The Sacral Chakra


2nd Chakra

The Sacral Chakra, known as our "Sensual Center," governs our relationship with pleasure and enjoyment, as well as addiction and depression. Its primary purpose is to enable us to experience life deeply and intensely as a flow of energy within us, manifesting as sensation, emotion, and sensuality. The functioning level of the Sacral Chakra also influences the stream of creative force within us, thereby affecting all aspects of our creative potential in life.

The joy of life offered to us through pleasures and experiences can become a complex matter, as it also involves pain and disappointment. Through the Sacral Chakra, we learn how to form a deeper connection to life’s joy, which does not get interrupted constantly by inevitable pain and disappointment. 

The human body is comprised of three intricate layers; the physical, astral, and spiritual bodies, commonly known as the soul.  Within the astral body lies a sophisticated network of energy centers known as Chakras or 'Spinning Wheels of Energy".
So, in essence, the Chakras are energy exchange points between our subtle energy bodies and the physical body. It is the energy of the soul that animates the physical body through the Chakras and in this sense, soul-energy flows downwards from the subtle realms through the Chakras. The soul flows inwards through the Chakras, while consciousness is expanding and expressing outwards from the Chakras. Our bodies are vessels, an Avatar for our soul.

T H E    S A C R A L   C H A K R A

C O L O R :   O R A N G E   

Orange colored Crystals stimulate, open and unblock The Sacral Chakra, (Svadhishthana), which means "where your being is established" or “abode - house of self”.  It is the (2nd chakra) moving up the ladder of Chakras.

Orange is the color of activity and aliveness. purity or purified energy.



Carnelian, Orange  Agate, Peach Moonstone, Orange Coral, Sunstone, Orange Calcite, 



The Sacral Chakra is considered to be the place of our basic emotions, desires, sexual energy, and much of our subconscious.

The Sacral Chakra energy center is responsible for:

  • Emotions, feelings
  • Relationships, relating
  • Expression of sexuality, sensual pleasure
  • Feeling the outer and inner worlds
  • Creativity
  • Fantasies

Where is the Sacral Chakra Located?


The Sacral Chakra is located below the navel; two inches in, above the pubic bone; the womb area or in front of the pelvic bone.

T H E   S Y M B O L 

The symbol for the Sacral Chakra consists of multiple circles, with two central concentric circles forming a crescent moon shape. Within the center, the seed mantra "VAM" is inscribed in Sanskrit. The outer circle is surrounded by a lotus flower with six petals.

T H E    P E T A L S  

The six lotus petals of the Sacral Chakra Symbol symbolize the six modes of consciousness that must be mastered for the full flow of energy through this chakra –  anger, hatred, jealousy, cruelty, lust, and pride.

The number six is very much connected to cycles. It is hidden in the 360 degrees of a circle, the 60 minutes of an hour, and the 12 months of a year.

T H E   C I R C L E S 

The Circles represent the cyclical nature of life, death, rebirth, the seasons and the realm of physical matter.

The circles appear as a vortex and refers to perpetual motion, never-ending transition, and a continual change. It encourages us to leap into this flow without using our mind to understand this experience, but rather taking pleasure in the flow itself.

 T H E   C R E S C E N T    M O O N

The Crescent Moon represents the moon, water, our emotions and the unconscious mind. The circles are a symbol of the different cycles pr phases of the moon. These cycles refer to constant movement, never-ending change, a continuous stream of energy and experience.

The moon is a feminine symbol, reflecting the rhythm of time as it embodies the never-ending cycle of change and the cycles of womanhood.The moon phases symbolize infinity, immortality, and illumination or the dark side of nature itself.

As the moon governs the tides, the floods, the oceans, and the seasons, it also has a direct effect on the inner awareness, mind and cycles of human beings on Earth.

The moon's phases can also represent stages of human development:
  • New moon: Infancy
  • Crescent: Youth and adolescence
  • Full moon: Maturity and pregnancy
  • Waning moon: Decline of life and sleep 

    In astrology, the moon can represent the soul and a person's capacity for reflection and adaptation

What is the Sacral Chakra?

The Sacral Chakra is associated with the vital "Life Force or Prana", which is the energy of circulation and free flow. This energy center assists in letting go, accepting change, and transformation in life. It is also a direct line to our creativity, intuition, and sexual pleasure. It represents fluidity, ease of movement, expression, creativity, sexuality, and intimacy. This chakra encompasses a significant part of your identity and influences how you connect with yourself and others. It is the bridge to your emotions and desires.


E L E M E N T : Water

The water element is associated with the Sacral Chakra and represents fluidity, flexibility, aliveness and freedom of expression. It's also linked to basic emotional needs like pleasure and longing, and the capacity to procreate.


