Right now — right at this very moment — you have a powerful energy center inside of you that governs creativity and sensuality. It’s called the sacral chakra. Ready to make the most of this potent energetic hub?
Lucky you: This blog post is all about the sacral chakra, including what it is, why it matters, and the best healing practices, mantras, and routines (including drinking Big Heart Tea Co.’s Fake Coffee) to keep it in tip-top shape.
But first, a little backstory…
Big Heart Tea Co. + The Chakras = What’s the Connection?
We’re proud to announce a brand-new product: Big Heart Tea Co.’s Chakra Tea Boxed Set. This is a product near and dear to our hearts, and it’s been a long time coming!
You may not know this, but Big Heart Tea Co. actually came about just as founder Lisa was coming out of ashram life.
Tea became one of the key manifestations of her goal to integrate the hatha / kundalini into her whole life.
💡 Here’s a fun fact: Big Heart Tea Co.’s original line of 7 teas was organized and inspired by the chakra system. Fake Coffee is the brew we aligned to the sacral chakra. There’s nothing fake about the organically sourced ingredients or the romantic and sensual vibes of this chocolaty brew — the tea’s tagline is “You are beautiful,” and that’s just how this tea makes you feel. (We’ll get to why — and how to channel more chakra-boosting magic — in a little bit.)
Not familiar with the chakra system? Don’t worry — That’s what this series of blog posts will explore by unpacking each chakra, one by one. We’ve also put together this nifty little primer on the chakras for you:
Check out our Chakra Basics post here
But here’s the nutshell version: Chakras are a series of energy systems throughout your body. Moving beyond just your body, this system can be used as an organizational tool to help you live a more integrated and connected life with yourself, others, and your surroundings.
Think of the chakra system as a ladder. It walks you through the basic feelings and senses that we have as humans. You can apply this to any creative process or any process in life. It is a model to connect within our human experience.
Circling back to tea, Big Heart Tea Co.’s chakra inspiration isn’t just about delivering yummy stuff in appealing packaging (though yes, that mattered too) — the herbs and message behind each tea are aligned with bringing a specific chakra into balance.
In this series of blog posts, we’ll dig deep into each of the chakras, including exploring its meaning and how to keep yours in balance with suggested practices, mantras, and yes — the perfect tea.
The Sacral Chakra
The sacral chakra is the next level up from the root chakra. If you think about a house, the root chakra is like the foundation. The sacral chakra is just as foundational — let’s call it the pilot light.
Where the root chakra is about your basic needs and security, the sacral chakra is the deepest and most vital spark of creation inside of you. It governs all manner of creative expression, including but not limited to artistic pursuits, sexuality, and more.
Let’s get to the good stuff.
At-a-Glance: Sacral Chakra Basics + Associations
Here’s what you need to know about the sacral chakra.
What it is: The sacral chakra is the seat of creation inside of you.
Sanskrit Name for the root chakra: Svadhishthana (Sva = “Self” / adhisthana = “rule” or “dwelling place”.)
Where it is: Above the reproductive organs — the area of the womb and creation of life.
- The sacral chakra is associated with the element of water (big womb energy!)
- The sacral chakra is associated with the color orange.
- The sacral chakra is associated with the sound vam (rhymes with “mom”)
- It’s also associated with the yogic path of Tantra, which is all about sensuality and creativity.
Best tea for the root chakra: Big Heart Tea Co.’s Fake Coffee. Don’t worry, we’d never tell anyone to “fake it” 😏. While this tea sometimes acts as a stand-in for coffee, there’s nothing fake about the ingredients or process behind its creation.
Brewed with an energizing combo of cacao and dandelion root, this tea is rich and dark, herbaceous and chocolatey. It’s energizing like coffee but also has a subtly sensual vibe that no cuppa joe can compare to.
What is the Sacral Chakra All About?
The sacral chakra is sensual, so many people associate it immediately with sex. Yes, it is associated with pleasure and sex, but it goes beyond that. It’s about nurturing, change, movement, creativity, and creation.
It’s about the spark of creation and magic, which may manifest as sexual but may also be associated with change, movement, or other forms of creativity.
The Importance of Keeping the Sacral Chakra Balanced
If your sacral chakra is balanced, you feel inspired, engaged, and at ease in the world. Here are some hallmarks of a balanced sacral chakra:
- You enjoy life’s pleasures
- You feel comfortable expressing your sexuality
- Equilibrium in your emotions
- Creativity flows freely
- Connection to everything around you: people, animals, food, nature, etc.
On the flip side, if the sacral chakra is out of balance, you might feel:
- Feeling detached, lonely, and/or isolated
- Anxiety or erratic emotions
- Low libido
- Physical aching or pain in your sexual organs or lower back
- Unable to connect physically or emotionally to others or your surroundings
- Uninspired (lack of creative energy)
Don’t worry — most people feel some sort of an imbalance at some time or another. Happily, if your sacral chakra is out of whack, there are some tried-and-true ways to bring it back into a happy place.
How to Balance Your Sacral Chakra
Here are some basic practices that can help get you back in balance:
- Treat yourself. Let yourself enjoy small pleasures throughout the day: Sip tea in a comfortable spot. Take a bath. Give yourself a foot rub (or let yourself fully enjoy it when someone else offers you one).
- Do gentle stretches that focus on the area surrounding your reproductive organs: hips, lower back, and groin area. Slow, long holds and intentional movements are the best approaches to help coax open these sacred and sensitive areas.
- Tap into your creativity. Make art, journal, cook — whatever makes you feel creative.
- Practice affirmations that make you feel loved: “You belong”; “You are beautiful”; “You are creative”; etc.
Want a more specific prescription? Here’s a little ritual we came up with to soothe the sacral chakra:
Sacral Chakra Ritual
Step 1: Brew up some Fake Coffee. Make every part of the process intentional, with a focus on being kind to yourself. Choose a plush, comfortable area to drink your tea — think of your physical and bodily comfort. Why not have a little treat on the side, such as a perfectly ripe fig? (Note: Figs are a healing food with big womb energy)
Step 2: Set up a yoga mat and do some gentle stretches. Hold them for extended periods in the style of yin yoga — 3-5 minutes each. (Holding yoga poses for a long time lets you stretch deeper than just the superficial muscle. It goes into a deeper part of the muscle, meaning deeper and more profound tension release.)
Choose poses that open the hips, such as pigeon pose, a long, restful child’s pose, or a wide-legged forward fold with your forehead supported on pillows or blocks. Hip openers can also be done in a chair. It’s not about how you stretch, it’s about your intention.
Step 3: Love yourself with this mantra:
- You are beautiful.
Why We Coordinated Fake Coffee with the Sacral Chakra
- One of Fake Coffee’s key ingredients is cacao. In case you didn’t know it, chocolate is very sensual; there’s a reason why many Better Than Sex Cake recipes are made with chocolate and why chocolates are the bonbon of choice for Valentine’s Day.
- In addition to romancing yourself with the sensual cacao, the blend also includes roasted chicory, dandelion root, and sweet cinnamon. It’s like a loving hug, a Valentine, and a mini self-care retreat, just for you.
- This blend makes you feel beautiful, cared for, and loved.
Grab some Fake Coffee now and get the good vibes flowing.
Important note from BHT founder Lisa Govro:
In offering our Chakra set, I feel it is important to acknowledging my own cultural background. As a white, cis-gendered woman of European descent teaching about the chakra system and tea, I must recognize that my cultural background might influence how I approach and present this knowledge. Please see this blog post for more information.Click here to read the full letter.