Sacral chakra affirmations are a powerful way to improve intimate relationships and stimulate creativity. Self affirming statements, when repeated regularly, act as a tonic for the chakras.
In this article, we're going to do a deep dive into what the sacral chakra is, how it can become unbalanced, and how to restore and maintain its health by using affirmations.
Finally, we'll cover my favorite sacral chakra affirmations. When used regularly, sacral chakra affirmations can allow the energy in this chakra to circulate freely, allowing you to live your most creative, confident and passionate life.
"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could."Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum
What Is The Sacral Chakra?
The sacral chakra is the second of the seven chakras in the human body. In Sanskrit, the sacral chakra is known as the Swadhisthana Chakra, which translates to "self established." Sometimes it's referred to as the "sex chakra" or the "social chakra."
The sacral chakra is located below the belly button in the pelvic region, and is associated with the color orange. When it's healthy and balanced we are confident, generous and creative - we naturally trust our intuition, and have a healthy sense of separateness from others. Essentially, a balanced sacral chakra gives us an empowered sense of self.
You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and work in progress simultaneously.Sophia Bush
Symptoms Of A Blocked Sacral Chakra
All of the chakras are connected, so a blocked sacral chakra will have an effect on the health of the other chakras too. This is because energy needs to be able to circulate through the body in order for us to stay physically and emotionally healthy.
The sacral chakra can get blocked for many reasons. Sustaining a trauma that causes one to live in a state of fear and repression is one such reason. For instance, a traumatic experience that one has not fully processed, but has instead pushed aside, can result in a blocked sacral chakra. A blocked sacral chakra can lead to lack of joy and an inability to experience life's pleasures.
Symptoms of a blocked sacral chakra can include:
- Emotional instability.
- Low self confidence.
- An inability to flow with the changes of life.
- Codependency - an inability to separate one's identity from anothers.
- Sexual dysfunction.
Symptoms Of An Overactive Sacral Chakra
Just as the chakras can become blocked, so too can they become overactive. An overactive sacral chakra frequently manifests in addictive behaviors; not enjoying the good things in life in moderation, but instead bingeing in order to avoid painful feelings. Sometimes, when a person has survived a traumatic experience , they may seek to comfort themselves in overindulgent behaviors. These behaviors can become addictive, creating a viscous cycle.
Symptoms of an overactive sacral chakra can include:
- An unhealthy relationship with sex.
- Intense emotional reactions to triggers.
- Addictive behaviors - substance abuse, overindulging in food, television or video games.
- Aggressive behaviors.
- Not grounded in reality - living in a fantasy world.
Affirmations For Sacral Chakra Activation
- It is safe for me to express my emotions.
- I am creative and passionate.
- My body is sacred.
- I embrace and celebrate my sexuality.
- I accept that change is the only constant.
- I am playful.
- I accept the natural flow of life.
- I am passionate and creative.
- I am a lovable person.
- I trust my intuition at all times.
- I am a radiant soul.
- I let go of past feelings that no longer serve me.
- I feel joyful about the future I'm creating for myself.
- People respect me, and I respect others.
- My boundaries are sacred, and I'm allowed to protect them.
- All that I seek is within me already.
- Sex is a sacred connection.
- I trust in my true purpose.
- I am worthy.
- I am complete just as I am.
- My emotions are in balance.
Sacral chakra affirmations are empowering personal mantras, that when repeated with conviction, can heal blocked or overactive sacral chakras.
It's important that you choose affirmations that have meaning to you. You can set aside time to meditate and focus on your chosen sacral chakra affirmations, or you can simply repeat them in your head when you're going about your day.
I hope these affirmations become valuable tools in your wellness toolkit and help you live your most empowered life.