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What Is Your Sacral Chakra? (And Other Chakras, Too)

What Is Your Sacral Chakra? (And Other Chakras, Too)

Sacral chakra in the woods

You might have heard about the chakras but aren’t sure what exactly they are. Maybe you’ve been experiencing problems in your life, and someone suggested it might be related to your sacral chakra, and you were left wondering what they could mean. 

Chakras are the energy centers in your body that run along your spine. While there isn’t scientific literature supporting the existence of the chakras, chakras are an integral part of many different religions and cultures around the world, and understanding them could help you solve some problems in your life. In this article, we will go over what your sacral chakra is, along with other important chakras to know. 

What is the sacral chakra?

Sacral Chakra; Dhyana Mudra, used in Meditation for Self-Healing and Improving Concentration.

The sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen and is linked to pleasure, sexuality, and joy. A balanced sacral chakra will result in a high emotional awareness, feelings of creativity and connectedness, along with a healthy sex drive. Signs of a deficient sacral chakra include having boundaries that are too rigid, suffering from low libido, participating in self-criticism, and being too guarded. 

It is not only deficiency that can cause problems when it comes to your sacral chakra. You can also have problems because of an overactive sacral chakra. This can look like having weak boundaries, engaging in people-pleasing behavior, becoming moody, and acting impulsively. 

How can I heal my sacral chakra?

If you suspect that your sacral chakra is out of balance, there are steps you can take to get it balanced again. Here are some common methods for balancing your sacral chakra.

Mediate

Any form of meditation can help to restore balance to your chakras. Healthline suggests a specific type of meditation where you visualize a moon stretching from your knees to your navel while repeating the water element mantra “vam.” You can also search for other meditation exercises, as there are plenty of free resources on the web. 

Do Yoga

Yoga is not just a form of exercise—it can also be an excellent way to balance your chakras again. If you suspect that your sacral chakra is out of whack, you can do a quick search for yoga exercises created specifically to help balance your sacral chakra. A quick search on YouTube will lead you to dozens of workouts created specifically for this purpose. 

Affirmations

Affirmations can be another great way to balance your sacral chakra. They are simply repeating short positive statements, and they can help you reframe your perspective and can be a key tool in healing an unbalanced chakra. If you are experiencing an unbalanced sacral chakra, you can focus on affirmations specifically around your chakra problems. For example:

“I am in tune with my sexuality.”

“I am creative and connected.”

“I am emotionally aware.”

Other Important Chakras

food cravings prepare food at home

The sacral chakra is only one of the seven main chakras. Each chakra has its own location in the body, along with its own functioning. While there are 7 main chakras, many people believe that there are 114 total chakras in the human body. Here, we will go through the other six main chakras that run along the spine.

Crown Chakra

The crown chakra is located at the crown of your head. It is the most spiritual of all chakras and is linked to your life’s purpose and your spiritual connection to the universe. 

Third Eye Chakra

The third eye chakra is located between your eyebrows and is responsible for imagination and intuition. 

Throat Chakra

As the name suggests, your throat chakra is located in your throat. As its location might suggest, it is linked to your ability to communicate. 

Heart Chakra

The heart chakra is located at the level of your heart. However, like all the other main chakras, it is centered along your spine, not off to the left. The name of the heart chakra is not just based on its location but also its functioning. This chakra is connected to your ability to experience love and compassion. 

Solar Plexus Chakra

The solar plexus chakra is in your stomach area. It is linked to a sense of control, self-esteem, and overall confidence. 

Root Chakra

The root chakra is located at the base of your spine, under the sacral chakra. It is believed to be linked to stability and security. 

How can I unblock my other chakras?

Meditation by the pool

If you want to unblock your other chakras, you can use the same basic techniques you used to heal your sacral chakra. However, you will want to adjust your approach based on the chakra you are trying to balance. For example, if you would like to use yoga to balance your chakras, there are different poses associated with each chakra. In this way, you can create a custom chakra-healing routine based on whichever chakras are most troubled. 

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