7 Days of Chakra Balancing
I like to reboot at the new year, focus on health and well being, and for me this work begins at the level of energy within my body. We have 7 energy centers (known as chakras, which means “wheel” in Sanskrit) in the body, beginning at the base of your spine and continuing up to the crown of your head. Each of these energy centers corresponds to major nerves within your physical body, as well as your psychological and spiritual state of being. When your chakras are in alignment and fully activated, your intuition will work together with your emotions and your physical body to achieve balance, contentment and happiness within your daily life. It’s essential to pay attention to your chakras and to keep them open in order for energy to move fluidly throughout your body. When there is blockage, energy is unable to flow. Maintaining balance and openness can prove challenging, but with mindfulness and disciplined attention you hold the power to make adjustments and to improve your well being.
The Sacral Chakra is located between the ovaries/testes and is associated with the color orange. When your Sacral Chakra is balanced, you feel passionate, creative, and inspired. You acknowledge yourself as a sensual being and are comfortable and confident with your sexuality. You are open to intimacy and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, and you easily give and receive pleasure.
When doing Sacral Chakra work, you should gather your orange or fire colored stones (Carnelian, Fire Agate, Sunstone, Orange Calcite, etc.) an orange candle, and a sensual oil blend (e.g., Tantra, Sacra, Temptress). Smudge with sage, light your candle, anoint yourself with a sensual scent; then, when your mind is focused and clear, repeat the following mantra:
I feel a fire-like spark for life burning within.
I am a sensual being, driven by passion.
I embrace pleasure and intimacy.
I feel creative and inspired.