Opening The Sacral Chakra

Opeing Sacral Chakra

The sacral chakra is the seat of emotion. Associated with the color orange, the sacral chakra (taken from the Sanskrit word svadhisthana, meaning “dwelling place of the self”) governs our ability to initiate, nurture and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships.Located in the lower abdomen, it is the hub of our creativity and guides us see beyond the mundane to embrace our dreams and desires. A balanced sacral chakra offers balance, grounding, and strength.

When it’s time to open the second chakra energy flow

If your sacral chakra is out of balance it can initiate a range of physical symptoms, including:

  • premenstrual syndrome
  • anemia
  • hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • lower back pain
  • joint problems
  • spleen and kidney issues
  • low energy



On a non-physical level, a imbalance of the sacral chakra can contribute to:

  • depression
  • poor boundaries
  • overly sensitive, indulgent or aggressive
  • fear and/or anxiety
  • detachment
  • co-dependency
  • manipulation
  • panic attacks

If you feel your second chakra is in need of opening and healing, there are a number of things you can do to balance and strengthen it.

Opeing Sacral Chakra

Simple ways to open your second chakra

Find Your Groove
One way of opening the sacral chakra is to dance. Moving your body helps heal the second chakra by getting your body’s energy flowing, which activates the chakra and removes blockages.


Awaken Your Senses
Essential oils are a great, simple way to open up blocked chakras. Try introducing pleasant scents associated with the sacral chakra to your home, office, and other personal spaces. From citrusy and floral to more subtle, earthy fragrances, adding a hint of scent can make a world of difference in helping to open, cleanse, and balance the second chakra. To help heal chakra imbalance, consider using one or more of these essential oils:

  • Patchouli
  • Ylang-Ylang
  • Bergamot
  • Sandalwood
  • Clary Sage
  • Jasmine
  • Orange
  • Rose

Think (and See) Orange
Introduce subtle to bright shades of orange to your office and home decor to help heal, activate and open up energy flow through the second chakra. Add a touch of warming orange to your wardrobe and maybe introduce some healing, earthy orange tones to your jewelry and accessories.

Meditating on the color orange is another great way to not only heal and activate the sacral chakra, but also improve your focus and concentration.

Unpack Your Bags

Learning to let go can be difficult. Emotional baggage, even if it’s just the size of a carry-on, can weigh you down. Consider journaling or simply talking with a close friend about all that’s bothering you. It’s amazing how much better you feel when you vocalize and let go of repressed emotions and experiences.



Open Up the Hips

The sacral chakra is directly tied to our ability to experience pleasure and express our emotions in a healthy way. Learning how to open and strengthen our second chakra through exercise can also help heal imbalance.

When exploring options for exercises that benefit the sacral chakra, consider yoga.

To open up, activate, and heal the sacral chakra, start with these yoga poses:

  • Open angle pose ( Upavistha Konasana)
  • Cow face pose (Gomukhasana)
  • One-legged king pigeon pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
  • Reclining bound angle pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
  • Half frog pose (Ardha Bhekasana)
  • Fire log pose (Agnistambhasana)

Want Healthier and Happier Chakras?

When properly balanced each of your 7 Chakras work together to create an optimal life. If you are like most of us your energetic ecosystem could use some help. Take this 2-minute chakra test to know which of your chakras may be the weakest.

Take The Chakra Test Now!


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  • […] chakra will allow you to feel comfortable with your emotions, sexuality, and creativity. Opening the sacral chakra means letting go of negativity surrounding your feelings, expression of sexuality, and the way […]

  • Aubry

    The 7 Chakras are
    Root chakra — base of the spine — red
    Sacral chakra — just below the navel — orange
    Solar Plexus chakra — stomach area — yellow
    Heart chakra — center of the chest — green
    Throat chakra — base of the throat — blue
    Third Eye chakra — forehead, just above area between the eyes — indigo
    Crown chakra — top of the head — violet

  • Rosie

    I need help opening mine, I’ve become depressed, and I feel powerless. Can you help?

    • Beverley Bryant

      hi you need to also you colours to help open your chakras and oils to place on the body along with eating the foods that have the same colour as the chakra you are working on. I know this to work as i work within the colour therapy field and have seen many changes to peoples chakras when introducing the colours into their lives in all aspects

  • julian

    what are all the charcas and how do i open my inner power and increase my speed, agility, strength ,and balance

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