2nd CHAKRA (SWADHISTANA)
Relationships, Intimacy, Creativity
The Sacral Chakra encapsulates your sexuality, self-esteem, creativity, pleasures and frustrations. It is also known as the Swadhistana or Second Chakra, and in Martial Arts, it is known as the “Hara”. The Swadhistana governs life lessons involving blaming and guilt, sex, power and control; this Chakra is the base for your sense of morality. The Second Chakra is the base of your creativity, manifesting, money and prosperity. Information kept in this Chakra involves your emotions and feelings, and feelings of duality. Your personal magnetism, your patterns of control, and your sociability also emanated from the Swadhistana. An imbalance in the Sacral Chakra may manifest as an eating disorder, alcohol and drug addiction, intimacy issues, impotence, frigidity and depression.
The Swadhistana colour is orange. It is located below the belly button, about 2-3 fingers down. The feeling nature of the 2nd Chakra connects it to the Emotional layer of the aura. The shifting emotions flow through the Second chakra and drift like a soft cloud of rainbow colours within the second layer of the aura, shifting and changing with our emotional nature.
Simple pieces of crystal jewellery like carnelian, citrine, orange tourmaline, fire opal, tangerine quartz, orange zincite, and moonstone help the Sacral Chakra balance.
Flower essences and essential oils used to balance the Navel Chakra are citrus oils like neroli, orange and melissa. Rose, jasmine, hibiscus, Indian Paintbrush, and lady’s slipper are also lovely ways to help heal the Swadhistana.
Foods to feed the Sacral Chakra include tropical and sweet fruit like mango, melon, strawberry, passion fruit, oranges, and coconut. Honey, nuts and seeds like almond, walnuts, peanuts and sunflower seed also help to heal this Chakra. Spices like cinnamon, carob, vanilla, sweet paprika, sesame seed caraway seeds are also useful.
The most effective way to help you open up and express the stifled emotions stuffed into the Second Chakra is through sound; sound energy is immediately felt and responded to by the body.
Sacral Chakra Meditation Music: