Located in our lower abdomen we find our Sacral Chakra, one of our most powerful energy centres. But what is the Sacral Chakra responsible for? And how can incense positively impact it? Read on for more information on our divine Sacral Chakra...
“Each of the seven chakras is governed by spiritual laws, principles of consciousness that we can use to cultivate greater harmony, happiness, and wellbeing in our lives and the world.”
~ DEEPAK CHOPRA
Our Pick: Cinnamon
The warming, spicy, and somewhat sweet scent of Cinnamon is one most of us know and love. Associated with baked goods, autumn, Christmas, and some of our favourite Asian dishes, Cinnamon provides comfort and familiarity, perhaps why its incense has become increasingly more popular. But, how can Cinnamon Incense help to align our Sacral Chakra?
Surprisingly to some, Cinnamon is a powerful aphrodisiac. This can help to unleash your inner sensuality, passion, and lust, therefore, naturally strengthen your Sacral Chakra.
You can use Cinnamon as a food additive, an ingredient in gut-friendly drinks or herbal teas, and massage oil - all these can help improve this unruley Chakra. However, we believe that burning natural Cinnamon incense is the most effective solution.
Burning Cinnamon, whether during deep meditation or mindfulness yoga, is the ultimate balancing tool for this most vibrant Chakra. Cinnamon is perfect for relieving those stresses made by modern living, whilst helping to calm anxious feelings located in your tummy region.
What are Chakras?
The Seven Chakras, energy centres aligning down the spine of the body, often described as 'wheels'. According to several ancient Asian religions, each energy centre governs a different aspect of our spiritual health, our personality, and our overall well-being.
Each Chakra has its function and purpose, and when a Chakra is balanced, we operate at our highest level within its specialism. We can overcome challenges with ease, whether inner, physical, or with outside energy, however, when a Chakra is blocked or out of balance (not working correctly), it can impact us in profound ways. Some can suppress our spirituality, libido, and empathy, others can leave us confused, overthinking, and thoughtless.
The Chakras: A Quick Guide
1. The Root Chakra - Muladhara
.Location: Base of the spine
The Root Chakra
is our first Chakra to develop and is responsible for our sense of stability and security.
At its best, the Root Chakra can leave us grounded, connected, and comfortable in our skin. However, a blockage is characterised by feelings of low self-esteem, lack of energy, and fear.
If any of these feelings resonate with you, check out our guide on the 'Best Incense for Root Chakra Cleansing & Balancing
2. The Sacral Chakra - Svadhishthana
Location: Lower abdomen
The Sacral Chakra is the second Chakra to develop - it governs our sensuality, creativity, and spirituality. When it is functioning healthily, you can expect to have a thriving sex life, floods of inspiring thoughts, and high self-esteem. However, if out of alignment, you may experience feelings of sexual frustration and sadness, as well as difficulty accessing your intuition.
3. The Solar Plexus Chakra - Manipura
Location: Above the navel, below the base of the ribcage
The Solar Plexus Chakra is the third of the seven Chakras to develop. It is responsible for ego, motivation, and assertiveness. This said, when it is functioning correctly, we manifest positive energy, productivity, and focus. However, if the Solar Plexus Chakra
is blocked, it can create feelings of anger, poor self-esteem, and even depression.
4. The Heart Chakra - Anahata
Location: Centre of the chest
The Heart Chakra is the fourth Chakra to grow and develop. It dictates the success of our relationships, romantic and otherwise. It also controls our feelings and expression of love, passion, and trust. So, if you are suffering from a Heart Chakra blockage, it can present as mood swings, insecurity, and/or jealousy, and may lead to difficulty in forming new relationships.
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5. The Throat Chakra - Vishuddha
Location: Near the thyroid glands at the base of the throat
The Throat Chakra is the fifth Chakra to develop. It has an emphasis on communication, expression, and our beliefs. This said, when aligned, the Throat Chakra can gift us with charisma, confidence, and voice. However, if it is experiencing a blockage, it can lead to shyness and social anxiety. If you are feeling the imbalance of your Throat Chakra, why not check out our guide on 'The Best Incense For Throat Chakra Clearing
The Third Eye Chakra - Ajna
Location: Between the eyes, in front of the pineal gland or 'Third Eye'
The Third Eye Chakra is the sixth Chakra to form and is a crucial aspect to our spiritual development. Not only does the Third Eye Chakra have a big role to play in our current state, but it also cleanses damage done in previous lives. So, when balanced, it breeds emotional, physical, and spiritual vibrance. However, when out of balance, we may feel intimidated by our ability and potential. Or, conversely, it can make you excessively self-absorbed.
