Sacral Chakra/2nd Chakra

The Sacral Chakra when developed, will produce the necessary radiance to unite a bond of love with another soul and promotes the growth of consciousness to enlightenment.

Sanskrit name: Svadhisthana (sweetness)

Location: Lower abdomen

Symbol: A circle surrounded by five or six lotus petals

Central issue: Sexuality, emotions, financial, creativity, codes of honor and ethics

Color: Orange

Essential Oils: Rosemary, juniper, sandalwood, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang

Crystals and Stones: Amber, Citrine, Topaz, Moonstone, Fire Agate, Orange Spinel, Fire Opal

Stars and Astrological Signs: Moon, Planets Venus and Pluto, and the signs of Libra, Cancer, and Scorpio

Sound or mantra: Vam

Sense: Touch and taste

Body: Ethereal body

Orientation to self: Self-gratification

Goals: Pleasure, healthy sexuality, feeling

Rights: To feel, to want

Developmental stage: 6 to 24 months

Identity: Emotional identity

Level of relationship: One-on-one

Demon: Guilt

Element: Water

Hormonal gland: Pancreas

Organs: Sexual organs, large intestine, lower vertebrae, pelvis, the kidneys, appendix, bladder, prostate, hip area, the lymphatic system, all the body fluids

Excessive: Sexual, pleasure addiction; excessively sensitive and strong emotions; invasion of others, seductive manipulation; obsessive attachment; emotional dependency

Deficient: Poor social skills; frigidity, fear of sex, lack of desire, passion, excitement, denial of pleasure; fear of change; rigidity in attitudes

Balanced: Graceful movements; emotional intelligence; ability to experience pleasure; nurture of self and others; ability to change; healthy boundaries

Physical Dysfunctions: Sexual dysfunctions; ob/gyn problems

Dysfunctions of reproductive organs, spleen, urinary system; loss of appetite for food, sex, life; chronic lower back pain, sciatica

Addictions: Alcohol, sex, heroin

Traumas and Abuses: Sexual, emotional abuse, neglect, rejection, emotional manipulation, physical abuse, alcoholic families, denial of child’s feelings, inherited (untreated incest, sexual issues)

Spiritual challenges: Negative one-to-one control patterns need to be confronted

HEALING STRATEGY: Movement therapy, emotional release, inner child work, boundary work, assign healthy pleasures, develop sensate intelligence

Color Orange – Meditation for Clearing and Balancing the Sacral Chakra

• Sit comfortably on a chair with your hands on your legs (palms facing upwards)

• While you are sitting with your eyes closed and concentrating on your breathing, deep slow breathing

• Put you attention on the next Sacral chakra – visualize the Chakra as a bright ORANGE ball spinning clockwise – as you focus on the Sacral chakra – breathe in the color Orange – breathe out the color Orange. Repeat for 2-3 minutes.

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