What is the Svadhisthana chakra and why is it so important?
Svadhisthana chakra is the center of pleasure and when this energy is healthy and open, it brings a natural and powerful feeling of intimacy to the individual. Also, this chakra represents your capacity to go with the flow, acceptance, and grace, and allowing yourself to enjoy your achievements and life.
In Kundalini Yoga, the second chakra is considered to be a challenge, since we find it hard to break through our unconscious blockages.
The energy of the sacral chakra allows you to move, to let go, and to feel change and transformation occurring within your physical and emotional body.
It allows you to experience the present moment as it is, in its own fullness. Intuition, gut feelings, and other “non-linear” communication come with the help of this chakra.
This chakra is located above the Muladhara chakra, which is in the coccyx, two finger-widths above the Muladhara chakra. The sacral chakra’s corresponding point is in the front of the body, below the belly button.
The Sanskrit word ”svadhisthana” can be translated as “the dwelling place of the self,” and the element of the 2nd chakra is water, which equals with cohesiveness. The color for the chakra is orange and the gemstones are calcite orange, amber, carnelian, or hematite.
When this chakra is out of balance, an individual may experience sexual dysfunction, emotional instability, depression, fear of change, or addictions.
Body parts affected by the second chakra include – upper intestines, stomach, pancreas, sexual organs, liver, kidney, adrenal glands, central spine, auto-immune system, and spleen.
When this chakra is in balance, you feel pleasure in life, enjoy yourself, play, and find you are flexible in both mind and body. Additionally, when Svadhisthana chakra is completely open, the relationship with other people is centered around nurturing and harmonious exchange. Your feelings flow freely and are expressed without you being over-emotional. Also, you have no problems dealing with your sexuality.
In short, you will become unique in your individuality and more socially affable, allowing you to fully integrate into relationships and society, both sexual and friendly.
Chanting VAM beej mantra (sacral chakra mantra) benefits:
The beej mantra that corresponds to Svadhisthana chakra is the sound VAM. By reciting Svadhisthana chakra mantra, the vibrations will open and align this chakra.
The mudra associated with this chakra is called the Sakthi mudra. This mudra can be used during VAM beej mantra meditation. One who meditates on this seed mantra is believed to obtain the following spiritual powers: the status of a lord among yogis, freedom from enemies, clarity and eloquence, awareness of astral entities, loss of fear of water, and the capacity to taste anything desired for oneself or others.
Listen to more chakra beej mantras on insightstate – Ajna (Third Eye) Chakra Mantra or Bija Mantra HAM for Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra Activation.