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How to Unblock Your Sacral Chakra (10 Healing Techniques)

How to Unblock Your Sacral Chakra (10 Healing Techniques)

When our Sacral Chakra is blocked it can lead to a lack of creativity, emotional instability and even sexual dysfunction.

Fortunately, there are many ways to unblock the Sacral Chakra and restore balance to your body. Read on for 10 Sacral Chakra healing techniques.

Understanding the Sacral Chakra

The Sacral Chakra is the Second Chakra of the Seven Major Chakras known as Svadhisthana in Sanskrit. It is located in the lower abdomen, about two inches below the navel, between the Root Chakra and Solar Plexus Chakra

The Sacral Chakra is associated with creative energy, sexual energy, and emotional intelligence. It is connected to feminine energy and the element of water. The Sacral Chakra symbol is an orange lotus flower

The Sacral Chakra is responsible for pleasure, creativity, and sexuality. When it is blocked, you may experience a range of symptoms that can impact your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Learn more about what chakra symbols mean

Signs of a Blocked Sacral Chakra

If you’re feeling blocked in your creativity, struggling with emotional instability, or experiencing sexual dysfunction, it may be worth exploring ways to unblock your Sacral Chakra.

When the Sacral Chakra is balanced, you may experience a sense of emotional stability, creativity, and sexual vitality. However, when the Sacral Chakra is blocked or imbalanced, it can manifest itself in a range of physical and emotional symptoms, including:

  • Lack of creativity: A blocked Sacral Chakra can lead to a lack of inspiration and creativity in your work, hobbies, and daily life.
  • Dysfunctional relationships: When your Second Chakra is blocked, you may struggle to form meaningful connections with others. You may also find yourself in unhealthy or codependent relationships or suffering from feelings of loneliness.
  • Low libido or sexual dysfunction: A blocked Svadhisthana can cause a decrease in sexual desire and pleasure, or even sexual obsession.
  • Emotional instability: You may find it difficult to regulate or express your emotions, experience mood swings or feel overwhelmed by your feelings when the Sacral Chakra is unbalanced.
  • Low self-esteem: A blocked Sacral Chakra can lead to feelings of low self-worth, as well as feelings of insecurity and insignificance.
  • Feelings of shame or guilt: These negative feelings can arise in connection with your sexuality and emotional relationships. 
  • Physical symptoms: Physical symptoms of a blocked Sacral Chakra can include lower back pain, urinary and kidney infections, issues with your reproductive organs, and digestive problems.
signs of a sacral chakra blockage
Signs of a Sacral Chakra Blockage

There are many factors that can contribute to a blocked or imbalanced Sacral Chakra, including trauma, stress, and negative beliefs about sexuality. To unblock the Sacral Chakra, it is important to address these underlying issues and work to restore balance to your energy system.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be a sign that your Sacral Chakra is blocked. However, it is important to note that these symptoms can also be caused by other factors, so it is important to seek professional medical advice if you are concerned about your health, in addition to practicing chakra healing.

10 Techniques to Unblock Your Sacral Chakra

Unblocking the Sacral Chakra involves a combination of physical, mental, and spiritual practices.

Physical practices such as yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques can help release tension and increase blood flow to the area. Mental practices such as journaling, therapy, and self-reflection can help you identify and release emotional blockages that may be contributing to the blockage. Spiritual practices such as energy healing and visualization can help restore balance to the chakra system as a whole.

By incorporating physical, mental, and spiritual practices into your daily routine, you can restore balance to your energetic body and unlock your full potential.

Sacral Chakra Meditation

Meditation is a powerful tool to help you unblock your Sacral Chakra. You can follow these simple steps to start your Sacral meditation practice today:

  1. Sit in a comfortable, quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.
  2. Keep your spine straight, and your shoulders relaxed.
  3. Take ten slow, deep breaths.
  4. Picture a spinning orange circle in the location of your Sacral Chakra (in your pelvic region).
  5. Focus on this image and visualize healing energies flowing freely through your chakra and to the rest of your subtle body.

Learn more about chakra meditation techniques

Check out our Sacral Chakra guided meditation video

Yoga Poses for the Svadhisthana

Yoga postures are another effective way to unblock your Sacral Chakra. Hip-opening stretches are a great way to release physical tension from your Sacral region – these yoga asanas are also great ones to try:

  • Baddha Konasana (Butterfly pose)
  • Upavistha Konasana (Seated Wide Legged Forward Fold)
  • Malasana (Garland pose)
  • Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge pose)
sacral chakra yoga poses
Sacral Chakra Yoga Poses

Svadhisthana Breathing Exercises

Breathing practices are a great way to work on chakra imbalances. To work on a Sacral Chakra blockage, you can try the following exercise:

  1. Sit in a comfortable position with your back straight and your eyes closed.
  2. Inhale deeply through your nose while counting to four.
  3. Hold your breath for a count of four.
  4. Exhale slowly through your mouth, counting to six.
  5. Repeat this exercise for several minutes, focusing on your Sacral Chakra and visualizing the vital energy flowing freely through it.

