The chakras are an important aspect of each person--they are an energetic expression of what is going on in their life internally. Chakras are a form of conscious energy and a way to bring into focus the emotion and body connection that we all experience. When they are in alignment, we are “unblocked” and can live our best, engaged, and healthy life. When they’re “blocked” we experience physical symptoms of that blockage, whether that is stress, disease, or pain.
The kidneys are a very important part of our body system, as they process and prepare urine for elimination. However, kidneys are also considered to be associated with the primal emotion of fear, and when they are not functioning correctly, we can experience kidney stones or poor kidney performance. Keep reading to see how balancing your sacral chakra can improve your kidney health, and prevent you from falling into living a life of fear.
Kidneys are associated with the sacral chakra, or the second chakra. This chakra is associated with the color of orange and the element of water. It is located just below your navel and above your root chakra. In addition to the kidneys and urinary system, the sacral chakra also influences the reproductive organs and system, the lymphatic system, and the circulatory system. The sacral chakra is also considered to be the seat of emotions, and controls how humans express themselves creatively, sexually, and how they form relationships with other people.
The solar plexus also has influence over the health of the kidneys, and when it is out of alignment, we can tend to feel fearful, distrustful, and even angry. These emotions build up and tend to surface physically as weight gain, stomach ulcers, and back problems. This is why it is important to work at keeping both of these chakras open to help improve kidney health.
The health of the kidneys is based on the balance of the sacral chakra, (with some input from the solar plexus) so if you’re experiencing some kidney health problems, it might be time to decide whether or not yours is blocked. Since the kidneys are often associated with our response to fear, it is vital that we not allow our fears to get the better of us. This seems to be especially relevant with the COVID-19 pandemic and the endless 24 hour news cycle. There are countless articles and news videos to view each hoping to teach us something new, but ask yourself-- at what point are you just increasing your level of fear for something that you in reality do not have a lot of control over? This fear can start to fester in your sacral chakra, causing you to become irritable, depressed, and start to doubt your own power and the validity of your feelings.
Fear and stress can also manifest as chronic pain, bladder issues, genital problems, or even kidney stones. Although it is difficult to self-diagnose, one easy way to see if your sacral chakra is out of balance is to take stock of how your body has been feeling lately. Are you more tense than normal leading to feelings of exhaustion? Do you no longer enjoy some of your previous hobbies or engage in a healthy sexual relationship with your partner? If you’re honest, you may realize quickly that your sacral chakra is blocked.
The sacral chakra teaches us that it is important to make time to do what makes you happy. There is a need in all of us to seek approval from friends and family, and to not do things that might make us look silly in their eyes. This powerful chakra says to nevermind all that, and do that dance, or sing that song, or learn that musical instrument! What is the point in living your life if it isn’t the best that it can be? This is powerful information and once you can realize that doing what makes you happy can not only help unblock your chakra, but it can also have an immediate effect on your health and quality of life, all the better.
In addition to being fearless when it comes to your happiness, you can engage in mindful meditation to help increase chakra flow, even if it’s just for a few minutes. There are also specific yoga poses that can help open up your sacral chakra. Yoga is a great way to connect your mind and body, and itself is like a moving, loving meditation. Try some of these poses:
You can also introduce light, daily tonics to help your kidneys stay at peak performance. Water and lemon juice is an easy way to wake up your kidneys each morning and prepare them for the day ahead. That and some relaxing yoga moves or simple stretching are one of the best ways to rest your fears and allow yourself to be open in your expression of happiness-- which can have a huge impact on your relationships to other people.
If you have a particularly stubborn blockage, you could also consider seeing an acupuncturist or reiki practitioner. Using their hands as a conduit of energy, they will use the power of touch to help unblock the chakra. Sometimes it is helpful to use aroma therapy or the chanting of a mantra to help release the stuck energy so that you can start living life to the fullest.
Kidney health is extremely important to homeostasis, and when the sacral chakra is in balance, you will feel a deep connection to the people in your life. However, like all chakras, it is important for us to keep them open so we can not only live life to the fullest, but one that is free from fear and self-doubt.