Sacral Chakra: Cultivating Emotional and Creative Wellness

As per Hindu Tantrism, the Sacral chakra also called the Svadhisthana chakra is the 2nd most important chakra in the human energy system. It’s believed to be in the lower belly, approximately 4 fingers below the navel. It represents the color orange and the water element.

This chakra is believed to be responsible for a balance of emotions, creativity and sexuality. 

Sacral Chakra Symbol

A lotus flower with 6 orange-colored petals is the symbol of the Sacral chakra. The lotus symbolizes purity, enlightenment and spiritual growth. The six petals represent the qualities associated with this chakra:

  • Pleasure
  • Joy
  • Creativity
  • Emotions
  • Sexuality
  • Relationships
  • Sacral Chakra Mantra

The Sacral chakra mantra is “VAM”. This mantra is said to help in balancing and activating this chakra. It is believed that the word “VAM” can connect with the frequency of this chakra and help in clearing any blockages in the flow of energy.

Functions of the Svadhisthana Chakra

  • Pleasure and enjoyment: Emotions, pleasure, intimacy and sexual energy are all at the center of the Svadhisthana chakra. It controls our ability to experience happiness and relationships with others.
  • Creativity: The Svadhisthana Chakra is linked with creativity and physicality. If the Svadhisthana chakra is balanced, it supports creative flow, artistic work and the ability to connect with one’s inner child.
  • Sexuality: Due to its association with sexual energy and reproductive functions, the Svadhisthana Chakra is commonly referred to as the ‘sex chakra’. It promotes healthy and fulfilling sexual relationships when balanced.

Physical Associations of the Sacral Chakra

The physical workings of this chakra are vast and cover both organs and the functions of the body. Here’s a detailed breakdown:


  • Reproductive organs: These include the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, cervix, vagina, testicles, epididymis, vas deferens, prostate and penis. A balanced chakra promotes a healthy reproductive function, fertility and positive body image.
  • Kidneys: The kidneys are responsible for filtering blood and removing waste material from the body. A balanced chakra promotes normal kidney function with balanced fluid.
  • Bladder: A balanced sacral chakra supports normal bladder control and function.
  • Digestive system: A balanced chakra supports the digestive system flow as it’s said to be in control of the colon, rectum and anus.


  • Taste: The Sacral chakra is connected to the sense of taste. A balanced chakra ensures an improved sense of taste.

Other Physical Associations

  • Lower back and pelvis: The location of this chakra is in the lower back, near the sacrum. If it is balanced, it promotes a healthy spinal alignment and stable pelvis.
  • Hips and flexibility: The hips and thighs are responsible for movement and flexibility. If the Sacral chakra is balanced, the body will enjoy a healthy joint function and fluid movement.
  • Hips and flexibility: This chakra governs the hips and thighs, which are responsible for movement and flexibility. A balanced chakra promotes healthy joint function and encourages fluid movement.
  • Immune system: A balanced Sacral chakra contributes to a stronger immune system. This chakra is believed to promote emotional well-being and stress reduction.

Signs of a Balanced Svadhisthana Chakra

  • Healthy reproductive function and regular menstrual cycles
  • Strong libido and fulfilling sexual relationships
  • Emotional balance and expression
  • Creative expression and artistic pursuits
  • Healthy digestion and elimination
  • Strong lower back and hips
  • Robust immune system

Signs of a Blocked Svadhisthana Chakra

  • Reproductive issues such as infertility, menstrual irregularities or pain during intercourse
  • Low libido or difficulty achieving sexual satisfaction
  • Difficulty expressing emotions or feeling emotionally numb
  • Lack of creativity or motivation
  • Digestive problems such as constipation and diarrhea 
  • Lower back pain or stiffness
  • Weak immune system

