Updated: Oct 31, 2020
Becoming more present is needed more now than ever. In this blog post, we will cover what the Swadhistanana or Sacral Chakra represents and how to balance it to become calmer from day to day.
What are Chakras?
The Chakras are a set of seven wheels or energy vortex of energies in our bodies that carry your urges, emotions, and habits, as well as the energy for experiences that happen to us.
You may have heard of terms such as Chi, Prana, Charge, and others that refer to the same type of energies.
The seven chakras are Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Brow, and Crown.
Now that you have a little background on what chakras are, let us focus on the Sacral Chakra.
The Sacral chakra or Swadhisthana is located below your navel, at the center of your lower belly, and in the lumbar spine. The color of this chakra is represented by the color orange. It is responsible for your flight or fight response.
When this chakra is out of balance you may feel:
When you have too much energy going into this region of your body you may experience:
Addictions to Stimulation
Excessive Mood swings
When you do not have enough energy going into this region of your body you may experience:
Insensitivity or emotionally numb
Fear of change
Lack of desire and/passion
Common Aliments that you may experience when your chakra is out of balance:
Lower back pain
Urinary tract infections
Menstrual difficulties and more
Now we will go over what you may feel when your Sacral Chakra is Balanced
When this Chakra is Balanced you may experience feeling:
Ability to embrace change
Ability to enjoy all sorts of pleasure
You now may be wondering how can you balance this chakra
To balance this chakra you would need to:
Practice Key Yoga Poses
Be more mindful of your emotions and actions
Affirmations to use to help balance this Chakra
I am comfortable in my body & treat it with care
I let go of my anger so I can see clearly
It's just a temporary feeling, I accept what is, and I let go
I forgive (myself/others) and let go easily
I am a creative being
My emotions are free-flowing & balanced
Key yoga postures that you can do to help you balance this Chakra
Additional steps to take to balance your Sacral Chakra
Practicing deep breathing for 5-10 minutes
Practicing Journaling and log your thoughts and emotions
Watch or listen to something that brings you joy or laughter
For every negative thought think of 2 positive thoughts
Recognize your critical inner voice and change it
Allow yourself to be less than perfect
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