What follows is a basic overview of the Sacral Chakra. The written summaries, exercise recommendations, and recommended Yoga asanas are based on my personal understanding of the chakras; my experience working with them for both personal healing and client work; and the widely accepted beliefs about the modern chakra system.
The essential oil, herbal, and crystal recommendations are suggestions only, and do not represent an exhaustive list. These recommendations were chosen because they represent a close energetic match to their particular chakras; always defer to your intuition when working energetically. Only work with herbs and essential oils if it is within your scope of practice, and if it is advised by your primary healthcare professional.
A Healthy Sacral Chakra
When your Sacral Chakra is balanced, you’re able to “go with the flow” of life. You feel happy, as well as deserving of joy and pleasurable experiences. You love your body, are comfortable in your sexuality, and have a deep sense of self-respect and personal boundaries. The Sacral Chakra also relates to money, particularly in your ability to maintain the flow of abundance – that is, your ability to both give and receive. The Sacral Chakra is also related to fluidity and flexibility, in both mind and spirit. When your Sacral Chakra is healthy, life is fun and exciting, and you are grateful to be alive.
Sacral Chakra Correspondences
Location: Sacral region, middle of the lower back, hips, lower part of the abdomen, female reproductive organs, intestines, bladder
Health: Lymphatic and circulatory system, kidneys, adrenals, skin, fertility, flexibility in the hips and lower back, overall flexibility
Essential Oils and Herbs: Allspice, Basil, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin, Palmarosa
Crystals: Orange or Blue-green Stones, Tiger’s Eye, Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Turquoise, Blue-green Fluorite, Moonstone
Physical Exercise: Any movement that brings you pleasure and joy will help to clear and balance the Sacral Chakra. Hip-focused movements, such as belly dancing, and asanas exercises that focus on opening and strengthening the hips and lower back, are also helpful. Pelvic floor exercises (if advised by a healthcare professional) may also be beneficial.
Yoga Asanas: Pigeon (all variations), Warrior II, Goddess, Reclined Butterfly, Happy Baby, Bound Angle, Lunges (all variations)
When it comes to Chakra Therapy, I often see people focusing on what they are missing, or how they are “deficient” in a particular chakra. Let’s focus on the positive!
In what ways do you know that your Sacral Chakra is balanced? Journal at least 5 things in your life – from circumstances to personal attributes – that are evidence of a healthy Sacral Chakra.
P.S. Are you a Yoga/Fitness Instructor, Holistic Health Practitioner, Bodyworker or Wellness Enthusiast who’d like to learn how to work with the chakras – professionally? You may be interested in my Chakra Therapy Certification course!
This post was originally published on May 5, 2019.