As a high school counsellor I was on the front lines of the direct effect
the absurd way that sexuality, sex and intimacy were portrayed on the
viral network. How can a child grow up in our era with a healthy sense
of intimacy? How can they protect themselves from being tainted by
the over-sexualized media giant that penetrates them for so many
hours a day. I think if they trust their instincts about intimacy and
show one another mutual respect they have a fighting chance at a
healthy intimate outlook on their sexual health.
The sacral chakra is the core of our sensuality, passion and the
ability and ease at which we express our true selves.
Another topic of note when looking at the sacral chakra is how
conservative and constrained our society is-I am talking about
how we are programmed to sit still for an eight hour school or
work day-and not act too cray cray-so as not to make others feel
uncomfortable. We are so afraid of seeming odd, weird or crazy that
our true passionate nature-which is the most core sense of our being-
is held down and muffled; kicked under the proverbial carpet of
expression. I find it very sad that I have to tone myself down all the
time-I am a very colourful person but in most situations I make sure
that I play the role I am supposed to like a good wife, mother and
upstanding member of the community. Are we all hiding behind our
masks? I believe we are. It takes so much effort to put on our
‘faces’ our ‘costumes’ and read from the script of the real world-
by the time we get home we are so exhausted it is a relief to just
let it all hang out once again.
Today we are focusing on the sacral chakra-the core
of our passion and sensuality.
Morning Meditation: Balancing the Sacral Chakra
Journal Entry: When was the most passionate time of your life?
What was going on in your life at this time and how did it affect
you this way? What could you do now to tap into that passion once
Some fabulous information about the Sacral Chakra from Chakra Anatomy
The Sacral Chakra is your passion and pleasure centre and it is located in the pelvic area. While the Root Chakra is satisfied with survival, the 2nd chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment.
The gift of this chakra is experiencing our lives through feelings and sensations. The second chakra is the centre of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, and connection.
The energy of this chakra allows you to let go, to move, and to feel change and transformation occurring within your body. It allows you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness.
The main challenge for the second chakra is the conditioning of our society. We live in a society where feelings are not valued, where passion, and emotional reactions are being frowned upon. We are being taught not to “loose control”. And we get disconnected from our bodies, our feelings.
As if this was not enough, we also experience the wounds of our collective cultural struggles over many sexual issues of our society. On one hand sexuality is magnified and glorified, and on the other hand it is rejected. This results in either blocked or excessive second chakra issues.
No wonder we have so many issues with our passion centre, the wellspring of feelings, enjoyment, and sensuality.
Do you love your body? Do you enjoy feeling your body? When was the last time you walked barefoot on the grass and felt the sensation of ground underneath your feet?
The sacral chakra is also your centre of creativity. Passion is the fuel of creative energy. Everything you create, a poem, a drawing, or a website, originates from the energy of second chakra. It is also where your fertility originates. After all, conceiving a child is a creative process.
A person with an open Svadhisthana Chakra is passionate, present in her body, sensual, creative, and connected to her feeling.
Sacral Chakra at a glance:
Sacral Chakra Affirmations
I love and enjoy my body.
I have healthy boundaries.
I am open to experiencing the present moment through my senses.
I am passionate.
I feel pleasure and abundance with every breath I take.
I nourish my body with healthy food and clean water.
I know how to take care of my needs.
I value and respect my body.
I am open to touch and closeness.
I allow myself to experience pleasure.
My sexuality is sacred.
Emotions are the language of my soul.
I take good care of my physical body.
I am at peace.
Sanskrit name: Svadhisthana (sweetness)
Shape: Circle with crescent
Petals of the lotus: Six
Seed sound: VANG
Vowel sound: Oo
Rights: To feel, to want
Endocrine gland: Ovaries, testicles
Physical association: Womb, genitals, kidney, bladder
Psychological function: Movement and connection
Developmental stage: 6 months – 2 years
Plane: Astral plane
Planets: Mercury, Jupiter, Moon
Deity: Indra, Rakini, Vishnu
Incense: Gardenia, damiana
Herb: Fennel, corriander
Tarot Suit: Cups
As you try these sacral chakra balancing poses try listening to
this incredible Kundalini music by Uma Mohan:
The best sacral chakra yoga poses are those that work with movement in the hips and lower abdomen. Some poses are aimed at opening and some are aimed at moving energy through this area. Learn yoga poses to open the flow of creativity in your life, to feel more sensual and to experience your life with more passion.
Sacral Chakra – Sun Salutation to encourage graceful, flowing movements. Movements that keep us fluid and flexible in body, mind, and spirit. Learn the sequence of 12 powerful poses to balance your second chakra.
Evening Meditation: Chakra Balancing Music for Sleep
Peace, Love & Namaste Em