The sacral chakra is our second chakra, and it’s also known by its Sanskrit name Svadhisthana which is said to hold the meaning of ‘establishment or home of the self.’
This chakra is our energy center of all things pleasurable and enjoyable.
From this energy center, we align with and create experiences that we personally desire and enjoy.
It is from this center that we form conscious relationships, connections and co-create with those around us.
The quality of our relationship with ourselves ripples out to affect the quality of our other intimate relationships.
When you start to notice some of these sacral chakra opening symptoms, you will definitely notice some changes in how you perceive and move through life.
When your sacral chakra is opening, it is indeed a fascinating time for you are just starting to fully access and embody your true divine nature, being the creator of your life experiences.
Within this article, we shall discuss some of the experiences that you may have when your sacral chakra is opening and activating.
These signs can help you to understand and further encode this natural and positive alignment that is taking place within your energy body.
You can let these signs encourage you to move forth intentionally and consciously enjoy your open, healthy, and balanced sacral chakra experiences.
We shall also discuss how you can continue facilitating the opening of your sacral chakra and what to be aware of to maintain balance within this powerful primal energy center.
11 Sacral Chakra Opening Symptoms
1. You are prioritizing your self-love and self-care
Genuine self-love and self-care are the foundation of the energy you bring into any relationship and experience, these ways of being radiate from our sacral chakra.
When this chakra is balanced and open, you will understand the importance and necessity of self-love and self-care.
When you prioritize embodiment and consciousness within your relationship and reverence of yourself, naturally channeling your life experience with the awareness of self-love and self-care is a sacral chakra opening Symptom.
2. You introspect about the relationships in your life
When you have realized your worth and have more clarity about your desires due to open sacral chakra energy, you may naturally go through a re-evaluation stage.
Because you have gone through an introspection surrounding how you view and treat yourself and what you deserve, you will also re-evaluate the relationships you engage in.
You will re-evaluate the different familial relationships, platonic relationships, and intimate relationships to ascertain if they are in your highest alignment and if these relationships are authentic and healthy.
You may choose to have space from some relationships, change the way you behave and your boundaries within particular relationships.
When your sacral chakra is opening, you will have a deeper understanding of the value of your relationships.
3. Your relationships start to improve
When you are comfortable, enjoying, and loving being you, certain relationships either fall away because they are no longer aligned or your relationships significantly improve.
This is because you have heightened your perspective, and you approach life with the understanding of an opening sacral chakra.
This allows you to have a deeper foundational understanding of masculine energy and feminine energy as creative forces and natural duality both within our inner and ‘outer’ relationships.
A sacral chakra opening symptom is you will notice and better tend to your existing relationships as well as attract powerful relationships that bring you joy, connection, and co-creation
4. You feel a sense of invigoration and inspiration
When your sacral chakra is opening, you experience the invigoration and vitality of this energy.
The sacral chakra is our center of creative energy.
When this energy is flowing and balanced, we feel inspired and energized.
This allows us to enjoy and understand the process of creating or manifesting our desires.
5. You are more interested in creative expressions
When this chakra is opening your interest, may we be piqued by different ways of expressing creatively.
You may find that you are more interested in expressive mediums such as art, music, dance, invention, poetry, and creative writing.
You will find yourself attracted to creativity, both appreciating imagination and more actively participating in creative experiments and endeavors.
6. You are more connected to and comfortable in your body
Another one of the sacral chakra opening symptoms is that you will be increasingly comfortable and connected to your physical body.
You will be more focused on nourishing and maintaining your precious physical body.
When your sacral chakra is open, you have a deeper awareness of the potential for enjoyment, pleasure, and spectrum of life experiences that having a body offers.
When this chakra is opening, you will naturally feel more at home in your body, more connected to your physical health, your movement, and the sensory experiences of your human body.
7. You easier embrace change, morphing and manifesting
The sacral chakra is an energy center of creation that includes the natural cycles of duality at the most fundamental level; the intertwined polarities of death and birth.
This chakra is even linked to the human reproductive organs, which hold the power to be a sacred portal for the creation of human beings.
The power of the opening sacral chakra includes an understanding and flow with the natural birth, death, and transformation cycles within your life.
This understanding can help us to more straightforward implement the changes that we wish to make and consciously create changes while honoring our natural cycles.
8. You may feel a little restless and a sense of excitement
When your sacral chakra is opening, this can be a time when you feel called to make changes.
You may feel a sense of excitement for the future, which can also feel like restlessness as you embrace changes and fully clarify your desires and as you integrate your more active sacral energy.
This general sense of excitement or slight restlessness can be one of the sacral chakra opening symptoms.
9. You more clearly realize and accept your desires
The sacral chakra is the energy center of pleasure and joy.
What brings you joy and happiness can be unique to you and what you desire in life.
An open and active sacral chakra brings you in touch with your most genuine desires and can energize you to manifest these desires.
