Romancing the Stones: Stones for your Sacral Chakra

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Swadishtana, the Sanskrit word for the Sacral Chakra, is as beautiful in its literal meaning, as it is, when its fullest potentials are opened up. It means “the place where you belong”. A fully activated Sacral Chakra roots your sense of self, and enriches your everyday life with creativity, sensual pleasures and healthy self-image, both of the body and mind.

In our journey through Yoga to fully awaken  the Swadishtana chakra, we can gainfully make use of some gemstones. Crystals and stones have long been used in relation to Chakras, and many have made their way into mythological lore for their mystical and sometimes, magical powers. To know more about the close link between Chakras and crystals, read this.

Here are 3 stones that work well in tandem to enhance the energies of the Swadishtana or the Sacral Chakra:

Carnelian: Its unique healing properties make it truly special in opening the Sacral Chakra. An orange member of the Quartz family, it was known as “the setting sun” in Ancient Egypt. It provides encouragement and persistence.

Amber Citrine: It helps open the person to love and happiness, two qualities strongly associated with the heart: therefore, the lighter shades of this stone is also closely linked with the Solar Plexus Chakra. It provides security and stability.

Aragonite: This is useful during times of stressfulness and agitation. It helps to ease tensions and mitigate traumas and works well even when placed in living spaces, say near your bed while you sleep. It provides calmness and comfort.

All of the Chakras are closely linked to important glands in our body, and the glands associated with Swadishtana are the adrenal glands. Closely to linked to fighting stress, the Adrenal glands are our custodians in times of dangers. Imbalances in our Sacral Chakras often lead to ailments that originate or involves the adrenal glands. In addition, the sacral chakra also helps regulate immunity and metabolism.

Along with the use of these stones, the Sacral Chakra can bring fullness, joy and help us feel truly comfortable in our skin, in our lives and in the world we live in.

 

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