Sexuality is often what people associate the sacral chakra with, however it also governs our creativity, it is the second
of the seven chakras. The sacral chakra is also known as the "the sex chakra","the creation chakra" and " the social chakra" but its sanskrit name is swadisthana. This chakra is located in the center of the lower belly or some may say in the genital area, it is considered to be the individual's center of passion and pleasure which can be used for sexually and creatively.
The sacral chakra governs our reproductive systems and processes, sexuality, emotions, our sense of adventure and relationships. The symbol for the sacral chakra is a flower and the crescent moon, this chakra is also believed to have feminine energy. The element of this chakra is associated with water, its color orange and its mantra is, "I feel".
Key Characteristics of the Sacral Chakra
giving and receiving love
sensuality and sexuality
Signs of Balance
Smooth Creative Flow
Healthy Sexual Desire
Feeling energized and confident
Having creative energy
Sound emotional intelligence
Healthy expressions of sexuality and sensual pleasure
Imbalanced or under active Sacral Chakra
Fear of Pleasure
Lack of Creativity
Lack of Desire
Not Authentic to Yourself
Signs of an overactive sacral chakra
Excessive Emotional Attachment
Ways To Balance Your Sacral Chakra
Connect With Water
Yoga Practices for Sacral Chakra
Meditation for Sacral Chakra
Sacral Chakra Affirmations
Aromatherapy for Sacral Chakra
Sacral Chakra Crystals
Essential oils for the sacral chakra
lavender is a universal essential oil and of course almost everyones favorite and can be used with all the chakras.
ylang ylang-stimulating and calming essential oil, reunites sensual and emotional aspects of your being. Has a calming action on the heart and promotes self-love, confidence, and joy.
rose-used to calm and nurture
sweet orange-free up stagnant life energy and bring emotional ease, adaptability, optimism, and creativity.
patchouli- increases temperature, enhances mood.
bergamot-Invigorates your senses and encourages the release of repressed emotions (uplifting and gently relaxing). Releases stress and tension.
sandalwood-reunite the spirit with the senses, its properties are calming, sedative and antidepressant.
Keep in mind there is limited research supporting the health benefits of essential oils, however, there are studies supporting the benefits of essential oils aiding in lessening stress and anxiety. Many people do claim and enjoy the benefits of using essential oils to balance their chakras. You can enjoy these benefits by experimenting yourself but keep in mind the safety precaution in using essential oils. Today we will focus on sacral Chakra essential oils in a series we will call oils for Chakras.
Essential oils Safety First
Do a patch test before using any essential oil and even before that consult with your doctor to make sure it won't interfere with any medication. You can do a patch test by diluting the essential oil in a carrier oil first and testing it on a small area of your body.
Consider those in your environment as well before diluting and using oils, as children and pets cannot tolerate certain oils or certain levels of oil exposure. Research is always useful before using any oils.
Carnelian-Healing and Balancing Energies
Citrine-heightens self-discipline, attracting professional success and wealth
Orange Calcite-integrate the spiritual realm with the physical body, enhances creativity, and is helpful when working with emotional issues.
Milky Quartz-calming down your feelings.
Moonstone-closely associated with the cycles of the moon, fertility, and the female reproductive area
Selenite-attributed to purity and peace
Wearing the stones as jewelry is one of the most easiest and common ways to use crystals. You can also use them in meditation and energy healing by resting the stones below your navel. If you are sitting while meditating holding the stone in each hand, also carrying a healing stone in your pocket works as well.
Though our business focuses on cleaning, we all know the challenges that we can face when we are not mentally in the right place. I focus a lot of the mental health aspect as it impacts our mood and desire to do anything, which some times is cleaning our space. Cleaning our home, office etc gives us a sense of control over our environment and can make us feel better. But, some times we need to get there and not sure how to, in our chakra series we will focus on different perspective or ways of looking at what is going on with "us" mentally. Once we can pin point "our" problems we can find a solution. I hope these series are helpful and would love your feed back in the comments. A comment will also let you enter to win our weekly essential oil. Also, you can enter feed back on any blog post which will give you more opportunities to win.