A Juicy & Joyful Life with Svadhisthana

So your assessment showed a Sacral Chakra imbalance….

If you answered yes to four or more sacral questions on our Chakra Assessment, your sacral chakra may need some attention. Let’s take a look at two examples of an imbalance…

Meet Anna…

Full-time designer, Anna, is a lover of life, fine wine and good times! Filled with unbridled passion and creativity she lives life to excess. Her motto is ‘if it feels good do it, and do it a lot’.  She’s known as the life of the party! Anna’s friends describe her as hypersensitive and emotionally volatile – swinging from extreme highs to extreme lows.  Her intense emotions and creativity can be overwhelming. She becomes quite attached to friends and lovers and finds it hard to maintain a stable relationship. Anna is often involved in, or attracting, some kind of soap opera drama – her life is filled with dramatic changes. Health wise, sheis prone to liver issues and excess weight due to a love of rich foods and alcohol. Anna has always experienced difficulties with her reproductive organs.

Meet Aaron…

Aaron is an ‘all work and no play’ kind of person. He has no time for fun or frivolity, he typically feels like he either doesn’t deserve it or that it’s a waste of time. Aaron’s life is strict; ruled by an exacting timetable that has zero room for spontaneity. He finds it difficult to relate to people, he feels numb and cut off from the world. Relationships are last on his list of priorities, however, he sometimes attempts them out of obligation, though they typically end up being superficial or short-lived.

Do either of these stories feel familiar? Was there something you really related to? If so, your sacral chakra may be either deficient or excessive.

The sacral chakra is the passion centre of life. Also known as svadhisthana, the second chakra is associated with water and joy. It is the next level up from survival (muladhara) to the juiciness of life – it’s what makes life pleasurable and worth living. Svadhisthana governs sensual and emotional expression. It’s your hub of joy and creative potential!

Svadhisthana Balancing Practices

Opt for warm, aromatic baths

Dance like no one is watching – get your hips moving to your favourite rhythm!

Enjoy deep tissue massages

Surround yourself with the colour orange. Wear or carry orange gemstones and crystals – carnelian, citrine and orange calcite

Surround yourself with water – go swimming

Enjoy balanced sexual relationships

Do something just for the joy of it every single day

Let go of and release emotional baggage

Embrace change, let life flow

Eat orange foods – oranges, mandarin, carrot, sweet potato, pumpkin, tumeric, apricots

Yoga and Meditation for the Sacral Chakra

Choose hip opening yoga poses like…

  • Eka pada rajakapotasana (Pigeon Pose)
  • Agnistambhasana (Fire Log Pose or Double Pigeon Pose)
  • Upavaistha Konasana (Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend)

Try our Sacral Chakra Yoga sequence filmed at Pine Rivers Yoga in Cashmere, Brisbane!

Meditation & Mantra …

  • Repeat the bija mantra VAM
  • Listen to the musical note D
  • Visualise the colour orange or a beautiful landscape with flowing water

Aromatherapy and the Sacral Chakra

The flowers of a plant are reproductive agents, often associated with sweetness. Along with flowers, warming essential oils resonate strongly with the Sacral Chakra. Choose sensual, warming essential oils such as:

Sandalwood, Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose Absolute, Ylang Ylang

Allure chakra blend is a creatively and sexually supportive synergy of jasmine absolute, mandarin, sandalwood, cardamom, ylang ylang and patchouli pure essential oils.

Diffuse Allure during your Sacral Chakra yoga practice and meditations to awaken your joy and passions. Try anointing your pulse points with Allure and allow yourself to enjoy the sweet flow of life. Take a warm, soothing bath and repeat your mantras and affirmations.

Affirmations for Svadhisthana

• I embrace life • I am open to change • I flow with life • I am a creative being • My life is pure joy •  I am worthy of love and sexual pleasure • I honour my my sexuality • I am emotionally at ease  •

A Balanced Sacral Chakra

When in balance, you will radiate warmth and emotional stability. You will be friendly without being attached and clingy.

  • I am able to go with the flow.
  • I trust in life and embrace the beauty and joys around me.
  • I am comfortable with my sexuality and sexual relationships.

If you agree with the above statements, move onto the Solar Plexus Chakra…
If you missed the foundations, go back to the Base Chakra