Have you ever thought that you have the energy inside you that can make all your dreams come true? That your body is incredibly powerful mechanism and you can self-heal? Or that just by listening to your body and giving it the nurture and attention it needs, you can become the happiest person you know? Yes, your happiness is quite literally inside you and the source for it is your second chakra, also called the Sacral Chakra.
What is a chakra?
In indian thought ‘chakra’ is each of seven centres of spiritual power in the human body. From the Sanskrit ‘chakra’ – literally means a wheel, and in a yoga and meditation context it refers to various wheels of energy throughout our bodies. Each chakra has its own ‘place’ in our bodies and immense amount of meaning behind it.
I have recently attended a training where I learnt so much about the most important chakra for any woman, that it literally blew my mind. It’s the second or sacral chakra. This chakra is also sometimes called navel chakra, as it’s situated just 2 inches below your navel.
From the chakra perspective, feminine energy is located in the sacral or second chakra and promotes juiciness, emotion-based creation, flow, sexiness, sensuality and intimate connection.
It will be an understatement to just call it sex chakra, as it’s so much more than that. This chakra deals with with sexuality which is far more than the process of procreation. It’s the way you interact with others on a social level, your sense of self worth, your expression of creativity and of course your sexuality are all based in this chakra. The female sexual organs are located here and it makes your sexuality a more emotional feel than the male’s physically grounded sexuality.
Most importantly, this chakra also responds to your wishes and making them true. If your sacral chakra is abandoned and not working, then you will find that you don’t have a very strong feeling of happiness of inner you. You might be surrounded by all the good things in life, you might be very busy doing things you like, yet you know that something is missing and you cannot quite reach that simple feeling of happiness – it could be your sacral chakra that needs your attention.
I went to this training with an open mind. I didn’t know much about energy practices, all I knew that I wanted to try something different and this local group of girls advertised this one day course. The idea was simple – we gather together, dress up all nicely and girly, sit in a circle, create female energy flow and talk to our inner little girls and embrace our power. Sounds good to me, I thought, and off I went.
We met together in central London and because it was a small group, it felt very intimate. Every woman was incredibly friendly and open and I almost didn’t believe it, as it’s not that often you meet than many well-wishers in a closed space somewhere in the huge city.
We sat together in a circle, we all had skirts on, we had some candles and some music and our teacher started talking. Her soft, beautiful, serene voice made the atmosphere 100% magical and there was no questions that something supernatural is going on. I felt enlightened and happy just by being there and indulging in this energy flowing around us and there was no other place I would rather be.
Then she started talking about our second chakra. We had to put our palms just below navel, close our eyes and start using our imagination. We were about to start an energy practice called “womb breathing”, believe it or not.
You keep your palm on your sacral chakra and you start imagining how you connect with your ‘root’ to the centre of the earth. You imagine how the energy flows through the ground and into your feet and goes up and up into your body and starts pulsing in your womb. You will be able to visualise how ‘full’ is your womb and if it needs a lot of attention and a lot of energy to start moving, to start pulsing and radiating a certain colour. It can be any colour or shape, anything that comes to your mind.
In my case, it was bright orange and it was half full, so I had to continue ‘pumping’ it till it was full and I kid you not, it was the best magic experience so far. During the practice, you get a chance to talk to your inner girl and to your womb, which can be the same thing. You can ask questions! You can ask for forgiveness, if that’s how you feel. May be you had some tension in there, may be you have not been kind to yourself, your body, your womb! May be it has been misunderstood…
I know it sounds very strange, but it so totally works. I did it and I felt so emotional! I never cry, but this time I did shed a tear or two as it was so overwhelming and mind opening. It quite literally felt like I have some indestructible power inside me and nothing can stop me!
It has been widely known that if your sacral chakra is blocked, then you can have a lot of unresolved issues in your relationship not just with you, but with the opposite sex too! It can create problems with your sensuality or lack of it, and with your ability to spread love to others and create that cozy, inviting atmosphere around you.
By doing this basic practice every day just for a couple of minutes, you can increase your self-worth, feel more relaxed about yourself, accept your body and start achieving great things. The sacral chakra is directly linked with dreams, so if you want something really badly, remember to channel the energy from the outside world into your body and it will happen. Never give up on your ideas or dreams, as by aborting your wishes, you just keep blocking your chakra, and then it becomes a vicious circle!
Let me give you an example: you always wanted to go skiing, but the time you booked your holiday, arrived at the biggest mountain in sight, you have sprained your ankle! What do you do? Go and cry at the hotel for a week that your much sought dream is broken? No!!
You pick yourself together and you go to a local spa. You go for a walk and buy chocolate and Swiss cheese. You channel your well-wishing and dreaming energy into another activity! You keep working through that sacral chakra and let it know that you are not a one trick pony and you can enjoy yourself no matter what!
Keep dreaming, keep trying, keep searching. Stay hungry! Everything will come true, I promise.