Sacral or “Swadhishthan” Chakra which means “the place of the self” is the second Chakra located at lower abdomen below the navel (the center of lower belly), at the level of the lumbar vertebrae. It also corresponds with the genital area, especially at the level of ovaries for women and the testicles for men. The Chakra is represented with translucent orange color. The symbol of the Chakra is composed of six petals in circular design with a crescent moon and a downward-pointing triangle in the center. The six petals represent anger, jealousy, cruelty, hatred, pride and desire that must be overcome to purify our Swadhisthana. The circle symbolizes the cycle of nature. The crescent moon stands for the connection of the energy of moon with water thus representing our emotional aspect. In addition, the moon also represents the menstrual cycle thus validating its connection with sexual organs and reproduction.
The Sacral Chakra is connected with our emotional aspect. It is the center of our creativity and sensuality. Since its element is water, the Chakra’s energy is characterized by flexibility and adaptability. It is the home of feeling, sensuality, sexuality and the creative life force energy that enables us to enjoy our life. As it governs reproductive organs and motivates pleasure principle, it particularly supports the enjoyment that we achieve through our senses. The Chakra is also connected with the realm of emotions. So, it is instrumental in initiating flexibility in our life and flow in our emotions and thoughts. The sacral chakra is associated with the realm of emotions. It’s the center of our feelings and sensations.