7 Creative Ways to Open Your Svadhisthana – Sacral Chakra
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The Svadistana is the second of the body’s energy centres, located about 2 inches above the root chakra, just below the belly button.
This chakra oversees various aspects of our lives, including relationships with family members, friends, lovers, children and others around us.
Primarily recognised as our ‘sex centre’, this chakra also deals with issues of power, control and dominance.
The pranic energy of the svadhisthana emits an orange light or aura when properly balanced, bringing about a sense of fulfilment, vitality, self-control, self-knowledge and creativity.
What Does Sacral Chakra Do?
Due to its location above the sexual organs, the chakra energy of the svadhisthana is tied to our sense of sensuality, desire and love. It’s also the primary chakra responsible for our creative energy like music, writing, dancing and other hobbies.
The element of water impacts this chakra because of its connection with the fluidity of emotion. The ability to maintain healthy relationships, in particular, are predominantly influenced by this chakra.
What Happens When Your Sacral Chakra Is Blocked
Sacral chakra imbalances can cause a wide range of physical, emotional and spiritual imbalances. These include addictive behaviour, loss of self-worth and fear of rejection.
There can also be fear of ridicule and fear of not being loved or desired by those closest to you.
As it is the primary chakra related to imagination, an excellent way to identify blockages is to write down what you are trying to express creatively. As you identify obstacles to the flow of creative energy, look for ways to clear them.
This can be done by clearing bad habits, replacing negative thoughts with positive ones, and expressing yourself in a healthy way.
How Do You Open the Svadhisthana - Sacral Chakra
There are many to help your prana (life force energy) flow freely through your Svadhisthana – sacral chakra. What’s best for you will be a personal choice based on what you feel comfortable and confident with and what you have time for.
Read from the list below and choose whatever you find resonates with you the most.
Not all meditation involves sitting still in a quiet room with your eyes closed, focusing on having perfectly balanced emotions. Some meditation can be incredibly cathartic, and this meditation is no exception.
Quite simply, dynamic meditation involves movement in your mind, body and spirit. It is a form of meditation that allows for hands-on experience through movement. This is designed to shake off the feelings of stagnation and allow new positive and creative energy to enter your body.
For this meditation, it’s essential to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes, or if you REALLY want to go for it, you could try it completely naked.
Step 1 (5-15 mins)
Stand up and shake your whole body: Head, shoulders, knees and toes, and everything in between. Keep shaking until you find that the shaking is shaking you—tail wagging the dog situation.
Try to add sounds as well. Just repeat a single syllable at first. La, la, la, la, la or blah, blah, blah, blah, whatever comes to mind.
The idea here is just to let your creativity guide your experience. Enjoy the feel of your body moving freely and the sensations of the vibrations in your throat.
Step 2 (5- 15 mins)
Dance any way you want. You’re not in a nightclub; no one is watching; you’ve got the green light to let that creative energy explode!
Shake your upper body, flail your arms and kick out your legs! Once you’ve been dancing a while, let yourself spin around. Start slow and then build it up— spin one way and then the other.
If you begin to feel dizzy, then slow down and return to your dancing.
Step 3. (10 – 20) minutes
Close your eyes, sit or lie down and just stop. Focus on your breath, body or the feeling of dizziness. Let yourself come down from the excitement and observe your feelings. Be open and let any emotion wash over you.
Another form of meditation you can practice to open up your Svadhisthana chakra is mantra meditation. Each chakra has its own corresponding mantra that resonates at the same frequency as its chakra energy.
The sacral chakra’s mantra is ‘Vam.’ You can listen to the correct pronunciation below. If you want to learn more about mantra meditation, read our complete guide, or take our free mantra course here.
Svadhisthana Yoga Poses
If you have a yoga practice, then here are some basic yoga postures that you can try that are known to open up the sacral chakra.
Vinyasa Yoga - Reverse Warrior
Kundalini Yoga - Cat Pose
Vinyasa Yoga - Low Lunge
Svadhisthana Chakra Affirmations
Affirmations are phrases or emotional expressions you can say to yourself to promote a feeling or attitude you think would benefit you. Affirmations can even be used to help you sleep!
Choose one of these or make up your own creative expression whenever you feel you need a burst of inspiration.
I will attract positive, loving, kind, sensual people into my life.
My sexuality is my divinity, and I rejoice in it.
I praise my sensual expression.
I am free to express and accept my emotions.
Other Ways to Open Sacral Chakra
The sacral chakra is linked to the element of water, so going for a swim or taking a long soak in a warm bath can help bring balance to your Svadhisthana.
You can also try eating orange foods such as sweet potato, sweet orange, carrots and apricots to strengthen your connection to the Svadhisthana.
You now have a better understanding of how to open up your Svadhisthana chakra. There are a variety of meditation and yoga postures that you can practice, as well as lifestyle choices you can make to energise your Svadhisthana.
Choose what resonates with you the most, and make it a habit to practice regularly.
MindEasy founder & meditation teacher