absorb fears and harmonize emotional balance.

Aromatherapy

Ylang-ylang has a relaxing effect and at the same time opens you to more subtle sensory sensations. In addition, thanks to its sweet aroma, it transmits a feeling of security from which you will return to entrust to the flow of your feelings. Stagnant or excited emotions crawl and dissolve.

With Sandalwood, instead, you’ll be focusing more on pairing. It also stimulates the fantasy and we are in harmony between the thoughts, the feelings and the actions.

These are just some of the options you have to make your second chakra balance with the rest and enjoy a much more pleasant and happy life.

 


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