Chakra Tune-Up: Intro to the Svadhisthana

Discover the physical and mental signs of blocked energy in the sacral chakra and how you may benefit from aligning it.

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The second chakra, called svadhistana, is located at the lower belly and inner pelvis. “Svadhisthana” means one’s own abode.

2nd Chakra’s Natural Element: Water

The svadhisthana chakra is associated with water. This energy center offers direct access to flow, flexibility, and fun.

Life Motif of the Sacral Chakra

In working with this chakra, you will address your relationship with both others and yourself. Personally, you’ll discover you have unlimited creative power; you’ll learn how to cultivate a healthy relationship to pleasure; and you’ll gain insight into your default reactions and deepest emotions. With others, you’ll learn how to express yourself more skillfully and how to begin setting healthy boundaries.

Physical Signs of Blocked Svadhisthana Energy

When the sacral chakra is out of alignment, you may experience chronic low back pain, ovarian cysts and other reproductive issues, urinary tract infections, impotence, pain during intercourse, complications with the bladder and kidneys, and other pelvic–lower abdominal issues.

Mental Signs of Blocked Svadhisthana Energy

Mentally, blocked sacral energy can be associated with addiction, repressed emotions, and lack of creative energy.

Energetic Benefits of Aligning the Sacral Chakra

When the sacral chakra is in healthy alignment, you will be able to source energy for creativity, movement, procreation, desire, pleasure, and relationships.

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Learn more in A Beginner’s Guide to the Chakras