S O U N D :   V A M -  “I Feel” 

There is an energetic body of energy surrounding each of us that is composed of vibrations. This is known as the Auric Field and it exists in seven different layers sometimes referred to as harmonics because of the colour fields they emit. 

The Auric Field correlates to our seven major centers of consciousness (chakras) within the physical human body and these chakras are closely associated with the seven seed (Bija) mantras. (Bija) seed mantras consist of seven syllables and each syllable connects to a specific chakra. These single syllable sounds can be chanted to strengthen the energy of the each chakra.

A mantra involves the repetitive use of a specific sound or short phrase called 'Chanting" and has been utilized in meditation and spiritual practices for thousands of years to concentrate and alter subtle energies within and around us. The continuous repetition of words, sounds, and vibrations in a mantra chant calms the body and mind, quiets the senses, and elevates awareness.




The seed syllable for the Sacral Chakra is "VAM"

"VAM" is pronounced (VUHM), as in numb. Chanting this sound is a cleansing mantra for the Sacral Chakra, associated with pleasure and creativity as well as sexuality. Healing this chakra will open you up to others, give you the courage to express yourself, and embrace change.

The chanting of the seed mantras has a tremendous effect on all the chakras.


A mantra consists of syllables, words, or phrases known as "Chanting," which are repeated continuously. These syllables embody the essence of each chakra and aid in purifying and fortifying the corresponding energy. The Sacral Chakra serves as the hub for the vital Life Force, the energy that drives circulation.

"One can gain a better understanding by picturing a large metal bell and a rod. Striking the bell with the rod creates a vibration and produces a sound.

Similarly, chanting and repeating a Mantra is like striking the Chakra with the Mantra. This creates a unique vibration that has a direct impact on your overall physical and mental health.  As you chant in a relaxed state, you can feel this vibration ripple throughout your body, as it resonates to your very core."


When to Chant "VAM" :
  • low physical energy
  • have financial struggles
  • low self-esteem or poor self image
  • fatigue
  • Find it hard to open up in relationships
  • Feel unsatisfied sexually, or suffer from low libido
  • fertility issues


How to Chant the "VAM' Mantra?

The frequency of this mantra aligns with the Sacral Chakra. Chanting "VAM" harmonizes with the frequency of the Sacral Chakra, purifying and activating this energy center. This helps one to feel more creative, passionate, and emotionally stable. It enables us to experience life deeply and intensely as a flow of energy within us, manifesting as sensation, emotion, and sensuality.

If you don't have a lot of time, anytime spent chanting is ok and will benefit your chakras, even if it is in the car on your way home from work or in the shower!  Mantras can be spoken, chanted, whispered, or repeated in the mind. You can Chant them anywhere, anytime!


1.  Get Comfortable: Locate a tranquil area free from interruptions where you can concentrate. Position yourself comfortably, either seated in a chair with your feet firmly on the ground, cross-legged on a meditation cushion, or lying flat on your back. Focus on your breath, inhaling deeply and exhaling slowly to release stress and negative thoughts. Relax your muscles. When you feel at ease and relaxed, proceed to step two.

2.  Hold a Crystal or Gemstone: Hold an Orange Crystal placing it on the desired Chakra center, or hold it in your left hand.
3.  Visualize: Visualize a radiant vortex of Orange light, like a spinning wheel, at your Sacral Chakra, located below the navel; two inches in, above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. Now, Imagine this energy is becoming stronger each time you inhale.
4.  Focus: Quite your mind, removing all thoughts except this spinning energy at your Sacral Chakra Center. You can place your hands on the stomach if it helps.
5.  Feel:  As you vocalize the "V" sound, envision a cascade of Orange light flooding into your Sacral Chakra. Then, intone the full "VAM" mantra slowly; pronounced (VUHM), as in numb, articulating each syllable distinctly, and sense the vibration spreading from that point through all your chakra centers; then returning to your Sacral Chakra. Continue this practice until you feel it is okay to stop.

    Meditation beads, commonly comprising 108 beads and known as "Mala" beads, serve as a tool for counting mantras or prayers. Also referred to as prayer beads or Buddhist rosaries, these strings of beads assist practitioners in tracking the repetitions of their mantras or prayers, with each bead signifying one recitation.


    Sacral Chakra

    A F F I R M A T I O N S : 

    • “I feel”
    • “I radiate passion and prosperity”
    • “I value and respect my body”
    • “I welcome sensuality into my life”
    • “Creative energy flows through me freely”
    • “I nurture myself emotionally and take full responsibility for my own happiness”
    • “My relationships are based on mutual respect and appreciation”


    P U R P O S E


    The Sacral Chakra is responsible for managing energy flow and serves as the body's center of gravity. Acting as a reservoir for the life force, all aspects of life are influenced by the Sacral Chakra as it controls the exchange of information between the body and mind. This Chakra is also responsible for intuitive and non-linear forms of communication. 

