The Sacral Chakra – SvadhishthanaMarch 17, 2022
Sacral Chakra – Svadhishthana
Sanskrit Name Svadhishthana or ‘Svadhisthana’ means “one’s own abode. The word Svadhishthana comes from two Sanskrit words, swa and adhisthana Swa is translated as ‘self’ or “one’s own” and adhisthana means “seat” or “abode.” This refers to where your being is established.
Physical Location The Svadhishthana Chakra is located in the lower abdomen, about four fingers below the navel.
Mental & Physical The basic need for sexuality and connection, creativity, and self-worth. When the sacral chakra is imbalanced, a person may feel irritable which can result in explosive emotions. You may also experience a lack of energy and creativity. Emotional trauma or chronic stress are examples of conditions which can lead to blockages in the Sacral chakra, resulting in a feeling of not being able to connect with your passions. Physical effects can manifest as unexplained lower-back pain, tight hips, sexual-organ dysfunction, and reproductive challenges.
When balanced, one feels more vibrant, happy, positive, satisfied, compassionate, and intuitive.
Yoga Asansas – focusing on hip-opening poses will support a sense of fluidity in your day-to-day life and will help transform relationships with others, and with yourself.
You can also work on balancing the Svadhishthana chakra by practicing these asanas:
·Reverse Warrior Pose
- Wide Legged Forward Bend C
- Goddess Pose
- Seated Forward Bend
- Reclined Bound Angle Pose
- To read a short overview of the chakras see our post A Bit About Chakras
Please note: We write these articles based on our understanding, practice, and experience. When looking for answers, please follow the advice of the Gautama Buddha detailed in this quote. Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”– Gautama Buddha