Facts About Sacral (Swadhisthana) Chakra: Meanings, Properties, and Benefits

The second chakra in the chakra system, the sacral chakra is associated with your emotional body, sensuality, and creativity. Its energy is characterized by flow and flexibility and is guided by the principle of pleasure.

Read on to learn more about the second chakra.

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Sacral Chakra Meaning

Also called Swadhisthana in Sanskrit, the sacra chakra is closely associated with your emotional responses and usually described as the seat of emotions. Not only that, but you can connect it with your sense of taste as well as your reproductive functioning.

Since it is quite close to your root chakra, it is just one step removed from your functioning in regards to survival, safety and instinctual perception of the environment.

Since the sacral chakra has a close physical connection with your reproductive organs and pelvis, it is known as the center of discovery for pleasure. Strong intuition and abundant creativity are just 2 of the wonderful gifts that the sacral chakra offers you.

Sacral Chakra Color

The color of the second chakra is orange. The sacral chakra is also represented by colors of light blue and white on some occasions.

The color orange is translucent with a quality of transparency. It triggers something in you at a subconscious level and you can use it bold creativity.

Sacral Chakra Symbol

The symbol of this chakra features a circle with 6 petals and a crescent moon.

This circle represents the water element and the silver-colored crescent moon represents the link between the energy of the water and the moon. Such symbols point to the strong relationship between moon phases and the fluctuations with the water and with the emotions.

Not only that, but the moon symbol also resonates with the feminine menstrual cycle which has an equal number of days to complete as well as the second chakra’s connection with the sexual organs and reproduction.

Sacral Chakra Location

The sacral chakra is located about 3 inches below your navel and at the center of your lower belly. Multidimensional-wise, you can find the sacral chakra at your lumbar vertebrae level.

Some experts say that in different systems, the sacral chakra expands to the genital area, particularly at the level of the testicles for men and ovaries for women.

Sacral Chakra Imbalances

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An unbalanced second chakra means that you experience some hardships in life. You might have been a subject of sexual or emotional abuse or may have experiences coldness, rejection and neglect.

Not only that, but it may also be caused by emotional manipulation and extreme denial of your feelings. The flow of energy to the second chakra can also be blocked due to moral or religious severity, enmeshment, alcoholic families, and inherited issues or physical abuse.

An active and well-balanced second chakra means that you have a good relationship with the world centered on pleasing, harmonious and nurturing communication. However, an unbalanced chakra can manifest as extreme co-dependency or dependency with things or people that provide you effortless access to pleasurable moments.

When you are ruled by emotions and out of yourself, you will feel numb or overindulge in sexual fantasies and obsessions.

Not only that, but you also experience extremes by lacking sexual satisfaction or desire, making you feel stuck feeling a specific kind of mood.

Overactive Sacral Chakra

An overactive sacral chakra will fill life your life with issues of excess and conflict. You will have problems staying in unhealthy relationships or addictions. An overwhelmed sacral chakra means your emotions are also overwhelming. You experience emotions more deeply and you’ll have a bad mood swing.

You will thrive in conflict and trauma which also leads to weak personal boundaries that can make you become overly dependent on others. Also, you become obsessive. You become arrogant, aggressive as well as showing anxiety and mania.

Since this chakra has an influence on your pleasure and sexuality, an overactive sacral chakra means that you have greater feelings of promiscuity, detachment and sex addiction. You can use others just to achieve sexual gratification.

Also, you will develop an addiction to alcohol and drugs which may cause you to engage in risky behaviors. It also causes excessive eating and makes you concentrate unhealthily on your body image.

Symptoms of a Blocked or Overactive Sacral Chakra

1. Physical Symptoms

An unbalanced or blocked chakra may show physical symptoms For instance, you might feel a persistent warm sensation or feeling in your lower abdomen when the flow of energy in your second chakra is too much.

Not only that, but an overactive chakra can also affect the functioning of your bladder, lower back, and reproductive organs. The most common physical illnesses that happen are gynecological issues, kidney problems, lower back pain, urinary issues, and cysts.

2. Lost In Fantasies

Another common symptom is an inclination to get consumed by your sexual fantasies as well as life pleasures, rather than just enjoying them.

You will lose yourself in these fantasies rather than connecting physically with your partners. You also get obsessed with connecting romantically or sexually with every attractive person that you meet.

3. Filled With Insatiable Desires

Delighting yourself in the simple pleasures of life without getting too attached is crucial in promoting a balanced sacral chakra. However, if you have an unbalanced chakra, it can be difficult for you to get total satisfaction in your life, especially in your sexuality.

