The sacral chakra – Svadhisthana in Sanskrit – is the 2nd chakra and is located in the lower abdomen of the body. It governs our emotions, self worth and sexuality. Represented by the color orange, it is the reservoir of our life energy, from which energy is channelled or directed through the rest of our body. This chakra is connected to the element of water and has its characteristics of flow which is depicted here by the yin and yang to symbolise cleansing and movement. It also represents polarity and unity.