Svadhisthana Chakra, second chakra in Yoga

The second chakra, called Svadhisthana, is associated with creativity in all its expressions. It literally means “one’s own dwelling place”. It is regarded as the basis of all human existence. Without water, nothing could exist. This chakra brings movement to the other elements and mixes them together to create life. When channeled into higher energy centers, it fuels the creative force that enables you to paint a beautiful picture, write a

novel, play music, build a business, or create a life of love and abundance. It is about fluidity, the flow of life and dealing with change. Like the ebb and flow of the tides, this chakra holds tremendous power that if harnessed and channeled correctly can help one overcome the patterns of the unconscious mind and find great fulfillment in life.


PHYSICAL LOCATION: the sacral spine, approximately 4 fingers below the navel


COLOR: Orange

SENSE: Touch

FORCE: Magnetism

AREAS OF THE BODY:    Hips, inner thighs, bladder, kidneys, sexual organs,

MUDRA: Apana

MANTRA: VamI flow with the rhythm of life.

When unbalanced/ blocked can manifest in following: Never having enough; tries to buy happiness Trying to “keep up with the Jones” Shallow Relationships Shame of sexuality/body or exhibitionism Health issues: frigidity, impotence low back pain, urinary problems Feelings: possessiveness, seek satisfaction through senses, food, material possessions, status, craves stimulation; inadequacy

When balanced/not blocked can manifest in: Creativity Empathy for others Able to have genuine intimacy Able to “Go with the Flow” Able to have passion for life Able to truly enjoy Able to share knowledge Able to give generously

Examples of Asana that balance the Svadhisthana chakra:

Hip openers Wide leg forward folds

Reverse Table

Cat pose

 Fish pose Supine Cobblers pose Cobra

Scales pose

Short flows Chair pose Warrior II

Bow pose

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