Second Chakra – sexual chakra or Sacral Plexus

The second chakra is situated in the womb in the lower area of the abdomen behind the belly button. It is symbolised by a fish and is represented by the orange Svadhistthana mandala (one’s own place), the element of water.

Chakra systemThis chakra is the source of creativity and inspiration, which influences our ability to feel sensations, atmospheres and emotions. This centre controls our ability to let go of our emotions. Here our sensuality and sexuality, open-mindedness, ardent or sexual love, physical force, ability to yield and cooperate amicably with other people are influenced.

The lower abdomen, liver, spleen, bladder, kidneys, reproduction, sexual organs and fertility are all influenced by this chakra. If the sacral plexus chakra is in working order, you will feel open, healthy, friendly, creative and imaginative, which helps you to focus on your objectives. The balanced chakra encourages a good mind set, intuition, success and energy.

You will find yourself concerned for others as patience and tolerance are promoted, which helps you to positively relate with others. The sacral chakra helps you to learn from your experience, whether successful or not and this provides you with the focus you need for your ambitions.

If the sacral chakra is overactive, you may find you become too ambitious, self-centred, distrusting, jealous and cold. If there is too little energy then we find ourselves feeling hyper-sensitive, shy, untrusting, uncertain, confused, with a growing feeling of aimlessness to your life.

If the sacral chakra is completely blocked it causes a negative influence in the physical and surfaces in the form of sexual guilt or emotional problems and excesses in sex, food and drugs. You’ll also find it manifests in the form of impotence or frigidity, bladder infections and problems with fertility and the reproductive organs. Balancing and unblocking the sacral chakras helped by laughing, dancing and spending time with your good friends.

A healing exercise to assist the sacral chakra’s balance:

The Pelvic thrusts and Cobra Pose are good yoga poses for healing this area.

Food that is great for aligning the root chakra:

Any orange foods like tangerines and oranges.

Include nuts in your diet.

Herbs related to the sacral chakra:

Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare) and Coriander (Coriandrum Sativum)

Glands related to the sacral chakra:


Vowel Sound related to the sacral chakra:

o (home)

Musical note related to the sacral chakra:


Element related to the sacral chakra:


Crystals related to the sacral chakra:

Carnelian, coral, gold, calcite, amber, citrine, gold topaz, peach aventurine and moonstone

Sense related to the sacral chakra:


Incense related to the sacral chakra:

Orris Root, Damiana and Gardenia

Astrological Signs related to the sacral chakra:

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