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The Second Chakra: Swadhisthana (Sacral)

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Photo by Chermiti Mohamed from Pexels

The second chakra, Swadhisthana, is located in the lower abdomen and is concerned with the main issues of emotional balance and sexuality.


The second chakra, Swadhisthana, is located in the lower abdomen or the sacral plexus in the pubic region.

Swadhisthana is concerned with the main issues of emotional balance and sexuality. This chakra represents all of our pleasures and desires. This is in the form of physical, sexual and all material desires.

Emotional stress is the main reason behind this chakra being blocked. As this chakra rules the emotional body, it can directly affect the heart and throat chakras.

When Swadhisthana is unbalanced, compulsive-obsessive habits and addictions may form. Depression can also be a side-effect of sacral chakra imbalance. The more we chase earthly desires, the more we are distracted from our spiritual growth.

The danger with desires is that the more we fulfil, the more we want. Thus, we will never be satisfied and it leaves us wanting more and more each time. This will become addiction and the constant unsatisfied feeling means that we will never be happy in life.

To find balance in Swadhisthana, we need to know where to draw the line with our material desires. The middle point is where we are not depriving ourselves and not overindulging either.

When Swadhisthana is balanced, we are able to express our emotions to others in an empowering and positive way.

Sanskrit name: Swadhisthana

Element: Water

Colour: Vermillion orange

Represented by: Lotus with six petals

Bija mantra: Vam

Energy flow: Anti-clockwise

Auric layer: Emotional body

Location: Lower abdomen

Regulates: reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder, prostate, pelvis, body fluids, adrenal glands, lower-back

Sense: Taste (tongue)

Associated with: Sexuality, procreation, material and earthly desires, emotional balance, sensuality

Focus and intent: Finding emotional balance, controlling desires, finding creativity

Crystals: Carnelian, honey calcite, orange calcite, moonstone, sunstone

Essential oils: Clary sage, ginger, juniper berry, cypress, jasmine, rosewood


Cassandra Chew

Cassandra Chew is the founder and content curator of Sun Moon Tribe. She has a keen interest in spirituality, metaphysics, sustainability and plant-based living. Being a small business owner herself, she is passionate about supporting and sharing the work of other local businesses. Along with running this journal, she pursues her creative interests through her design business and is an avid coffee enthusiast.

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