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The Sacral Chakra deals primarily with connections.
Whether physical or simply spiritual, it allows us to form new connections and accept new experiences. Considering that it is located in the lower abdomen, underneath and about two inches behind the navel, the Sacral Chakra is a very emotional point. Allowing us to make deep, meaningful connections with those around us. Water rules the Sacral Chakra, harnessing creative energies from the universe and tying in with our desires to want, to create. Closely tied with intimate relationships and sensuality.
Attributes of the Sacral Chakra
- Crystals: Moonstone and Carnelian
- Location on the Body: Pelvis (Lower back/abdomen)
- Affirmations: “I want, I need, I must have…”
Colors and Meditation Correspondences
The energy of the Sacral chakra emanates as orange and it is balanced out with the color of blue. Good visualizations for balance in this area include the sunrise or sunset above a body of water, allowing the bright solar energies to reflect off of the blue, casting a bright orange glow where the sun should be while finding balance within the blue waters. Where the horizon meats, you will find charging energy through the visualization that will allow you the balance you need to have this chakra working properly again. Unlike the Root chakra, where you are focusing your visualization on the earth, in this mediation the goal is to empower the solar energies to emerge, radiating light that transforms into fueling energy for the Sacral chakra.
The Balance of the Sacral Chakra
When there is an excess of energy within this chakra, a person may notice increased emotional sensitivity and poor boundaries, leading to emotional instability and dependency on others. It can also cause sexual addiction and is sometimes an indicator of unhealthy habits in general. That is because when this chakra is out of balance it demands energy to feed into it, thus representing the self-gratification lesson that is withheld in the area of the chakra.
A lack of energy in this chakra can result in boredom and emotional numbness. It can also lead to a fear of pleasure and change. You may notice a lack of empathy and an increase in frigidity.
To balance the Sacral chakra, one must be aware of the purpose and spend time becoming familiar with the attributes. The affirmation for this chakra is best tied with emotion. You might say something along the lines of: “I feel the world; the world feels me. I am one with my emotions and they are one with me.”
The best practices for maintaining a healthy energy balance within the Sacral chakra are dance, enjoying your senses, (touch and sight, mainly) and experiencing emotions. You could try taking dance lessons The best dance that ties with the Sacral Chakra are any dances that allow for rotation of the hips and pelvis. Salsa or Rumba are positive dances for centering and balancing your Sacral Chakra.