The Sacral Chakra
Reiki and the Sacral Chakra
The sacral chakra is located in your lower abdomen, about one to two inches below your belly button between your hip bones. It is our relationship chakra. It is the centre of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, connection as well as creativity. The energy of this chakra allows you to let go, to move, and to feel change and transformation occurring within your body. The colour connected with the sacral chakra is orange. The element is water.
Indications that the sacral chakra is out of balance include attachment issues, intimacy problems, shyness, emotional instability, hypersensitivity, and difficulty with trust.
Physical symptoms include kidney problems and urinary tract infections, lower back pain, infertility, as well as gynecological problems.
Healing Foods: Orange coloured foods such as tangerines, mangoes, oranges, melons, carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, butternut squash, foods which are high in protein and essential fatty acids such as salmon and tuna, as well as nuts and honey all stimulate the sacral chakra and help to keep it healthy.
Healing Exercises: Swimming - let go and splash around in a lake, ocean or pool. Dancing is a wonderful activity for opening up the sacral chakra. If you’re feeling shy, close the curtains and groove to your favourite song, or get out with your favourite person to fuel a connection and hit a dance club. Really wiggle your hips. Hula hooping is also another excellent way to bring positive energy to your sacral chakra. Take a belly dancing class! For a less physical activity, lay down and visualize a flame the colour of the setting sun burning brightly above your body just below your belly button.
Sacral Chakra Affirmations: Affirmations are a great way to stop the negative stories we tell ourselves about life, our bodies, and our own worth. In the morning before starting your day, close your eyes and repeat your favourite affirmations 10 times. Here are a few to try: I love my life. I love and enjoy my body. I have healthy boundaries. I trust my feelings and give them room for expression. I am grateful for the joy of being me. I am joyful, spontaneous, and creative. I embrace my sensuality and sexuality. I love myself exactly as I am.
Healing Modalities: Reiki
Reiki is a specific type of subtle energy work in which healing is performed by the light touch of the hands, allowing the flow of energy from a limitless source to the recipient via the Reiki practitioner.
When Reiki is performed on the sacral chakra it releases negative energy, leading to feelings of wellness, abundance, pleasure, sensuality, creativity and joy.