Are you stuck in a creative slump? Before, expressing yourself through art used to flow naturally for you. But now, the well that fuels your creativity and inspiration has dried up. Nothing you create ever feels right or satisfying enough.
Or maybe you have a lacklustre sex life”either because you lack the drive for it, or because you find it hard to be intimate with someone on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level.
These are just a few symptoms of an unbalanced sacral chakra.
Knowing the functions of this energy centre and the use of select healing crystals can reverse these effects. Read on to learn how you can restore your creative expression, sensual pleasure, and emotional stability.
What Is the Sacral Chakra?
Every person has an energy system called the chakras, according to Hinduism and Buddhism. The most popular chakra model followed by the West is the 7-chakra model by the Buddhist tradition.
Imagine each chakra as wheels of energy that spin in a clockwise direction. These chakras influence the regulation of our physical and mental health, intellect, self-expression, and how we see the world.
The 7 chakras run from the base of the spine to the top or crown of the head. From the bottom next to the root chakra is the sacral chakra.
Also called Swadhisthana in Sanskrit, the sacral chakra is believed to be found 2 inches below the belly button. It is associated with a person's:
- Emotional health
- Sex organs (as well as sexual energy and sexual intimacy)
- The kidneys
The sacral chakra is also linked to the water element due to the fluidity of a person's creativity, sexual desires, and self-expression. The colour of this chakra is orange which represents vitality and the fiery energies it carries.
A lotus flower with 6 petals is the symbol of the sacral chakra.
In the Hindu tradition, this chakra is said to be commanded by Parvati, the goddess of fertility and fidelity.
What Does the Sacral Chakra Do?
There's no scientific evidence that supports the metaphysical properties of chakras. Most claims about the functions and benefits of chakras are founded on religious texts, ancient traditions, and anecdotes.
While the existence and the powers of these energy centres have yet to be proven, chakra work (which has been practiced for millions of years) is still deemed beneficial in teaching people how to take care of their mind and body so as to preserve their overall well-being.
Candice Covington, an energy worker and healing arts master, associates the sacral chakra with numerous characteristics.
- Sexual intimacy
- Giving and receiving pleasure
- Creativity and self-expression
- Healthy emotions
- One's inner child
- Feminine energies
How Do I Know My Sacral Chakra Is Balanced? Unbalanced?
An unbalanced or blocked chakra can be overactive (spinning super fast) or underactive (spinning too slow or not spinning at all). Either cases can manifest in physical, mental, or emotional symptoms.
An overactive sacral chakra is dispensing too much energy throughout the body. Being the chakra that regulates emotions, you may experience emotions more deeply as a result of overactive energy. Other effects include:
- Constant mood swings
- Overwhelming emotions
- A feeling of dissatisfaction
- Addictive behaviours (due to the desire to satisfy yourself with material objects)
- Inappropriate expressions of sexuality
Whereas signs of an underactive sacral chakra are:
Mental and emotional
- Loss of imagination
- Low libido
- Curbed needs and goals
- Resistance to change
- Fixed mindset
- Suppressed creativity
- Low emotional IQ (lack of awareness of people's feelings)
- Resistance to intimacy
- Fear of judgment, getting into trouble, or being vulnerable
- Lower back and hip pain
- Urinary and kidney problems
- Pelvic pains
- Fertility issues
- Stagnation/lack of movement
There are many ways to heal, activate, and balance your root chakra. Using healing crystals is one of the most sought after ways along with yoga and meditation.
How Do I Heal/Activate My Sacral Chakra?
A sacral chakra thrown off-kilter can affect your relationship with yourself and the world. But don't worry; there are various crystals you can use to replenish your creativity, improve your relationships, and spice up your sex life.
These 7 yellow and orange crystals should help you keep your chakra in good health:
Carnelian - This light to brownish orange chalcedony is the most popular stone for activating the sacral chakra. Carnelian is known to increase the libido, help in successfully pursuing creative endeavors (art, theater, and music), and boost confidence and motivation. Wear it as a bracelet or necklace or keep it in your pocket at all times.
Amber - A hardened tree resin, amber is an organic crystal known for its ability to clear emotional blockages. It will also aid you in enhancing your intuition, making the right decisions, and in nurturing your creativity. Keep an amber in your pocket so it's near your sacral chakra.
Sunstone - Struggling to keep your confidence and enthusiasm up? The warm and vibrant energies of sunstone can activate your sacral chakra, empowering you to become the proactive leader you're meant to be. Sunstone will also give you the courage to express yourself freely. When addressing issues in your romantic or platonic relationships, this stone will arm you with empathy and creativity to sort things out with your loved one. Wear it as jewellery, keep it in your pocket, or meditate with it to tap into its energies.
