The 2nd, Navel or Sacral Point, the word Svadisthana is Sanskrit for “dwelling place of the Self”. This is the Point that rules our physical manifestation, is the seat of our creativity and it’s balance determines how we see ourselves in the physical world. It is this Point that allows us to experience our true desires, and to see the world as a magical and profound place! It governs our self worth and our relationships with others. It is located on the spine just below the navel.When in balance or open properly, your feelings flow freely and you can express yourself without any problems! You have great self confidence, you know your strengths and can handle anything that life throws at you. You have no problems with your sexuality, and are very much open to intimacy (you certainly don’t shy away from it!). You have a Great Passion for Life and want to live it to it’s fullest, experiencing every day as a gift from God.
Over-Active Sacral Point:
If you have an over-active sacral Point you may tend to be over emotional, creating drama over people or events that happen in your life. You’ll probably have an unhealthy emotional attachment to people and will become out-of-sorts if someone doesn’t show up on time or if your plans don’t work out. Sexual addiction may be a problem if you are in a relationship or not taking proper caution with your partner(s). Mental, emotional or physical tension of muscles will be another sign that things aren’t in balance.
Under-Active Sacral Point:
If your Svandisthana is under active you may experience a fear of pleasure and deny yourself from the things that can make you feel good! (And you’ll make up any excuse not to have something you really want). You will probably lack creativity, feel sluggish, lazy or suffer from chronic fatigue disorder and have a weak sex drive. “Fitting in” with people may rule your daily interactions and you will find it hard to be your true or authentic self. You’ll find that trying to stand out requires the necessary energy that comes from a properly functioning naval Point. You can’t manifest what you desire because your thoughts and emotions tend to lean towards negativity.Physical Symptoms of an Imbalance: An unbalanced in this Point may manifest as aches or pains in the lower abdomen with irregular menstration cycles or bladder, urinary and kidney infections. More serious conditions are infertility, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, pre-menstral syndrome, testicular or prostate disease.
Balancing The Sacral Point:
There are many ways one can begin to balance their Points. Below you will find several useful methods, including colour, nature and sound therapy!Affirmation for the Sacral Point: I live life passionately, with good health and vitality. I am unafraid to be myself. I am confident and am achieving my dreams!
Colour of the Sacral Point:
The Navel Point is associated with the colour orange! – The vibration of the colour orange can help this Point come back into alignment. Lighting orange candles, or picturing a bright orange (or anything orange) while focusing on your naval Point, will begin to balance it.Organs/Glands governed by the Sacral Point:
Reproductive, large intestine, all fluids of the body, circulation of blood, hips pelvis, sacrum, kidneys, lower back.Crystal Therapy for the Sacral Point:
Hematite, Orange Carnelian, Amber, Orange Calcite, Citrine, Blue Jasper, Red Jasper, Topaz.Nutrition for the Sacral Point:
Almonds, Cinnamon, Strawberries, Melon, Coconut, Oranges, Mandarins, WaterAromatherapy/Essential Oils for the Sacral Point:
Jasmine, Rose, Ylang ylang, Sandalwood, Clary Sage.Balancing the Sacral Point with Nature:
The Svadisthana’s element is Water. Sitting by water whether it be a lake, river or ocean and absorbing the energy will help with its proper alignment.