The Sacral Chakra is located two to three inches below your belly button in the centre of your body running from front to back. The colour that is associated with this Chakra is orange. The symbol attached is the symbol that represents the Sacral Chakra.
This Chakra is connected to our emotional body, our creativity and our sensuality. It is important when doing energy work to ensure you are fully grounded. This is the Chakra that connects to our sexuality, our fantasies, relationships, feelings and emotions. It is also associated with our pleasure centre. Hence the association to relationships, sexuality, sensuality and fantasies. It is also connected with our excretion, due to it's location, This also represents our sexual self. It is closest to earth so is associated with earth symbol as well.
It is important that we ensure this Chakra (and all Chakras) are balanced. If any chakra is out of balance it can affect us physically, emotionally or spiritually. Whilst in balance this chakra can give us feelings of:
Connected to the world
Connected to the self
When it is out of balance it can give us feelings of:
Reliance on others
Being ruled by your emotions
Lack of sexual desire or satisfaction
The Sanskrit name is Svadhisthana.
Working with the Sacral Chakra
Lay or sit comfortably
Close your eyes
Breathe in through your nose
Breathe our your mouth
Long, slow, deep breaths
Imagine roots going deep into the ground
They anchor you to this plane
Imagine orange energy coming up through the ground
Imagine an orange cone going out from just below your belly button in front and behind you ground
The energy slowly goes up your body encompassing you
Imagine the energy flowing through and around you
It is dispelling negativity and brings only good energy
Stay like this breathing long, slow, deep breaths for as long as you want
When you are ready imagine the energy slowly stopping
Focus on your breathing
Bring your awareness back into your body
When you are back into your body slowly wiggle your fingers and toes
When you are fully back into your body slowly open your eyes
Stay where you are for a few minutes
When you are ready slowly stand up
Working with your Sacral Chakra you would be best suited to use orange crystals. Hold them in your hands carry them with you, wear jewellery with orange stones in, place them just below your belly button whilst you meditate.
Walking in nature or on grass without footwear helps ground you. It brings your chakras into balance. Do it regularly to see the difference.