The sacral chakra, also called Svhadhisthana Chakra, is the second energy centre. It is associated with the emotional body, creativity, sexuality, commitment, passion, and sensitivity.
Its element is water and as such, its energy is characterized by movement and dynamic change. The sacral chakra is located three inches below your belly button above the genitals, and it is associated with the colour orange.
ANATOMY ASSOCIATED WITH THE SACRAL CHAKRA :
- Large intestine / Colon
The Sacral chakra is less dense than the root chakra but is still very physical in its nature, both chakras provide us with our physical body, instincts, and emotions.
The second chakra is also linked to the Heart and the Third eye chakras: The Sacral chakra provides us with pure feelings and emotions, the Heart chakra works to process those emotions in an altruistic way, and the Third eye chakra processes this emotional input as part of our intuition.
OPEN AND WELL-BALANCED SACRAL CHAKRA
When your sacral chakra is performing optimally, you are able to go with the flow of life, without judgement.
You believe in your uniqueness and as such, you are able to express yourself freely and to be in tune with your emotions and dreams.
A healthy Svhadhisthana chakra promotes the use of creativity to survive, function and manifest in this world.
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UNDERACTIVE / OVERACTIVE SACRAL CHAKRA
An underactive Sacral chakra can lead to the following behaviours and signs:
- You feel emotionally numb, unable to feel your emotions or feeling stuck in a particular mood.
- You have co-dependency with other people and the need to create strong emotional attachment to them.
- Lack of sexual desire.
- You are unable to maximize your creative potential, you feel creatively blocked.
- You suffer from health issues such as kidney stones, endometriosis, menstrual issues, impotence or infertility.
On the other hand, signs of an overactive Sacral chakra are:
- You are extremely emotionally reactive.
- You tend to avoid people because of your discomfort at being unable to fully relate to others.
- Overindulgence in fantasies and sexual obsessions.
- You feel overly creative, to the point of feeling exhausted.
FOODS FOR CREATIVITY AND FLOW
Water is an essential nutrient not only to help your body functioning well but also when we are properly hydrated, we are able to flow with our thoughts and emotions.
The fact that the human body is made of 70% water, our thoughts and intentions can have profound implications on our health and well-being.
FATS AND OILS
There are different types of fats and each one has its own effect on the Sacral chakra.
SATURATED FATTY ACIDS
Saturated fatty acids are found mainly in animal products, that’s why they hold a slightly grounding influence from the root chakra. The fact that they are more solid than unsaturated fats, it gives the Sacral chakra more structural support and protection.
Saturated fats can blend the root and Sacral chakra energies so that our emotions and creativity can be processed in a productive way.
BE AWARE OF YOUR SATURATED FATS INTAKE
Eating too many saturated fats can lead to several physical issues such as cholesterol or heart diseases.
Saturated fats provide our membrane cells with the right rigidity so that our bodies are protected from harmful substances, however, if we consume too many saturated fats, our cells become too rigid. This rigidity would also be manifested in the Sacral chakra, we may become a hard-headed person and not being able to process the emotions that the Sacral chakra creates, causing the Heart chakra to get blocked, which is not surprising considering that this chakra is linked to the second chakra.
UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS
We can find unsaturated fats in olive oil, flaxseed oil and fish oil.
Olive oil is ideal for the Sacral chakra as its Mediterranean origin transfers its sharing, expressing and caring energies, not only the Sacral chakra but also the Heart chakra.
There are other fatty acids considered essential as our bodies can’t produce them. These are called the Omega-3 and Omega-6 families.
The cell membrane needs these essential fatty acids as building blocks. Without unsaturated fats, the cell is rigid and the flow of nutrients is blocked.
If we have too little unsaturated Omega-3 and Omega-6 we can experience:
- Dry skin or eczema, as our cells in the skin can’t hold water
- Hair loss and brittle nails
Too many saturated fats and not enough essential fatty acids can lead to:
- Heart issues.
It can also lead to a deficiency of our higher chakras. i.e. cardiovascular disease (Heart chakra) or depression (Third eye chakra)
Salmon provides the best vibration for the Sacral chakra because of its content of essential fatty acids and its orange-coloured flesh.
Other types of fish, such as sea bass, cod and sardines, are also beneficial for the Sacral chakra as they carry the essence of life within the flow of water.
Sunflower, hemp, pumpkin, poppy, sesame and flax seeds are great sources to heal the Sacral chakra, especially flax seeds.
The health benefits of the flax seeds can extend into the territory of Root and Heart chakras by:
- Reducing the risk of breast and prostate cancer.
- Helping lower cholesterol and may play an important role in improving heart health.
- Lowering blood sugar.
- Improving cholesterol.
- Regulating bowel movements and improving our digestive health.
- Flax seeds are rich in high-quality proteins.
The Sacral chakra resonates with fruits grown in tropical areas, as they embody the energetic vibrations of relaxation, joy and pleasure. By eating tropical fruits, we are able to open our inner self and feel free and relaxed.
Tropical fruits that nourish the second chakra are mangoes, dragon fruits, pineapple, papaya, banana, oranges, kiwi, figs and coconut.
Similar to flax seeds, coconut can strength the lowest chakra as its hard shell serves as a protective layer.
When purchasing tropical fruits from the market, make sure choosing organic and non GMO (Genetically modified organisms).
Here are 10 reasons to avoid GMO foods.
Among all different types of nuts, walnut is one of the richest nut sources of Omega-3 fats.
Almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts, pistachios, Macadamia nuts, and pine nuts are other excellent choices to nourish the Sacral and Root chakras.
The oils in the nuts combined with protein provide both grounding and flowing qualities to support the Root and Sacral chakras.
A healthy Sacral chakra vibrates at a frequency similar to the colour orange. By eating orange-coloured foods, we are helping our Sacral chakra to restore to its correct vibration.
On a nutritional level, most of the orange foods contain beta-carotene, a red/orange pigment and antioxidant that protects our cell membranes, similar to the essential fatty acids.
Some studies have suggested that fruits and vegetable rich in beta-carotene can help lower the risk of cancer or heart disease.
Let your feelings flow freely, accept each one of them, know that they are your feelings and no one is to blame for them. Live from your essence and watch your feelings flow; only when you accept them can you understand the story of your life.Patricia Selbert
RECIPES FOR THE SACRAL CHAKRA
Resource: Chakra foods for Optimum health by Deanna M. Minich, Ph.D., C.N.
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