The Second Chakra – Svadisthana. The Sacral Chakra. I create. I am sexual.
It’s home is the sacrum, the fused section of the spine just above the coccyx. Its yantra (icon) is an orange 6 petalled lotus flower. It’s element is water. It is connected to the urinary and reproductive organs and glands, as well as the sacral plexus (a nerve plexus formed by the 4th and 5th lumbar and 1st, 2nd, 3rd sacral nerves. It supplies motor and sensory nerves to the pelvic region and lower limbs).
When this Chakra is balanced we are able to express our feelings freely without being overly emotional and needy. We are open to intimacy and personal relationships. It is from this space that we give birth, both physically metaphorically we create from this chakra.
When blocked or unbalanced we can be angry, envious, defensive and fearful of our sexual and creative potential. We may also be “over-sexual”, impulsive and be emotionally attached to people where there is an imbalance of care. Giving to those who do not want to receive, or will take with little consideration of our value.
The seed mantra for Svadisthana is Vam. My short YouTube video about this chakra and it’s mantra can be seen below.