Crystal Healing for the Second Chakra

Crystals can also be used to unblock your Svadhishthana Chakra. Try using golden and orange stones such as carnelian, amber, or citrine, orange calcite.

Hold the crystal in your hand and visualize the life force energy flowing through it and into your Sacral Chakra. You could also place the crystal on your sacral chakra while meditating or doing yoga.

Learn more about How Crystals Help Heal The Sacral Chakra.

Amber bee earings from lovey dovey gift
Amber earrings from Lovey Dovey

Sacral Chakra Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy has known healing properties for the body and mind. There are certain essential oils like ylang-ylang, orange oil, and sandalwood which are particularly useful for the Sacral Chakra.

Why not add a couple of drops of these oils to a diffuser or oil burner to infuse your yoga or meditation practice. You could also use a chakra candle infused with essential oils

Learn more about the top 10 essential oils for healing the Sacral Chakra.

Creative Projects to Inspire the Sacral Chakra

The Sacral Chakra is the seat of our artistic expression and creative endeavors. When the Second Chakra is blocked or unbalanced, we can often feel uninspired, so doing any activity that involves an abundance of creativity can be beneficial for this center. 

You can choose any creative project which you enjoy – painting, writing, playing music, cooking, or even free-flowing dance – whatever gets your creative juices flowing will help your Sacral Chakra. 

Essential oils chakras chart
Essential oils chakras chart

Sacral Chakra Foods

Eating a healthy diet is essential for maintaining a balanced sacral chakra. Orange colored foods, such as oranges, butternut squash, sweet potato, tangerines, pumpkins, and carrots, are known to help unblock and open up your Sacral Chakra. Healthy nuts and oils like coconut oil can also be beneficial. 

These foods are naturally sweet and can boost your mood, replenish your physical body with healthy nutrients, and have a positive effect on your Sacral Chakra.

It is also important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding sugary drinks.

Chakra healing foods
Chakra Healing Foods

Color Therapy Using the Color Orange

The Sacral Chakra is symbolized by the color orange. Orange is thought to be a stimulating color that can promote mental activity and creative energy. It is often used to treat depression, hypothyroidism, and respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis. Additionally, orange is thought to promote happiness and joyfulness.

There are lots of different ways to incorporate orange into your life – you can wear orange clothing, eat orange foods, or use orange crystals during meditation or yoga practices. You could also wear chakra jewelry featuring orange gemstones. 

7 chakra color wheel
7 Chakra Color Wheel

Sacral Chakra Affirmations

Affirmations are positive statements that can help to remove negative programming and transform your energy levels. By repeating affirmations related to the Sacral Chakra, you can enhance your creativity, sensuality, and emotional balance.

Here are some Sacral Chakra affirmations that you can use for balancing flow:

  • I am a creative being, and my creativity flows freely.
  • I embrace my sensuality and enjoy pleasure in all areas of my life.
  • I honor my emotions and allow myself to feel deeply.
  • I am confident and comfortable in my own skin.
  • I trust my intuition and make decisions that align with my true desires.
sacral chakra affirmations
Sacral Chakra affirmations

When using affirmations, it’s important to repeat them regularly and with conviction. You can say them out loud, write them down, or even visualize them in your mind. The more you focus on these positive statements, the more they will become a part of your subconscious mind and influence your energy and chakra health.

Incorporating affirmations into your daily routine can be a powerful way to spread self-love, confidence, and balance in your life. Give these Sacral Chakra affirmations a try and see how they can help you enhance your energy and creativity.

Check out our 60 Sacral Chakra affirmations for a passionate life

Sacral Chakra Journaling

Journaling is a powerful tool for exploring your energetic centers. It allows you to explore your feelings, thoughts, and emotions related to this energy center. By writing down your experiences, you can gain insight into what is blocking your Sacral Chakra and what you need to do to heal it.

Here are some journal prompts to help you activate, open, and heal your Sacral Chakra:

  • What are some of your favorite creative activities? When did you last do them?
  • What are some of the things that make you feel excited and alive?
  • What makes you feel ashamed or guilty about your sexuality?
  • What are some of the things that make you feel confident and empowered in your body?
  • What are some of the things that make you feel disconnected from your body?
  • What are some of the things that make you feel joyful and happy?

Check out our 50 Sacral Chakra Journal Prompts.

When journaling, try to be as honest and open as possible. Don’t judge yourself or censor your thoughts. Allow yourself to express your feelings and emotions freely. 

By incorporating journaling and affirmations into your daily routine, you can start to heal your Sacral Chakra and experience more joy, creativity, and pleasure in your life.

sacral chakra journal prompts
Sacral Chakra Journal Prompts

What Next?

Your Sacral Chakra is incredibly important for your emotional and physical wellbeing, so it’s important that you look after it. All of the techniques in this article will help you explore and heal this energy center, so give them a try and see what works best for you!

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  • Clare Smith

    Hi, I’m Clare – writer and publisher of Chakra Practice. I’m a certified chakra energy healer and a philosophy major. I love researching and writing about everything to do with chakras, including trying out new crystals, candles, essential oils – anything that can help me in my practice.