In this post we offer a guided meditation for Svadhisthana. We look at the purpose of the 2nd chakra, the energies associated with our health and why it is vital that we ensure we open and balance the Sacral Chakra.
The name of this chakra comes from 2 words
Svā = Self
Adhishthāna = seat, residence
Our Svadhisthana Chakra is found approximately 2 – 3 centimeters above the base of the spine, above Muladhara Chakra and 3 – 4 centimeters below the navel.
It is responsible for energies associated with our evolving the sense of us as an individual.
Sacral Chakra Energy Symbols And Color
The color associated with Svadhisthana the Sacral Chakra is ORANGE, the color of fire.
This color symbolizes energies of purification, activity, joy, hope and self-confidence.
Orange is the color of a sunrise and the orange tones of Svadhisthana symbolize the strength and hopes of the new day.
When we balance the Sacral chakra we master the energies of cheerfulness, faith, self-confidence and become invigorated.
Orange is also the color of sunset and autumn. This reminds us that as the sun fades into autumn and the light withdraws at sunset, we at times are required to turn our consciousness inwards.
When we look within, we withdraw from the outside world and we can concentrate on Svadhisthana the Sacral Chakra. This allows us to find answers to any questions we may have about the future and our purpose.
The Link Between Muladhara And Svadhisthana
Muladhara the Base Chakra is an energy storehouse. It is the center where all of our past experiences and our karma is held.
Svadhisthana the Sacral Chakra provides us with our sense of self, enabling the energies required for us to recognize experiences and karma, to activate learning and the opportunity to purify them.
Our weaknesses and mistakes are located in the Sacral Chakra. A balanced Sacral chakra allows us to explore ourselves and the opportunity to develop our human consciousness to a higher level.
When we work to open and balance the Sacral Chakra we can develop our true unique nature. Svadhisthana enables us to bring our base instincts under control. We are able to transform them and ultimately transcend them.
When represented the image of Svadhisthana always has 6 Petals.
These petals symbolize the six human obstacles on our path of development:
There is also always a half-moon represented which symbolizes the energies associated with Svadhisthana. Our emotions and the feminine.
The element associated with Svadhisthana is Water.
Water can be gentle, soft and yielding. It can be cleansing. It can nurture and provide sustenance. We are unable to survive if there is a lack of water.
Water also has immense power. It is hard to contain, and as we know if a dam bursts the water will carve its own channel. Nothing can stop it. It will go through, or around, over or under but it will not stop.
These links with water are representative of our Sacral Chakra energies.
Cleansing, nourishing and gentle, but they can burst if pent up and once released will not stop.
This is why it is essential that we balance the Sacral chakra. The following meditation aids achieving this necessary balance.
The Guided Meditation For The Sacral Chakra
Below you will find the meditation script used within the video above.
Balancing The Sacral Chakra Meditation Script
Sit comfortably on a chair or the floor, keeping your spine straight.
Place your forearms on your legs with palms facing upward.
Clearing And Deep Breath
Close your eyes and move your focus to your breath
Take a long deep slow breath in, focus on your breath travelling down into the lungs.
Slowly exhale, focus on the exhalation, visualize the breath leaving your body and taking with it all the stress of the day.
Inhale again, visualize the breath being drawn deep into your lungs and as it does you feel yourself become more relaxed, comfortable and at peace.
Breathe out slowly, focusing on your exhalation.
Visualize your breath leaving your body, clearing your body of any tension leaving you relaxed and at peace.
Balance The Sacral Chakra – Energy Visualization
Now slowly move your focus to your Sacral Chakra.
Focus on this area, around 2-3 inches below the navel.
Visualize a small point of light beginning to emerge at the center of your focus. A small but radiant point of light.
As you maintain your focus you see this light expanding, its dimensions beginning to grow.
You see it is starting to form into a vibrant circular ball of radiant orange.
As you inhale visualize that your breath is being drawn down your spine and into this brilliant orange orb.
You note with each inhalation the ball of brilliant and vibrant orange expands, glowing brighter and becoming more vivid.
You can see that Svadhisthana is now fully open. You can see the vibrant orange energies swirling, like waves, flowing in a constant clockwise fashion.
See the vivid orange waves, the vibrancy of Svadhisthana pulsing, swirling and radiating outwards as you balance the Sacral Chakra.
Now inhale slowly and deeply, as you do focus on your breath, see it, feel it, travelling down your spine and into your Sacral.
Hold the breath.
Now slowly release your breath.
As you exhale visualize your breath, now a vibrant orange travelling back up the spine and exiting through the crown.
You are aware that as you exhale the orange waves of energy from Svadhisthana you are also exhaling and clearing any blocks and barriers in your life.
As you balance the Sacral Chakra you are releasing old behavioral patterns and emotions that no longer serve your higher good.
Again, inhale deeply and slowly, focus on your breath as it travels down your spine and into Svadhisthana.
Hold this breath.
And again slowly release your breath.
As you exhale see your breath, flowing like a stream, flowing back up the spine and exiting through the crown.
Visualize as you exhale, the breath as a flowing stream from Svadhisthana, this orange river of energy is washing away, clearing all blocks and washing away negative emotions and trauma.
Sense the waves of energy from the Sacral chakra washing away energetic blocks which no longer serve you.
Again, inhale slowly and deeply, focusing on your breath as it travels down your spine and into Svadhisthana.
Slowly release your breath. As you exhale see your breath, flowing like a stream, flowing up the spine and exiting through the crown,
Visualize as you exhale, the breath as a flowing stream from Svadhisthana.
This orange river of energy is washing away, clearing all blocks, washing away negative emotions and trauma.
Sense the waves of energy washing away energetic blocks which no longer serve you.
Guided Meditation – Water and Sense Of I
Now bring your focus back to the center of Svadhisthana.
See the vivid orange energy swirling like water in a clockwise direction.
Now visualize the waves of vibrant orange energy from Svadhisthana spreading outward, the waves maintaining their clockwise motion.
See the vivid orange waves of energy flowing and spreading wider and wider filling your entire body.
Visualize these waves of orange energy spreading, swirling and filling your aura.
See the beautiful orange energy flowing and filling you. Filling your aura with its cleansing rivers of Sacral energy.
I love and enjoy my body
I am open to experiencing the present moment with all of my senses.
I am passionate and have healthy boundaries.
I feel pleasure with every breath I take.
I nourish myself and take care of my needs in only healthy ways.
I value and respect my body and myself.
Sacral Chakra Energy
Now slowly bring your focus back to the center of Svadhisthana.
Focus on the central point of the Sacral Chakra and take time to enjoy this energy.
Enjoy the sensations of Svadhisthana, the waves of orange, flowing like water throughout your body, washing away that which is no longer needed and nourishing your sense of self and worth.
You can bask in the energy and know that this is why we balance the Sacral Chakra.
When you are ready move on to the Guided Meditation for Manipura the Solar Plexus Chakra, or slowly and gently bring yourself back to the room and your physical self.