The Sacral Chakra
The Second or Sacral Chakra is located about 3″ below the navel, at the center of the lower belly, in the groin area. In the back, it’s located at the level of the lumbar vertebrae. The Sacral Chakra is related to passion, pleasure, creativity, and relationships – relationships with ourselves and with others. Whereas the first chakra is concerned about survival, the second chakra involves a desire to enjoy the experiences of life. It’s about our ability to feel and receive pleasure, to enjoy the experience and be satisfied and fulfilled with the experience.
When balanced, its energy helps us to focus on the pleasure of life and not the pursuit of pleasure. We enjoy pleasure in many different ways in life. We have a positive self-image without jealousy or envy. We can be nurturing without controlling. Intimacy is an enriching experience rather than something that creates feelings of anxiety.
When unbalanced, we may have addictions (sex, pornography, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, etc). We may be overly flirtatious, promiscuous, or “on the prowl”. We may have a poor self-image, poor social skills, fear change, be insensitive, or overly anxious concerning our attractiveness. We may have a perception that we won’t measure up to others.
Physical issues which relate to blocks in the second chakra include ob/gyn problems, dysfunction in reproductive organs, the urinary system, the lymphatic system, chronic lower back pain, sciatica, and loss of appetite (food, sex, life, etc.).
Function: Emotionality, Sexuality, and Pleasure
Musical Style, Note & Vowel Sound: Raggae, D, O (home)
Stones associated with the second chakra: citrine, amber, fire opal, moonstone
Essential Oils to support the second chakra: cedar wood, sage orange sweet, frankincense, ylang-ylang, patchouli
Healing Strategies: Movement therapy, dance, long, warm showers or bubble baths – focus on enjoy the experience, creative projects, swimming, massages, courting your partner, date night.
Reason it Works: Water can help heal the shame associated with the sexual chakra. You can imagine all your guilt and shame dissolving in the bath water and being washed away. Water is healing.
Sample Affirmations: “I am passionate.” “I am fulfilled.” “I value and respect my body.” “I nourish my body with healthy food and clean water.” “I open myself to others naturally.”
Q & A
Q: How do you use the stones to help balance the chakra?
A: When you recognize a second chakra need you can simply hold, or carry with you in your pocket, one of the stones associated with the second chakra. If you have jewelry made from one of the stones listed, you can wear it. If problems with the second chakra continue to manifest you may choose to seek out a Practitioner for a crystal layout session or visit a Foot Zone Practitioner.
Q: How do you use essential oils to help balance the chakra?
A: Essential oils can be applied, properly diluted of course, or diffused. Point of application isn’t a concern since the essential oil will quickly absorb into the blood stream and begin the process of balancing physical and emotional needs.