Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)

What is the Sacral Chakra?

  • Location: Lower abdomen
  • Sanskrit Name: Swadhisthana
  • Mantra:I embrace pleasure and abundance.”
  • Color: Orange

 

Key Characteristics:

  • Emotions, feelings
  • Relationships, relating
  • Expression of sexuality, sensual pleasure
  • Feeling the outer and inner worlds
  • Creativity
  • Fantasies

 

The Sacral Chakra is the second chakra and it’s associated with pleasure, sensuality, and creativity. It influences those parts of life that ignite passion and joy. It allows us to experience the world through our senses and emotions. Located three inches below your belly button, this chakra fuels your sense of wellbeing and abundance (Source).

 

Out of Balance:

A blocked Sacral Chakra can result in depression, fatigue, low libido, and overthinking. Physically, it can lead to lower back, kidney, or stomach disorders.  An overactive Sacral Chakra can lead to impulsiveness, mood swings, emotional hypersensitivity, and clinginess. You may find yourself becoming addicted to things such as food, gambling, alcohol, and compulsive buying.

 

In Balance:

Strongly connected to issues around sexuality, relationships, and sensuality. You are able to create freely and enjoy life’s pleasures. You are able to stay vibrant and authentic to your true vibrance.

 

How to Heal:

Meditation can help balance and realign your Sacral Chakra. You can incorporate gemstones like Carnelian, Orange Calcite, and Moonstone and essential oils like Patchouli and Ylang-ylang. Also, you can do an enjoyable, playful activity. This could be something as simple as drawing, dancing, or a sport you enjoy.