A seven-month editorial
series began with the Root Chakra in the September edition of Natural
Awakenings. October explores the Sacral Chakra. What is it? What organs are
affected? How can I support my energy body health?
Chakras are an
integral part of physical, psychological and spiritual functions. Chakras are
whirling energy centers correlated to acupuncture points. These energy centers
control and energize major organs. When they malfunction, the vital organs
become sick or dis-eased because they do not have enough life energy (or prana)
to function properly.
The Sacral Chakra is the
second of seven chakras. It is located in the pelvic area. It is called
Svadhisthana in Sanskrit. Physical creation occurs here and is needed for
spiritual development. This energy can be transmuted into love and spiritual
oneness. It fuels the upper chakras.
The symbol is
a moon crescent, which represents the relationship between the tides of water
and the phases of the moon. The animal associated with the Sacral Chakra is a
Badger. The badger represents the recognition of individual needs and
The physical functions focus
on the creative and procreation. The psychological functions are emotions
and searching for pleasure. When the Sacral Chakra malfunctions it may manifest
as urinary problems, impotency, sterility, enlarged prostate gland, myoma
fibroids. The glands associated are the Gonads. These
reproductive organs are essential for sexual reproduction since they are
responsible for the production of male and female gametes.
Orange is the color of the
Sacral Chakra. Wearing and surrounding yourself in orange helps one achieve
balance. For food, think orange! Carrots, mango, oranges,
orange peppers, peaches, apricots, pumpkins, sweet potato, turmeric and
ginger are a great addition to a chakra-focused diet.
A recommended yoga
pose is Happy Baby (Ananda Balasana). This can help open your hips, which are linked
directly to your sacral area and releases deeply stored emotions and memories.
Activities for balance
include creative things such as painting, dancing and singing.
Try infusing essential
oils or burning incense or candles like Sandalwood, Citrus, Jasmine,
The crystals are Carnelian,
Snowflake Obsidian, Tigers Eye and Moonstone.
Mantra examples are:
“I am grateful for the joy of being me.”
“I am a creative being.” “I embrace my emotions.”
Sacral chakra health is
the building block to a creative, spiritually and emotionally balanced life.
This article was created
in collaboration with Maureen Keller, Pranic Healer at
([email protected]) and Kara, Body
Intuitive and Owner of Shifting Souls Metaphysical Store.
Focused on providing self-directed health, Kara, Owner of Shifting
Souls Metaphysical Store is focusing on all things Root-related for September 2022! Her
store is located inside Unity of Central Florida (771 Holden Ave, Orl, 32839).
Chant VAM (the
sound vibration on the Sacral Chakra) for a 10% discount on all retail items
& a 10-minute reading with Kara! Kara can be reached at [email protected]