6 petals represent the 6 afflictive emotions of lust, anger, greed, delusion, pride, and envy
The center symbol is the letter for VAM the bija mantra
The moon represents the water element
The outer and inner circles that form the crescent moon symbolize the conscious dimensions and unconscious dimensions of existence.
Sacral Chakra General Information
The location for the Sacral chakra is the middle of the belly region.
The element & energy of the Sacral Chakra is the Water & liquid energy state.
The color of the Sacral Chakra is the color Orange.
The body parts & Organs associated with the Sacral Chakra are the womb, sex organs, bladder, spleen, kidneys, sacrum, tongue and gonads.
The Sense that governs the Sacral Chakra is the sense of Taste.
The Sounds that relate to the Sacral Chakra are the Bija mantra Vam and vowel sound ‘oo’ as in pool.
The Challenge of the Sacral Chakra is Guilt.
Identity and rights Emotional identity and the right to feel and have pleasure.
The Physical Malfunctions that can occur from a under or over active Sacral Chakra are the disorders of reproductive organs, spleen, urinary system; menstrual difficulties; sexual dysfunction; low back pain, knee trouble, lack of flexibility; deadened senses, loss of appetite for food, sex or life.
The Yoga Poses that can assist in balancing the Sacral Chakra are Hip stretches, pigeon, lotus, bound angle. For more yoga poses and information on the poses click here.
The hand Mudra that can bring more movement in the body is the Bhudi Mudra or fluid Mudra – place tip of thumb and little finger together; extend the other fingers outward.
The Essential Oils for the Sacral Chakra that can help women with menstrual problems are Clary Sage, Elemi, Fennel, Galbanum, Geranium, Jasmine, Melissa, Neroli, Rose, Rosewood, and Ylang Ylang. Oils that are considered aphrodisiacs and may assist with impotence or lack of sexual drive are Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang. Essential oils that encourage free flow of the urinary system are Anise, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Fennel, Garlic, Geranium, Juniper, Lemon, Rosemary, and Sage. The essential oils that encourage us to emit the higher frequencies of emotion are Elemi, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Melissa, Neroli, Rose, and Rosewood.
Other healing practices for the Sacral Chakra are Reiki bio-field clearing work, Movement therapy, emotional release, inner child work, boundary work, 12 step programs for addiction, assign healthy pleasures.
Affirmations can assist in the identification of thought and belief patterns that hinder the health of the Sacral Chakra.
Sacral Chakra Behavior Characteristics
Graceful movements Ability to embrace change Emotional intelligence Nurturance of self and others Healthy boundaries Ability to enjoy pleasure Sexual satisfaction a passionate life
Sexual addictions Obsessive attachments Addiction to stimulation Excessive mood swings Excessively sensitive Invasion of others boundaries Emotional dependency Emotional instability
Healing Techniques for the Over Active Sacral Chakra:
Water – drink more to flush out any toxins in your body.
Fluidity - Move your body mindfully every day: walk or do yoga
Feng shui – still water features can bring peace. (change the water regularly)
Rigidity in your body, beliefs, or behaviors Emotional numbness or insensitivity Fear of change Lack of desire, passion or excitement Avoidance of pleasure, Fear of sexuality Poor social skills with excessive boundaries Boredom
Healing Techniques for the Under Active Sacral Chakra:
Fluidity - Move your body everyday – dance with music at home privately, do yoga, walk, run, bicycle, or make love. If you work at a desk, stretch every 20 minutes. Breath workshops to move stuck emotions.
Sexuality – have a Reiki Bio-Field treatment to integrate old belief about pleasure. Also consider taking a sexual Tantra workshop to safely expand your normal habits.
Feng shui – running water features can get things moving.
Understanding the Sacral Chakra AN Interview with Sherry Schreck
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