4. Addictive Behavior

When you have the habit of satisfying your every desire via overindulgence and addictive behaviors, you have an unbalanced second chakra. Whether it is games, food, television, shopping, drugs, and even alcoholic beverages, it can affect your sacral chakra negatively when you become too addicted to it.

5. Damaging Emotions

Negative and detrimental feelings or emotions of jealousy, anger, rage, and envy are symptoms of an overactive sacral chakra. You also overreact when someone becomes a threat to you or offers a different opinion. You will feel frustrated and rage very easily.

6. Co-Dependent Behavior

When your sacral chakra is unbalanced, you tend to become too obsessive. You develop an extremely dependent or co-dependent behavior that you become also domineering or overbearing, especially in relationships.  

Healing The Sacral Chakra

An unbalanced sacral chakra can make you feel that you have lost control of your own life. You become overly emotional, insecure, uncertain and unable to cope up with the various changes in your life.

You also lack self-confidence and find yourself in abusive or unhealthy relationships. In order to heal your sacral chakra, consider the following methods.

1. Healing Foods

Changes in what you eat can help in cleansing your second chakra. Consider adding more sweet fruits in your diet such as coconuts, oranges, and melons. You can also add cinnamon as well as drinking lots of water.

2. Meditation

Meditation is one of the best and most helpful ways to heal the sacral chakra as well as any other chakra in the body. A simple meditation consists of visualizing an orange crescent moon or orange lotus in the sacral area. Try to hold out this image for several minutes while deeply breathing in and out.

3. Yoga

Yoga is good for the body but also helps in opening up and clearing your sacral chakra. For this purpose, you can focus on poses that open up your hips such as the bound angle pose or open-angle pose.

You can also try the One-legged king pigeon pose, cow face pose, the fire log pose, the half-frog pose, and the reclining bound angle pose.

Such yoga poses should be able to relax and stimulate your second chakra.

4. Essential Oils

There are various essential oils that can help open up and heal your sacral chakra. You can use bergamot, patchouli, rose, clary sage, orange, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, and jasmine.

Such oils can be quite useful alone or used during meditation or with healing crystals.

5. Healing Crystals

There are several effective and powerful stones that can help heal and balance your second chakra.

You can also use these crystals as pieces of jewelry or place in your pocket or purse to benefit from them closely. You can also place them on your bedside or under your pillow as well as surrounding your home or work to experience their vibration energies.

One of the best crystal to heal the sacral chakra Is the Carnelian with its orange or bright red color. With its wonderful color that mimics the evening sunset, it helps balance the flowing energy of your sacral chakra. It will also encourage sexual confidence.

Orange calcite is another favorite. It features the warm nurturing qualities of orange color that inspire creativity. You can also use it to stay you motivated and allows you to see the truth in things.

Meanwhile, orange moonstone is a powerful stone that helps relieve anxiety and stress. As the Stone of New Beginnings, moonstone has a deep connection to the moon and feminity energies. This makes it a wonderful stone for the sacral chakra. That and its color variation intensifies its resonance with the sacral chakra, enhancing creativity, love, and sexuality.

Lastly, the sunstone helps develop leadership qualities, improving creativity and confidence. While its orange to yellow colors offers light and joyful energy, exploding with radiance and joy.

Other great stones for the sacral chakra include amber, citrine, coral calcite, obsidian, tourmaline, quartz, fire agate, heliodor, red jasper, sardonyx and so much more!

6. Think Orange

Since orange is the color representing the sacral chakra, it makes sense that incorporating this color in your life can help heal and balance your second chakra.

Introduce subtle of striking orange shades to your home and at work. You can purchase clothing and accessories into eh orange color. You can also meditate with the color orange in your mind to improve focus and concentration in healing your sacral chakra.

7. Water

Since water is the element of the sacral chakra, you might want to consider getting more water.

You go outside and relax near open water in order to heal your second chakra. Go to the nearest river, lake or even ocean to wade in, take a swim or just dangle your feet and feel the cool water surrounding your body.

If there are no bodies of water near you, a simple refreshing bath or a luxurious and long bath can also help your sacral chakra while providing you some relaxation in order to keep your energies flowing.


As the center of emotional balance, creativity, and sexuality, the sacral chakra is important bodily energy that helps you manage your feelings and overall satisfaction in this world.

When you work on healing and enhancing your sacral chakra, you will be filled with creativity and the confidence to own your sexuality. You will have a pleasurable ride on this life and your life will be much more fulfilling.

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