Sacral chakra

Energy: Understanding your Sacral Chakra

The Sacral Chakra is located in the spine, just below the navel. This Chakra is associated with many of life's sweeter things such as pleasure, sexuality, nurturing, change and creativity (including procreation). It is the centre of realisation of polarity, the balance of opposites, and it affects your desire to interact with others.

Flow and Change

The Sacral Chakra is associated with the element of water and so influences flow in your body and governs the bladder, kidneys and circulatory system. Balance this Chakra to help you appreciate pleasures and be able to accept change to create the life you want to live. It enables you to express yourself openly, to be playful, sensual, nurturing or sexual.Through the Sacral Chakra you taste the fruit of your actions.

Sacral Characteristics

Balanced Chakra

Too Open

(Excessive Energy)


(Deficient Energy)

Emotionally balanced
Sexually open
Enjoys pleasure

Sexually predatory
Sexually aggressive

Guilt complex
Premature ejaculation

Working the Sacral Chakra

Use these methods to maintain the perfect balance in your Sacral Chakra and ensure that you continue to feel its many benefits.

Stimulating with Exercise

Begin this exercise for your Sacral Chakra by standing up straight, with your knees slightly bent and your pelvis dropped forward. Keeping your knees bent and flexible, rotate your pelvis in gradually decreasing clockwise circles, and then slowly increase the circle rotation size. Repeat the exercise, this time rotating in anticlockwise circles.

Getting it Right

Your head and feet should remain completely still while you are doing this exercise, and the movement you are seeking to emulate is similar to those used in belly dancing. Repeat the exercise six times in each direction.

Calming with Aromatherapy

Anoint yourself with a few drops of chamomile, lavender or ylang ylang essential oil just below the naval. Lie down on your bed and relax, breathing deeply, inhale to a count of four, and exhale for a count of eight.

Aromatherapy chamomile

Allow the relaxing and soothing energy of the oil to soak into your body, and feel it calming the Sacral Chakra as you continue to breathe deeply for a few minutes longer.

Relaxing Meditation

Lie on the floor with your arms at 45 degrees to your body, and your knees bent so that your feet are pulled up to your body, with the soles touching each other. This will stimulate your Sacral Chakra.

Flowing Tides

Now meditate for a few minutes on your Sacral Chakra and feel its energy moving like the flowing tides. Visualise orange energy flowing around your body and back to your Scral Chakra.

Calming with Crystals

Aquamarine crystal

Begin by anointing the pulse points on your wrists with frankincense oil.

Then sit cross-legged, breathe deeply and hold a piece of aquamarine or rutile quartz just below your navel.

Calming Energy

Close your eyes, relax and say, "Through balance I am open to change, and can create the future I desire". Sit still for a few minutes and allow the calming energy of the crystal to balance your Sacral Chakra.

Conditions Relating to the Sacral Chakra

Conditions to Treat

Conditions to Avoid

Sexual Dysfunction

Balance the Chakra with meditation, oils and exercise to restore confidence.

Uterine Infections

Stimulating the Chakra may make these worse. Seek medical advice.

Negativity to Self

Stimulate the Chakra with crystals, oils and meditation to improve self-esteem

Kidney Problems

There can be health concerns so you should again seek medical advice.