Chakra Series: Second Chakra: Swadhisthan

September 28, 2016
Second Chakra: Swadhisthan

I hope you are following some of my previous posts written about Chakras. There we have already talked about the first Chakra. Now it is time to explore the Second Chakra: Swadhisthan.

What are Chakras – A recall

Our Chakras are the energy channel that are aligned with our spine,from the perineum (area between the genitals and rectum), up to the top and above the head. This vertical energy thing is just like our central nervous system and it is where our 7 Chakras resides. It is also called Susumna Nadi.

Second Chakra: Swadhisthan Chakra

What is the meaning of Swadhisthan Chakra?

Swa = vital force, soul ;adhisthana = seat or abode. Hence this Chakra

This Chakra focusses on creativity, sexuality, pure awareness, playfulness, pleasure, and joy.

Where does Second Chakra: Swadhisthan Chakra reside?

Svadhishthana is located above the Muladhara  or root chakra which is located in the coccyx (tailbone), two finger-widths above the Muladhara chakra. It is located at lower abdomen, genitals, and womb.

“The Svadhisthana Chakra defines how we connect with others, how we choose relationships and what they mean to us, and is situated at the base of our sexual organs. People refer to this Chakra as the place where we receive and give, how we respond to others and what motivates us in our lives. It is also about reproduction and self-indulgence.  A person’s sexual energy can be experienced here, and its strength, or weakness.” Source

What is the appearance of Second Charka: Swadhisthan Chakra ?

Second Chakra: Swadhisthan

Second Chakra: Swadhisthan

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The color of this chakra is Orange, like the color of the fire. The symbol of this chakra is a lotus with six petals. The Sanskrit letters ba, bha, ma, ya, ra, and la are represented on the petals. The seed sound in the centre is vam.

More about Second Charka: Swadhisthan Chakra

The fundamental quality associated with Swadhistan Chakra is of creativity. It is at this point that the creative energy is generated.

People having balanced second chakra have enormous capacity for creativity and partnership with others. If the chakra is not balanced, then there will be emotional problems.

The blockage of this chakra produces insecurity, resentment, lower back issues, fear.

Element associated with Second Charka: Swadhisthan Chakra

Water is the element associated with this. The malfunction of this will result in uterine, bladder or kidney trouble and stiff lower back. All watery things like circulation, urination, menstruation, orgasm, tears are related with this chakra. Water flows, moves, and changes, and a healthy second chakra allows us to do so too

To balance this chakra use the below recommendations.

  • Any exercises that involve the working with movement in the hips and lower abdominal area.You can follow any of the Yoga poses recommended for this.
  • Massages. It can be done by the self or performed by the others
  • Hot baths or showers
  • Swimming in bodies of water (pool, lake, river, or ocean)

Yoga poses to heal Second Charka: Swadhisthan Chakra

  • Warrior -2 or Virabhadrasana Asana
    Virabhadrasana- Warrior 2

    Virabhadrasana- Warrior 2


  • Eka Pada Rajakapotasana or One Leg Pigeon Pose
    One Leg Pigeon Pose

    One Leg Pigeon Pose


  • Baddha Konasana



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  • Reply Sapana September 30, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Amazing to know the meaning of these Chakra and associated Yoga Poses
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    • Reply yogafreak September 30, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks Sapana

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