Swadistana translates to “one’s own dwelling place.” This energy center is the storehouse of samskaras, which are the past mental impressions stored in the form of archetypes–the stories we habitually tell ourselves. The quality of this energy is Feminine, needs to be gentle, receptive, non-forceful. Sensitivity and surrender are key. Water flows, moves, and changes, so does a healthy Sacral Chakra.
Location: 2-3 inches below belly button, directly across from sacrum
Qualities: Creativity, sexuality, center of emotions
Organs Associated: Lower abdomen, reproductive organs, bladder
Age of Focus: 7-14 years
Basic right: To feel and have pleasure
Issues: movement, sensation, emotions, desire, need, sexuality, pleasure, relationships
Deficiency: rigidity in body and attitudes, Frigidity, Fear of sex, poor social skills, denial of pleasure, excessive boundaries, fear of change, lack of desire, passion (misdirected), excitement.
Healing: Allowing for sensual and emotional movement and expression, opening up to pleasure in all of its forms, learning to let things go and flow into the ease of life. Movement therapy, emotional release, inner child work, boundary work, develop sensate intelligence, assign healthy pleasures. Water flows, moves, and changes, so does a healthy Sacral Chakra.
Balance: Graceful Movement, Emotional Intelligence, ability to experience pleasure, ability to change, nurture of the self and of others, boundaries
Excess: Acting out sexually, Sexual addiction, Pleasure addiction, excessively strong emotions, oversensitivity, poor boundaries, invasion of others, seductive manipulation, emotional dependency, obsessive attachment.
Physical difficulties: Disorders of reproductive organs, urinary problems, menstrual difficulties, sexual disfunction, low back pain, knee trouble, deadened senses, loss of appetite for food.
Affirmations: I am passionate, I am creative, it is safe to express myself, I allow myself to feel