Tiger's Eye - With its brown base and golden yellow stripes, this stone possesses the Earth's grounding energy. As a grounding stone, tiger's eye will get you through mood swings and help you release fears that hold you back from reaching your goals. Put a tiger's eye tumbled stone in your pocket or wear it as a bracelet to carry its energies wherever you go.
Orange Calcite - One of the best stones to work with to minimize stress and anxiety is orange calcite. It also stabilizes the emotion. This calcite variety is also used in unlocking your sexual side, boosting your ability to give and receive pleasure.During healing and meditation, place this crystal directly on your sacral chakra during healing for a stronger effect.
Citrine - This pale yellow crystal is for anyone wanting to experience life again with renewed passion and energy. Citrine boosts optimism, pumps up your motivation, and encourages self-expression. It also dispels negative energy from your space. Wear it as jewellery, keep it in your pocket, or meditate with it to tap into its energies.
If you're feeling tired and unmotivated, goldstone will increase your energy, give you a positive mindset, and enable you to use your knowledge from past experiences to make beneficial choices. Use goldstone together with other crystals in this list to unleash your potential and pivot towards the life you desire.
(Note: While they may help with healing your chakras, crystals shouldn't replace medical advice and evidence-based treatment. don't hesitate to get professional help if you're unwell physically, mentally, or emotionally.)
More Tips to Heal Your Sacral Chakra
Resolving health issues supposedly caused by an unbalanced chakra requires time, intentionality, and an honest assessment of where you are now and what you need to achieve healing.
In addition to using crystals, some lifestyle changes can get you on the path to boosting your sacral chakra health.
THE FULLEST, a holistic wellness website, shares some ways you can adjust your mindset to help balance the sacral chakra:
1. Be open to change. The sacral chakra feeds off from positive qualities like acceptance, freedom, and softness. It requires us to adapt to situations and to have a flexible mindset.
Try to reflect on any changes in your life you've been resisting, or anything that's been difficult for you to embrace.
This may be a new role at your company, relocating to a new city, kids fleeing the coop, loss of a loved one, etc. Consider getting professional support like spiritual counseling or psychotherapy so you can navigate through these transitions.
2. Create something, anything. Whether it's a craft, your favourite dish, or a blog post, create something out of love. It doesn't have to be a grand, elaborate project. As long as it lets you pour your creativity, passion, time, attention, and energy into it, then it should be worth pursuing.
don't forget to share it with others so they will be blessed by your creation.
3. Feel your feelings (all of it). The sacral chakra gets blocked when we habitually suppress our emotions and judge ourselves for our emotional reactions. If there's one thing this chakra teaches us, it's to feel our feelings without attaching ourselves to the events, objects, or people that caused them.
When you're overcome by a particular emotion rather than dismiss it try to identify and label it. Whether it's anger, sadness, worry, or jealousy, observe your emotion and name the sensations that come with it without judging yourself.
The less aware we are of what we feel, the weaker our sacral chakra becomes.
4. Practice affirmations. - Use positive affirmations when you meditate to counter the negative programming of your chakra. You can write them down, say them out loud, or both. Here are some affirmations for healing the sacral chakra:
- I deserve pleasure in my life.
- Life is pleasurable.
- I move easily and effortlessly.
- I am passionate.
- I am a creative being.
- I am fulfilled in my passions.
- I have an abundance of creativity.
- I respect my feelings and absorb information from them.
- My sexuality is sacred.
- I embrace and celebrate my sexuality.
- I embrace change as a normal and healthy part of life.
5. Sweat it out. Sitting for extended periods creates stagnation around your lower back, hips, and the sacral chakra. don't forget to make exercise a regular part of your week no matter how busy it gets.
Get up and stretch, do some hip-opening yoga poses, or dance it out. Or simply walk around the neighbourhood to get some air.
Your creativity, relationships, and sex life hitting a snag can be traced back to a blocked or unbalanced sacral chakra. There are many ways to heal this chakra including crystal healing, meditation, and some lifestyle changes.
No matter which path you take to heal, balancing your chakra and improving your well-being requires time, dedication, and best of all, compassion for yourself. Take it one step at a time and be kind to yourself.
If you've decided to get on your healing journey with crystals, you're in the right place. Stonebridge Imports carries healing crystals of all cuts, colours, shapes, and sizes imaginable. We have every crystal you need to heal a specific chakra.
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