The Story of Svadhisthana Chakra

Svadhisthana (“Svud- histana”) Chakra: translates to “one’s own place of being”.

It is located in the pelvic basin and is represented by the water element and the concept of fluidity.  It is associated with the sense of taste and with the colour orange.  Its seed sound is vam (“vum”).

Physically Svadhisthana is associated with the organs of the pelvis and with the hands.  Physiologically it relates to the adrenal glands which give us the urge of fright, fight, flight or make a friend.

Svadhisthana is the centre of creative energy (including that of reproduction) and governs impulses and desires, attraction and repulsion.  It directs our need to take action in the world; to seek out that which attracts us and recognise that which repels us.

In times of inevitable change, an obstinate habit of resistance is  not helpful to anyone.  Svadhisthana helps us to loosen our tight grip on what once was and go with the flow towards what is now.

When Svadhisthana is in balance we are considerate, open and friendly.  We have no trouble sharing our feelings with others.  We enjoy the pleasures of the senses without excess or greed.  We have the power to make resolutions and keep them.  We are happily connected with life.