Characteristics of Chakras

Our energy centres or Chakras vibrate at different frequencies as they transmit energy. Each of the seven main chakras is associated with its own unique set of characteristics including a vibrational frequency, a colour, an element, spiritual qualities, a seed-syllable or bīja mantra, a sense organ, and an endocrine gland. You will find here the key characteristics of the seven chakras to help you better understand your energy centres.

Svadhistana or Sacral Chakra

Our second chakra, Svadhisthana, is located in the lower abdomen, two inches below the naval and is the life force of creative potential.

It is orange in colour, has the element of Water and the beej mantra VAM.

It represents emotions, desire, pleasure, sexuality, procreation, and creativity and is concerned with the body functions of kidneys, bladder, circulatory system, reproductive organs, and glands.

Characteristics of Svadhisthana:

When in balance:

  • When your Svadhisthana is strong, with the energy flowing and in balance, you become very social, capable of going with the flow and get along easily with others. You feel safe, adaptable, and emotionally balanced in all social situations and accepting of a large variety of ideas.
  • You enjoy art, creativity, interaction, and entertainment.
  • You are very nurturing and sensitive, appreciative of others.
  • You find a balance between work and play, and like playful physical movement such as dancing and swimming.
  • You are very capable of assimilating knowledge from various sources and blending it into an acceptable format.

When in excess:

  • When the energy in Svadhisthana is too strong and out of balance, you tend to overindulge in many sensual pleasures, such as eating for the sake of tasking, entertainment, and social gossip.
  • You become sexually overactive, sometimes to the point of addiction. Similarly, you become so socially active that you are unable to spend time alone or be still.
  • There may be times you become confused from picking up other people’s energy and continuously react to other people’s expectations.
  • Full of self-gratification and easily addicted to stimulants or adrenaline rushes.
  • You easily put others ahead of self to the point of forgetting personal needs and are emotionally dependent on others.

When in lack:

    • When your Svadhisthana is not spinning with ease, your sense of creative potential is blocked and you tend to become depressed, impotent, joyless, rigid, numb.
    • You develop problems with the associated organs, like urinary tract infections, lower back pain, and impotency.
    • You might lack inspiration and lose interest in your art.
    • Emotionally, this chakra is connected to feelings of self-worth, so specifically your self-worth around pleasure, sexuality, and creativity will suffer.
    • Your body may become tight and rigid with no sense of fluid movement.
    • Displays inability to go with the flow and is not adaptable to change.
    • Your self-esteem is low, you become indecisive, passive and you may withdraw from social interaction.
    • You lack passion, sensuality, stop expressing your feelings and become very slow to take action, thus procrastinating on all your projects.