How to Balance the Svadhisthana Chakra

a woman doing mandukasana in yoga for sacral chakra
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Physical practice
  • Yoga: In Yoga, there are poses for each chakra. There are certain poses that target the Sacral chakra, such as, the frog pose (Mandukasana), the butterfly pose (Baddha Konasana) and the goddess pose (Utkatasana) work towards opening the hips. The downward-facing dog pose, the child pose and forward fold also help open this chakra.
  • Dancing: Dancing or physical movement of any kind can clear out energy blockage in the body and promote a balanced chakra. 
  • Pelvic floor exercises: Doing exercises that strengthen the pelvic muscles can help with better sexual function, bladder control and energy flow in the Sacral chakra area. 
  • Sensual practices: Massage or aromatherapy oils are things that can help open and balance this chakra.
Mental Practice
  • Meditation: Meditation can help you connect with your emotions and open any Sacral chakra blocks. It’s recommended to picture the chakra’s orange color and chant the word “Vam” for a deeper connection. 
  • Creative expression: Getting into any kind of creative expression like painting, writing, singing or listening to music can help clear any emotional blocks open the Sacral chakra.
  • Self-affirmation: Saying positive things to yourself in repetition can help in bringing a positive attitude and positive energy. Some example statements like ‘I am safe’, ‘I am secure’ and ‘I am one with the Earth’.
Lifestyle choice
  • Healthy diet: Eating orange and yellow fruits and vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots oranges and mangoes, can help in the balancing of the Sacral chakra.
  • Hydration: Staying hydrated by drinking a lot of water can help keep a smooth flow of energy through the body and the Sacral chakra.
  • Exercise: Regular exercise can help in relaxation, boost your mind and improve health in general. All these things are good for keeping the Sacral chakra balanced.
  • Sound healing: Listening to music with binaural beats tuned to the frequency of the Sacral chakra (222 Hz) can help in balancing the chakra.
  • Crystal healing: Carnelian orange calcite and Sacral chakra stones are all orange stones that can help in healing and balancing the chakra when worn.

Healing Crystals associated with Svadhisthana Chakra

There are various crystals that are associated with the Svadhisthana Chakra and promote its healing and balance.

Orange stones
  • Carnelian: This stone is known for passion, creativity and sexual arousal. It also helps with problems related to fear, anger and low self-esteem.
  • Orange Calcite: This is a soothing stone that is said to activate the Sacral chakra and enable happiness and liveliness. It can also help in balancing emotions and getting rid of negative emotions.
  • Sunstone: This stone is believed to open the Sacral chakra to hope and wealth. It supports growth of inner-strength and self-assurance.
  • Citrine: This vibrant stone promotes self-control, wealth and clarity. It is also believed to attract wealth and removing any blocks in creativity.

When choosing a crystal for benefits to the Svadhisthana Chakra, consider its color, energy and for what purpose you need it for. As for carrying one, you can it in your pocket, wear it as jewellery or place it on your body while meditating. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: What happens when sacral chakra is blocked?

A blocked Sacral chakra can lead to physical, mental, and spiritual problems. Here are some of the challenges people could experience:

  • Emotional
  • Inability to feel happiness and joy
  • Feeling low most of the time
  • Fear of commitments in relationships
  • Trouble in sharing feelings
  • Low self-esteem and self-worth
  • Depending mostly on others
  • Stress, sadness and mood swings
  • Creative block and self-expression
  • Troubles in getting along with other people and trusting other people 
  • Reproductive issues such as inconsistent periods, pain during intercourse, and inability to have children
  • Issues with lower back like pain and stiffness
  • Pain in the hip region
  • Indigestion issues like diarrhea
  • Lack of energy
  • Low immunity
  • Low sexual drive
  • Disconnection with intuition and wisdom
  • Feeling disconnected from spiritual goals
  • Not feeling satisfied
  • Not being able to feel happy and content with life

Having said that, it’s important to remember that not everyone may experience the same problems. Each person may experience different problems depending on how severe the blockage of energy is.

Q2: What weakens the sacral chakra?

There are various factors that weakens the Sacral chakra. Some of the common reasons are: emotional trauma, repressed anger, fear, hatred, judging self negatively, lack of commitment in relationships, lack of physical activity, unhealthy nutrition, abusing drugs or alcohol, being around the negative energy of people, disconnecting from feelings, lack of life goals, staying indoors most of the time. 

Q3: How do you unblock your chakras?

The process of unblocking chakras involves physical practices like: yoga, excercise etc. Mental practices like: meditation, journaling etc, and spiritual practices like: sound therapy, crystal healing, spending time in nature, etc.

Q4: What chakra is blocked by fear?

The chakras that can be blocked by fear are Root Chakra (Muladhara), Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana), Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura), Heart Chakra (Anahata), and Throat Chakra (Vishuddha).

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