Chakra of the Month - February - Sacral Chakra - Svadhishthana

Sacral Chakra
This month the Sacral Chakra Tank is on sale for $18!
Try pairing with the Plaid Bell Bottom Yoga Pants for extra support!
The Chakra for the month of February is the Sacral Chakra, also known as the Svadhishthana Chakra. This Chakra is located just below the naval and is associated with the color orange, the element of water, our sexuality, the center of our emotions, our creative nature, and our connections and relationships. Also referred to as the Second Chakra, it is connected to pleasure and the driving force for the enjoyment of life through the senses. Pictured with six petals, this Chakra carries the seed-sound VAM. If this Chakra is imbalanced, you may experience dependency or co-dependency with others or substances, feeling numb or out of touch, lack of sexual desire or the opposite, or possible lower abdominal pain. This month we will offer different modalities and every day treatments on how to keep this Chakra balanced and its energy wheel spinning!
Dhyana Mudra – Stack your right hand on top of the left hand in your lap. Bring the tips of the thumbs to meet so your hands connect in a full circle.
Dwelling place of the self – I feel
Essential Oils
Clary Sage – this warm, musky and slightly spicy oil is both strengthening and relaxing. It is known for its emotionally uplifting effect and as its name implies, it promotes clarity.
Ylang Ylang – this sweet and tropical oil is known for its aphrodisiac qualities and can assist in stimulating sexual energy. This oil also has a calming effect on the heart which can bring on feelings of self-love, confidence and joy.
Sandalwood – this soft, woody and earthy oil helps to reunite the spirit with the senses. It is associated with the Empress which symbolizes the universal mother womb.
Jasmine – this warm, sweet, floral scented oil is known for its aphrodisiac qualities. It harmonizes sensual and emotional aspects of our being. It helps to reawaken passion, restore capacity for creativity and to get in touch with our emotions. 
Orange – this oil allows the sensuality to open and accept all the gifts of life. This oil symbolizes fertility. Orange oil can bring emotional ease, optimism, creativity, and adaptability.
Orange foods help to balance the Sacral Chakra: carrots, mango, oranges, orange peppers, peaches, apricots, and sweet potatoes. Foods rich in Omega-3s, such as salmon, also work well to balance this chakra. Nuts and seeds such as flax, almonds, walnuts, and sesame provide additional fatty Omega-3s, which aid in cardiovascular health and reduce inflammation. Coconut and cinnamon assist in balancing this Chakra as well. Since this chakra’s element is water, stay hydrated and drink plenty of water, coconut water, or herbal teas.
Coconut, Orange + Mango Smoothie is fruity, refreshing, tropical, and tastes like sunshine in a glass! This ultra-creamy smoothie is the perfect summer treat.
1 large orange, peeled and sliced
1 sliced frozen banana
10 ounces frozen mango
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (full-fat for an ultra-creamy treat or light to save calories)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Blend the first four ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. With the blender running, slowly pour in melted (but not hot) coconut oil until combined.
Physical Practice
The Sacral Chakra, also known as the Svadhishthana Chakra, is located just below the naval and is associated with the kidneys, urinary bladder, the reproductive system, and the sex organs. Keeping your Sacral Chakra balanced and unblocked will help to keep energy flowing through these vital organs. A physical practice that focuses on the Sacral Chakra can assist in keeping it balanced. When you feel emotionally confused, lack of creativity, detached from society, relationship problems, or lack of motivation, balanced movement can help to reconnect your body, mind and spirit. Because the Sacral Chakra is located just below the naval, balanced movement mostly involves the hips, legs, spine, and feet, so therefore, taking a walk, lying on your back and softening your hips, or meditating in a seated position can all help to keep the Sacral Chakra balanced. Here is a more detailed list of physical practices to help balance your energies:
Practicing balanced, strong yoga poses such as Utkata Konasana (Goddess pose), Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (Pigeon pose), Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle pose), or Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle pose) help to ignite the fire at the Sacral Chakra. Focusing on the space just below your naval during these poses will help you to attract more abundance, more love, more good health, and more happiness in your life.
This method not only improves flexibility but stability as well, as it focuses on strengthening the torso-stabilizing muscles of the abdomen, the lower back and the pelvic bowl. Many movements are supine and focused on the pelvic bowl. Pilates will not only help you to connect with all of your pelvic muscles, but it will strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. This method is highly recommended for prenatal exercise and conditioning.
This method of treatment is based on unblocking and influencing the body by pricking the skin or tissue with needles to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental and emotional conditions.
The Sacral Chakra is the creative energy source located just below your naval. It is your connection to your sensuality, your creativity, your emotions, and your relationships. Certain crystals will vibrate with the Sacral Chakra and help to keep it balanced. Incorporating crystals into your daily life can assist you with emotional and physical obstacles.
Crystals that open and activate the second chakra include: Orange and Coral Calcite, Citrine, Amber, Purple Amethyst, Quartz, Moonstone
This month the Sacral Chakra Tank is on sale for $18!
Try pairing with the Plaid Bell Bottom Yoga Pants for extra support!

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