The Sacral Chakra

November 19, 2015

We introduce to you today the Sacral Chakra: the second energy point rising up through our bodies.

sacralchakrapose

Place your palms on your lower abdomen for a moment and think about what brings you pleasure and what you are passionate about. This is where the Sacral Chakra is located and it helps create energy in your body that is connected with sexuality, well-being, enthusiasm, and openness. When this chakra is open and clear, feelings of trust, enjoyment, flirtatiousness, and love are pronounced. We feel confidence within yourself and confidence where we stand within your important relationships.

But events in your daily life can block the Sacral Chakra energies which can cause us to feel unsatisfied, bored, and unworthy as an individual and in our relationships. If this energy center is not balanced we can end up not feeling like ourselves and we can become uncomfortable in our own bodies.

sujajuiceessentials sacralchakrameditation

This chakra struck me in particular because its imbalance consequences sang a similar tune as the emotions I’ve been feeling recently about myself. I find myself regularly bored and sometimes uninterested in my favorite things like painting and reading poetry. These things aren’t satisfying me at the moment and that doesn’t make me feel like myself. It’s almost like if I’m not constantly trying to remedy my boredom by giving myself more tasks, more options, or more responsibilities I don’t feel like a worthy, employee, friend, or family member.- Sadie

Sometimes we can’t exactly tell if our Sacral Chakra is imbalanced or we can’t spot immediately what’s making us feel like a dull version of ourselves. But you would be surprised by the things you can learn about yourself simply by asking yourself a few meaningful questions. To check in with your Sacral Chakra try asking “has anything or anyone new presented itself in my life recently?” “Do I feel comfortable where I am?” “Do my relationships fulfill me?” or “ Which aspects of my life, if any, am I getting pleasure from?”

sacralchakrasujajuice

Defining some of the causes of our un-fulfillment is an important start to clearing and balancing our Sacral Chakra center. And, there are still other ways to get in touch with the Sacral Chakra:sacralchakrameditation2

The color connected to the Sacral Chakra is orange. Wear shades of orange to encourage the expression of feelings, openness, and confidence. (Experiment with what you are wearing beneath your clothes as well – after all, your sex-drive is connected to this chakra ;)

sacralchakrasoak2woodwinkedandcosaltsoak1Aromatherapy scents include sandalwood, tangerine, orange, geranium, and texas cedar wood. Buy some flowers, light a candle, stir up a concoction with your essential oils, or eat oranges! It’s all about your body and mind so whatever inspires feelings of enthusiasm, sensuality, and openness within you is best!

The Sacral Chakra element is water so try listening to rolling ocean waves, rain showers, or waterfalls to inspire a balanced energy. To soothe yourself even further, create a Sacral Chakra bath and include an invigorating bath salt. Our favorite is this bath salt from Woodwinked & Co., made from dead sea salt, Himalayan pink salt, lavender buds, lavender essential oil, and vanilla oil. It’s so relaxing!

Sacralchakrasuja

The best exercise to get in tune with and awaken the Sacral Chakra is dancing! Hula hooping is another fun exercise for the Sacral Chakra because of the exaggerated hip and abdomen movements. And, If you want to incorporate a mindfulness of the Sacral Chakra in your yoga practice try focussing on downward dog and three-legged downward dog. These poses place emphasis on the lower abdomen which will encourage openness, confidence, and enthusiasm.

The Sacral Chakra crystals and gemstones to wear and keep near include red and brown aventurine, carnelian, red garnet, red jasper, and ruby.

sunsalutation2sunsalutation sacralchakrapose2Sujajuice

Lastly, balancing the Sacral Chakra is necessary before intertwining with other people’s energies. Before engaging with others intimately, you might try asking yourself is this person also balanced emotionally, physically, mentally and most importantly spiritually. Most of these questions are answered by eating habits. What you put into your body manifests itself in your exterior.

We strongly believe in living a healthy, happy lifestyle filled with intention and meaning. The journey to embracing inner and outer beauty starts with what you put inside your body and how you treat your body as a whole. Together, both Patricia and I are working on making better health choices and working on practicing mindfulness. We are starting to incorporate more organic and healthy foods in our diet. Since we both lead such hectic lives, USDA certified Organic, Non-GMO & cold-pressured juices, like the Suja Essentials make nutrition convenient since they are packed with vital nutrients, amino acids, omegas & antioxidants.

Stay tuned for the Solar Plexus Chakra which we will explore on the next post of the Chakra Series !


 Special thanks to Suja Juice, Starlight and Seaweed, and Woodwinked & Co. for collaborating on this post!


LOVE,

Love Hannah + Patricia, Blog Signature

 +Sadie, our newest freelance contributor

0 comments

Leave a Comment

All rights reserved © The Fashion Cookbook · Theme by Blogmilk + Coded by Brandi Bernoskie

Branding by Veda House