In this post, we explored the root chakra which is also known as the body’s primordial energy center and is integral to our security! Which happens to be so important for you as a holistic keto goddess! Today, I am going to delve into the sacral chakra! This happens to be located right above the root chakra. It is closely linked with your creativity, receptivity, passionate nature, sensuality and emotions1.
Sacral Plexus Chakra ( Svadisthana)
This chakra is the center of physical procreation and is concerned with our physical well-being2. It is also associated with pleasure! It concerns our ability to receive and allow more pleasure in our lives3. 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. Some physical dysfunctions that may manifest include pelvic pain, chronic lower back pain, sciatica, gynecological problems, uterine/ bladder problems5.
How to get your sacral chakra back in order
If there is one affirmation for this chakra that I like the best it would be, “I feel”. I have found myself saying this at multiple points during the day. When you utilize this attestation you are allowing yourself to have self-expression and in turn, helping to open up this energy.
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! Again, I will mention this just like I did in my first post on the chakras. I would highly recommend that you are fasting during meditation. If you can’t be fasting then at least be in ketosis. This will also help your brain hone to focus via ketone bodies. Please see the following two posts: Intermittent fasting to Improve Meditation and Yoga and Overview of a Diet Meant for a Keto Goddess. 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! 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 just try to imagine a beautiful orange light that is getting larger. 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. Again this is a process and may not be right away! Recently, I have had feedback where I have reverted to things my mother had said in the past or have had visions of the house I grew up in! It can be vivid but remember this can be part of the process to 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.
The poses to effectively open up this chakra include the following: any of the warrior poses ( warrior 1,2 and 3), happy baby and downward-facing dog. I have had some imbalances in this chakra in the past and I must say that after doing these positions, I have noticed that my self-expression has really become more apparent. Some good yoga videos are the following: https://youtu.be/Lr2O71ltrbA or https://youtu.be/dcCIuBMowLg.
Remember that clothing is also important for yoga! Please see my root chakra post for more information on why your attire matters! If you haven’t read this post, then I would recommend you purchase your yoga gear at Yogamasti.
Other Chakra opening tools
Some other ways to help open up this chakra would be by writing (which has really helped me) or journaling. Dancing is also a wonderful way to open this! Latin dances such as salsa, and other dances that move the hip area7. Hello Zumba! Some foods that will help open this up to include ( keto-friendly that is): cheese, flax and sunflower seeds. Some essential oils to consider are ylang-ylang, lemon, patchouli, rosewood, and sandalwood8. Here is a link to an organic variety of essential oils here. Some crystals to consider include cornelian, tiger’s eye and onyx.
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 the senior years9. If you take the time and tend to this beautiful energy it will serve you much fortitude in your life! Namaste!