When your sacral chakra is opening, you can start to get clearer surrounding your desires, self-acceptance, and the deep knowing that you are worthy.
10. You become more aware of your subconscious beliefs
When we move into sacral chakra awareness, we move from the root chakra, which focuses purely on survival, up to an expanded state of the sacral that focuses beyond just survival and now welcomes experiences for pleasure and enjoyment.
To get clear and fully harness the creative power of this energy center as this chakra is opening, we can become more aware of subconscious beliefs that we have accepted.
Primarily because of our beliefs about how we relate to our bodies, emotions, sexuality, and creative abilities.
When the sacral chakra is opening, we can also become aware of our inner critic and tendencies to project our feelings instead of harnessing our innate power.
When this chakra is opening, we become aware of and heal these outdated ways of being.
We become more aware of these beliefs to let go of the ideas that are not serving us in our creation of a joyful and pleasurable life.
We can continue opening and embodying active and balanced sacral energy.
11. You learn to enjoy and honor the process
Another sign that your sacral chakra is opening is that you will start to honor and even enjoy the processes and cycles within your life experience.
You will have more understanding of the nature of creative energy, that death allows for rebirth, that incubation periods can lead to inspiration, and that creation has equally essential masculine and feminine elements.
With an innate understanding of these processes that come with the sacral chakra opening, we can start to understand and get in touch with how creative energy flows, so we will be more fully present and start to enjoy and trust the process.
Tips For Further Opening Your Sacral Chakra
Now that you know more about opening sacral chakra signs, you are probably even more excited to care for this powerful energy center.
The sacral chakra allows us to access perspectives that can imbue our life with self–love and empowered enjoyment of being alive. We are stepping into our innate power as creators of our experience.
We get an upgraded understanding of life and creative energy that allows us to understand even our challenges as a holistic part of duality.
Every challenge is an opportunity for further clarifying what we desire and a chance to intentionally harness our perspective and creative abilities to flow with life.
These are some of the practices that you can integrate into your lifestyle that will help to further open as well as maintain the energetic balance and health of your sacral chakra :
Journaling and creative writing
Keeping a journal dedicated to your flow of awareness and creative expression is such a fun and rewarding way to take care of your sacral chakra.
This practice allows you to integrate sacral chakra energy.
You can use this practice to move through any stuck energy by utilizing automatic writing.
A journal can be a personal holding of space for yourself to process and integrate.
Writing is a great way to record your creative inspirations as well as to get an overview of how your creativity unfolds.
This can help you to better understand yourself, your desires, and how to flow with your natural creativity.
Yoga for the sacral chakra
Yoga is an ancient spiritual technology that can activate, strengthen and balance our physical and energy bodies.
You can practice the following yogic asana or postures to open the sacral chakra.
Poses such as utkata konasana ( goddess pose ), Paschimottanasana ( seated forward bend ) and Virbhadranasana ( warrior pose ) are great for activating and balancing this energy center.
Sacral chakra meditation
Meditation is always a powerful way to get in touch with and care for your chakras intentionally.
To open the sacral chakra using meditation, we can engage in our personal meditation practice.
You can choose to include other practices to enhance your meditation, such as visualizing your sacral chakra energy, breathwork, sacral chakra mantra (‘Vaaam’), sacral chakra mudras (Shakti mudra), and crystals.
You can also source so many freely available guided meditations for the sacral chakra.
Crystals for the sacral chakra
Crystals are an easy and accessible way to align your energy to a desirable frequency.
Some of the crystals that resonate with open and balanced sacral chakra energy are carnelian, citrine, tiger’s eye, sunstone, orange calcite, and clear quartz.
You can utilize these crystals by meditating with them, wearing them set in activating jewelry, or setting the crystals within your altars and creation spaces.
You can learn more about how to most effectively use crystals for the sacral chakra with the 7 Most Powerful Sacral Chakra Stones (And How To Use Them Effectively).
These are just a few of the practices mentioned above.
You can also consider: dancing, creating activating art, wearing and decorating your spaces with sacral chakra colors (oranges).
Also eating sacral chakra activating foods (sweet potatoes, mangos, oranges, pumpkins, nuts, and seeds) and sacral chakra essential oils (you can read more about this in the article 7 Amazing Essential Oils For The Sacral Chakra).
The sacral chakra is such rewarding energy to experience.
It helps us to focus on the joys, the nectar of life, and when it is open and healthy, we have the power to experience and create in alignment and with deep understanding.
We now know that being human is more than just the basics of survival.
But we are genuinely called to fulfill ourselves and embody our creativity in the ways that we truly desire.
Thank you, I hope you enjoyed learning about the amazing sacral chakra opening symptoms. Feel free to check out one of the related posts below.
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Yasmin is a freelance creative, working through the mediums of fine art and writing. She loves deeply exploring themes related to the natural world, the metaphysical world, concepts and embodiments of spirituality as well as esoteric contemplations. An overview of some of her work can be viewed at https://www.instagram.com/faeiirie/