In this blog, I’m going to break down what chakras really are. In addition, I’ll also be teaching you all about how to use the energy of each chakra to improve your sex life.
This blog will be super helpful to anyone wanting to balance and connect more deeply with their sensual energy, regardless of if you’re in a relationship or not.
So, WTF are chakras?
The term “chakra” is a Sanskrit word, which roughly translates to “wheel” or “circle”. The concept of chakras is an ancient one, that perhaps may even predate written traditions. When learning about chakras, it’s very important to remember that this concept has had many thousands of translations over the years. Therefore, whether they realize it or not, every single person who’s ever written or spoken about them, myself included, have their own definition. One which is based on their training, experience, and personal interpretation.
Above all, chakras are spinning energy centers of the physical, energetic, and emotional body. The most common chakra system discussed in the west is Muladhara, which is a seven-chakra system. However, there are countless other systems, with their own unique colors, symbols, meanings, etc. Interestingly, the different systems identify anywhere from five to 114 chakras.
The chakra system has thousands of complicated channels and nadis (points), which have been “mapped” out through tantric traditions. Not to mention the arguments as to where exactly the channels and chakras are located in the energetic body.
The Muladhara System
Because of this, I’ll mainly be discussing the Muladhara system in this blog, as it’s the one most people will be familiar with. In Muladhara, it is believed there are 7 chakras, each located at significant locations in the energetic body. They are thought to be arranged in a vertical line from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Each chakra has a specific color, shape, name, and location. Additionally, each chakra governs a portion of our energetic being, and affects our physical, emotional, and energetic wellbeing.
So know you know all that, let’s look at each of these chakras, and how the power can be harnessed to improve your sex life and connection to your sensual energy.
The Root Chakra
Sanskrit Name: Muladhara.
Location: Base of spine.
Governs: Feelings of groundedness, fundamental issues, the core of who we are, survival instinct, physical plane, and perhaps most importantly, our carnal desires.
Signs of Imbalance: Shame, fear, insecurity, overactive nervous system (survival mode). Similarly, there can be issues with weight gain, constipation, exhaustion, depression, anxiety, and stress.
Ways to nurture: Reassure your nervous system that your basic needs are met. Do shadow and shame work. Wear red, decorate with red, eat red foods. Meditate, spend time in nature.
Lesson: I trust. I am safe.
The Sacral Chakra
Sanskrit Name: Swadhisthana.
Location: Between Root Chakra and Naval (lower abdomen/genitals/womb).
Governs: Creative, sexual, sensual energy. Reproduction and the genitals. Basic emotional needs.
Example Signs of Imbalance: Guilt, shame, especially when associated with sexual shame or trauma. Emotional instability, sexual dysfunction, lack of creative energy, chronic low back pain, and reproductive issues, in addition to other pelvic-lower issues.
Ways to nurture: Create art without judgment. Dance. Explore. Play and have fun. Lots of self-care. Only doing things that bring you joy and are good for you.
Lesson: I accept. I forgive.
The Solar Plexus Chakra
Sanskrit Name: Manipura.
Location: Between the navel and the bottom of the ribcage.
Governs: Intuition, self-confidence, identity, determination, and personal power.
Signs of Imbalance: Digestion issues, low self-esteem, indecisive, low will-power/determination, too hot heated/arrogant or conversely, too shy and timid.
Ways to nurture: Positive confidence affirmations. Making an intuition journal. Writing lists of things you’re good at. Trying new hobbies. Asking your loved ones to reflect on the things they like about you.
How to harness for sexual energy: Try something new in the bedroom. Roleplay within a D/s dynamic, if you’re shy during this, be the Top! However, if you naturally feel more confident in that role, try being the bottom. Exhibitionism. Make a list of all the sex acts you’re excited to try and give them a go!
Lesson: I appreciate. I celebrate.
The Heart Chakra
Sanskrit Name: Anahata.
Location: Center of the chest.
Governs: Love, healing, compassion, forgiveness, kindness, and acceptance of everyone (including yourself).
Signs of Imbalance: Issues with the physical heart and lungs. Co-dependence or emotional avoidance, overly-sympathetic or cold and detached, in addition to other types of interpersonal relationship issues.
Lesson: I love. I am loved. I am love.
The Throat Chakra
Sanskrit Name: Vishuddha.
Location: In the throat.
Governs: Communication, authenticity, singing, speaking your truth,
Signs of Imbalance: Overactive speaker/motormouth or overly timid and quiet. Unable to ask for what you want and need. Very shy so much so that they don’t speak up for themselves. Sore throat, thyroid problems, neck/shoulder pain.
Ways to nurture: Say exactly what you mean. Only say “yes” when you mean it, in addition to embracing the power of “no”. Sing more.
Lesson: I express.
The Third Eye Chakra
Sanskrit Name: Ajna.
Location: on your forehead, in between your eyebrows.
Governs: Intuition, wisdom, psychic and clairvoyant powers.
Signs of Imbalance: Distorted perceptions, disconnection from intuition, fixed limited mindset, imbalanced spiritual/personal life.
Ways to nurture: Earthing and grounding practices, meditation, breathwork.
How to harness for sexual energy: Try having sex with your eyes closed. Explore breath syncing with your partner. Have solo sex while making eye contact with yourself in the mirror. Mindful masturbation.
Lesson: I am balanced. I am wise.
The Crown Chakra
Sanskrit Name: Samsara.
Location: Very top of your head.
Colour: Violet or white.
Element: Cosmic energy.
Governs: Our spiritual being, connection to the cosmos, enlightenment, and connection to our higher selves.
Signs of Imbalance: Being a human! Haha, this is a tricky one because pretty much all of us have an underactive crown chakra. Particularly intense issues will be a feeling of disconnect from spirituality or yourself as a spiritual being, or conversely feeling disconnected from the material world.
Ways to nurture: Meditation and mindfulness. Embrace stillness and silence.
How to harness for sexual energy: Reflect on yourself as a divine being. Embody the highest version of yourself fully before engaging in sex. Explore sex magic.