Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
~ Benjamin Disraeli
The 2nd or SACRAL CHAKRA is not just an ancient symbol, it plays an important role in our everyday life. In our modern world this Chakra manifests as the intention for PASSION - "The rush as you lose yourself in the moment".
Our SACRAL CHAKRA Overview covers everything you need to know about its traditional words, symbols, sounds, and representations in nature.
Sanskrit Name SVADHISTHANA
English Name SACRAL
Modern ŌM Intention PASSION
It Governs On the physical level - reproductive organs, kidneys, lower back. On the emotional, it relates to our creativity, sensuality, and ability to experience joy and passion.
Location 2”-3” BELOW TE NAVEL
Orange is composed of red and yellow in equal parts. It is a color of vitality and strength.
Psychologically, water is the metaphor and symbol for emotions – main association with the 2nd CHAKRA.
By chanting VAM when feeling emotionally unbalanced, obsessive or unable to experience joy, you create a vibration that resonates with this Chakra and puts it in balance and alignment with the whole body.
Gemstones ORANGE JADE, ORANGE AGATE, SUNSTONE, CITRINE
Crystals have well-established frequencies and vibrate in support of one or several Chakras. They are age-old tools for intention setting.
Chakras are often associated with animals that are attributed specific chakra qualities. The 2nd CHAKRA is symbolically represented by Crocodile who possesses such qualities as resilience and primal power. It dives deep into emotional waters and resurfaces with dynamic creative power.
Scent ORANGE, JASMINE, BERGAMOT
SACRAL CHAKRA is considered to be the center of emotion and creativity. This energy center affects our ability to enjoy life in physical ways and governs our general well being.
Associated with sexual functions and creative potential of a human, it connects us to others through feelings, desire, sensations, and movement.
It is dominant from ages 7 to 14. The hormone functions as well as understanding about the sexes awaken, and the 1st crush happens. We establish relationships outside of parental love and forge friendships outside of the family.
BALANCED 2nd CHAKRA
The function of SACRAL CHAKRA depends on how well we take care of ourselves. It is associated with water, and water is energetically equated with the emotions.
Our body is mostly comprised of water, so keeping it hydrated, as well as nourished and rested, maintains a balanced 2nd chakra, helping us to effortlessly “go with the flow”, making our creative juices flowing, and allowing to experience joy, harmony, and positive relationships.
A healthy SACRAL CHAKRA allows us to be spontaneous and playful, feel strong emotions without being overpowered by them. It results in flexibility, depth of feeling, sexual fulfillment, and the ability to accept change.
Well-being, pleasure, intimacy, sensuality, abundance in all forms – all these qualities are present when the 2nd CHAKRA is balanced. Add to it creativity, sociability, patience, joie de vivre, and you will understand how important this Chakra is in our lives.
UNBALANCED 2nd CHAKRA
Unbalanced 2nd CHAKRA, on the other hand, results in under- or hyper-sexuality. It creates intimacy issues, frequent feeling of guilt, envy, frustration, and anxiety. We suffer from low self-value, broken relationships with partners and friends, and rarely feel joy. Cravings, addictions and self-destructive behavior in general are all challenges associated with unhealthy 2nd CHAKRA as well.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR 2nd CHAKRA IN SHAPE
Some of the most beneficial activities to keep your SACRAL CHAKRA healthy is dancing, swimming, doing yoga and other flexibility-building exercises. Drink plenty of water, take baths, spend time around sea or ocean. Try to wear orange often, surround yourself with orange color and eat orange-colored foods like carrots and oranges.
When you are working on the SACRAL CHAKRA, it is helpful to ask yourself questions to better understand how yours is doing:
- Do I feel attractive?
- Have I lost an ability to feel joy?
- Am I frequently overly emotional?
- Do I have hard time with change?
To heal and balance Chakras, it helps to use affirmations, or mantras. You might want to use them during meditation, or just repeat throughout your day.
By understanding your energy body, of which Chakras are a major part, you can find out a lot about yourself, and successfully navigate your life understanding others as well.
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