The Sacral Chakra

Sacral Chakra or Svadhishthana

Location: Three Inches below the navel at the center of your lower belly

Related Organs/areas of the body: Genitals in particular the Ovaries and Testicles, the lymphatic system

Associated Colour: Orange

Mantra: VAM

The second or Sacral chakra relates to your creativity, emotions, relationships and sexuality. The centre for pleasure and enjoyment.

In balance you allow a healthy expression of your creativity and it flows freely. There is a healthy expression of your sexuality and sensuality. You enjoy life’s pleasures without guilt. You are able to manage and regulate your emotions and express them clearly.

An out of balance or blocked Sacral Chakra can lead to excesses such as substance abuse, lack of boundaries and co-dependency, unhinged emotions leading to outbursts, sexual obsession, or the opposite: either emotional or sexual numbness. Menstrual issues in woman, prostate issues in men, infertility, depression and mood swings.

To promote harmony and balance the Sacral chakra, eat a balanced diet including orange colored foods.


Yoga poses such as, Goddess pose (Utkata Konasana), Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana), Triangle Pose (Trikonasana), Camel Pose (Ustrasana), Garland Pose (Malasana).

Expressing your creativity, through gardening, painting, pottery, cooking or whatever creative pursuit you enjoy. Remember the balance in life, work hard but make time to welcome the pleasures in life.

Affirmations for the Sacral Chakra:

  • I deserve to enjoy life........

  • I embrace my sexuality........

  • I will respect other people's boundaries.......

  • I allow my creativity to flow freely.......

  • I have no fear of intimacy......

  • I am not dependent on others........

Namaste x

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