       The Sacral Chakra is our emotional connection and pleasure chakra, stimulating creativity and intimacy. It has the power to guide our enjoyment of life and allows us to deeply experience emotions while maintaining control. This chakra also enhances our ability to innovate and discover new ways of living. Think of it as the "fun" center of your energy system. The Sacral Chakra is not solely focused on pleasure, but also on emotional expression and forming connections with others. Balance in this chakra allows for healthier emotional expression and stronger connections with loved ones.

    C O L O R   E N E R G Y


    Orange is a representation of heightened awareness, mirroring the beauty of a sunrise. This color is associated with vitality and innocence, and it is within this chakra that we envision and design our lives. Orange emits a high energy vibration. It is associated with enthusiasm, joy, vigor, and creativity, it can stimulate the mind and promote social interaction.

    This color brings the light of the Sun into your creative center. It reflects abstract thinking and links to creative visualization. Use to stimulate brilliant ideas, original concepts, and intellectual or interesting topics.
    Orange Crystals and Gemstones instill positive energy and helps reignite drive and ambition. Orange crystals, in particular, are fertility and potency symbols and are linked with conceiving a child. 

    Wear Orange Crystals and Gemstones to boost creativity, connection, and conversation, and can be especially helpful for people recovering from abuse or depression

    O U T   O F    B A L A N C E

    A person's emotional state, creativity, and focus may be impacted when the Sacral Chakra is out of balance. When out of balance we experience feelings of:
    • Confusion & Over-Reliance on others,
    • Suppression of emotions & Joylessness,
    • Fear of Intimacy & Frustration
    • Lack of or Repressed Creativity,
    • Sexual Dysfunction & Withheld Intimacy,
    • Emotional Isolation, Depression
    • Chronic Lower Back pain
    • Arthritis, Hip & Joint issues
    • Reproductive problems
    • Spleen and Kidney issues 
    • Sinusitis 
    • Anemia & Low energy
    When the Sacral Chakra is not functioning properly, it can lead to emotional instability, a lack of creativity and discipline, and an addiction to sensory pleasure. Symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and fear of losing control in relationships indicate a blockage in this energy center.

    R E A S O N S   T O    B A L A N C E   

    The Sacral Chakra is responsible for our desires and is considered the source of passion that ignites our creativity. It empowers individuals to make choices and build meaningful relationships, while also promoting emotional well-being through pleasure. This vital chakra plays a key role in our sexuality and the expression of our emotional needs and desires.
    When in balance we experience grace, enjoyment, playfulness, flexibility in mind and body, and the ability to adapt to any situation in life with a positive attitude.

    H O W   T O    B A L A N C E

    A balanced and open Sactual Chakra enables you to embrace risks, experience positivity and compassion to the fullest. There are several simple ways to restore the balance of the chakras, such as:
    • Wear Orange Crystals & Gemstones for the specific purpose of balancing the Sacral Chakra, such as Carnelian, Orange Agate, Peach Moonstone, Coral, Sunstone, Orange Jasper, Orange Calcite
    • Regular Meditation and the use of Orange crystals (above)
    • Mindful Breathing - Prana, the life force energy within you, travels on the breath
    • Nature Healing (Spend a few minutes outside everyday)
    • Dance or go Jogging: Belly dance is excellent for the Sacral Chakra
    • Chanting the Sacral Chakra mantra: ‘VAM’.
    • Sing: There is a strong connection between the Sacral Chakra and the Throat Chakra (the center of expression)
    • Sound Frequency: 480 Hz
    • Practice specific Sacral Chakra yoga poses: Goddess Pose, Supta Baddha Konasana, Wide-legged Forward
    • Visualization & Intention Your energy follows your intention.
    • Journaling & Self Pampering
    • Essential Oils / Incense: Ylang ylang, Sandalwood, Orange, Clary Sage, Rose, Jasmine, Galangal, Massoia Bark, Pink Pepper seed, Neroll
    • Herbs: Damiana, Ginger, Orange peel, Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamom, Raspberry leaf and Shatavari
    • Healing Foods: Oranges, Tangerines, Tangelos, Peaches, Orange Peppers, Coconuts, Melons, Sweet Fruits, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Nuts, CherriesThis chakra plays an important role in our well-being, awakening our creativity and sexual energy while maintaining the healthy functioning of our bladder, kidneys, and reproductive organs.  

    W H E N    B A L A N C E D

    The Sacral Chakra symbolizes creative potential, the ability to harbor fulfilling relationships, as well as our sexual energy
    When your Sacral Chakra is balanced, it can improve your relationships with others by allowing for deeper connections and healthy expression of emotions. This can lead to more satisfying relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners. A balanced Sacral Chakra can also greatly enhance creativity. When the Sacral Chakra is balanced, you feel a sense of passion, creativity, and joy. You are able to express yourself freely and authentically.