There are many ways that you can work on unblocking and balancing your chakras. Yoga is the most effective because it combines physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. Individual poses work on specific chakras and clear energy blockages.
For centuries people have practised yoga to revitalize themselves. Many people who have experienced many levels of yoga and meditation claim that their energy field has become more stable.
In this article, I will focus on our Sacral Chakra aka Swadhisthana and its poses. I will explain what it is, how to find it, and what poses work to unblock it.
What Is Sacral Chakra?
The Sacral chakra is the second of the seven major chakras that align our physical bodies with energy.
It is known as Swadhisthana in Sanskrit, and its name comes from the root word "swadhist", which means "pleasure".
The Sacral chakra is the centre of our emotions, feelings and stimulates pleasure. It plays an active role in our sexuality and the expression of our sexual needs and desires.
When the Sacral Chakra is blocked, we may experience periods of depression or anxiety and a loss of libido.
Where is The Sacral Chakra located?
Sacral Chakra is located between the pubic bone and coccyx. It can be felt as a small lump in the sacrum area.
However, if you place your finger around it, you will find a small chakra with a diameter of approximately 1/2 inch or 1 cm.
Its shape and size can vary depending on the area on which we place our fingers, the angle of putting our fingers, and our sensitivity to touch. It is associated with the colour orange and the element water.
Yoga Poses For Sacral Chakra
Many poses stimulate the sacral chakra. They are as follows:
Garland Pose – Malasana
The sacral chakra is in the lower body. Opening up the hips and pelvic muscles helps to open up this chakra. Indeed, Garland pose or Malasana is a perfect point to start.
The pose alters the position of the pelvis and strengthens the feet. The hips are set down to the ground while the back remains straight.
The pose helps with suppleness in the ankles, hips, or knees. Hold the pose for ten deep breaths and remain stable. The squatting posture is the first step in healing the sacral chakra and opening the mind.
Camel Pose – Ustrasana
The camel pose or Ustrasana is an excellent way to deal with negative feelings associated with an underactive sacral chakra.
An underactive sacral chakra leads to feelings of exhaustion, detachment, and fear of pleasure. This pose focuses on the hip flexors.
It also strengthens the thighs and butt. The pose is very effective for relieving pain, increasing flexibility, and balancing the body.
Bridge Pose – Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Bridge pose or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana strengthens and lengthens the thigh muscles. The pose releases back and hips stress as well as stiffening in the spine.
It encourages spinal alignment as well by stretching the back muscles and strengthening the front of your body. It is also helpful for relieving stress and fatigue.
Low Lunge – Anjaneyasana
A lack of desire can also result from an unbalanced sacral chakra. Concentrating on the pelvic and hip muscles will be advantageous in that addition of passion.
The low lunge or Anjaneyasana pose gives the thighs and hips muscles a great stretch. A low lunge improves the lack of fire, intimacy, and confidence.
Bound Angle Pose – Baddha Konasana
An unbalanced sacral chakra can cause feelings of aggression and codependency. The cross-legged position or Baddha Konasana will help these areas of concern and is a calming stretch.
Pigeon – Eka Pada Rajakapotasana
An unbalanced sacral chakra can lead to a lack of creativity. Indeed, artists, comedians, and other performers may experience this from time to time.
Of course, these people might also want to open up their sacral chakra through the "Pigeon pose". The pigeon pose is an easy, fun way to find balance and release creativity.
Goddess Pose – Utkata Konasana
The sacral chakra’s earth element is water. So another way to help heal the sacral is by connecting to it.
The Goddess pose in which the legs are together and both legs are straight is a great way to connect with the earth element. It also helps to stimulate the sacral chakra.
Cow Face Pose – Balasana
A blocked sacral chakra often leads to low self-esteem and a lack of pleasure in life. This pose will help to re-energize the sacral chakra.
Indeed, this pose involves coming up from your knees onto your hands and then spreading your legs wide at your feet. It is very similar to the low lunge but has a flat back.
Half Lord Of The Fishes – Ardha Matsyendrasana
The crocodile yoga pose is fantastic, but for this one, the fish rules. The Half Lord of the Fishes Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana) starts in a seated position.
This form is excellent for opening up the pelvis and stretching the spine.
Morning Meditation – Ushas Mudra
Yoga is not only about stretching and opening up. Those are necessary aspects, but the mental part of healing the sacral chakra is just as important.
The morning meditation or Ushas mudra is a great way to begin the day. It boosts self-esteem and increases focus and mental power.
It also helps you to stay happy and calm throughout the day.
The sacral chakra is one of our most important chakras. Feeling unbalanced can cause feelings of depression, jealousy, and fear. We often find that this chakra is underactive and unreceptive.
However, with the help of yoga and meditation, we can help to re-energize it so that we can genuinely feel full-filling in life.
I hope you found this article helpful and informative. If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions, please feel free to leave a comment.