Svā = Self
Adhishthāna = seat, residence
The Svādhishthāna Chakra lies about three centimetres above the Mūlādhāra Chakra between the coccyx and the sacrum. It marks the second stage of human evolvement. In earlier periods of evolvement the seat of the Kundalinī Shakti was located in this Chakra, but in Kali Yuga , our present age, spiritual energy has sunk down into the Mūlādhāra Chakra – into unconsciousness - because of the rampant materialism and egoistic behaviour of humans. When we look within and concentrate on the Svādhishthāna Chakra we are able to find the answers to many questions related to our destiny.
Even though our weaknesses and mistakes are located in this Chakra, it is here that a valuable opportunity to develop our human consciousness to a higher level is offered. Through work on the Svādhishthāna Chakra we are able to bring our baser instincts under control, transform them and ultimately transcend them.