WholeYou podcast #7: second chakra (svadisthana / sacral chakra)


Want to learn how to balance the sacral chakra (chakra 2) for optimal fluidity and pleasure? Check out WholeYou episode #7! 

In WholeYou episode #6, we covered the first chakra, Muladhara. This "root" chakra is how we feel grounded in our foundation. From there, we flow up to the second chakra, Svadisthana, where it's all about movement, fluidity, and emotion. Check out episode #7 and the show notes below for a great intro to Svadisthana.  

(Also, apologies in advance that the audio quality is not as good this time — it's definitely listenable, but we didn't realize it had recorded with some funky static until afterwards... we'll work on fixing it before next time!)

Second Chakra At a Glance:

  • Sanskrit Name: Svadhisthana (sweetness)
  • Location: Sacrum, lower abdomen, hips, pelvis
  • Element: Water
  • Color: Orange
  • Issues: Movement, sensation, emotions, sexuality, desire, need, pleasure, creativity

What we Discuss in Episode #7: 

  • The "rights" of the sacral chakra
  • Signs of a deficient and excessive sacral chakra
  • Healing practices to bring the root chakra back into balance
  • Sacral chakra affirmations

Lauren and I are really appreciate you taking the time to listen and share your comments. If you like the show, subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast app, and please leave a review on iTunes  — it helps us to reach more people and we'd be so grateful.

We'd LOVE to hear your thoughts, so if you take a listen, let us know what you think, any questions, or topics you'd like to see us cover in a future episode. 

You can stream or download episode #7 via SoundCloud (embedded right here on the blog post), or search for WholeYou (and subscribe) in iTunes or your favorite podcast app. 


References from the Show:

  • Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith
  • Quote mentioned in the show from above book: “If we think of the body as a vessel for the soul and spirit, then the element of earth in chakra one provides support and containment for the fluid essence of chakra two, much like a cup holds water. Without appropriate containment, water flows out and the cup runs dry. With excessive containment, however, water cannot flow at all and becomes stagnant and dull. Ideally, we want to have a cup that is capable of filling, holding, and emptying. The task of the first chakra was to build this container. In the second chakra we look to its contents.”
  • WholeYou Episode 5: Overview of the Chakras
  • WholeYou Episode 6: Root Chakra

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Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin, LMSW, is a Primary Therapist at The Ranch residential treatment center, where she works with eating disorders, addiction, trauma, and co-occurring mental health issues. Valerie focuses on a holistic treatment approach of mind + body integration, using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), somatic and bioenergetic therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodrama, 12-step, and shame resilience. She is also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate. Valerie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Master of Science degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Texas in Austin. She is an active member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Nashville, and emphasizes spiritual exploration in her work with clients.