Sanskrit name: Svadistanha (sweetness)
The second chakra, the Sacral Chakra (sometimes spelled Swadisthana) also called the Spleen Chakra, as it is in some traditional chakra systems.This energy center is related to creativity, sexuality, passion, as well as other things.
Associated with: creativity, creating abundance, emotions and emotional flow / balance, fertility, friendliness, freedom, “gut feelings”, imagination, intimacy, openness, passion, personal expression, pleasure, relationships, reproduction, sexuality, warmth,
Colors: Primary – orange, burnt orange; Also blue-green
Location: lower abdomen, lower back, sexual organs
Sound or mantra: Vam
Related Stones: Sacral Chakra Crystals
The Sacral Chakra says: “I feel.”
It is related to sweetness. In fact, Svadishtana is said to be translated as “sweetness” or “dwelling place of the Self.”
The Sacral Chakra is influenced strongly by how emotions were expressed or repressed during childhood, however this can be overcome by opening and balancing its energies. This chakra, the second chakra, is considered one of the “lower” chakras because it is in the first three chakras of the seven major chakras.
Dieties: Aphrodite (Venus), Artemis (Diana), Mari, Poseidon (Neptune), Rakini
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Body Parts/Organs/Glands: bladder, bowels, body fluids, hips, kidneys, lower back, reproductive organs, skin, spleen, stomach
- I accept and acknowledge my sexuality. My physical health is strong and pure.
- I deserve pleasure in my life.
- I absorb information from my feelings.
- Life is pleasurable.
- I move easily and effortlessly.
Signs of Balance or Imbalanced Sacral Chakra Energy and Related Dis-ease
Excessive: Sexual, pleasure addiction; excessively sensitive and strong emotions; invasion of others, seductive manipulation; obsessive attachment; emotional dependency. Emotionally explosive, overly ambitious, manipulative, caught up in illusions, overindulgent, sexual energy see people as sex objects.
Deficient: Poor social skills; frigidity, fear of sex, lack of desire, passion, excitement, denial of pleasure; fear of change; rigidity in attitudes. Shy,timid, immobilized by fear, overly sensitive, self negating, burdened by guilt, sexual energy-clinging, guilty about having sex, abused, frigid or impotent.
Balanced: Graceful movements; emotional intelligence; ability to experience pleasure; nurture of self and others; ability to change; healthy boundaries. Friendly, concerned for others, sense of belonging, intuitive, clairsentient. Radiate warmth and compassion.