The crown Chakra - Sahastrara
Colour: Violet & White
Location: Crown of the head
The Crown Chakra
is the last of the seven Chakras to form and is the epitome of enlightenment and higher consciousness. So, when the Crown Chakra is aligned and energised, we can expect to experience feelings of euphoria, immense wisdom, and oneness with the world and everything in it. However, an imbalanced Crown Chakra can lead to feelings of frustration and spiritual blockage.
For more on your Crown Chakra, check our guide on the 'Best Incense For Crown Chakra Balancing
How To Use Incense For The Sacral Chakra
Time needed: 1 hour.
The best way to use incense to cleanse your second Chakra is to burn it while in a calm and relaxed state. This said, it is important to set your intentions and remain focused on your goal. In this isntace 'realigning your Sacral Chakra and reclaiming your sexual and creative power'.
Find the perfect spot
This could be somewhere your feel most comfortable, or perhaps a place that inspires you. I like to cleanse this Chakra in my bedroom... My salt lamp is on, I am sitting on the floor, and meditative music is on in the background. The warmth from my salt lamp creates a warm, sensual environment.
Light your incense
Be sure to do this in a well-ventilated space and away from flammable items. Our favourite type of incense is 'Natural incense'. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Take long, deep breaths and try to clear your mind of thought. This will give you a blank canvas from which to being your realignment.
Repeat chakra affirmations
Such as: "I am a force of sensual energy" or "With every breath, I draw pleasure toward me".
Tidy your space
Once you are feeling relaxed and reinvigorated, safely cool and dispose of the ash from your incense sticks.
3 More Amazing Incense for the Sacral Chakra
Sweet, floral, and delicate Rose incense
is the perfect summers home fragrance. It cleanses the air and heals the heart - how can you not love it?
Rose incense also heightens sexual arousal and confidence, whilst sparking colours of creativity and inspiration. All making it the ideal incense to burn when aligning the Sacral Chakra.
Frankincense is a sacred resin derived from the 'Burseraceae' family of trees and shrubs. This unique substance is popularly known for its healing properties and wild, fresh, earthly fragrance.
Frankincense helps deepen the connection with the physical and spiritual worlds. Perhaps this is why it is one of the most popular scents used in religious and spiritual practices.
Spiritual awareness has a profound impact on not only our Crown and Third Eye Chakra, but also our Sacral Chakra.
is a very popular ancient scent, adored for its sweet and woosdy essence. However, Sandalwood is also a deeply spiritual and healing wood.
Many spiritual people burn Sandalwood to heal worry and anxiety and stress based in the lower abdomen. It is also known to increase lust, happiness, and tranquillity, each effecting the balance of the Sacral Chakra.
The Bottom Line
Opening the second Chakra is the key to vibrant and fulfilling sex life, creativity, imagination, and spirituality. This is why it is so important to nourish your energy with grounding, energising incense and cleansing Chakra rituals, such as meditation, affirmation, and manifestation.
People Also Ask
How can you tell if the sacral chakra is blocked?
Common indicators of a sacral chakra blockage are irritability and a lack of creative flow. However, the best way to test whether or not you need to take steps to align it is to ask yourself the following.
In the last few days, have I been...
- Thinking about sex obsessively?
- Quick to anger?
- Showing manipulative traits?
If the answer is yes to 2 or more of those questions, this is a strong indication that you have a blocked sacral chakra and should seek to realign
What crystals are good for the sacral chakra?
The best crystals for cleansing the Svadhishthana are:
Tigers Eye. Tigers Eye has powerfully cleansing energy. This is ideal for when you want to cleanse your energy.
Citrine: Citrine is an excellent tool for enhancing creativity and bringing out your playful side. Perfect for reclaiming your best energy!
Amber: Amber is a fossilized resin. Which means it's earthy, healing, and bursting with wisdom. It also encourages spontaneity.
How can I work on my sacral chakra?
You can optimize your sacral chakra by practising yoga and meditation regularly. It also helps to repeat chakra affirmations daily.