There are many ways to start balancing your Chakras and allowing the healing to commence, and here I will show you my 7 Tips to Balance Your Sacral Chakra
No. 1 Colour Therapy
Orange is the sacral chakra’s colour, so it helps to add orange colours and hues into your life to help this chakra come back into alignment. You can chose to visualize orange, imagining a bright, healing orange glow filling up your entire lower abdomen, and sending it also to any areas of tension in the body. You may wish to light orange candles, have orange cushions or throws, or simply wear something orange. My personal favourite way to help heal and open my chakras is to eat my way there (!!), so try including some sacral chakra healing foods like: Oranges, melons, coconuts, strawberries, mandarins, almonds and especially cinnamon. Ensure to drink plenty of water too.
No. 2 Get in Some Hip-opening Yoga Postures
Yoga poses to open the second chakra often focus on hip opening poses, and that’s because we often store a lot of emotional and physical tension in our hips. Doing these poses directly connects to your sacral chakra and allows for healing to begin.
Your yoga practice should be slow and relaxed rather than fast or overly challenging for optimal second chakra healing.
Try these hip opening poses to help open your sacral chakra: wide-angle, forward seated bend, bound angle pose, cow pose, Pigeon Pose or lizard pose.
See this list for more: http://www.yogajournal.com/article/practice-section/hip-enough/
No. 3 I like ta Move it Move it: Get moving – dance, stretch, jump, run! Dance like no one’s watching. Turn up those tunes and get your booty moving. Stretch it out or jog until you’re all good and sweaty! It’s one of the easiest ways to open up your chakra plus you’ll get all those nice endorphins pulsating around your body too – win win!
All of these movements really help you to tone up your body which is ideal for healing your chakra. Why? Because taking care of your body through physical exercise helps to keep your muscles strong and healthy which is great when you’re learning to let go of unnecessary muscular gripping and tension.
No. 4 Let go… Learning to let go of those self-sabotaging unhealthy emotions, habits, people, and memories is so so important. Instead, connect with people who are genuine and who make you feel good, delight yourself in simple pleasures without getting overly attached to them (this is key to promote a balanced second chakra). Let go of feelings of anger, fear, hatred, grief and guilt. Release yourself from energy draining people and addictive behaviours, whether it’s with food, television or games for instance. Knowing how to feel fulfilled and satisfied is part of sacral chakra healing. When we learn to let go of the baggage that we don’t need to carry, we are able to create space and energy for new and better opportunities.
No. 5 Essential Oils for the Sacral Chakra
Try using the following essential oils to aid your Sacral chakra healing:
Jasmine, Rose, Ylang ylang, Sandalwood, Clary Sage and orange
These can be used in meditation, added to your laundry, sprinkled on your bedding, diffused into the air or mixed into your shampoo!
No. 6 Splish-Splosh – get interactive with the water element
The Svadisthana’s element is Water, therefore it makes sense to get outside, plop yourself down by a river, lake, stream or ocean and relax. If possible, wade or paddle your feet through the water to absorb the energy and help your energy flow. Of course, you can also jump in the ocean too!
If open water isn’t close at hand, try taking a bath or a shower to help balance your sacral chakra. Adding a few delicious aromatherapy oil drops to your shower walls/floor or to your bath water will really help provide you with the relaxation needed to keep your emotions flowing.
No. 7 Meditation
Meditation is going to come up a lot in these chakra balancing discussions, you have been warned! And the obvious reason is because meditation is just so useful for chakra cleansing and balancing. You can simply close your eyes, put on some chilled out music and settle in for 10+ minutes of “you time”. Additionally, try diffusing some essential oils fitting to the sacral chakra and breathing them in whilst you sit; or maybe burning orange or scented candles to get you more focused. You can even customize your meditations to envision the area of the sacral chakra to be orange and giving off a warm glow, filling up your lower abdomen. Maybe hold your hands on to the chakra area to bring more focus to the area you are trying to heal. Keep breathing deeply and relaaaax in to it.