The sacral chakra is the energy center for relationships, sensual desire and creativity. This chakra can be found below your naval. This chakra resonates to the color orange chakra and aids in intimacy, emotional needs and the ability to let go.
If the sacral chakra is unbalanced, you will have a lack of energy flow throughout your body. This can lead to addictions, low self-confidence and dependency issues. Physical symptoms can include kidney problems, infections and sexual disorders.
There are a few simple techniques that you can do to unblock and balance your sacral chakra. Just like the root chakra, there are mantras, hand poses, yoga poses and diet changes. The mantra used for your sacral chakra is “vam” (“a” is pronounced as “ah”). While in a meditative state, repeat this mantra 6-10 times. For the sacral chakra hand pose, rest your hands in your lap one on top of another, palms facing up. Touch the tips of your thumbs gently together. Hold position the position for 5 minutes. There are some yoga poses that are good for your sacral chakra, such as the cobra pose, triangle pose and twist pose. And finally, foods that help balance and clear your sacral chakra are oranges, carrots and nuts/seeds.
And, of course, surrounding yourself with crystals while using these techniques will boost the healing and help with balancing. The following crystals can help balance your sacral chakra:
Carnelian – Highly Energetic; Protects against envy, fear & rage; Banishes Sorrow; Sensual; Used to cleanse negativity from other stones; Stimulates inquisitiveness & initiative
Tangerine Aura – Recognize gifts, talents & creative abilities; Joyful; Promotes Enthusiasm; Direct energy to where it is needed; Motivation
Moonstone (Peach) – Balancing; Introspective; Reflective; New Beginnings; Stone for hoping and wishing; Absorb what is needed from energies; Stone of Feeling; Intuition; Self-Discovery; Dreams; Travelers Stone; Calmness