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The Sacral chakra

'The seat of our emotions"


The sacral chakra is the second of the chakras. It is known as svadhistana and is associated with the colour orange. It is associated with the element water. The water element is all about flow, flexibility and freedom of expression when it comes to emotions and sensuality.

This energy channel has influence on the lower back, kidneys, reproductive organs and the hips.


If this channel is blocked you may feel

-lack of creativity

-lack of desire

-difficulty expressing your needs

-difficulty communicating with others


If this energy channel is in abundance you may feel

-able to express yourself freely

-full of creative ideas

-able to embrace joy, connection and sensuality

-able to connect and honour those around you

Mantras for the sacral chakra

-I am creative, radiant and beautiful

-I forgive my past and embrace every positive moment of the present

-I breathe in powerful golden light and energy

-All of life comes to me with ease and joy and glory


Poses for increasing energy flow into the sacral chakra

Forward fold - Wide legged

Stand with feet apart, toes pointing forwards and stretch fingertips towards the floor. Option to use a block in front to support as you reach to the floor, take your opposite arm to leg (see picture!) or interlace hands and take hands behind your back


Butterfly pose (Baddha Konasana)

Can be done sitting up (Like picture)

or lying down with blocks

supporting under the knees if needed.

In sitting - option to take hands to ankles or hold onto toes.



Trikonasana- Triangle pose

Options to bring arm into the air, or take it onto lower back behind you








Songs for the sacral chakra

Sacral chakra – Beautiful chorus


Moudra (hand gesture) for the sacral chakra

Place your hands in your lap, with your palms facing up your right hand resting on left palm and the thumbs connecting together


Further resources




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