Svadhisthana (sacral chakra) is located above the pubic bone and right below the navel. After all of our basic survival needs have been met, our awareness now moves on to our senses, emotions, and contact with other people. A desire to feel and experience everything around us through our physical senses is sparked; Desire being a fuel to help us reach for what we want in life and bring it towards us. It is also the seat of our sexuality and sensuality, and the creative power that comes from those places. It is our connection to our feelings and emotional body, which help us navigate through this lifetime if we listen and honor them properly. When we get lost or carried away by our emotions, we can feel unstable. Svadhisthana shows us that life is full of pleasure and joy which we can experience if we honor our creativity and emotions.
Whether the Svadhisthana is in balance can be influenced by our caretakers’ relationship with other people and their attitude about sexuality. Those who are brought up with a healthy outlook towards sexuality will be able to enjoy their own bodies and have fulfilling sexual and emotional relationships without the need to control or manipulate their partners.
When the Svadhisthana is out of balance, we tend to feel a loss of creativity, low sex drive and can be easily overwhelmed or burdened by our emotions. As mentioned in the previous post, there are several different tools that we can use to help realign it, such as listening to tibetan singing bowls while meditating, drawing, or anytime you need inspiration. Here is the link to our personal favorite 3 hour long video of Tibetan Singing Bowls for the Sacral Chakra.
Kundalini Yoga Asanas that help to realign the Svadhisthana are the Frog Pose and Pelvic Lifts. Using Sandalwood, Jasmine, Tangerine, Orange, or Geranium in your home, office, or even food will help stabilize the energy in Svadhisthana.
Since the element of the sacral chakra is water, go swimming or take a bath. You can also try increasing your daily intake of water. We would recommend taking a bath, lighting some jasmine or sandalwood incense and adding tibetan bells for mood.
Written by: Inner Mandala Medicine