Our emotions, creativity, sexuality, procreativity & passion - representing life's abundance.
Hello & welcome to the second week of My Soul Summer, where we are going on to explore...
The Sacral Chakra: Svadisthana.
Translated as 'her favourite standing place' & the second one from the bottom in this image:
Our Svadisthana chakra (Sacral chakra) is closely linked to the water element - it is a very sensitive chakra, the one where our emotional activity is located therefore any imbalances can easily be led to misguided thinking. It is the chakra with excitement & passion which when out of balance can sometimes lead to situations such as drugs & gambling.
All of our creativity is located here meaning if we are restrained in anyway within our emotional abundance, we can lack in our passion for life. This creativity also represents our sexual relationships. With the Svadisthana element being water, we can visualise it as a bowl full of water located in our pelvis region that can easily be thrown over the edge; like how easily our temperament can be thrown over the edge when we fall out with the one we are closest too. This is a tricky one to gain balance & control over & to completely unblock all the bad energies in this chakra considering how quickly our emotions can change from love to hate & how passionate we, as humans, can be about this change; where all of this energy can be built up over the years to then be stored in the hip region.
However the Svadisthana chakra is physically located in our reproductive organs as well as spreading into our hips & lower back. This is demonstrative how the passion we have in our sexual relationships leads to procreativity within this region. But we can also balance this area through our physical asana practice with the poses at the top of the page, establishing a true relationship with ourselves & maintaining it rather than believing that we are in need of someone else to 'complete us', using meditation & repeating mantra's such as this one:
'I am creative. I feel connected to all the goodness and abundance that life has to offer. The sweetness of living easily flows through me, and I radiate this joy.'
As well as eating the following foods:
Orange Fruits: Oranges, Mangoes, Melons, Tangerines.
Pure Water: Pure water as it is, add lemon & honey, Mint teas & all clear liquids.
Vegetables: Carrots, Peppers, Squashes, Turmeric, Ginger, Cumin.
Try out the following smoothie recipe to get a big dose of goodness for your Sacral Chakra!
TROPICAL SUMMER SMOOTHIE:
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Tsp Turmeric
400ml Coconut Milk
Pop it all in a blender & whizz until thick, smooth & creamy. Ta Da! X
Top Tip: Pour in to ice lolly containers & freeze overnight for a healthy summer ice lolly!