Hi everyone. Jessica here. Welcome back to my chakra podcast series. Today we are going to talk about balancing the sacral plexus chakra. In my prior episode, we explored the root chakra! If you haven’t listened to it, let me recap a bit. The root chakra is also known as the body’s primordial energy center, and is known to be integral to our security! Now, that we are in uncertain times in our world, it is very important to make sure this chakra is balanced! Attaining balance in the root chakra goes hand in hand with aligning your sacral chakra. The sacral chakra is right above the root chakra and it is closely linked with your creativity, receptivity, passionate nature, sensuality, and emotions1. If you have not listened to my root chakra podcast, I encourage you to listen to it prior to this one.
Sacral Plexus Chakra ( Svadisthana)
The Sacral Chakra sits between the reproductive organs, in the center of your lower abdomen, and represents the life force of creative potential 11. It is the chakra that is the center of physical procreation and is concerned with our physical well-being2. It governs our ability to receive and allow more pleasure in our lives3.
How do you know if the Sacral Chakra is blocked?
When the Sacral Chakra is blocked or isn’t spinning with ease, your sense of creative potential is blocked. You may feel a lack of inspiration for a creative project, an inability to pursue your art or a loss of interest in it12. If you are trying to begin a keto diet, then it will be hard to start it if this chakra is not in balance. When your sacral chakra is out of harmony you may have difficulty expressing your feelings. You may also experience issues around money and abundance, either placing an overemphasis on obtaining material goods or not owning to your abundance at all4. You may also feel like you are unable to let things go.
In many cases, Sacral Chakra blocks can last for years, if not decades, and in Western cultures are often thought to be associated with age. Many people think that it is natural to lose inspiration, sexual desire, or passion as we get older 13. This is not the case at all! If you are experiencing any of this, please consider that your Sacral Chakra may be blocked and work on getting it back in order. Sure, you can let your health care provider know, but also give your body a healing chance by doing things to balance this chakra!
Physical dysfunctions of Sacral Plexus Chakra
Some physical dysfunctions that may manifest if this chakra is left unattended to would include pelvic pain, chronic lower back pain, sciatica, gynecological problems, uterine/ bladder problems5.
Sacral Chakra Balancing
When trying to rebalance this chakra you should include the following mantras in your reverence: I am creator, I am open to receive, and I feel deeply. Make sure you say these over and over during your meditation! This is really to reiterate to yourself which in turn will help you to affirm and really believe these words! Remember, you can allot 10-30 minutes of your time for meditation, but really all you need is 5 minutes of actual meditation time. This is so you don’t feel like you are in a hurry! After all, you want to show up for yourself!
How to do sacral meditation
You may start off your meditation seated in the lotus position or laying down. Either way, make sure you are very comfortable! Let your body completely relax! Close your eyes. Start by taking three slow deep breaths. Inhale completely filling your lungs then exhale very slowly. Allow your whole body and all your limbs to become very heavy. If you are standing, you could even get in mountain pose like when you are doing yoga. Close your eyes and while you are doing that try to imagine a beautiful orange light that is getting larger.
Imagine a bright orange light
Imagine that there is a lot of energy emanating from the brilliant light. Continue on with the deep breathing exercises all the while making sure your exhalations are slow! As you are taking your breaths, you can place your hands above your hips or rest them right below the navel, all the while touching your belly. Ask your sacral plexus chakra the following question: what do you need right now? When the feedback presents itself, it may come in the form of words from a deceased loved one, image, or intuition.
Ask for feedback when you meditate
Remember, feedback is a process and may not be right away! It may take several meditations before you experience this feedback. Recently, I have recently had feedback where I have reverted to things my late mother had said in the past or have had visions of the house I grew up in! Feedback can be vivid, but remember this can be part of the process towards healing this chakra. During this meditation when you exhale, release all the tension and negativity that has accumulated in your guts and any sense of disharmony that may be around you(6). Then at the end of your meditation, make sure to take three cleansing breaths once again. I would repeat the three mantras that I had mentioned previously in this section to reaffirm everything.
