Benefits of Sacral Chakra and Effective Ways to Unblock Your Sacral Chakra

Sacral chakra is the second major chakra in the human body. It is called Svadhishthana in Sanskrit, which means 'one's own abode'. 'Sva' means 'one's own', 'adhisthana' means 'abode'. 'Svadh' also means 'to enjoy with pleasure'.

Location: Approximately two inches below navel.

Color: Orange

Sound: vam

Associated element: Water

Associated sense: Taste

Sacral chakra is the seat of creativity and self-realization. This chakra is associated with sub-conscious mind. The relationship one has with the society, the quality of enjoying the pleasures of life and the ability to identify one's strengths and weaknesses are governed by Sacral chakra. This chakra is also responsible for the fight or flight reaction. Emotions, sexuality, happiness, intimacy, intuition are all governed by Sacral chakra. This is the center of your dreams and wishes.


Properties of Sacral Chakra and its Associated Organs

The relationship you have with others and your own self, creativity, emotions, expression of your feelings to others are all governed by Sacral Chakra. Flexibility, adaptability and acceptance are developed by proper functioning of Sacral Chakra. Sacral Chakra is also responsible for energy, happiness, indulging in the pleasures of life.

Laziness, lack of self-confidence, anger, hatred, arrogance, jealousy and greed affect the functioning of Sacral Chakra. Willingness to assess one's negative qualities, accepting the same and working towards shedding off such negative qualities will help unblock Sacral Chakra.

Sacral Chakra governs immune function and metabolism. It also governs adrenal glands, reproductive organs, spleen and gall bladder.

Benefits of Activating Sacral Chakra

Given below are the benefits of activating Sacral Chakra:

  • Flexibility
  • Adaptability
  • Creativity
  • Boosts Self-Confidence
  • Increased libido
  • Indulging in the pleasures of the world
  • Identifying one's skills and interests; developing skills and leading a contented life

Proper functioning of Sacral Chakra helps to bring out our hidden skills and lets us enjoy the essence of life.

Physical and Psychological Symptoms of Blocked Sacral Chakra

Given below are some of the most common symptoms of blocked Sacral Chakra:

Physical Symptoms
  • Low libido
  • Disorders related to reproductive organs
  • Menopausal issues
  • Infertility
  • Anaemia
  • Constipation
  • Constant pain in the low back
  • Hip conditions
  • Joint issues
  • Spleen disorders
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Addictions
Psychological Symptoms
  • Fear
  • Feeling of insecurity
  • Low confidence levels
  • Jealousy
  • Arrogance
  • Low creativity levels
  • Lack of self-esteem
  • Lack of inspiration
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Lacking socializing skills due to low confidence levels and fear
  • Emotional intensity
  • Either too dependent or too dominating

How to Unblock Sacral Chakra?

  • Yoga poses to Stimulate Sacral Chakra
  • Essential oils
  • Self-affirmation
  • Diet
  • Common rules

Essential Oils for Sacral Chakra

You can use one of the below-mentioned essential oils for unblocking and activating your Sacral Chakra.

  • Bergamot essential oil
  • Black pepper essential oil
  • Cardamom essential oil
  • Clary Sage essential oil
  • Fennel essential oil
  • Jasmine essential oil
  • Neroli essential oil
  • Orange essential oil
  • Patchouli essential oil
  • Rosewood essential oil
  • Sandalwood essential oil
  • Ylang Ylang essential oil

Dilute essential oil by adding carrier oil to it and using a diffuser let the aroma spread in your room. You can also massage the blend of essential oil and carrier oil on the location of Sacral Chakra or on your feet.


We have already covered the importance of self-affirmation in our post on Root Chakra. By repeating self-affirmations you can enjoy optimal physical and psychological health and live life to the fullest.

Self-affirmations for Sacral Chakra
  • My Sacral Chakra functions well.
  • I am a creator.
  • I love my body and mind.
  • I recognize my power.
  • I deserve to enjoy my life.
  • I attract all the goodness of life.
  • My emotions are balanced.
  • I am calm.
  • I enjoy healthy sexual life.
  • I am independent.
  • I respect others and socialize well while maintaining my individuality.
  • I respect myself and others.
  • I lead an independent, happy and contented life.

You can create your own self-affirmations. We will have a detailed post on this in the coming days.

Foods that Activate Sacral Chakra

Include at least one of the below-mentioned foods in your regular diet.

  • Carrot
  • Sweet potato
  • Mushroom
  • Coconut
  • Pumpkin
  • Sesame seeds
  • Orange
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Pomegranate
  • Strawberry
  • Honey
  • Nuts
  • Fish

Common Rules to Activate Sacral Chakra

Hope you would have read the general rules for activating Root Chakra in our earlier post. Let us now see the practices for which you can create space in your routine to activate Sacral Chakra.

  • Involve yourself in fun related activities. You can dance to music (even if you don't know how to dance) and play with kids. Bring some life to your routine activities by adding some fun to it.
  • Get creative. Draw, color, learn instruments; just identify what interests you and get involved and give your creative side a boost.
  • Indulge in sexual activities with your life partner.
  • Since water is the element of Sacral Chakra, get involved in water-related activities. Go for a swim or stretch on a seashore; stroll along the river banks, any activity that gets you near river, lakes and oceans.
  • Get friendly with others. Treat everyone with respect.
  • Practice Sacral Chakra meditation.
  • Place orange-colored objects at home where you can easily spot them.
  • Place objects that bring joy to your senses at home; flowers, artwork, painting, plants, just anything that delights you.
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Rama Thamizharasu

Welcome to Yogaaatral. I am a yoga therapist, touch healer, seo consultant, writer and translator. I have authored e-books on subjects including yoga therapy for certain health conditions and natural remedies to treat illnesses for my clients across the world.


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