This is the second blog in a 7-week Practical Chakra Healing series of blogs and videos dedicated to providing your with PRACTICAL ways that you can support your Chakras, simply by showing you how to be just a little more intentional about the things you are probably already doing on a daily basis. If are unfamiliar with what Chakras are or how they influence your Life Experience, I suggest that you read my What are Chakras? blog post, before beginning on this series. I also suggest that you read and follow these blog posts in the proper order, so you can develop a more solid foundation and so you can get the most from this series.
Sacral Chakra Basics
Your Sacral Chakra is located at about 2 “finger spaces” below your navel. The Sacra Chakra governs your reproductive organs and your renal system. The areas of your life that are governed by your Sacral Chakra are sex, pleasure, desire for reproduction, pleasure, and desire for social connection. If you feel insecure or unstable in any of these areas in your life, it will block the flow of energy through your Sacral Chakra. As a result, you may experience lack of sexual desire, jealousy, envy, and over-possessiveness. However, when your Sacral Chakra is balanced and supported, you will be able to easily inhabit your ability to experience pleasure, connect to your creativity, and develop healthy social interactions and relationships.
The chant word that supports the Sacral Chakra is the Sanskrit word Vam. To create the proper sound for this chant, take a deep breath in through your nose and fill up your belly first. Then from that deep space, exhale a slow, deep VAAAAAUUUUUUUMMMM. You can and hear a demonstration of this in the video. (I’ll release this video later this week).
Now, when it comes to chanting, while it may be ideal for you to create the space to sit and chant this 108 times as part of a meditative practice, you may not be in a position to dedicate that kind of time. What you can do, is just allow yourself to chant Vam as often as what is available to you, throughout the day. For example, you may chant Vam to yourself as you walk from your bedroom to your kitchen to make your morning tea. You may chant Vam while you drive to work. The goal is here is not to create the absolute perfect meditative practice, based on what you see being taught online. The ultimate goal is for you to be more intentional about how you spend some of the “white-space” or open time you have in your schedule. Chanting Vam whenever you can remember to do so will help to make your more aware of the Chakra work you are doing.
The color that supports the Sacral Chakra is orange. The most accessible way for you to use color therapy to support your Chakras is by being intentional about the color of your clothing and the color of your food. For example, with the Sacral Chakra, you could choose to wear an orange shirt, orange undergarments, orange lipstick, orange shoes, or orange accessories. For your food, you can choose to have oranges, or a dish with an orange sauce. What you are going for here is the intention. So, when you grab these items, you can simply say to yourself “I am choosing this orange item to support the clearing and balancing of my Sacral Chakra.” Then, every time you are reminded of the color orange or the orange items you choose for the day, you can say “I am so thankful and grateful that my Sacral Chakra is being supported today.”
Like the Root Chakra, music with deeper tones, heavy bass, and dynamic drumbeats also support the Sacral Chakra. This combination is normally found in indigenous music that uses drums as the main instrument and rap music. The difference, however, is that music key that corresponds to the Sacral Chakra is the key of “D”, so music with deeper tones, dynamic drumbeats, heavy base, that are composed in the melody of “D” is perfect for working with your Sacral Chakra. While it is ideal for you to use music that does that have any lyrics, so that you aren’t distracted, I understand that sometimes, we all just need to be entertained and that entertainment feels good. So, I’ll give you a few examples that you can use for your entertainment:
Hip-Hop and R&B
I’ll Make Love to You – by Boyz II Men
Yea Yea – by Suave’ Li
Day ‘n’ Nite – by Kid Cudi
Late Nite Flex – by Suave’ Li
Wake Me Up – by Avicii
Thinking Out Loud – by Ed Sheeran
Beautiful Day – by U2
Radioactive – by Imagine Dragons
For more music options, you can search online using the verbiage songs in the key of D and you can choose from the options that come from the search. What I suggest is creating 2 separate playlists; one for your entertainment and a second playlist that is made of music without words for those times when you really want to focus, without being distracted by your favorite lyrics.
Your Sacral Chakra is influenced and supported through your sense of taste. To practically use your sense of taste to support your Sacral Chakra, you can do something as simple as INTENTIONALLY enjoying the taste of everything you eat and drink that day. Find as many opportunities to INTENTIONALLY enjoy the flavors that you experience. After each enjoyable encounter, you can say something like “I am so thankful and grateful that this amazing flavor is supporting my Sacral Chakra today.” If you encounter a flavor that is less than desirable, you can still express gratitude by saying something like “I am so thankful and grateful for my ability to sense and avoid flavors I do not desire so that I can move on to flavors I do desire to taste. This ability is supporting my Sacral Chakra, today.”
Your Sacral Chakra is connected to the Water Element. Here are some of the most accessible ways you can use the Water Element to support your Sacral Chakra
- Drink lots of water
- Take a walk near a river or a pond
- Sit near some water while you read a book or even while you check your phone.
- Watch the rain
- Listen to soothing water sounds
- Watch videos of beautiful waterfalls
Whatever opportunities that present themselves to you for you to interact with Water take them. Remember, it’s not necessarily about the activity. It’s about your intention. So, if you choose to touch a tree, for example, allow yourself to experience what it feels like to be surrounded by and connected to the Water. If you don’t have a lot of time, don’t fret over it. Just do the absolute best you can with what you have. Allow yourself to be conscious of the fact that through connecting with The Water, you are also supporting your Sacral Chakra.
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