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Journaling and Blogging
Journaling is an excellent way to open up the sacral chakra. When we write, we use a form of self-expression, which allows this chakra to open up. If you become super inspired, you can even start a blog! At the beginning of the year, I knew my sacral chakra was opening up when I came up with the idea of starting a blog. For a long time, I had known that I wanted to write to help people and then one day I woke up and had an “AHA moment.” It was very enlightening!
If you are interested in starting a blog, I would highly recommend that you go with Bizbudding.com. Please go to my link in the transcript. It is under journaling and blogging and go to their website to learn how you can start a blog!
Dancing is another way to open up this energy center! An example would be Latin dances such as salsa and other dances that move the hip area,7 such as Zumba. If you have been thinking about taking up belly dancing, then do it! This type of dancing is a very good sacral plexus opening tool because it hones right on the sacral plexus chakra region. If you have a hula hoop in your garage, dust it off and get it out! Not only will you feel like a kid, but it is great for opening up this chakra!
Sacral Plexus foods
Some foods that will help open this up to include: sunflower seeds, fish, and orange-colored foods. These can include oranges, carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots, mangos, and mandarins10. Now, I do realize that some of these foods may not be on your” keto-list.” If you are on a strict keto plan, such as 50 net carbs or less per day, then I would portion these types of foods out. For example, if you have one small mandarin, it is about 8.8 net carbs according to the app Cronometer. All you would have to do is include that in your carb count! If you do keto-carb cycling and do two days with 100-150 net carbs per day, you can have a bit more of these orange types of foods. Even in this case, remember portions do count and so do calories! Record these in Cronometer.com. If you would like to learn more about this, I recommend you go to my articles on Keto-carb cycling and Keto biometrics 1 and Keto biometrics 2. After I am done with chakra series podcasts, I will also do some podcasts on the Keto diet for Holistic Keto Goddesses in the future! Stay tuned!
Essential oils and Gemstones
The essential oils for the sacral plexus chakra include ylang-ylang, lemon, patchouli, rosewood, and sandalwood8. Some gemstones to consider include cornelian, tiger’s eye, and onyx.
I love essential oils and gemstones! They are fantastic for chakra opening. I have an essential oil and gemstone kit with the specific oils and gemstones that pertain to each of the seven chakras! You can find it under my Recommendations page on my blog. Or you can just go to the link in this transcript; it is under essential oils and gemstones. I love this kit because you don’t have to sit there and think about which essential oil or which stone you need to use with each chakra. It already has it in there for you! Talk about convenient!
EMFs and sacral chakra imbalance
Overall, it seems that EMFs can interfere with any chakra! I have done research on EMFs, and I know that they can physiologically interfere with our bodies and can cause depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, cancer the list goes on. If you want to read more, please go to my article, Is your smartphone toxic to your health? It seems to me if they have the potential to cause this physical dysfunction, then they can contribute to chakra imbalance. Think about it; we know that when our chakras are out of balance, they can cause physical or psychological disease. So it would make sense that EMFs would serve to contribute to this imbalance! They are essentially interfering with our organs to compensate, which will throw our chakras off!
EMF blocking devices
Fortunately, there are ways to help block EMFs. We are so reliant on technology with our smartphones and computers that it is hard to get rid of them! I mean, we could, but it would be hard to function. So we are left to deal. You can purchase several devices, which will help block EMFs in your home or smartphone. However, the one I highly recommend is the QI device.
I love this tool because it can block out radiation in your home or office! The QI device will protect you from cellular (including 5G), wifi, and other EMF fields. Synergy Science has several different purchase options for your home, office, or even personal protection. It will convert your home or office into a sanctuary form EMF fields. The Qi Home cell is protection in your home( which covers an area of 3000 feet), and the Qi Max is for your office( which can cover 8-10 floors up or down).
In summary, as holistic keto goddesses, our creative expression via the sacral chakra is essential to our relationships and our day-to-day activities. If this chakra is well taken care of, then the physical body is vital and energetic for well into your senior years9. If you take the time and tend to this beautiful energy it will serve you much fortitude in your life! Namaste!
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4,5,7,8 Alcantara, M. (2017). Chakra Healing. A beginner’s Guide to Self-Healing Techniques that Balance the Chakras. Berkeley, CA: Althea Press.
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